1 media attention
considerable, enormous, extensive, greater, wide, widespread

The papers have begun to give greater publicity to the campaign against GM food.


The release of the report was timed to generate maximum publicity.

favourable/favorable, good, positive
adverse, bad, negative, unfavourable/unfavorable, unwanted, unwelcome (esp. BrE)
international, local, national
give sb/sth
gain, garner, get, receive
attract, generate
avoid, shun
surround sth

There was a lot of negative publicity surrounding the movie.

publicity about

There has been a lot of negative publicity about the hospital.

publicity for

Taking part in the event will be good publicity for our school.

publicity over

The company had received bad publicity over a defective product.

a blaze of publicity (esp. BrE), a storm of publicity

The movie stars were married amid a blaze of publicity.

The chairman resigned in a storm of publicity over the bonus payments.

the glare of publicity

He carried on his life in the full glare of publicity.

2 advertising
material, photograph, shot

He's better-looking in his publicity shots than he is in real life.


The actress denied that her marriage was just a publicity stunt.

agent, department, officer (BrE)

The record company's publicity machine was working flat out.

publicity about

I read some publicity about vaccinations while waiting my turn at the doctor's.

publicity for

There have been months of advance publicity for the show.

a lack of publicity

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • publicity — pub‧lic‧i‧ty [pʌˈblɪsti] noun [uncountable] 1. the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc: • The case has received massive publicity. • Sales of the drug are falling due to adverse (= negative ) publicity about… …   Financial and business terms

  • publicity — publicity, ballyhoo, promotion, propaganda are comparable when they mean either a systematic effort to mold public opinion in respect to something or the means or the matter used in such an effort. Each implies a specialized form of advertising.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • publicity — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. pablis ity – akcent na sylabie trzeciej od końca] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} popularność, sława, rozgłos zdobywane przede wszystkim za pośrednictwem środków masowego przekazu; także: reklama :… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • publicity — (n.) 1791, condition of being public, from Fr. publicité (1690s), from M.L. publicitatem (nom. publicitas), from L. publicus (see PUBLIC (Cf. public)). Sense of making something known, advertising is from 1826. Publicity stunt first recorded 1926 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Publicity — Pub*lic i*ty, n. [Cf. F. publicit[ e].] The quality or state of being public, or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety; publicness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • publicity — I noun advertisement, advertising, airing, announcement, billing, broadcast, bulletin, common knowledge, disclosure, dissemination, divulgation, divulgement, divulgence, enunciation, evulgation, exposure, fame, famousness, information, issuance,… …   Law dictionary

  • publicity — (izg. pablìsiti) m DEFINICIJA skup sredstava kojima se želi privući pažnja, upozoriti na koga ili što; reklama, propaganda ETIMOLOGIJA engl., v. publicirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Publicity — ↑ publik …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • publicity — [n] promotion of something, someone advertising, announcement, announcing, attention, ballyhoo*, big noise*, billing, blurb*, boost*, broadcasting, build up*, clout*, commercial, currency, distribution, fame, handout, hoopla*, hype*, ink*,… …   New thesaurus

  • publicity — ► NOUN 1) notice or attention given to someone or something by the media. 2) material or information used for advertising or promotional purposes …   English terms dictionary

  • publicity — [pub lis′ə tē] n. [Fr publicité] 1. the state of being public, or commonly known or observed 2. ☆ a) any information, promotional material, etc. which brings a person, place, product, or cause to the notice of the public b) the work or business… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.