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How effective is your country brand strategy?

Bloom Consulting has just published the 2012 Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking which classifies countries based on the effectiveness of their country brand strategies and the impact this has on GDP. In an email to me the Ranking was explained as having a different methodology to other indexes such as the Futurebrand or Simon Anholt … Continue reading

Destination branding for small cities

Back in 2007, Destination Branding consultant Bill Baker released one of the best ‘how to’ books for city branding practitioners, mayors, planners, governors and anyone else tasked with or interested in the branding of cities. ‘Destination Branding for Small Cities: The Essentials for Successful Place Branding’ was so successful that he has updated it and … Continue reading

10 Principles to build the Malaysia Nation Brand

Minister in the Prime Minister’s department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala announced yesterday that the Prime Minister, Datuk Sri Najib Razak has a team in place and they are working full time to create a national brand for Malaysia. Datuk Seri Idris said that the brand would involve Malaysian perspectives on national policy as well as … Continue reading

Sri Lanka: A Big Miracle

After the domestic travel trade complained repeatedly that it doesn’t spend enough money promoting the country internationally, The Sri Lanka tourism development Authority (SLTDA) announced that it will launch a new tourism campaign in the next few months to increase visibility in key source markets. The campaign is expected to be in addition to existing … Continue reading

Suggestions to improve a travel website

One of my favourite business sites, Bnet has an interesting case study of a site that offers bespoke or customised trips in China. The site is not doing as well as the owners expected. The article asks the question “Why doesn’t this website draw more visitors” and there is an outline of the situation with … Continue reading