21 marketing facts that will blow your mind

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This was the first banner ad

HotWired created it in 1994 to start monetizing its website. HotWired is now Wired.com.

Seven percent of the American population has never heard of Facebook

Forty-one percent hasn't heard of LinkedIn.

Most "food" in advertising is inedible

"Food styling" makes the food unsafe to consume. Ice cubes are often acrylic, and wet paper towels are used to keep hamburger buns looking fresh and moist.

Rich Silverstein originally hated the ad campaign "Got Milk?"

The co-founder of Goodby Silverstein & Partners thought it was lazy and grammatically incorrect.

Twitter was originally called Twttr

The name was changed a few months before it launched. The first tweet was "Just setting up my twttr" by Jack Dorsey.

Fifty percent of clicks on mobile banners are accidental

They're caused by "fat-finger taps," according to GoldSpot Media.



Thomas wilson
Thomas wilson August 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

some of them really amazing facts.

Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper July 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Yay. A positive article.