- 1the attention that is given to someone or something by newspapers, television, etc. good/bad/adverse publicity There has been a great deal of publicity surrounding his disappearance. The trial took place amid a blaze of (= a lot of)publicity.
- 2 the business of attracting the attention of the public to something or someone; the things that are done to attract attention She works in publicity. There has been a lot of advance publicity for her new movie. publicity material a publicity campaign The band dressed up as the Beatles as a publicity stunt. He's in charge of the publicity for next year's festival. Thesaurusadvertisementpublicity ad commercial promotion previewThese are all words for a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service.advertisement a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service; an example of something that shows its good qualities; the act of advertising something and making it publicpublicity [U] the business of attracting the attention of the public to someone or something, such as a company, book, movie, movie star, or product; the things that are done to attract attention:She works in publicity. Her new movie has received a lot of publicity.ad (informal) a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service:We put an ad in the local paper. an ad for a new candy barcommercial an advertisement played during a television, radio, or online showpromotion a set of advertisements for a particular product or service; activities done in order to increase the sales of a product or service:a special promotion of local products The store is running a promotion on its gourmet coffees.preview a series of short scenes from a movie or television program, shown in advance to advertise itPatterns (a/an) advertisement/publicity/ad/commercial/promotion/preview for something a TV/television/radio/cinema advertisement/ad/commercial/promotion to run/show a(n) advertisement/ad/commercial/preview
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