First TV advert
United States ()

1941: NBC’s WNBT station (USA) promotes a Bulova watch on 27 June. The first ever television advert appeared at 2:29 pm on 1 July 1941 on US channel NBC (then called WNBT-TV). The ground-breaking 10-second commercial, broadcast immediately before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, was for watchmaker Bulova and featured an image of a clock superimposed over a map of the USA along with the caption “America runs on Bulova time".

Bulova paid a mere $9 for the placement of their advert.