- advancement in rank or position.
- furtherance or encouragement.
- the act of promoting.
- the state of being promoted.
- something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
- Also called queening. Chess. the replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.
Origin of promotion
Examples from the Web for self-promotion
Self-promotion improves the self for McCarthy, but how effective, and healthy, is this inflation of the ego?It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’
April 28, 2014
The self-promotion, Seelie thinks, is somewhat boastful, and he wonders, is it worth it?A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners
December 16, 2013
This engenders a society bent on self-promotion, lacking almost entirely in any community values beyond the immediate family.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More
November 30, 2013
Well, there is certainly ego in the Renaissance artists and, further back, in the self-promotion of a salesman such as Columbus.The Invention of the Ego in Martin Luther’s Defiance
November 3, 2013
He had a zany sense of humor, and he could laugh at his own personality tics, especially a mania for self-promotion.Andrew Breitbart Dies at 43: Why He’ll Be Missed
March 1, 2012
He had not included any such thing in his calculations when he had hit upon his brilliant scheme of self-promotion.Skinner's Dress Suit
Henry Irving Dodge
- the act or practice of promoting one's own interests, profile, etc
Word Origin and History for self-promotion
c.1400, "advancement in rank or position," from Old French promocion "election, promotion" (14c., Modern French promotion) and directly from Latin promotionem (nominative promotio) "a moving forward," noun of action from past participle stem of promovere (see promote). Meaning "advertising, publicity" first recorded 1925.
- The stimulation of the progress or growth of a tumor following initiation by a promoter.