Greater Berzerkistan issues RFP

For those who haven’t been following Doonesbury lately, Garry Trudeau has been featuring two Martini-imbibing, sunglasses-wearing PR pros discussing how to solve the image...

For those who haven’t been following Doonesbury lately, Garry Trudeau has been featuring two Martini-imbibing, sunglasses-wearing PR pros discussing how to solve the image problems of Greater Berzerkistan, where the President-For-Life’s ethnic cleansing practices represent a big challenge – “That pig’s gonna need a lot of lipstick,” says one of the characters in an installment last week.

In pitching for the new account, ideas include a celebrity golf tournament and a jingle – something bluesy, perhaps, to go with genocide. Is Greater Berzerkistan perhaps inspired by the recent story in Harper’s about two communications firms expressing interest in representing an investment firm purportedly associated with the oil-rich, democracy-challenged country of Turkmenistan?

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