- When there is a great deal of news surrounding a scandal and all of the media are reporting on it, this is an example of a time when the scandal receives a lot of publicity.
- When a new product is released and information about the product is distributed to the press so they will write about it, the information distributed is an example of publicity.
Publicity is information or news provided in order to gain public or media attention for a person, event or place.
- the state of being public, or commonly known or observed
- any information, promotional material, etc. which brings a person, place, product, or cause to the notice of the public
- the work or business of preparing and disseminating such material
- notice by the public
- any procedure or act that seeks to gain this
Origin of publicityFrench publicité
- a. Public interest, notice, or notoriety generated or gained by disseminating information through various media: The book has received widespread publicity.b. The act, process, or occupation of disseminating information to gain public interest: the company's ongoing publicity of its new product; has a job in publicity.c. Information about someone or something that is disseminated through various media to attract public notice: The publicity that went out about the film was not very exciting.
- Archaic The condition of being public.
Origin of publicityFrench publicité from public public from Old French; see public .
terms etymologically related to publicity
From French publicitÃ©.