Today, I went to the press conference organized by the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI) to unveil their latest survey, NBI 2011. With the United States being at the top of the list third year in a row, NBI listed a total of 50 countries’ brands. In the table below, you can see the top 10 countries from 2008 to 2011.
As I have mentioned earlier, I have several doubts about NBI as a robust measurement scale. Below, I’ll try to organize my ideas under three headings:
– What is NBI good for? When should NBI be used?
– Why doesn’t NBI measure ‘nation brands’?
– Why is NBI’s understanding of nation brands incomplete (if not entirely wrong)?