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"publicity" in British English

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publicitynoun [U]

uk   /pʌbˈlɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
B2 the ​activity of making ​certain that someone or something ​attracts a lot of ​interest or ​attention from many ​people, or the ​attentionreceived as a ​result of this ​activity: He ​attracted a lot of adverse/​bad publicity with his ​speech about ​unmarriedmothers. Her first ​novel was ​published last ​year in a ​blaze of (= with a lot of) publicity. We have ​planned an ​exciting publicity campaign with ​our advertisers. The publicity generated by the ​courtcase has given a ​welcomeboost to ​oursales. The ​normally publicity-​shydirector will be making several ​publicappearances for the ​launch of the ​movie. The ​enormous publicity ​surrounding the ​case will make it very ​difficult to ​hold a ​fairtrial. The ​pop group's ​arrival by hot-air ​balloon was just a publicity stunt (= an ​unusual way of ​attracting the public's ​attention).

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(Definition of publicity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"publicity" in American English

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publicitynoun [U]

 us   /pəˈblɪs·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​activity of making ​certain that someone or something ​attracts a lot of ​interest or ​attention from many ​people, or the ​attentionreceived as a ​result of this ​activity: The publicity ​surrounding the ​case made ​juryselectiondifficult. His ​speechattracted a lot of publicity.
(Definition of publicity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"publicity" in Business English

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publicitynoun [U]

uk   us   /pʌbˈlɪsəti/ MARKETING
the ​attention that a ​person, ​product, or ​organization receives from ​newspapers, ​television, etc. when something ​happens that ​people are interested in: get/receive/seek publicity The ​book didn't get much publicity when it was ​published.attract/avoid/generate publicity The new ​boardchairmanavoids publicity and ​contact with ​outsiders. The publicity surroundingbig city ​bonuses has helped to ​fuel the public's anger.adverse/negative/unfavourable publicity The high-street chain's ​sales were hurt by all the ​negative publicity. bad/good publicity advance/​free publicity
the ​business of making sure the ​public knows about a ​product, ​event, ​organization, etc.: The ​partyhired a ​top PR ​firm to ​create publicity for their ​electionideas.a publicity budget/campaign/drive The ​bank has ​launched a $15 million publicity ​campaign to reposition itself in a difficult ​market. a publicity ​agent/​department/​manager publicity ​material/photos
(Definition of publicity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “publicity”
in Arabic دَعاية, إعلان…
in Korean 홍보…
in Portuguese publicidade…
in Catalan publicitat…
in Japanese 宣伝, 広告…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣传活动, 宣传,推广, 关注…
in Turkish tanıtma, reklâm…
in Russian реклама…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣傳活動, 宣傳,推廣, 關注…
in Italian pubblicità…
in Polish reklama, rozgłos…
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