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"publicity" in British English

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publicitynoun [U]

uk   /pʌbˈlɪs.ə.ti/  us   /pʌbˈlɪs.ə.t̬i/
B2 the activity of making certain that someone or something attracts a lot of interest or attention from many people, or the attention received as a result of this activity: He attracted a lot of adverse/bad publicity with his speech about unmarried mothers. 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 court case has given a welcome boost to our sales. The normally publicity-shy director will be making several public appearances for the launch of the movie. The enormous publicity surrounding the case will make it very difficult to hold a fair trial. 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 attention received as a result of this activity: The publicity surrounding the case made jury selection difficult. His speech attracted 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 board chairman avoids publicity and contact with outsiders. The publicity surrounding big 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 party hired a top PR firm to create publicity for their election ideas.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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“publicity” in Business English

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