A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy
an advertisement for toothpaste
The active publicization of oneself
An advertisement which forms part of a negative advertising campaign.
An advertisement in a newspaper, usually in a special classified section and printed in normal or small type with lack of display.
A private advertisement or message placed in a newspaper, especially one from someone seeking a sexual or romantic partner
An advertisement listing the underwriters or firms associated with a new issue of shares, bonds, warrants, etc.