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Advertisement Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a public promotion of some product or service

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  • a public promotion of some product or service

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Advertisement Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Advertising is how a company encourages people to buy their products, services or ideas. An advertisement (or "ad" for short) is anything that draws good attention towards these things. It is usually designed by an identified sponsor, and performed through a variety of media. Ads appear on television, as well as radio, newspapers, magazines and as billboards in streets and cities. They try to get people to buy their products, by showing them the good rather than bad of their products.

Advertisers influence our identity by making adverts. Many people agree that they influence our identity and they have a huge impact on our life. They influence our identity by using things such as techniques, stereotypes and targeting our audience. Our personal identity is who we are and what things make us up such as occupation, beliefs, personality, self esteem, lifestyle, relationships, friends, how we look and what we wear. Advertisers use techniques to grab people's attention. For example, to make a burger look tasty in advertising, it may be painted with brown food colours, sprayed with waterproofing to prevent it from going soggy and sesame seeds may be super-glued in place. Advertising can bring new customers and more sales for the business. It can be expensive but can help make a business make more money.



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* The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself. - Pierre Charron

* The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper. - Thomas Jefferson


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  • OPINION: MI5 Ad for Russian Analysts Signals Loss of Edge
    A recent advertisement for Russian analysts by British intelligence agency MI5 signals that the agency has lost its advantage, former US clandestine operations officer Robert David Steele told RIA Novosti Monday. Read more on this news related to 'Advertisement'
  • New Zealander pleads innocent in Myanmar over advertisement showing Buddha in headphones
    A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones. Read more on this news related to 'Advertisement'
  • Madison Avenue Pays Close Attention to China's Rapid Media Growth
    As 2014 comes to an end, "The Advertisement Age" has granted the title of "2014 Ad Age Media Mavens" to Wei Zhu, the CEO of Miaozhen Systems. Being part of the annual grand occasion for the global media, Wei Zhu is the second Chinese citizen to win the award after Huang Hong. While, for the Chinese media industry as a whole, this is not only a Read more on this news related to 'Advertisement'

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