from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of promoting or the fact of being promoted; advancement.
- n. Encouragement of the progress, growth, or acceptance of something; furtherance.
- n. Advertising; publicity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An advancement in rank or position.
- n. Dissemination of information about a product, product line, brand, or company.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of promoting; advancement; encouragement: as, the promotion of virtue or morals; the promotion of peace or of discord.
- n. Advancement in rank or honor; preferment.
- n. The act of informing; the laying of an information against any one.
- n. To be on good behavior or diligent in duty with a view to recommending one's self for promotion.
- n. Synonyms See progress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
- n. the advancement of some enterprise
- n. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
- n. act of raising in rank or position
So, for Burger King to snap up that exclusivity in promotion is very smart.
But taking your comment instead at face value, what you term promotion I see as learning.
In France recently, I took note of how television there announces commercials by displaying the word "promotion" leading into them.
The word "promotion" in the music industry has a very specific definition.
Try later, and you may get lucky, but clearly this promotion is a poorly planned free for all.
Not so fast freeloaders … the promotion is an invite only friends and family thing, which they have opened up to the tenants of the Empire State Building.
That month the liberal media watchdog Media Matters published a number of examples of what it called promotion of the Tea Party by Fox.
We set up an event at a “B” in Austin, and even with no promotion from the store, or the existence of a regular reading series, the event drew about 78 people.
Book promotion is taking me to a whole new level of intimidation, though.
These and related legal developments "may put the FDA's ban on off-label promotion in some jeopardy," says Richard Cooper , a former FDA chief counsel now with Williams & Connolly in Washington.