Promotion vs Payola - What's the difference?

promotion | payola |


As nouns the difference between promotion and payola

is that promotion is an advancement in rank or position while payola is (us) a bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).

promotion

Noun

(en noun)
  • An advancement in rank or position.
  • (marketing) Dissemination of positive information about a product, product line, brand, or company.
  • * 1995 , Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology (ISBN 079233471X), page 63:
  • By simple promotion and remotion, assisted by some flexure and extension, the distal spines of each would reach and scratch the substratum and, on remotion, sweep coarse particles posteriorly and dorsally.
  • * 2008 , John L. Capinera, Encyclopedia of Entomology (ISBN 1402062427), volume 4, page 3326:
  • In other arthropods, promotion'-remotion of the leg is accomplished at other joints. For example, in spiders ' promotion -remotion occurs at the coxa-trochanter joint, insects utilize the body-coxa joint, and

    Derived terms

    * promotional

    payola

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia payola)
  • (US) A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).