The World's First Ever TV Ad





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Published on Oct 20, 2011

The first ever ad was for Bulova watches in 1941. It cost a whopping $9 (just $4 dollars more than this reconstruction cost).

I found the film here on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vckzi...
But there wasn't any voiceover for it. So I went to http://fiverr.com and hired the wonderful Dawg (http://fiverr.com/abcdawg) to recreate what many documenters say was there.
Five minutes of Final Cut tinkering later and - tada - here we are.

I recreated the ad for a lecture I was doing at http://schoolcommunicationarts.com/ but thought I may as well put it up here for any other advertising geeks to see.


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