›[C or U]HR, WORKPLACEthe process or fact of giving someone a higher or more important job: Employees worry that saying 'no' to the boss decreases their chances of advancement and promotion.get/receive a promotionDoes working longer hours increase your chances of getting a promotion?She was recommended for promotion by her manager.The study showed that obese employees were repeatedly passed over for promotion.He was seen by management as a troublemaker rather than a candidate for promotion.
›[C or U](alsoproduct promotion)MARKETINGan advertisement, event, or other activity used to advertise a product or service, or the use of these advertisements, events, etc.: The supermarket has said it will extend the promotion for another week.The chain chose to concentrate very heavily on in-store promotions.We do product promotions using text messages.Heavy promotion of the country as a tourist destination has brought significant growth in the industry. → See Noteadvertising
promotions[U]›MARKETINGthe activity of advertising products and services, or a department of a company that does this work: She found a dream job as director of publicity and promotions for a record company in St. Paul.His book can help your company decide how many dollars should be spent in promotions.
›[U]the activity of encouraging something to happen or develop: the promotion of sthThese legislative developments will contribute to the promotion of foreign investment.Direct government promotion played a primary role in the development of e-commerce.He worked in a trade promotion unit in the federal Commerce Department.