Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who helps national, regional and city governments develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries.

Simon Anholt on Twitter!

You can now follow Simon Anholt on Twitter (@SimonAnholt) for "a gem a day" about nations, cities, regions and their images and reputations, plus a wide range of other global topics. More >
Europe: time to stop wasting money on propaganda

Europe: time to stop wasting money on propaganda

Simon Anholt's much-discussed keynote at the European Parliament in October. More >

Find out what people really think about other countries and cities

How do Americans rank the nightlife in Jeddah? What do the French really think about British culture? How highly do the Chinese rank Japanese technology? How much would a Canadian like to study in Egypt (and vice versa?) Find out with this fun interactive tool based on the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index. More >

London and Sydney knock Paris off the top spot in the 2013 Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index

Plus, Sydney voted safest city in the world, with the friendliest people, in the latest edition of the world's leading city image monitor. More >

Interview with Simon Anholt on Malaysian radio

Simon Anholt recently gave this extensive interview on Malaysian public radio, in which he talks about what countries can really do to influence their international standing, and why nation "branding" is so often a waste of time and money.  More >
Simon Anholt's Keynote at the International Education Forum
Keynote on Australia"s Image

Simon Anholt's Keynote at the International Education Forum

Simon Anholt's recent keynote speech at AIEC's International Education Forum in Sydney, Australia More >
Simon Anholt awarded 2009 Nobels Colloquia Prize for Economics
Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt awarded 2009 Nobels Colloquia Prize for Economics

The tenth annual Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership in Economics and Management was awarded to Simon Anholt "...for his pioneering work on understanding and managing the identity and image of nations, cities and regions; and the impact of reputation on their prosperity and competitiveness." The award is made by a committee of ten Nobel Laureates in Economics.  More >
Simon Anholt's latest book
Simon Anholt's latest book
A wealth of new insights about how countries, regions and cities can truly begin to understand, measure and manage their international standing and identity. Published by Palgrave Macmillan. More >
ETC-UNWTO Handbook on Destination Branding Published
ETC-UNWTO Handbook on Destination Branding Published
This important new manual features an introductory essay by Simon Anholt. More >