What does publicist mean?

Definitions for publicistˈpʌb lə sɪst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word publicist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. publicist, publicizer, publiciser(noun)

    someone who publicizes


  1. publicist(Noun)

    A person whose job is to publicize information or events; a publicity agent; a public relations agent or worker

  2. publicist(Noun)

    A journalist, often a commentator, who focusses on politics

  3. publicist(Noun)

    (Rare/obsolescent) A scholar of public law, especially public international law, and, sometimes, a scholar of politics.

  4. Origin: From publiciste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Publicist(noun)

    a writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who is versed in the science of public right, the principles of government, etc

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. publiciste.]


  1. Publicist

    A publicist is a person whose job is to generate and manage publicity for a public figure, especially a celebrity, a business, or for a work such as a book, film or album. Most top-level publicists work in private practice, handling multiple clients. The term "publicist" was coined by Columbia law professor Francis Lieber to describe the public-like role of internationalists during the late nineteenth century. In the world of celebrities, unlike agents or managers, publicists typically take a monthly fee for serving a client. Publicists can be at local, regional or national level. They can also have special expertise in areas such as entertainment or literary publicity. One of the publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, their public and media outlets. A publicist writes press releases, manages campaigns and performs other public relations functions. It usually takes many years to develop the media contacts, experience and relationships necessary to be an effective publicist. Some publicists specialize in representing ordinary members of the public to procure the maximum possible fee for stories they wish to sell to newspapers, television stations and magazines. A number have now sprung up on the internet and work as media agents gaining members of the public multiple deals with publications.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of publicist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of publicist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amy Schumer:

    I saw them, and I asked my publicist, 'Can I dive in front of them and act like I fell?' And she said, 'I can't stop you,'.

  2. Scott Balber:

    Goldstone is a music industry publicist who was trying to accomplish something for his important client and used an awful lot of puffery and hyperbole and fantasy to try and secure that meeting.

  3. Teri Hatcher:

    And my lawyer and my publicist said, ‘Categorically not true, you can’t print that, she’s doing a YouTube show, that’s her van, she has many homes in many states all over the country. There’s nothing about this that’s true.’.

  4. Samantha Grant:

    As much as I love and respect Meg, she’s got security and a publicist and can be protected from all that, she and Harry can tell the media to stop. The rest of the family does n’t have that luxury. I love her, [ but ] she may not want me saying anything.

  5. Operations Valarie Ianniello:

    Marc knows Matt Damon personally although he did not ask him to do The PSA. He went through his publicist like anyone else would, Operations Valarie Ianniello said. Joaquin Phoenix, Sia, Maggie Q, Pam Anderson, Russell Simmons, and Rooney Mara came through Shaun Monson, who directed them as well.

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Translations for publicist

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Publizist, PublizistinGerman
  • [[agent]] [[publicitaire]], [[agent]] de [[publicité]], publiciste, publicitaireFrench
  • közíró, publicistaHungarian
  • pubblicista, pubblicitarioItalian
  • [[специалист]]/[[агент]] [[по]] [[печать, публицист, публицисткаRussian

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