New Book Garners Endorsements from ex-White House Press Secretary, Former “Meet the Press” Producer

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018                                      (540) 955-0600


Legendary White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry calls Ed Barks’ latest book “fabulous.” Tim Russert’s executive producer on “Meet the Press,” Betsy Fischer Martin, also offers plaudits.

McCurry describes A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers this way: “In this nifty and fabulous volume, Ed Barks gives the corporate communicator tons of good advice on how to get that important ‘seat at the table’ and how to use it when there.”

Says Fischer Martin, “How we consume, produce and yes, even influence news continues to change rapidly. As a leader in his field, Ed Barks has studied new methods of communication and brought C-Suite communicators a present day playbook on how to help top executives thrive in an ever-changing information landscape.”

Barks expressed his gratitude to the duo. “I cannot thank Mike McCurry and Betsy Fischer Martin enough for their kind words. Their support has provided motivation on what can sometimes be a rather lonely author’s journey. Most important, potential readers will find their insights of great value.”

A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications is scheduled for publication on Tuesday, January 8. It will be published in both ebook and print versions by Ogmios Publishing, and will be for sale widely, including on the website.

McCurry offered another idea for the book: “Helpful to the communicator as it is, I hope every reader will forward a clandestine copy to the CEO, the one who needs to understand the all-important role that strategic communications plays in managing a business or organization, and how to manage relations with government officials, an increasingly vital element of external relations for any senior executive.”

A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications is designed for communications and government relations experts who counsel their C-suite leaders on strategy. The knowledge demonstrates how they can chart a path toward sustained improvement that helps achieve long-range business and public policy goals.​

Readers can follow the progress of Barks’ authorship journey on his Goodreads author page at

Ed Barks works with communications and government relations executives who counsel their C-suite leaders, and with businesses and associations that need their communications strategy and messaging to deliver bottom line results. They gain an enhanced reputation, more opportunities for career advancement, and achievement of long-term business and public policy goals. He is also the author of The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. As President of Barks Communications since 1997, he has taught more than 5000 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and advocate before policymakers.