In case you haven’t noticed, we’re huge car fanatics here at GM Authority… and chances are, if you live, breathe, and dream cars like we do, you also have some kind of an interest in business and advertising. After all, cars is — first and foremost — a business; and most car companies — not excluding GM — advertise to get that business.
So you could imagine our interest in seeing this infographic, courtesy of Infolinks, that outlines the history of advertising. The infographic lists the birth of the automobile as the catalyst for the rise of billboards in the U.S… but we’re having a difficult time with the 1835 date. Perhaps they meant 1935?
We also find it ironic that billboards take the driver’s attention off of driving… as such, aren’t they similar to cell phones? Maybe they should also be banned…