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.

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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