The Death of Spin (Hardback)G Pitcher (author)
Hardback 272 Pages
Charts the rise and fall of the spin culture of the last two decades...Every decade has its own identity, key values and needs. The 1990s were the age of spin, when the materialism of the 1980s, the desire for instant communication and soundbite democracy came together in the spin culture. This spread throughout society from business and politics even to charities and the church. Somewhere in these polished communications the message was lost. In this fascinating and highly readable work George Pitcher tells the story of the rise and fall of the spin culture, predicting its final death in the early years of the twenty first century. He examines methods of communication as a reflection of and within the context of the values of society and the process of democracy, before drawing on his considerable experience both as the giver and receiver of spin, to examine how we can move beyond the age of spin. aeo A zeitgeist work that captures the quest for meaning in the current age and a desire to progress beyond the heady days of spin culture. aeo Charts the history and rationale of spin throughout society from the early days of Margaret Thatcher to the death of spin in the hands of the masters of the spin culture. aeo Interspersed with the authora s own diary entries as a journalist covering major events of the past twenty years aeo Discusses methods of communication, how they reflect the values of the age and the relationship between business and politics aeo Discusses the way ahead: how politicians, businesses and institutions can communicate with the general population in the post spin age. aeo Author offers a unique perspective with insights both as the giver and receiver of spin.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 223 x 143 x 23 mm
"!the prize for ponderous pap this week goes to George Pitcher, author of The Death of Spin!" (The Guardian (City Diary), 12 November 2002) "!Pitcher writes knowledgably and persuasively on the financial and political dimensions of PR practice!reminiscent in its breadth of fellow former Observer journalist Anthony Sampson's Anatomy of Britain, it also shares some of the moral questioning characteristic of the management writer Charles Handy!"(www.writeeffect.co.uk 22 November 2002) "!The author of this incisive volume is a former spin doctor!his comments on vacuous Late review--style criticism are worth the cover price alone!" (Scotland on Sunday, 15 December 2002) "!a fine book, from a man who has not only seen spin!but thought about it too!" (Management Today, January 2003) "!this small book, big on ideas, is the best survey of our business I've read in years!" (Profile (Institute of Public Relations), February 2003) "!Help, and an antidote, is at hand in the shape of George Pitcher's important new book!lively, witty, and thoroughly entertaining!" (Accounting & Business, March 2003) "!important book on public relations!" (The Write Effect, 23 June 2003) "!a very interesting book on a fascinating subject!" (M2 Best Books, 25 March 2003)
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