Founder, ASO Communications
Anat Shenker-Osorio is a communications consultant and author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. The Village Voice hailed Don’t Buy It as “invaluable advice…[analysis] smartly applied to the failure of progressive writers and policy-makers to make a broad, compelling case against Tea Party deficit hawks.” Anat conducts research into perception, cognition and persuasion, designing messaging campaigns for issues from reproductive justice to immigrant rights and from collective bargaining to climate change. Her work on perceptions of working people, wages and the economy is the foundation of the AFL-CIO’s “Work. For a Better Life” campaign. She helped craft the language and strategy behind the Make It Work Campaign and the Putting People First: Good Jobs for All initiative co-sponsored by four leading progressive institutions.
Other clients include Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Demos, Buffet Foundation, Center for Reproductive Rights and dozens of others. Her writing on the hidden meaning behind political discourse appears regularly in publications including Salon, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Alternet and Christian Science Monitor. She lectures globally at universities and progressive institutions, having been a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Centre for Australian Progress, Netroots Nation, Congressional Progressive Caucus and AFL-CIO.