The US election’s “October surprise”—Sarah Palin’s $150,000 closet—provided corporate communicators with a unique career path.
As reporters poured over McCain-Palin financial disclosures they discovered that one high paid campaign staffer is Amy Strozzi, a “communications consultant.” She earned $13,200 in September and $22,800 from October 1 through 15.
How does a communicator rake in more than many top staffers? She multitasks, says The Washington Post.
“Strozzi … is listed as doing ‘communications consulting’ work,” Post reporter Mary Ann Akers wrote. “But two sources close to the campaign tell [me] Strozzi is Palin's make-up artist.”
There you go. Want a raise in today’s dire economy? Start doing your boss’s makeup. Or, if you are already a makeup artist, get into communications. Apparently it's lucrative.