Advertising Insider Provides a Wild Look at Future of Marketing in The Manipulator: An Amazon Best-Selling Satirical Techno-Noir Business Thriller (really!)

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Award winning marketer and uber-snarky journalist, Steve Lundin, has interwoven his marketing industry insider insights around an outrageous story that could be a textbook for the undocumented realities of life in ad agencies and media companies.

“Think Mad Men and The Hunger Games for real! Lundin combines all of the twists and turns of the business world via The Manipulator,” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, New York Times best-selling author of “The Mirror Test” and host of Bloomberg TV’s “C-Suite.”

Smart Glass marketing, global drone reporting and implanted cell phones are just a few of the intrusive technologies scheduled for our near future, according to Steve Lundin’s The Manipulator, which has already hit the top 100 best-selling satire list on Amazon. Set in 2018, the book provides a Vonnegut-esque look at what the worlds of advertising, marketing and the media are rapidly becoming.

“Think Mad Men and The Hunger Games for real! Lundin combines all of the twists and turns of the business world via The Manipulator,” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, New York Times best-selling author of “The Mirror Test” and host of Bloomberg TV’s “C-Suite.”

The Manipulator delivers lessons in marketing techniques and future technologies through the eyes of protagonist Jack Vance, who moves through his world like Hunter S. Thompson in a greased Zegna suit. Reviewers have called Vance a unique, thoroughly entertaining and diabolical character and the book “a laugh out loud story that will grab you from the first sentence!”

Award winning marketer and uber-snarky journalist Steve Lundin has interwoven his insider insights around an outrageous story that could be a textbook for the undocumented realities of life in ad agencies and media companies.

The story:

It’s 2018 and master media manipulator Jack Vance, CEO of Blowfish Communications, has just received a virtually unlimited marketing budget to launch the world’s first 24/7 all mobile un-television network. Vance’s solution to grabbing the nation’s attention against an impossible six week window rests on the development of Some Will Die, an intense reality show that guarantees the televised deaths of its morbidly obese contestants.

The scheme seems like a slam dunk unless Vance’s numerous vices and enemies curtail his bullet train into the annals of marketing history. Jump on board for a thrill ride through the furious over-the-top world of nouveau funded businessmen, marketing criminals, bust out television stars, desperate news people, has-been politicians and slippery foreign government agents. And those are just the likable characters.

“Jack Vance lives by the mantra ‘truth is overrated,’ and all too often that’s what marketers cunningly deliver and the media embraces. ‘The Manipulator’ explores the edge of what’s coming in the context of the Chernobyl-esque cultural impact marketing professionals are having on society,” observes Lundin.

The Manipulator (retail $3.99 for Kindle) is available at a special price of .99 until October 30, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/ob4pf74

Hear audio of the first paragraph first chapter of this book here: Uncrossed Legs: http://picosong.com/f5XR/

Video of The Manipulator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgawmjvLERc

About Steve Lundin
Steve Lundin is the Chief Hunter and Gatherer of BIGfrontier, a Chicago media strategy boutique. He has written hundreds of feature stories for a diverse assortment of regional and national publications including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and International Watch and pens Marketing Nightmares for Commpro and humorous marketing columns for Mediapost. He speaks around the country for organizations like the PRSA, AMA and SXSW. As a marketer he has won awards for consumer and B to B campaigns for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to two guys in a garage.

He tweets @bigfrontier and can be found at: http://www.stevelundin.com and http://www.bigfrontier.com

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