Sloganeering in nation branding

Stolen from www.whisperbrand.com: We found this country slogan analysis performed by the Wall Street Journal. From Incredible India to Uniquely Singapore, each of these place brands make the often repeated mistake in believing that cheerleading is branding. An approach of…

Brand Malta

I’ve just come from a week vacations in the tiny island of Malta. I was very excited to notice that Malta has also embarked in a country branding process, something to be sincere I was not aware of. The Malta…

Brand identity for Isle of Man

A website has been launched to explain the Isle of Man’s new brand identity. There are design guidelines, texts about the philosophy of the identity, videos and some other downloads. Probably a short-sighted brand, but interesting to have a look…

Branding Belgium

Belgium’s brand image is undergoing trouble because of inter-ethnic tensions between the Flemish and the Walloons, hence the need of re-packing the nation as one and re-brand it. But, not surprisingly, branding such a weakened state entity is far from…

Simon Anholt on Brand Egypt

At Business Today there’s a very interesting interview with Simon Anholt about Brand Egypt: How does a nation benefit from branding itself? Branding a country is very different from branding a product, because it’s not simply a matter of conceptualizing…

Re-branding Serbia

A good article about re-branding Serbia has appeared at Invest-in-Serbia.com: Rebranding Serbia: A Hobby Shortly to Become a Full-Time Job?! Living in Western Europe as a person of Serbian origin leaves a lot to be desired. The reactions one experiences…

Wally Olins on Brand Mauritius

An old interview in which the reknown branding expert Wally Olins answered some questions about Mauritius’ nation brand: Interviewer: After some initial resistance, today more and more countries are turning to branding as an effective way to make their voices…

China’s brand

This newspaper has published an interesting article on China’s brand: When they think of China, many people around the world associate it with cultural heritage and, unsurprisingly to some, sport. Tourism, exports and investment are other aspects the country is…