Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lipstick on a Pig: Winning In the No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game by Torie Clarke

Don’t you just love this title? What is it with pigs and marketing/comms? It reminds me of this quote: “Creativity is like washing a pig. It’s messy. It has no rules. No clear beginning, middle or end. It’s kind of a pain in the ass, and when you’re done, you’re not sure if the pig […]

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Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday

This book is pretty controversial for some. Me? I loved it!  Don’t get me wrong – I don’t agree with many of the tactics Ryan has used (outright lying! fake documents/pictures etc) but I found this a fascinating read into his manipulation of the media system and particularly how he used the online news and […]

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Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets by Judy Smith

If you are gloriously obsessed with the TV show Scandal (like myself), then you will know exactly who Olivia Pope is.  What you might not know is her kick-arse character (a fixer for politicians) is based on a REAL person: Judy Smith. I do believe I squealed with excitement when I found out Scandal was […]

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