The first newspaper ad in America appeared back in 1704 when someone was trying to sell a house on Long Island.
Since then, the advertising industry has undergone a huge transformation.
Over the years, we have seen dozens of ads that have done much more than just persuade us to buy a product or service. The very best campaigns have affected the way we communicate and interact with one another, from the coffee breaks we enjoy, to the clothes we wear to work, to the videos we share online.
With that in mind, we gathered 17 ads that have shaped our culture.
Aaron Taube contributed to a previous version of this article.