The History of Billboards [Infographic]

One of the oldest forms of Out of Home advertising is the billboard. As technology has advanced through the decades, billboards have offered new capabilities that allows them to better convey advertising messages and visuals.

In the last century, the spread of digital and connected billboards have made advertising even more effective. And while the ways a billboard can display advertisements has varied and changed throughout the years, the concept of billboards has stayed the same. They’re big, beautiful displays designed to reach audiences on a one-to-many scale.

Let’s take a trip through time and see how billboards have been used and changed throughout history!



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Luke Woods
When not managing the EMC Outdoor blog, Luke spends his time exploring and experimenting with the latest in marketing and advertising. He's passionate about his work, his family, his dog Linus, and future R&B.

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