Power as well as Persuasion: political communication and Party development
chapterposted on 17.03.2006, 17:59 authored by Dominic WringDominic Wring
In the run-up to and during the 1997 general election political discourse was dominated by references to the supposed power and influence of the so-called 'spin doctors' and 'image makers'. These terms are often, and quite erroneously, used interchangeably. Those charged with 'doctoring' the 'spin' are primarily concerned with managing so-called 'free' media which is the coverage given politicians by print and broadcast journalists. Working in tandem with this group, the 'image makers' are those marketing experts charged with interpreting popular opinion and developing a strategy to promote their particular party, candidate or leader by use of 'paid' or 'controlled' communications such as advertising....
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