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publicity hound

Someone who seeks to have the attention of the public constantly focused on him- or herself, typically by means of attracting media coverage. The former actor's run at politics is seen by many as just another stunt by a publicity hound desperate to keep the spotlight on himself.
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I humbly commend our highly effective National Publicity Secretary, Ologbondiyan for pointing the way forward for the rest of us; both party publicity Secretaries, media and communication persons serving in all PDP controlled States and at party levels.
The documents revealed that 90 percent of total advertisement budget of PTV was spent on the publicity carrying picture of Atta ul Haq Qasmi during the two years.
In contrast, the right of publicity protects the unique attributes of a person that make up his/her persona--generally, the name and physical attributes a person, or the "look and sound" of that person," she added.
Explanation: Use of Lohan's name didn't violate her right of publicity because it was incidental and fleeting, the court explained:
A first perspective suggests NGO publicity is shaped primarily by a desire to put issues and locales on the public agenda that would otherwise languish unnoticed.
Sometimes a company creates awareness through an unexpected publicity stunt that later becomes word-of-mouth promotion.
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He sees it as another publicity exercise," the source said.
The capital came 10th and is the only Welsh authority in a list of the top 20 councils with the greatest decrease in spending on publicity.
Taxpayers Alliance chief executive Matthew Elliott said: "It is incredibly disappointing that, despite the economic downturn and the loss of millions in Icelandic Banks, local authorities still spend nearly half a billion pounds a year on publicity.
The huge increase in publicity spending - at a time of tightening budgets and council tax rises - has been blamed on pressure to keep the public informed about local services.
Developers such as the Beetham Organisation have done very well out of the boom in the city, and dare I say the very positive publicity they have received in the past has helped fuel their success.
BIRMINGHAM has topped the list of West Midland councils for spending on publicity.
A little proactive publicity can spice up any retailer's advertising and marketing mix--not to mention store traffic--in a big way.