Over the weekend there was a feature showcasing the first ever banner ad ever created. It’s funny to look at the ad because it’s so brainless. Much like the banner ads today.
I found a link from the Digg comments to an Organic PDF which mentions that they created the first banner ad. Then I noticed something else. Instead of listing the number of employees as a fact, they list an outside source.
I’ll quote: “300, Employees 2005 estimation by Adweek” — Since when does a company need an outside company to estimate the number of employees?