press-agentry

[ pres-ey-juhn-tree ]
/ ˈprɛsˌeɪ dʒən tri /

noun

the vocation or responsibilities of a press agent.
publicity produced by a press agent's work or skill, especially in making a person or thing seem more desirable, admirable, or successful.

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Origin of press-agentry

First recorded in 1910–15; press agent + -ry
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