What does publicist mean?

Definitions for publicist
ˈpʌb lə sɪstpub·li·cist

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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

    Etymology: From publiciste.

  2. publicist(Noun)

    A journalist, often a commentator, who focusses on politics

    Etymology: From publiciste.

  3. publicist(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of publicist in a Sentence

  1. 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.’.

  2. 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.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    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 doesn’t have that luxury. I love her, [but] she may not want me saying anything. I refuse to be a victim of the media. I’m not going to let them disparage me, embarrass me personally and professionally and not defend myself…. I can only hope she would respect and understand that… In fact, if I were Meg, I would probably put something out there so that there was some sort of protective mechanism in place where the family couldn’t be tortured as much.

  4. Teri Hatcher:

    They said they were going to run this story about me being broke, and I think they even used the word suicidal and homeless and whatever, 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.’.

  5. 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,'.

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

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