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advertise for (someone or something)

To make information known to a wider audience, usually with the intention to obtain or sell a product or service. When her house needed repairs, Kelly advertised for a handyman. The company hired me to advertise for their new product line. Hey, I saw that you guys were advertising for a cashier. Is that job still available?
See also: advertise, for

it pays to advertise

Advertising is advantageous (by bringing more attention, money, business, etc.) to whatever is being promoted. A: "Oh, I've seen videos of your performances online!" B: "Wow, it pays to advertise, huh?" We've gotten 10 orders since that ad campaign launched this morning—it pays to advertise, all right!
See also: advertise, pay, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

advertise for someone or something

to advertise one's intention to purchase something or hire a particular type of person. Did you advertise for a new receptionist?
See also: advertise, for

advertise something for (a price)

to make known by public notice that something is to be sold at a particular price. Is this the one that was advertised for a dollar?
See also: advertise, for

advertise something for something

to make known by public notice, such as broadcast or print notice, that something is available for purchase or rent. Was this apartment advertised for rent?
See also: advertise, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the simplified advertising game of the advertise-then-price game, when 0 < c < v/N, the strategy 'not to advertise' weakly dominates 'to advertise' for all sellers and the strategy profile that all of the sellers choose 'not to advertise' is the unique weakly dominant strategy equilibrium.
"It is my hope that this will remove any ambiguity about Ford's desire to advertise to all important audiences and put this particular issue behind us."
The reseller does not view itself as being in the advertising business or even performing a service on the vendor's behalf, it advertises as part of normal business strategies regardless of whose merchandise is being advertised.
It has become common for optometrists to advertise their services via a variety of media.
Consequently, for all consumers (except the ones at 0 and 1) willingness to pay is lower when firms advertise more.
(1992), "Brand globally but advertise locally: an empirical investigation", International Marketing Review, Vol.
"We've had no choice but to advertise our products," he said.
Being inexperienced, Chinese exporters lack these skills and merely advertise their products randomly according to their budget assignment.
Given that insured consumers are responsible for only a fraction of their medical costs, physicians who advertise may realize substantial increases in the number of potential patients, far beyond their ability to expand capacity.(15) They may then be able to choose the highest payers from a large pool of potential clients.
Laurier-Station, Canada, September 02, 2010 --( dotmedias will extend its advertising campaigns coverage by giving the opportunity to advertise on mobile devices.
With little fanfare or public debate, the Bloomberg administration and New York City Council has launched a campaign that will make it harder for businesses to advertise their products and services on the streets of New York City and its arterial highways.
Shamrock Industries, Inc., for example, the court said, "While activity directed at one customer seems to stretch the meaning of advertising, Black's Law Dictionary's definition of 'advertise' encompasses any form of solicitation, presumably including solicitation of one person."
The symphony posts a list of sponsors on its website (including their names and web addresses), but does not promote its sponsors or advertise their merchandise.
Together, mushroom merchants pay about $1.5 million a year to advertise their product.