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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Wagoner is the senior art director of Aspect, a digital marketing company that creates trailers for Hollywood studios. Myrna Petlicki,, "Coming soon to a theater near you: Park Ridge native helps create trailers in Hollywood," 14 July 2018 When the economy tanked a decade ago, Ellen Waylonis took a voluntary layoff from her marketing job and pursued her longtime secret ambition: running off to join the circus., "Her circus business embraces the unconventional," 14 July 2018 The scrutiny intensified Friday when the state’s attorney general directed the state consumer-protection agency to look into whether marketing practices at Temple broke the law, and if the university’s other schools falsified student data. Kelsey Gee, WSJ, "Temple University Fires a Dean Over Falsified M.B.A. Rankings Data," 13 July 2018 Uber has used the technology to verify drivers’ identities, according to Microsoft marketing materials. New York Times, "Microsoft Urges Congress to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition," 13 July 2018 The state sued Purdue Pharma and its affiliates, alleging deceptive marketing practices and laying blame with Purdue for the opioid epidemic. Author: Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, "Judge allows Alaska’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturer to proceed," 13 July 2018 Molly Levine, Friendship Circle's street marketing team leader, said Hartz's art was advertising two events. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 Fans are not happy with The Handmaid’s Tale‘s latest marketing stunt., "Handmaid's Tale Wines Pulled After One Day Amidst Fierce Backlash Over 'Rape-Themed' Marketing," 12 July 2018 No one knows which marketing genius first started shaving off a penny or a dollar from an even price point. Adam Snitzer, miamiherald, "Why 9 is my favorite number," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of marketing

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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