hype artist

hype artist

slang Someone who promotes someone or something, often in an aggressive or excessive manner. Dave's a hype artist for student council—of course he's going to try to get us to go to their event.
See also: artist, hype
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hype artist

n. someone who produces aggressive promotional material for a living. She is a hype artist for a public relations firm.
See also: artist, hype
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jay was a tireless promoter and so-called hype artist who in the post-payola days specialized in promoting pop and rock singles to radio stations around the country.
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