Definition of publicity
1 : the quality or state of being public
2a : an act or device designed to attract public interest; specifically : information with news value issued as a means of gaining public attention or supportb : the dissemination of information or promotional materialc : paid advertisingd : public attention or acclaim
Examples of publicity in a Sentence
His public appearances are good publicity for the new movie.
An arrest for drunk driving is bad publicity for any celebrity.
The film has gotten some good publicity.
She has received a lot of publicity for her latest novel.
The studio spent a lot of money on publicity for the movie.
Recent Examples of publicity from the Web
The publicity helped align her as a spokesperson with LGBTQ organizations, like GLAAD, TrueChild, Olivia Travel and the ACLU.
The defense had filed requests to move the trial out of Rutherford County, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains midway between Charlotte and Asheville, due to years of negative publicity about the church’s practices.
The book store offered a limited number of tickets for the event, which were quickly snapped up, said Candace Purdom, who handles publicity and events for Anderson's.
George Bochetto, one of the owners, said the timing of their warning was not intended to take advantage of the publicity surrounding a six-week festival honoring the three-time heavyweight boxing champion.
Trump has scores of trademarks with his name, not only as an individual with his own publicity rights but also for brands that are part of his business empire.
The defense has filed motions to move the trial out of Rutherford County, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains midway between Charlotte and Asheville, due to years of negative publicity about the church’s practices.
Along with the publicity in the news media, disgruntled passengers have turned to social media to vent their frustration with the airline’s customer service, posting photographs of people standing in long lines and sleeping at airport terminals.
But a jury in Chesapeake, Virginia, where the trial was moved because of pretrial publicity, chose a life sentence for Malvo, and Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush imposed that sentence in March 2004.
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First Known Use of publicity
PUBLICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of publicity for English Language Learners
: something that attracts the attention of the public
: attention that is given to someone or something by newspapers, magazines, television news programs, etc.
: the activity or business of getting people to give attention to someone or something
PUBLICITY Defined for Kids
Definition of publicity for Students
1 : attention that is given to someone or something by the media
2 : something that attracts the interest of the public His appearance on TV was good publicity.
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