Tagged with nation branding

Endless possibilities have ceased to be endless

It’s official, the new tagline that was supposed to launch the Malaysia Nation Brand will not now be used. The official launch for “Endless Possibilities” was supposed to be yesterday however it was cancelled. You can read more about the cancellation here. My sources tell me that McKinsey, Futurebrand, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson and O&M … Continue reading

How to make the Malaysia Nation Brand strategy successful

Let’s get something straight. A catchy tagline, symbolic logo, pretty colours that symbolize the ‘personality’ of the brand and a custom designed font are not Nation Branding. Glossy advertisements that push the creative envelope and consist of content that is impossible for stakeholders to buy into or live up to, is not Nation Branding. Expensive … Continue reading

Building the Malaysia brand, one step at a time

I’m a brand consultant (that’s brand consultant not advertising agency marketing itself as a brand consultant – you can learn the difference here). We’ve worked with many elements of the Malaysia Nation Brand and were once appointed to develop the Malaysia Nation Brand. Unfortunately, due to one of those cruel twists of fate and through … Continue reading

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

Could Yuna be the face of the Malaysia Nation Brand?

It takes multiple initiatives across multiple platforms to build a Nation Brand. And some, no many of those initiatives will require more attention than others. And some initiatives will take root and grow immediately whilst others may take time to thrive. Many more will require a significant investment in time, money and energy and still … Continue reading