Definition of self-promotion in US English:



  • The action of promoting or publicizing oneself or one's activities, especially in a forceful way.

    ‘she's guilty of criminally bad taste and shameless self-promotion’
    • ‘You may laugh, but self-promotion doesn't come easily to me.’
    • ‘It also reflected his gift for self-promotion; he was getting the word out about his new book, which took a critical look at psychotherapy.’
    • ‘He justified the fib by saying the made-up support would be more credible than self-promotion alone.’
    • ‘One of the challenges for me, personally, has been self-promotion.’
    • ‘But there are signs that he could be losing his touch for self-promotion.’
    • ‘However long the odds, he couldn't bring himself to turn away all those labors of hope and industry and self-promotion.’
    • ‘But part of how he achieved that is by shameless self-promotion and hustling.’
    • ‘It was an exercise in self-promotion in which he should not have indulged.’
    • ‘The real problem is the shamelessness of the self-promotion.’
    • ‘Wow, that was some serious self-promotion right there.’
    • ‘Some people blog for fun, for self-promotion to pursue a special interest or to stay in touch with a bunch of friends.’
    • ‘Shameless self-promotion, for instance, can land a company on the front page of the local paper.’
    • ‘Indeed, the issue of self-promotion is key to the visibility of the artwork.’
    • ‘And, somewhat surprisingly, he has almost no patience for the mechanics of self-promotion.’
    • ‘But Johnson, who will turn 28 during wild-card weekend in January, doesn't look to be stopping the self-promotion any time soon.’
    • ‘But he was never blinded by its glories or its self-promotion.’
    • ‘But such attacks stand no chance against deftly channeled self-promotion.’
    • ‘The guy has a genius for self-promotion that is beyond belief.’
    • ‘The traditional climb up the professional ladder can be one of competitiveness and self-promotion.’
    • ‘This is a place with no need for pretension, shameless self-promotion or global snobbery.’