Monday, July 02, 2007

SELLING NATIONS

Brand Slogans have become such an important part of everyday life. Marketing of anything begins with the search for the appropriate tagline. Brand identification among other things depends hugely on the accompanying catch phrases. ‘Thanda matlab CocaCola’ being one of the most brilliant one to come up in the recent years.

While pondering on this led me to indulge myself in a little bit of fantasizing on how nations could be marketed. While quite a few do already have their commercials inviting tourists, they are not the sort I had in mind. The phrases I had in mind were more general in nature portraying the image a country enjoys in the current world.

And jobless as I am, I came up with a small list.

Pakistan- Creating Tension, Since 1947.

Saudi Arabia- You Drive? High-Five!

Great Britain- Great things come in small packages.

Bangladesh- Where Gratitude is just another Word.

Canada- Prosperity Through Irrelevance.

Israel- Where Rules are Truly made to be Broken.

India- Keeping Order, Through Chaos.

China- The World. Made In China.

Japan- For the smarter things in life.

Sri Lanka- Where Tigers are not endangered.

Russia- I will be Back.

Australia- Does Size Matter?

USA: The Grass is always greener on our side.

Iran: Where Diplomats get their PhDs.

Palestine: The Original Fight Club.

Germany- We make Things. And break them.

Iraq- We have Oil. Take it…. if you can.

Brazil: The Biggest Party in the World.

Sudan: Shortcuts to Population Control

European Union- Miracles do Happen.

United Nations: Redefining Redundancy

13 comments:

Czar said...

I fell in love with the last one.. ROTFL.. ;)

Prerit Ahuja said...

awesome!

Zubin said...

haha!
loved it.
though the russian one shud hav been , 'Back will be I'.

:)

mathew said...

brilliant!

it's baille said...

LMAO ...too good..running short of words (guess people above mentioned them already).

soham said...

khoob bhalo . eto dine eekhane internet connction ta mone hoi theek hoyeche - chat korte ashish .

Manojit Chaudhury said...

canada's very appropriate...perhaps the least chaotic mega-nation

CB said...

Brilliant I say! Brilliant!

N said...

One of the excellentmost blogpostsI have come across! Clap-clap-clap-clap!

silentkiller said...

haha.. NICE :)

Anonymous said...

Brilly, it was marvellous read...ur best work upto date....the first ones upto Russia were awesome....UN was hilarious!! Great great...I want more such advertisments!! :-D

SDK said...

Awesome! The Bandgladesh one is simply brilliant.

Minstrel Incognito said...

awesome!!!! Amazing stuff there!!! Loved the one for the United States!!! :)