There was no character more symbolic of the here-today-gone-tomorrow nature of the companies riding the 90s dotcom wave in the deluded belief that blanket advertising could compensate for flawed business models than the Pets.com sock puppet.
On an afternoon in November 2007, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, stood before an audience of corporate bigwigs and representatives of the Madison Avenue agency establishment to announce what was arguably the start of social media advertising.
For more than 80 years, BBDO has underlined its commitment to creative potency with its famous mission statement: "The work, the work, the work."
At a time when nothing defined an adman-made-good more than the flashy car he drove, nothing embodied the no-nonsense but publicity-seeking style of the fledgling Boase Massimi Pollitt more than its Mini fleet.
Over almost four decades, the Clio Awards had evolved to become the Oscars of the US advertising industry.
Amid Pompeii's ruins is a curbstone into which has been carved a penis proudly pointing the way to what was once one of the city's most popular brothels.
Hoover's 1992 free-flights offer seemed to defy the laws of marketing gravity.
Henry John Heinz revolutionised the advertising and marketing of mass-produced food.
With the benefit of almost 40 years' worth of hindsight, it's easy to identify Ted Turner's 1976 purchase of the Atlanta Braves baseball team as revolutionising the way people would watch TV. And the way advertisers would use it.
How would you describe the colour red to a blind person or - in as few words as possible - what snow is like to somebody who has never seen it?
Antarctic blizzards don't come more impenetrable than the mystery surrounding a recruitment ad said to have been placed by the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Modern-day product placement began when an abandoned and famished space-traveller called ET was coaxed out of a wood and into the home of a young boy by his trail of sweets.
Most adlanders would regard creative hotshops as a relatively modern phenomenon.
The organisers of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles were delighted that their event was to be the first of its kind to be funded entirely privately.
Advertising jingles have their origins in the rhyming cries of 15th- and 16th-century street vendors, some of which live on in nursery rhymes such as Hot Cross Buns and Molly Malone's cry of "cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh".
Having concluded back in the 70s that its flagship No5 brand had lost its air of exclusivity, Chanel resolved that bold action was required - and that was to throw money at the problem.
More than a quarter-of-a-century after he was axed from TV ads and more than a decade since he was "retired", the Robertson's golly remains one of the most controversial brand icons ever created.
It's hard to imagine a more unlikely architect of the media world as we know it than Johann Gutenberg.
Branding was not a term Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th-century potter, would have comprehended.
On the last night of 1875, an employee of the Bass Brewery was standing at the head of a queue and facing the prospect of a chilly start to the new year.
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