publicity hound

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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.
See also: hound
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But the democratization of the internet in the 1990s meant everyone would get to participate regardless of their agendas: political activists, foreign propagandists, hackers, spin doctors, publicity hounds, and news outlets desperate for ad dollars.
Unlike publicity hounds who would even bring along their own media team (or badger someone else's) to document their moves, Mother Teresa shunned cameras during her time, preferring to work quietly in caring for what she called 'the poorest of the poor.
News has regularly leaked out about their investigation, and Holm has accused them of being politically motivated publicity hounds.
html) interview with NBC , Zerilli has been frustrated over the decades to watch the FBI chase countless tips from publicity hounds seeking attention by saying they know Hoffa's burial spot
The automaker needs to tell its publicity hounds to stop using images of the Volt concept in a fashion that insinuates the design theme created in the concept will see the light of day, because it won't.
But every word uttered by an on-air personality is now being analyzed by publicity hounds and special-interest groups.
The Nielsens prove plenty of us do, and prime time isn't big enough for all the publicity hounds eager to mug and bicker before a national audience.
Finally, even if everything works perfectly and their research is described clearly, their colleagues may dismiss them as publicity hounds.
I'll bet that tourists in London with camera round their neck must be taken aback if they bump into any of these publicity hounds and they (out of force of habit) start undoing top buttons, etc.