Today’s marketers rely heavily on the internet to reach consumers, but how did they get the word out to customers before the advent of the technology age? Believe it or not, the history of marketing dates back to the invention of the printing press, when moveable type made mass advertising possible. Although the term “marketing” didn’t appear in texts until the 1900s, businesses have been printing advertisements, handing out business cards, and putting up billboards for centuries. Check out our infographic about the evolution of marketing to learn about everything from early direct mailings to the first spam and the boom of social media marketing. This story of marketing will hook history buffs and marketing pros alike, so pass it along by reposting it on your page!