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Media: From Chaos to Clarity Paperback – March 15, 2011
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Media: From Chaos to Clarity offers a refreshing and optimistic perspective for marketers navigating today s very turbulent media waters. This book goes beyond the disruptions caused by new technologies and appropriately challenges conventional media wisdom. It provides a new framework that better explains the evolving consumer experience, at a time when more accountability is being demanded from media and marketing. As a marketing practitioner, I am inspired by the Five Global Truths. --Michael Moynihan, Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Communication, LEGO Systems, Inc.
Judy Franks has created a wonderful guide to sense-making in the fractured 21st century media universe. Her survey of the landscape adds a measure of calm to the confusion and serves as an antidote to the predictions of calamity. This is a must- read for anyone in the world of content creation. --Charles Whitaker Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Research Chair, Medill Northwestern University
Judy has explained the changes in media and communications in terms we ve never used before. She understands networks and systems and circles and synergy and interactions, where most media and marketing communications people still think in lines and arrows and outputs. --Don Schultz, PhD. Professor, Medill Northwestern University and Author IMC: The Next Generation
About the Author
Author Judy Franks is on the faculty of Northwestern University where she teaches media studies and consumer insight in both the Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Integrated Marketing Communications at the Medill School. Judy joined the Northwestern University faculty in 2008 following a 23-year career in Chicago’s leading Advertising and Media Services Agencies where she rose to the executive ranks across both the media and creative strategy disciplines. Judy has since been named among the Top 100 Faculty of Northwestern University by Northwestern University student body for three consecutive academic years. In addition to her teaching, Judy regularly shares her unique perspective on the media as a keynote speaker at industry conferences and also through her consulting firm, The Marketing Democracy. To learn more, feel free to visit The Marketing Democracy at: www.themarketingdemocracy.com and/or follow Judy on Twitter: @judyfranks. Judy's career began in an analog media world and she refers to her more recent experiences as "...an analog girl who 'survived' and actually now thrives in a digital world." Judy focuses her time and research on unearthing patterns of cooperation between existing and emerging media so that everyone can get The Big Picture. Judy is currently researching Binge TV viewing and how the transformation of television consumption patterns will impact advertising exposures and effects. In addition to writing Media: From Chaos to Clarity, Judy has also been published in collegiate textbooks and numerous marketing industry trade publications as well as The Huffington Post. Judy lives on the North Shore of Chicago with her husband, Steve and their son James. She teaches onsite at Northwestern University's Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as online.
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In the brand/marketing world in which I work, there is a cacophony of voices screaming how everything is broken. I don't think it's necessarily broken, but there certainly are a lot of questions out there. I think that the ideas in Judy's book provide a high level view that helps put everything in context, in a very holistic way, yet these same ideas are well grounded in logic, history and common sense. I found it to be quite valuable. So much so that it became required reading on the course syllabus for the brand-related class I teach.