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.
- coun·ter·ad·ver·tis·ing, noun
- pro·ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective
- pro·ad·ver·tiz·ing, adjective
- self-ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective, noun
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How to use advertising in a sentence
That’s recurring revenue we never historically had in advertising.‘It’s less dire than it seemed to be’: How The Wall Street Journal’s digital ads business has weathered the downturn | Lucinda Southern | August 20, 2020 | Digiday
Cosindas is one of many parents in advertising scrambling to figure out how to manage work and their child’s education as the school year begins.‘They need to model empathy’: Agency workers prepare for the start to a most unusual school year | Kristina Monllos | August 18, 2020 | Digiday
“There is more money in advertising than we thought going into this,” said Doctor.‘This is not your grandfather’s Patch’: Lookout Local wants to be the modern local news of Santa Cruz | Kayleigh Barber | August 17, 2020 | Digiday
The company completed a rebuild of its ad server in the second quarter, which should set it up to further grow its ad business in the following quarters — particularly direct-response advertising, which it plans to rev up in 2020 and beyond.How the world’s biggest media companies fared through the ongoing crisis in Q2 | Lara O'Reilly | August 12, 2020 | Digiday
The advertising market has been crushed, with layoffs, furloughs and cutbacks felt across the industry.‘There’s no antagonist’: News outlets mull the possible end of their editorial and business-side ‘Trump Bump’ bonanza | Steven Perlberg | August 10, 2020 | Digiday
Meanwhile, big dollar advertising campaigns have taken an explicit rainbow-hued slant.
His advertising tells a story, but so do the objects themselves.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really. | Ana Marie Cox | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All those bloodthirsty tweets and arcane exhortations and now we find out you were an advertising executive—an ad exec!
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.
This measure is largely to protect children from the advertising of drugs, which many feel would normalize the experience.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’ | Abby Haglage | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ede was the type after which some department store advertising-department diplomat had coined the term "stylish stout."
All he spent was merely for the bills put up advertising the showthe show which he never intended would come off, Lil!The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Our Correspondent is referred to our numerous advertising friends, as the readiest way to supply his present want in this respect.
In addition, this advertising may be harmful to those juveniles and adolescents with whom this Committee is primarily concerned.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
I turned to the advertising columns, knowing I should find something of personal interest to me there.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for advertising
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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