A mission for Finland

In 2030, Finland will be the world’s problem-solver, the report of the Country Brand Delegation states in its final report. Our practical and forthright approach to dealing with challenges offers Finland an excellent opportunity to earn distinction, for instance, in…

An issue of national identity

Siegel+Gale, the NYC-based branding firm, has issued an interesting, yet short, article on country branding. On “An issue of national identity”, the author tackles how we relate to our country and our neighbours. The issue of national identity cropped up again last week at…

Branding Kenya video

Last week we looked at a video about Slovenia’s nation-branding efforts. Now it’s the turn for yet another keynote from the Berlin International Congress held earlier this year. It’s now Mary Kimonye, who some of you will remember from previous…

Video keynote – I feel Slovenia

We’ve refered to Slovenia’s nation-branding efforts before – and also to the country’s promotional ‘I feel sLOVEnia” tagline as early as in 2007. In this speech, Valerija Mencej, Head of the Slovenian State Promotion Section explains the strategy behind the…

Brand new country – South Sudan

It’s official now. Throw your atlases to the bin – they’re useless now. A new country’s born today. It’s provisionally called South Sudan, which will be the baby country’s name while a better, proper name is found (to have a…