marketing

noun
mar·​ket·​ing | \ ˈmär-kə-tiŋ How to pronounce marketing (audio) \

Definition of marketing

1a : the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market did most of her marketing in local stores
b : the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service New automobiles are the subject of intense marketing.
2 : an aggregate (see aggregate entry 3 sense 1) of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer The company will increase its budget for marketing.

Examples of marketing in a Sentence

The company will increase its budget for marketing. She has a job in marketing. She runs the company's marketing department.
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Recent Examples on the Web

That's something that goes on a lot within modern marketing and especially when people are talking to young people. Asia Milia Ware, Teen Vogue, "Moj Mahdara on Cardi B, Inclusive Beauty, and Beautycon’s Legacy," 5 Apr. 2019 Jennette Kruszka, director of marketing and PR for Kleinfeld's, says that previously, the VIP dressing rooms were simple and functional, decorated with solid colors and few accessories—as to keep the focus on the bride. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Wayfair Registry Teamed up with Kleinfeld Bridal to Revamp Two of the VIP Dressing Rooms," 19 Feb. 2019 In its short life span, Mojo has completed more than 50 treatments and has just signed a deal with Louisville City FC for 100 treatments in exchange for marketing at the team's stadium, Donegan said. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Concierge IV hydration therapy service seeks to rehydrate Louisville," 12 July 2018 Last year, Trump cut that sum to $36 million, while also slashing the ACA’s marketing and advertising budget by 90%. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "In another act of sabotage, Trump slashes Obamacare outreach funding to the bone," 10 July 2018 The deceptive marketing of a dangerous procedure with no proven benefit...is egregious. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is on the Rise, But the Results Often Don't Live Up to the Hype," 27 Mar. 2019 Though still active on social media, Dirty Lemon is leaning on event marketing, such as a deal with the Brooklyn Nets as well as placement in high-end hotels, to encourage awareness and sampling. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Facebook’s Pivot to Messaging Puts Advertisers In a Tight Spot," 8 Mar. 2019 The money that’s handed over is often spent in a dizzying whirlwind: on merchandise, marketing, talent, ads, events, collabs — all with the goal of seeing exponential sales growth in the shortest time possible. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden," 12 Dec. 2018 Gottlieb announced a number of steps the agency planned to take as part of a broader crackdown on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to kids. Fox News, "FDA mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of marketing

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of marketing was in 1561

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marketing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of marketing

: the activities that are involved in making people aware of a company's products, making sure that the products are available to be bought, etc.

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