Who came up with the idea of selling goods and promoting them on television?
The very first advertisement in the world has not been physically preserved, but scientists believe that it was the ancient Romans and Egyptians who were the first to depict goods and services through announcements, selling slaves. Thousands of years later, a wave of print advertising swept through London and Europe in the 1440s, when the first printing press was created, and the first advertisement was for the sale of a church prayer book. Several centuries later, in 1920, video recording was invented, and in 1941, during a baseball game, Americans saw the first 20-second black-and-white advertisement for Bulova watches. It cost the advertisers around 9 dollars.