Trust Me I M Lying Analysis

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The central theme of media manipulation and the consequences of that are explained and uncovered in Ryan Holiday’s book Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator. Holiday offers a brutally honest insight into the world of PR and journalism, one that many people can have trouble accepting and one that makes us doubt every form of media and advertisement around us and exposes the twisted relationship between online media and marketing. In the beginning of the book, Holiday admits that he is a liar, but asks the readers to believe everything he says. As mentioned in an article published by Poynter institute, “He has a point to make, but he 's like the addict warning of the dangers of drugs, all the while snorting a line and shaking his head at how bad it is” (Silverman, 2012). It’s a bold move asking to be trusted after admitting to…show more content…
The revenue = advertising x traffic, and if an application like Adblock is on the rise with over 40 million users, how is the revenue of these media sites dependent on advertising affected? One thing is for sure, it requires these websites to rely on more than just traffic and advertising because now that is not cutting it. People everywhere are sick of ads popping up all over the place and now have the power to easily make them disappear with one simple installing. There a few sites, such as Forbes that require viewers to disable Adblock before they can view any material but now people have found ways around that as well. This is a new challenge for websites to overcome and it will be interesting to see how it is dealt with since advertisers will no longer be getting the coverage and exposure they were once promised. When one half of an equation no longer exists it has to be replaced with something else and the answer to that may just be less media manipulation and new clever ways to market
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