ad·​land ˈad-ˌland How to pronounce adland (audio)
: the advertising industry
Nicholas Negroponte declared the digital revolution over in 1998, but it took adland 12 more years to rework its basic creative, technological, philosophical and procedural assumptions.Teressa Iezzi, Advertising Age, 24 May 2010

Word History


ad entry 1 + land entry 1

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adland was in 1915

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“Adland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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