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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n advertiser someone whose business is advertising
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means "apple sauce" in Japanese
    • n Advertiser One who, or that which, advertises.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long
    • n advertiser One who or that which advertises.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder
    • Advertiser one who advertises: a paper in which advertisements are published
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  • Bruce Barton
    “Advertising is the very essence of democracy.”
  • Tim Bell
    Tim Bell
    “Telling lies does not work in advertising.”
  • William Bernbach
    William Bernbach
    “In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”
  • Stuart Chase
    Stuart Chase
    “Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.”
  • Bill Cosby
    “The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.”
  • Jerry Della Femina
    Jerry Della Femina
    “Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. See Advert.


In literature:

Let the unfortunate man fall to and read the advertisements courageously, and make the best of them.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
The mysterious advertisements were not altogether mysterious to him.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
This space should not be used for advertising.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
Its second skill is in advertising and in being advertised to.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Elizabeth Franklin, whose name appears in the following advertisement, was probably a relative of the family.
"The Olden Time Series: Vol. 2: The Days of the Spinning-Wheel in New England"
Some of the old timers refrain from printed advertising in newspapers, saying that the best advertisement is merit.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
John C. Spencer needed no introduction or advertisement as the son of Ambrose Spencer.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
What precious memorials of the day, even the advertisements and brief paragraphs of the newspapers of a century ago afford us!
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
See about advertising on page 46.
"Practical Pointers for Patentees" by Franklin Cresee
Advertising will bring in a customer but it takes courtesy to keep him.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney

In poetry:

Said the Network skeleton
Believe my lies
Said the Advertising skeleton
Don't get wise!
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
He advertised, but could not find her parents;
At last he took her to the orphan home,
Where she lived till a farmer in the country
Took her to live with him, this wanderer alone.
"Lost and Found" by Julia A Moore
I have been watching the war map slammed up for
advertising in front of the newspaper office.
Buttons—red and yellow buttons—blue and black buttons—
are shoved back and forth across the map.
"Buttons" by Carl Sandburg
A lady and gentleman of the Music Hall company, Monti & Spry,
Managed to make their escape by climbing up very high
To an advertisement board, and smashing the glass of the fanlight,
And squeezed themselves through with a great fight.
"The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Why so I will, you noisy bird,
This very day I'll advertise you,
Perhaps some busy ones may prize you.
A fine-tongued parrot as was ever heard,
I'll word it thus—set forth all charms about you,
And say no family should be without you."
"Why Not Do It, Sir, Today?" by Charles Lamb
Within is emptiness: the sunlight falls
On faded journals papering its walls;
On advertisement chromos, torn with time,
Around a hearth where wasps and spiders build.--
The house is dead; meseems that night of crime
It, too, was shot and killed.
"Feud" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The bellyband —an advertising device that's about as traditional as you can get—is getting the digital treatment at Popular Science.
The company provides the business overlay: Web page templates, marketing, public relations, advertising sales and an editorial staff of 30 people.
Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice tells The Montgomery Advertiser.
If you rely on a bilge pump's advertised "flow-capacity rating" expressed in gallons per hour (g.p.h.
If you rely on a bilge pump 's advertised "flow-capacity rating" expressed in gallons per hour (g.p.h.
THE Arthritis Foundation is taking a new tack with its public service advertising, introducing a hard-hitting campaign that urges people to take up exercise as a weapon against pain.
FDA reprimanded Bayer for running misleading advertising touting unproven benefits of the contraceptive Yaz.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has just introduced a new $20 million advertising campaign for Yaz, the most popular birth control pill in the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) — US News & World Report magazine will move to a biweekly schedule next year and redesign its pages as it struggles to hold on to advertising dollars with more people getting news and information from the Web.
Colleges have figured out a newer way to build school spirit -- and perhaps advertise themselves -- than imprinting the school crest on sweatshirts and coffee mugs: free e-mail accounts for life.
Faced with that ominous threat, managers of Whole Foods Markets quickly dropped advertised plans to open their 16 stores in Massachusetts on Thanksgiving.
In the summer of 2010, I harvested a small crop of marijuana I'd grown in my basement and sold it to a twentysomething college student who replied to an advertisement I'd posted on Craigslist.
Twitter to start using targeted advertising.
When the sale of the Honolulu Advertiser to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's parent company is completed, they will be published together as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Our Number 1 TV station needs a strong individual to generate revenue through advertising sales by servicing existing clients and creating new advertisers.

In science:

For any advertising strategy sad in the PSA model, E[cost(s′′ )] ≤ (O(1) · cost(sad ) O(∆2 ) · cost(sad )2 Theorem 2 implies that if sad is obtained from the O(Fmax )-approximation poly-time algorithm described in Section 2.2, the following corollary holds.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
We additionally consider advertising strategies particular to our game for improved performance of the model.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
Intuitively, the condition (⋆) means that each on element in the advertising strategy sad ‘solely’ contributes a large number of sets to cover.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
The following corollary implies that it is possible to find su ch an advertising strategy sad of low cost.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
For the advertising strategy sad satisfying the condition (⋆) as constructed above, the conclusion of Corollary 5 follows from Theorem 4.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information