- the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising.
- paid announcements; advertisements.
- the profession of planning, designing, and writing advertisements.
Origin of advertising
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Examples from the Web for self-advertising
You would sacrifice this girl to a brazen scheme of self-advertising?The Tyranny of the Dark
One good thing, he can't call me self-advertising after this.Lady Lilith
He stood at some distance behind the pavement-merchants and self-advertising dragomans who pressed against the railing.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
And as for Denikin, he appeared to the other great delegate as a self-advertising braggart.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
Emile Joseph Dillon
Then a committee of self-advertising clergymen and "Christian millionaires" was organized to launch a definite "movement."A Book of Prefaces
H. L. Mencken
sometimes US advertizing
- the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television
- the business that specializes in creating such publicity
- advertisements collectively; publicity
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