press agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n press agent someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)
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Usage

In literature:

Press agents stood by, waiting for the outcome.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Suppose the Associated Press agent in New York is sending a dispatch to the Boston papers.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
It has not been necessary to press-agent myself.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
The advance man, or press agent, had played his part well.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
Popularity and prosperity can be manufactured by any shrewd press-agent employed at so much a year.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
Every first-class theatre has its own press agent, and every production of any size its own press representative.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
He did spontaneously the things that lesser men do at behest of their press-agents.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
For Boyle was as voluble as a political press-agent.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
My press agent, my manager, are quivering with anxiety that no shred of publicity be lost.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Them sea shore press agents is full of fried eels.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
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In news:

Ted Thompson was asked during his press conference if he'd have any interest in signing disgraced free-agent QB Michael Vick.
Education policymakers, press agents and pundits can't get enough of it.
A Press Agent Lives by the Seating Chart.
As press agent for the show, she would then have many duties: coddle the critics, arrange interviews, shepherd photographers.
Two Actors and a Broadway Press Agent Are Keeping It Real.
Press Photo/Katy Batdorff Grand Rapids real estate agent Marilyn Hazard, who works at the Greenridge East Grand Rapids office, heads out to an appointment on her Piaggio Typhoon scooter that saves on gasoline.
Those are all factors, admits Lee Houskeeper, a local press agent and friend of Breed 's.
Border Patrol Agent Brian A Terry (Associated Press) more.
The Free Press polled agents for quarterbacks around the CFL to compile a list of the top earners.
Cornerback Richard Sherman Tweeted that he expects to be cleared, and cornerback Brandon Browner's agent made a statement to the Associated Press.
Nanovis has introduced the Nanocleaner NWC for cleaning of flexo label press parts using a cleaning cabinet and a non-volatile cleaning agent.
The Minnesota Wild officially welcomed free agent signees Zach Parise and Ryan Suter at a press conference at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul Monday.
A veteran press agent assesses the week in ballyhoo.
ASSOCIATED PRESS An air traveler is patted down by a TSA agent more.
Flyers must regroup after missing big free agents By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press pressofAtlanticCity.com.
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In science:

Mahkameh Yaghmaie and Ardeshir Bahreinineja. (2010) A context-aware adaptive learning system using agents, Expert Systems with Applications, article in press.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
Lett. (in press) and cond-mat/0305147 . Strictly speaking, in the case of Langevin dynamics, the force exerted on the end of the molecule by the external agent differs from the stretching force by the viscous drag and thermal noise terms acting on the end.
Reexamination of experimental tests of the fluctuation theorem
Parunak, H and S Brueckner (2001), Entropy and self-organization in multi-agent systems, in ‘International Conference on Autonomous Agents’, ACM Press, pp. 124 – 130.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Simoes-Marques, M, P Mariano, R Ribeiro, L Correia, M Chli, P De Wilde, V Abramov and J Goosenaerts (2003), Contributions to adaptable agent societies, in ‘Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation’, IEEE Press, pp. 354–361.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Boman, Agent trade servers in financial exchange systems, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 3 (4), in press.
Implementing an Agent Trade Server
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