crisis management Category

The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday

Definitely not a marketing book, but I have read Ryan’s other two books (here and here) so I thought I’d finish out the set. This one is much more self-helpy, but in a businessey sort of way. (yes those are words, on my blog they are anyway). What I love about Ryan’s work is how […]

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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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The Media Training Bible: 101 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know Before Your Next Interview by Brad Phillips

If you’re focused in PR or any sort of media training in your role then this book could be your go-to resource. Not sure about your bible – but it does make the title more catchy! Highly relevant stuff here for spokespeople, though I’m not sure they would read the entire book which is reasonably […]

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