DONOVAN DATA SYSTEMS (DDS) FOUNDED
Michael Donovan founds Donovan Data Systems (DDS) in New York City, creating software to connect media and accounting teams.
Carat is founded in Paris to become the world's first media agency.
ONE STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND
Man walks on the moon; 600 million worldwide see it on live TV.
DDS EXPANDS TO EUROPE
DDS expands to Europe with an office in London, UK.
Micro-soft (later Microsoft) was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800.
Apple founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 to develop and sell personal computers.
The first VCR to use VHS was introduced by the president of JVC in Japan on September 9, 1976.
DDS launches Accpak, empowering accounting teams.
DDS EXPANDS TO CANADA
DDS opens an office in Toronto, Canada.
COSTLIEST PERIODICAL AD EVER PUBLISHED
Gulf and Western sets a record for the costliest periodical ad, with a $3.2 million ad in Time Magazine.
IBM INTRODUCES THE PERSONAL COMPUTER
IBM introduces its personal computer using Microsoft DOS.
OMNICOM GROUP FORMED
Omnicom Group formed from merger of DDB Needham and BBDO.
WPP GROUP FOUNDED
Sir Martin Sorrell forms the holding company WPP Group from what was once Wire and Plastic Products plc, a manufacturer of wire shopping basket.
Talent Partners Founded
DDS founds Talent Partners, entering talent management technology.
THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS INVENTED
Tim Berners-Lee credited with inventing World Wide Web.
Jeff Bezos founds Amazon.com.
Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook.com for Harvard students.
Nielsen introduces the local people meter
Nielsen introduces the Local People Meter (LPM), recording audience demographic information electronically and continuously.
Twitter is created in San Francisco by Jack Dorsey.
THE FIRST IPHONE IS RELEASED
First iPhone is released by Apple
DDS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
DDS celebrates 40 years serving the advertising industry.
Vista Equity Partners Acquires Mediaocean
Mediaocean is acquired by Vista Equity Partners.
Mediaocean Acquires BCC AdSystems
Mediaocean acquires BCC AdSystems in January 2016.
Mediaocean Acquires ColSpace
Mediaocean acquires ColSpace in May 2016.