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publicity stunt


an event staged to get public attention or for marketing purposes


A publicity stunt is a planned event designed to attract media attention to the promoters, the perpetrators, or their cause.

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  • You can laugh it off as a publicity stunt and get them laughing with you.

    Mother America Sam McClatchie
  • It might be that fellow Trent jumped ashore for some publicity stunt.

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