I come from an academic background. I wasn't raised to be into promoting myself.
You could go out with a camcorder tomorrow and make a movie with virtually no money, but promoting a tiny low-budget movie costs $20 million. And the money they spend on the big movies is astronomical.
Sometimes, I feel promoting a film is a more difficult task than acting!
The whole Hollywood thing where people want to put me into this 'quirky-fashionista, daughter of' category makes me mad because it's promoting something that I don't believe in, and it's not who I am.
I just figure if you have a modicum of celebrity, you need to use it, and you need to use it for more things than just promoting yourself or your film or your image or your product.
Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.
Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society.
Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
I realise there's an innate paradox in promoting oneself on the one hand and saying, 'Oh, I don't want to be famous,' on the other.
Three of the most beneficial, longevity promoting anti-cancer foods are green vegetables, beans, and onions.
Yahoo! is dedicated to promoting community awareness through outreach, education and information access.
I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly. David Blaine is an example of someone who's better at self-promoting than me. He is much better than I am.
I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously.
A fitting external security environment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards democratization.
My first tour I was on the road for 18 months. You're just out there promoting.
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