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Nation Branding: Concepts, Issues, Practice

Dinnie, K.J. (2005) Nation Branding: Concepts, Issues, Practice. Butterworth - Heinemann. ISBN 0-7506-8349-X

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Abstract

Comprehensive text that demonstrates why nations are embracing the principles of brand management. It clearly explains how the concepts and techniques of branding can be adapted to the context of nations- as opposed to the more usual context of products, services, or companies. Concepts grounded in the brand management literature such as brand identity, brand image, brand positioning, and brand equity, are transposed to the domain of nation branding and supported by country case insights that provide vivid illustrations of nation branding in practice. Nation branding is a means by which more and more nations are attempting to compete on the global stage. Current practice in nation branding is examined and future horizons traced. The book provides: * The first overview of its kind on nation branding * A blend of academic theory and real world practice in an accessible, readable fashion * A clear and detailed adaptation of existing brand theory to the emerging domain of nation branding * An original conceptual framework and models for nation branding * A rich range of international examples and over 20 contributions by leading experts from around the world Country case insights on nation branding strategies currently being utilized by nations such as Japan, Egypt, Brazil, Switzerland, Iceland, and Russia.