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press agent

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

press agentry n.
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press agent

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


n.
a person employed to promote an individual or organization by obtaining favorable publicity.
press′-a`gent•ry, n.
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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
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Translations
addetto stampaagente pubblicitario

press agent

npress agent m/f
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"Steve Hannagan: Prince of the Press Agents and Titan of Modern Public Relations" tells the story of Hannagan, who would create groundbreaking publicity campaigns for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Coca-Cola, Sun Valley, Miami Beach, Las Vegas, the Union & Pacific Railroad and the 1940 presidential campaign.
I have researched this peculiar scenario a plenty only to realise that such developers along with their Press agents are suffering from the after-effects of Selective Amnesia Syndrome (SAS).
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People interviewing us who were organized by the record label's press agents. When we made our first album for Moshi Moshi, they'd come and interview us and be like, "Why are people suddenly interviewing you now after all your years in the wilderness?
The writer has drawn on extensive research from a wide array of contacts within his inner circle, including friends, schoolmates, celebrity associates and press agents.
While Steve McQueen relished the fringe benefits of stardom, he heaped abuse on his press agents. In Paris, ducking the paparazzi, McQueen once gunned his Mercedes toward a photographer, hitting him with his right fender.