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[[caption-width-right:339:When someone's self-promotion gets this bad... not even your home is safe.]]

->''"And how shameless is that?! To do something, to promote something else?! [hides mouth with hand] [--[[HypocriticalHumor Monster Madness]].--]"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' reviewing the ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' NES game, the same day that Creator/JamesRolfe reviewed the movie as part of Cinemassacre's ''Monster Madness''.

The Shameless Self Promoter is the kind of narcissistic personality that is ''always'' out to promote its own credentials and knowledge. They will stick their accomplishments on anything and everything and don't hesitate at claiming responsibility for all good things.

Often a strongly down-played version of this will {{lampshade}} -- more accurately brag about -- his "shameless self-promotion".

Compare: SmallNameBigEgo, CamWhore, AttentionWhore, TheShill, and SingleIssueWonk (where the issue is themselves).

See also: [[SelfDemonstrating/ShamelessSelfPromoter Self Demonstrating version of this article]] by Tropers/{{Duckluck}}



* ComicBook/BoosterGold
* [[ComicBook/NewGods Funky Flashman]]. RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[CouldSayItBut prohibits naming]] the well-known [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] collaborator Creator/JackKirby [[TakeThat based him on]].


* The GainaxEnding of [[Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys Dante's Night at Freddy's 2: Animatronic Boogaloo]] features [[spoiler: the story's writer, who is somewhat subtle in mentioning his other work at first, but crosses into this territory pretty quick.]] Dante disgustedly calls him out on this.
** In the third installment, [[spoiler: the writer's]] ego and self-promotion has reached such ridiculous levels that Evie asks his girlfriend if he makes her wear a mask of his face when they have sex.


* In ''[[Creator/SimonRGreen Winner Takes All]]'', one of a [[ThoseTwoGuys pair of mercenaries]] who help to protect James Adamant has a sideline, writing chapbook adventure-stories and songs with himself as the hero under a nom de plume.
* ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'' claims that Donald Trump in 1989 purchased Ohio, the Coast Guard, the Italian Renaissance and Mars, and renamed all of them "Trump."
** Creator/DaveBarry's "1987: Look Back In Horror" has Bob Woodward reporting the dying words of various late celebrities, who all seem to have been interested in promoting his forthcoming book ''Veil''.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' Gilderoy Lockhart takes every opportunity to refer to his past exploits and point out how useful his skills are to a given situation. He claims several prestigious titles, repeating them throughout the book, and has written several biographical works based on his adventures. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because [[spoiler: he never actually did any of those things. All of the adventures were stories he heard from other wizards before performing a memory charm and claiming to have done these things himself. So, if he didn't shamelessly self promote, he wouldn't be famous!]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* One of the marks the team goes after on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' steals other people's inventions and names them all after himself.
--> '''Elliot:''' What kind of guy names a toilet after himself?


* ''Radio/TheStanFrebergShow'' was limited to a short run due to never obtaining a corporate sponsor. Creator/StanFreberg therefore decided to mock the concept of sponsorship in the second-to-last episode by naming himself as the sponsor of a show that already had his name in the title, and filling it with {{Parody Commercial}}s for himself.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In the Crash Course DLC for ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', Valve slips one of these in as a little EasterEgg. If the player was to gather all the survivors around a leaking steam pipe, a conversation like this might occur:
-->'''Francis''': Hey, watch out for that goddamn steam pipe.
-->'''Zoey''': Man, I ''love'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} steam]].
-->'''Francis''': Yeah, steam's alright I guess.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' has this conversation in the intro:
-->'''Marche''': OK, if you could make any game real, which would it be?
-->'''Ritz''': Hmm, that's a good question!
-->'''Mewt''': I'd pick "Final Fantasy." That's my favorite.
* Papyrus from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' constantly talks about his own greatness thanks to his inflated ego, but since he's just self-assured and extremely enthusiastic rather than arrogant and haughty, players tend to find him more lovable than not.
* ''VideoGame/RockBand 3'' has an achievement called "Shameless Self-Promotion", unlocked by playing 3 songs by bands that have Harmonix developers in them.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* On the video game music podcast ''NitroGameInjection'', Larry Oji never wastes an opportunity to mention OverclockedRemix. This isn't so surprising, considering he's the Head Submissions Evaluator of the site.
** This is {{Lampshaded}} in the website description for episode 118, in which it's suggested that the listener [[DrinkingGame takes a shot every time Larry mentions OCR.]]
* In-universe, all of the various women in ''WebAnimation/TheNekciMenijShow'' are constantly promoting whatever product they're hawking in everyday speech, to each other.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' does this as a parody. Episode 16 is titled "Shameless Self Reference", and it's filled with {{Call Back}}s, {{Continuity Nod}}s, and references to the creator's other work--all complete with in-video hyperlinks. Then the episode ends with a TitleDrop, and the end credits claim that [[OverlyPrePreparedGag the entire series was leading up to that one joke]].
* ''WebAnimation/ActionBunnies'' took this trope literally.
-->'''Bunny''': This is nothing but a shameless plug!
-->'''Plug''': ''(Sultry voice)'' Take off your pants, let's do it right here.
* A lot of fanfiction writers tend to use this very wiki as an excuse to promote their work, [[LoopholeAbuse taking advantage of]] ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability.