press agent

or press·a·gent


noun

a person employed to promote the interests of an individual, organization, etc., by obtaining favorable publicity through advertisements, mentions in columns, and the like.

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Origin of press agent

First recorded in 1880–85
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press agent

noun

a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etcAbbreviation: PA
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