marketing

noun
mar·​ket·​ing | \ ˈmär-kə-tiŋ \

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

Planned Parenthood will promote Roo through its education programs and social-media channels, and is planning to do paid marketing later this year. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Planned Parenthood Develops Chatbot to Reach More Teens," 24 Jan. 2019 The company recently discounted its solar panels, and, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, Tesla Senior Vice President of Energy Sanjay Shah said that cutting marketing reduced the cost of Tesla's systems by 10 to 15 percent. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Tesla’s SolarCity lost ground to Sunrun in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 That practice will continue, according to Ian Smythe, responsible for ecosystem marketing for the client businesses for ARM. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips," 16 Aug. 2018 The resolution said countries should limit the misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, as a mother’s breast milk has been shown to be the healthiest for children in decades of research. Renae Reints, Fortune, "U.S. Delegates Opposed an International Resolution That Supported Breastfeeding," 8 July 2018 According to LinkedIn, Roberts is head of marketing at HomeBinder.com, which helps people manage the maintenance on their homes. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Boyfriend Riley Roberts?," 15 Jan. 2019 Brent Pfister, vice president of marketing at Tempur-Pedic, says that while regular polyester pillows typically need replacing as often as 6 months, higher quality pillows can last up to a few years. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "How Often Should You Replace Your Pillows?," 12 Dec. 2018 As Phillip Dengler, head of editorial and content marketing for the site told USA Today, the current count is the highest it's ever been at this time of year. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "70 Stores That Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day," 5 Oct. 2018 Gavin Macomber, senior vice president of marketing at First Orion, discusses how his company is trying put a stop to phone scams for good. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Hearing in limbo as Kavanaugh's accuser sets her terms; Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen meets with Mueller," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of marketing

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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