advertising

noun
ad·​ver·​tis·​ing

Definition of advertising

1 : the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements
2 : advertisements a magazine full of advertising
3 : the business of preparing advertisements for publication or broadcast looking for a job in advertising

Examples of advertising in a Sentence

He is looking for a job in advertising.

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A year later, an advertising executive asked Breuer to recreate the house at scale, on a secluded lot in Princeton, New Jersey. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Marcel Breuer’s 1950 Lauck House restored to its original glory," 21 Dec. 2018 Ritchey took on the roles in addition to his current duties as an advertising executive with the company and publisher of The Modesto Bee. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "The News Tribune publisher David Zeeck leaves amid McClatchy shakeups," 12 Dec. 2018 When Molly tests her own creation and matches with advertising executive Jeff Scanlon (Brant Daugherty), the two make an agreement to join each other at events, but keep everything friendly—until the real feelings start to set in. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Mingle All the Way' Was Filmed in This Super Popular Canadian City," 1 Dec. 2018 This leaves room to play, as Nirui has done, with archival advertising material, and also allows for commentary and humor (ironic or otherwise), which is an important part of this artist’s layered work. Vogue, "You Won’t Believe What Ava Nirui Dreamed Up for Her New Marc Jacobs Collaboration," 1 Nov. 2018 But most of that profitability has stemmed from its growing cloud business and advertising unit. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line," 16 Dec. 2018 The company has also been running an aggressive TV advertising campaign this holiday season in an attempt to build on that growth. Rani Molla, Recode, "Peloton now has more U.S. customers than SoulCycle, new data suggests," 3 Dec. 2018 Behati, 30, is a Victoria's Secret model and part of jeweler Jacquie Aiche's new advertising campaign. Marie Milano, Country Living, "Adam Levine and His Wife Behati Prinsloo's Love Story Is Sweeter Than a Maroon 5 Song," 3 Nov. 2018 In Minnesota, which began early voting on Friday , Ryan's super PAC is dumping $8 million into an advertising campaign targeting two congressional districts. Steve Peoples, Fox News, "Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach," 22 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of advertising

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for advertising

advertise + -ing entry 1

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advertising

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advertising

: published or broadcast advertisements

: the business of creating advertisements

advertising

noun
ad·​ver·​tis·​ing | \ ˈad-vər-ˌtī-ziŋ\

Kids Definition of advertising

1 : speech, writing, pictures, or films meant to persuade people to buy something
2 : the business of preparing advertisements

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