In the news this week, we've got some varied topics. California Governor Jerry Brown faces a bill that would drive state contracting power to the unions and leave out non-union small business owners. Companies around the nations have been getting creative in their methods of dealing with the ACA fallout. And today, Facebook rolls out it's new net-wide advertising platform. Here's what's going on this week in business.
It's always neat to get a glimpse back in to history. For today's Throwback Thursday, let's take a look at the first paid ad in America. From a 1704 edition of The Boston News Letter, here's an ad for a property in Long Island's Oyster Bay.
The 1960s were the Golden Age of Advertising. Madison Avenue and it's advertisement agencies proved that every penny spent on advertising was worth it. The advertisements themselves were bold, strange, creepy, awkward, and memorable, and they got people talking about the products they showed. Here are some of our favorites.