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Brand America is Fragile

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institute has authored a new book entitled “Why The World Needs America”.  Robert is an expert on Egypt, the Middle East, U.S. national security and U.S.- E.U. relations. He is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institute. I read an article he recently authored for the Wall […]

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Brand America’s Global Ranking

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I have always learned that you get what you measure, and I must admit throughout my career the saying has been true more often than not. But, it is important to select the right measures and to understand their limits so you can have confidence in your assessment of whether your brand is on or […]

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Brand America Rated #1

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index was released on October 12th. Brand America was once again ranked as the most admired country in the world. This is the third year in a row Brand America was ranked #1. This is in spite of the fact America doesn’t make the top 10 for either the […]

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SELECTUSA – Sizzle or Steak?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

I have been keeping tabs on the SELECTUSA Program since it was created by Executive Order in June 2011. One reason is because my friend Aaron Brickman is the Deputy Executive Director. Aaron is somebody I believe really “gets it” and I am excited to see the Invest in America Program he led so well […]

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Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

At the recent IEDC Conference in Charlotte, NC, I had an opportunity to participate in an event sponsored by Atlas Advertising that explored the decision process for selecting a manufacturing location. Ben Wright, CEO of Atlas Advertising, hosted a panel debate between a team representing Brand America, and a team representing Brand International. I learned […]

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Foreign Direct Investment is Important to Economic Prosperity

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

At this year’s International Economic Development Council Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) as an enabler of success for the U.S. economy was front and center in a number of break-out presentations and private discussions I had with experts on the subject. One great source of information was the […]

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