/ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt//ˌædvərˈtaɪzmənt/noun[C](alsocommercial, UK alsoadvert, informalad)
›MARKETINGa picture, sign, etc. that is used to make a product or service known and persuade people to buy it: an advertisement for sthHer first modelling job was in an advertisement for baked beans.place/put an advertisement somewhereThey have started to place advertisements in popular magazines.run an advertisementLike other blogs, his sites run advertisements for debt-reduction services.an advertisement features/shows sthThe advertisement features a father reading a bedtime story to his young daughter.a television/newspaper/internet, etc. advertisementA full-page advertisement costs £600 in her publication.
›(alsojob advertisement)WORKPLACE, HRa short piece of writing, for example in a newspaper or on the internet, that advertises a job with a particular company or organization: an advertisement for sthHe spotted a job advertisement for a reporter on a current affairs TV program.place/run an advertisementThe second option was to place an advertisement of the vacancy.reply to/respond to/answer an advertisementWhen you answer an advertisement, look for words that ask directly about your skills and experience. → Compareclassified ad → See alsobanner advertisement, button advertisement, classified advertisement, display advertisement