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And now to the real crisis manager. It's no more news that in this day and age, Image is Key. It's like the more you look, the less you see. Every body is a brand these days, from when it used to be just musicians and actors, now presidents, and even 5mins reality TV celebrities have image consultants and PR teams.
Cue Judy Smith, image maker and crisis manager to the who is who in Washington DC.
For more than two decades, few high-profile people in Washington have been as invisible as Smith. She famously represents the well-to-do who are in high-end contretemps — Monica Lewinsky, the Chandra Levy family, Michael Vick, BP after the Gulf oil spill — and she just as famously stays off camera.
Her crisis management and communications firm, Smith & Co., is not listed in phone directories. It has no Web site. She says she has no current business cards. When you ask to meet at her office, she says she’ll come to you. When she calls you on the phone, the caller ID reads “Verizon.” - Washington Post
|Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Judy Smith|
Another thing I liked about Scandal is the fact that it is not afraid to focus on touchy topics in both the personal and political arena. I loved this short video of the three major women behind Scandal.
This is my first time of seeing Shonda Rhimes and she is quite charismatic. Reminds me a bit of Emem Isong who also directs stories with strong female Nigerian protagonists. You go Girls!