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press agent

n.
A person employed to arrange advertising and publicity, as for a performer or business.

press agentry n.

press agent

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etc. Abbreviation: PA

press′ a′gent


n.
a person employed to promote an individual or organization by obtaining favorable publicity.
press′-a`gent•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.press agent - someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)press agent - someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)
publiciser, publicist, publicizer - someone who publicizes
Translations
addetto stampaagente pubblicitario

press agent

npress agent m/f
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