a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
a public notice, especially in print.
the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public:
The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.
any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etc Shortened forms ad, advert
early 15c., “written statement calling attention to” something, “public notice” (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning “public notice” (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.
to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward. to call attention […]
the act or practice of calling public attention to one’s product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising. paid announcements; . the profession of planning, designing, and writing . to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in […]
- Advertising account
(def 11c). Historical Examples Put the cost in the advertising account of Lynhurst Park Addition, if it worries you. Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
- Advertising agency
an agency employed by advertisers to plan, design, place, and supervise their advertisements or advertising campaigns. Contemporary Examples Where did the idea for “Guy Walks into an advertising agency” come from? Mad Men Postmortem, Part 2 Jace Lacob November 22, 2009 She crafted her language with enough nuance to fool an advertising agency. How Hillary […]