Journal of Brand Management

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 241–248 | Cite as

Branding the nation — the historical context



The concept of the nation as a brand seems to excite visceral animosity in some people. This paper examines the history of the nation as a brand, and tries to understand why, in the light of clear historical evidence, so many people find the idea objectionable. It concludes that it is not the concept that they detest so much as the word brand, which appears for some people to have trifling and superficial implications unworthy of the national idea.


brand valuation equity electronic management e-branding e-tailing management international Internet marketing measurement personality consumers advertising fast moving consumer goods FMCG brand-building strategy 


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© Palgrave Macmillan 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

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