Thu 30 Oct 2014
Seeing the success ISIS has had since re-branding itself and making terrorism more approachable, the deadly disease Ebola has engaged its own public relations firm, award-winning Jennings, Marlowe, Everbrite Public Relations in Manhattan to address “softening our image” according to an anonymous Ebola spokesman.
“People misunderstand Ebola,” said the seven-foot tall spokesman, wearing a black hooded robe and carrying a sharp scythe. “The disease really ain’t all that bad. We just have an itsy bitsy image problem.”
Todd Ruminface, Executive VP of business development at JME-PR agreed with his new client. “Ebola’s got a bad rap. It’s feared because people associate the ailment with silly little side effects like death and the urge to be cremated or buried. We plan to change that, to give Ebola some topspin making it friendlier and more accessible. Heck, even cute and cuddly! To that end, we have a radical idea. We are going to use images of irresistible and lovable puppies in our social network feeds. This idea is really killer, and I’m sure our radical new campaign will make people stop avoiding Ebola, and maybe even embrace it!”
The seven-foot spokesperson made a happy grunting sound and swung his scythe in agreement.