Monday, November 27, 2006

Alas more Borat

Clearly the world has gone a bit mad for all things Borat.

An email arrives - subject: The Real Kazakhstan - from a PR company in New York, following our post on the cheeky spoofster last week.

"Dear Kevin," it begins. "In case any of your readers are planning a trip to Kazakhstan as a result of the press the country has received lately, you might want to share [blatant plug for magazine here]'s current briefing with them on the country."

No thanks, but we'll pass on the message if anyone asks.

The email ends: "Contrary to the film's portrayal, it's a diverse and cosmopolitan country with a sizable Jewish population and no laws against homosexuality. For more information, you can direct them here [another plug via URL]. Let me know what you think. Thanks, [name of sender from trendy Madison Avenue PR firm here]"

Erm, we'll get back to you...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution


madison said...

name the PR company, Kevin! Please!!!

Travolution blogger said...

Madison: As much I would like to, I suspect for the time being it is worth keeping the element of mystery.

There can only be so many New York PR agencies that represent weekly magazines that have recently written about Kazakhstan.

Look around. You might work it out.

Karin said...

The question is, can anything be done at all? I'm from Austria, where Cohen's other alter ego Bruno is from. I am already brainstorming on how to minimize the impending harm and how to benefit from the attention Austria will get, once Bruno hits the movie theaters.