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List of Famous Publicists

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List of famous publicists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top publicists in the world? This includes the most prominent publicists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable publicists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic publicists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned publicists.

List is made up of many different people, including Kelly Cutrone and Kylie Ireland.

From reputable, prominent, and well known publicists to the lesser known publicists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the publicist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous publicists ever?" and "What are the names of famous publicists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (; German: [ˈlɛsɪŋ]; 22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German...  more
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  • Howard Bragman
    Howard Bragman (born February 24, 1956) is an American crisis manager, public relations...  more
  • Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
    Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a publicist for Calvin...  more
  • Gabriel García Márquez
    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes]...  more

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  • Mihailo Petrović
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    Joseph Bucklin Bishop

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  • Helen Ferguson
    Helen Ferguson (July 23, 1901 – March 14, 1977) was an American actress later turned publicist....  more
  • John J. B. Wilson
    John J. B. Wilson (born May 24, 1954) is an American copywriter and publicist. He majored in...  more
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  • Ava DuVernay

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  • Leoš Janáček
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  • Moša Pijade
    Moša Pijade (Serbian Cyrillic: Мoшa Пиjaдe; 4 January 1890 – 15 March 1957), nicknamed Čiča...  more
  • Don Arden
    Don Arden (born Harry Levy; 4 January 1926 – 21 July 2007) was an English music manager,...  more
  • Stephen Rivers

    Stephen M. Rivers (February 17, 1955 – June 8, 2010) was a United States political activist...  more
  • Pete Smith
    Peter Schmidt (September 4, 1892 – January 12, 1979), known as Pete Smith, was an American...  more
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    Asteris Koutoulas (sometimes spelt Asteris Kutulas) (Greek: Αστέρης Κούτουλας) was born in...  more
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