Country Branding and Crisis in Mega Events. Image Impact for Poland of Clashes Between Polish and Russian Fans. Football Euro 2012.

Mega Events and City and Country Branding UEFA Euro 2012 is the top football championship in Europe at national teams level. It receives huge media coverage all over Europe and it creates media interests in countries outside Europe with football (soccer) tradition. UEFA Euro tournament can be considered a regional mega event. As such, countries…

Barcelona City Brand. The Image Impact of Violence and Riots of Protests in Spanish General Strike 29M 2012

Barcelona, Spain, a crisis, a general strike. Barcelona counts with one of the best city brand reputation according to many different sources. This valuable intangible asset is the source sustaining a powerful tourist sector. In the meantime, Spain is currently suffering an extraordinary deep and long economic crisis.  According to INE, the Spanish National Institute…

Debt and Deficits in US State of The Union Address. Measuring Presidential Position on Fiscal Discipline (1920-2008)

United States President Barack Obama is about to deliver his last State of The Union Address before elections. The message is crucial for his reelection aspirations, and will be scrutinized by all. Republican rivals will try to use Obama’s statements as political ammunition against him. In the midst of a severe and unsolved economic crisis,…

Oslo Blast and Utoya Shooting as Publicity for 2083 Manifesto. Media Coverage Analysis

(photo by Emilio Morentatti, AP) This is a very sensitive post in our series of analysis of crisis and their media coverage analysis. It requires some preliminary remarks and statements: 1. This blog, all posts and this post are primarily designed for scholars and professionals interested in media coverage analysis, reputation analysis and branding. 2.…

The Shocking Reputation Irresponsibility by German Authorities on E Coli Crisis: How to Kill Innocent Cucumbers from Spain

(You can download here a pdf version of this post, with additional images analysis. In English, or check the abstract in Spanish, resumen en castellano). Germany is suffering a major health alert due to a highly lethal epidemic produced by a new strain of e Coli bacteria. The outbreak is geographically located in the North…

Movimiento 15-M, Democracia Real Ya: Perception by Local Newspapers El Mundo, El País, Intereconomía, Público

In the precedent post we showed our first analysis about the phenomenon Democracia Real Ya as viewed by international media. We mentioned that this unprecedented initiative in Spain and the extent of its impact is taking also local media by surprise, and makes them difficult to explain and judge it. We capture in this post…