I've nicked my title from UK's premier satirical magazine, Private Eye, which is also noted for exposés of corruption and nepotism, issues dear to the heart of Jakartass.
To start with, partly because it's relevant here in Indonesia, the following is a recent contribution to their column.
Organised religion developed some of the first truly great global brands. They created powerful, globally recognisable symbols such as the cross, told great brand stories, used the mass media of churches, used brand ambassadors (clerics, missionaries), created a sense of identity by attacking rivals through various holy wars and created a sense of awe and spectacle through grand cathedrals and major festivities. SEAN BRIERLEY Marketing Week
And the following are taken from the recent Weekender magazine published monthly by the Jakarta Post.
Raise your glass and feel the new dimension of lifestyle with the wine. I Christianto Jakarta Post resident plonker Everything in life can be replaced but certainly not the finest one. Wismilak Premium offers an irreplaceable satisfaction that comes from a unique combination of Connecticut shade, bound with exotic Java binders to go along with an easy and smooth draw. If you come across any similar manglings of English published in Indonesia or, better yet, in Jakarta, please email me with the source, or URL if online, and I'll award you your prize - 15 seconds of fame in the next iPseuds Corner.