The history of marketing? Such a broad topic surely needs a very long infographic, right? Right.


This timeline, from the folks over at the HubSpot Blog, spans five centuries of channels since Gutenburg invented movable type (not to mention the millennia preceding that), all the way up to today’s age of instant, global mass communication and new media.


History of Marketing Infographic

History of Marketing Infographic

  • littlemissmary

    Where is PR in all of this?!

  • David C

    It is primarily a history of physical communication channels not of principles of marketing.

  • Peter Roper

    Agree there, David, it’s tech focused. So if you like, littlemissmary, we can say that PR in a very simple form (a dialogue) predates this timeline by millennia.