Branding conference to be held in Belgrade

The 7th International Brand Conference “Branding regions and cities – foreign direct investments, export growth and tourism development” is going to be held on 10 June 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia. This year’s edition is particularly interesting to Nation-Branding’s audience since…

Simon Anholt on Turkey’s nation brand

Some weeks ago we reported about the Branding Bulgaria conference, where one of the main speakers was the reknown Simon Anholt. Now it’s the turn for neighbouring Turkey to ask the British expert for his opinion. An article by the…

Latvia – State of the Nation Brand

Latvia has in the past devoted forces to manage its national image – its nation brand. The former director of the Latvian Institute Ojars Kalnins himself showed a great interest in nation branding, and just a few months ago we…

Korea’s urge to look better

As most of you known, South Korea is embarked on an ambitious nation-branding project. While the country is almost leading the way by incorporating many good tactics and strategies, it’s also true that the programe has a darker side –…

Repackaging Brand Ukraine

We’ve written about Ukraine’s nation branding issues before, but all efforts to bolster nation’s poor international image risk being undermined by widening political credibility gap, writes Kateryna Zarembo. Ever since independence Ukraine has struggled with a poor international image. Despite…

Estonia uses Skype to brand itself

Back in 2009, we used Estonia and Skype as an example of how a nation brand can be strengthened through the country’s commercial brands (for a longer disquisition check out our Nation branding and national brands: Making the most of…

Lithuania launches country branding perfume

We’ve reported about Lithuania’s nation branding issues before. Some proposed the idea of changing Lithuania’s country name back in 2008, London-based Saffron Consultants were hired to develop a strategy for Lithuania’s brand in 2009, and we reported on how that…