Social Media Blog: World’s Top Country Brand – GO USA!

The USA topped the 5th annual Country Brand Index (CBI) for the 1st time ever. The USA beat Australia to earn the world’s number one position as the “top country brand”. The remaining countries making up the top 10 list are: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.

If President Obama is the reason for this brand recognition, then so be it; we’ll take it any way we get it and will try to hold on to it in 2010.

I was confused why USA didn’t win the top position for or even make it in the top five for “Best Country Brand for Political Freedom”. The 2008 elections were as diverse as any could be resulting in the election of the 1st African American President for the US.

Other highlights of the CBI are as follows:

 

	Best Country Brand        					United States, Singapore, Japan, Germany,Canada
	 Ideal for Business
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	Best Country Brand             				Australia, Japan, Italy, United States,
	 to Extend a                                					New Zealand
	 Business Trip
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	Best Country Brand              				Italy, France, India, Japan, Greece
	 for Art & Culture
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	Best Country Brand              				Japan, India, Peru, Cambodia, Bhutan
	 for Authenticity
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	Best Country Brand           				Tahiti, Bermuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bahamas
	 for Beach
	---------------------    	 					-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand         				Canada, Australia, United States, New Zealand,
	 for Families                               						Portugal
	---------------------    	 					-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand                				Egypt, India, Peru, Israel, Italy
	 for History
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand         				Canada, Tahiti, Bahamas, United States, Mexico
	 for Resort &
	 Lodging Options
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand          				Tahiti, Costa Rica, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji
	 for Natural Beauty
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand          				Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil,
	 for Nightlife                               						Thailand
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	Best Country Brand           				France, Italy, Japan, Argentina, Singapore
	 for Fine Dining
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand          				Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Canada,
	 for Outdoor                                  						Aruba
	 Activities & Sports
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand             				Tahiti, Barbados, Aruba, Fiji, Bahamas
	 for Rest &
	 Relaxation
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand          				Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Bermuda
	 for Safety
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand             				Singapore, United States, Japan, UAE,
	 for Shopping                             					United Kingdom
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	Best Country Brand           				India, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Bulgaria
	 for Value for Money
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	Best Country Brand          				Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland,
	 You Would Most Like                      					United States
	 to Live In
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	Best Country Brand          				Germany, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Bermuda
	 for Ease of Travel
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand           				Germany, Canada, Japan, Finland, Singapore
	 for Standard of
	 Living
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand          				Canada, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom,
	 for Political                            							New Zealand
	 Freedom
	---------------------     						-----------------------------------------------
	Best Country Brand           				Japan, Germany, United States, Singapore,
	 for Advanced                             					United Kingdom
	 Technology
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	Best Country Brand            				Japan, United States, Germany, Finland,
	 for Quality Products                      						Switzerland
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	Best Country Brand        					Finland, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Iceland
	 for Environmentalism
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	Best Country Brand            				Fiji, Ireland, Aruba, Thailand, Bermuda
	 for Friendly Locals
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	Best Country Brand             				Singapore, United States, Canada,
	 Easiest to Do                      					United Kingdom, Germany
	 Business In
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	Best Country Brand            				Japan, Germany, Singapore, United States,
	 for Conferences                          					United Kingdom
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	Best New Country for        				Japan, United States, United Kingdom, India,
	 Business                                   				Singapore
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	Best Country Brand           				Australia, New Zealand, Maldives, Tahiti,
	 You Desire to Visit                     					United States
	 / Visit Again
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Courtesy: 

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/200911060400PR_NEWS_USPR_____NY03710.htm

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