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advertising agency

an agency employed by advertisers to plan, design, place, and supervise their advertisements or advertising campaigns.
Origin of advertising agency
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Council would enlist the aid of some advertising agency.

  • Before this present War, he was on the staff of a London advertising agency.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • "See you at the lift in about an hour," he said and headed for the advertising agency where Janith was employed.

    Second Sight Basil Eugene Wells
  • A little later I organized a news bureau as an adjunct of the advertising agency.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • She wrote the letter to the Chicago advertising agency, mailed it, then set out to find her father.

  • The advertising agency and the sampler of public opinion can supply the groundwork of a flexible propaganda method.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • A job undertaken by an advertising agency for a rubber manufacturer supplies a case in point.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
  • He had been humiliated enough by the actions of one of the heads of an advertising agency.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for advertising agency

advertising agency

an organization that creates advertising material, contracts for publication space, and sometimes undertakes market research on behalf of its clients
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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