|Occupation||Independent Policy Advisor, Speaker, Author & Researcher, on Nation Brands and Making the World Work|
Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who has worked to help develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries.
These strategies are typically in the areas of national identity and reputation, public diplomacy, economic competitiveness, cultural policy and cultural relations, regional integration, export promotion, tourism, educational policy, immigration and related areas of social policy, security and defence, foreign direct investment, sustainability, talent attraction and major international events. He is best known for his work on the image and reputation of countries, cities and regions.
Professor Anholt has been called the "founder", "champion" and "instigator" of the Nation Branding and Place Branding terms, concepts and field of study and practice. Anholt is also an Honorary Professor at the school of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK.
He is the founder and publisher of the global annual research studies: Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index and Anholt-GfK Roper State Brands Index, three major surveys which use a panel of 30,000 people in 25 countries to monitor global perceptions of 50 countries, 50 cities and the 52 States of the Union.
Anholt was Vice Chairman of the UK Foreign Office’s Public Diplomacy Board between 2000 and 2010, has participated in sessions at the World Economic Forum and has advised institutions including the UN World Tourism Organisation, the World Union of Olympic Cities, the European Travel Commission, and the European Conference on Public Communication
Anholt is a Parliamentarian of the European Cultural Parliament. He was awarded the "Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership in Economics and Management", not to be confused with the Nobel Prize, in 2009 and the Prix d'Excellence du Forum Multiculturel pour un Développement Durable (Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development), at the 7th Multicultural Forum at the Palais de la Découverte, Paris, in 2010.
He is the author of the book, Another One Bites The Grass, and Editor of the quarterly journal, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. His book on the role of brands in economic development, Brand New Justice, was first published in 2003. He is a co-author of Beyond Branding (Kogan Page 2003), Brands and Branding (The Economist 2003), Heritage and Identity – Shaping the Nations of the North (Donhead 2002) and Destination Marketing (Butterworth Heinemann 2001/2003/2009). His more recent books are Brand America, (Cyan Books 2004 and 2009); Competitive Identity: the New Brand Management for Nations, Cities and Regions, (Palgrave Macmillan 2007); and Places: Image, Identity and Reputation (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).
- Anholt, Simon (2010-01-23). Places: Identity, Image and Reputation. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-23977-7.
- Anholt, Simon (2007-01-23). Competitive Identity: the new brand management for nations, cities and regions. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-50028-0.
- Anholt, Simon (2003). Brand New Justice: the upside of global branding (paperback ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0-7506-5699-9.
- Anholt, Simon; Hildreth, Jeremy (2005-04-01). Brand America: The Mother of All Brands. Cyan Communications. ISBN 1-904879-02-0.
- Anholt, Simon (January 2000). Another One Bites the Grass: Making Sense of International Advertising. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-35488-0.
- Dinnie, K. "Japan’s Nation Branding:Recent Evolution and Potential Future Paths". Japan Aktuell Journal of Current Japanese Affairs. p. (3)pp.43.
- Fullerton, J.A. (2011). "Australia tourism advertising: A test of the bleed-over effect among US travelers". Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. p. 7(4)pp.245.
- Boisen, M., Van Gorp, B. (2011). "The selective nature of place branding and the layering of spatial identities". Journal of Place Management and Development. p. 4(2)pp.140.
- Anholt's EuroPCom Keynote: time to stop wasting money on propaganda
- Simon Anholt's views on Brazil's distinctive image and gentle caution to its role as the 2016 Summer Olympics host - Brazil TV interview
- "International public opinion: the sole remaining superpower". Launch of Anholt's Climate Change Communication Forum at COP16, Mexico
- Interview with Simon Anholt on Malaysian radio