Romanian Survival Book

February 13, 2008

Branding Romania

Filed under: Uncategorized — darian @ 11:00 pm

I have seen and read many, many articles, essays and opinions about ‘what is Romania’s brand?’ Is it ‘tzuica’? Maramures? Popular costumes? Polenta? Ceausescu? Nadia? Dracula? What it could be? Do we actually have a brand? Do we need one?

Thinking over this, especially recently, when our ‘brand’ appears to be corruption, shady politics, unwillingness to keep our promises, bad reputation abroad, I was thinking what -really! – are the good and funny parts, what defines us, Romanians.

As I have started this blog over an year ago, then I have abandoned for personal reasons, with the idea of finding what defines Romanians with the good, the bad and the ugly, maybe I should ask these questions again and let the people say their view. So, spread the word, please!

3 Questions:

1. What Romania means to you? Why?

2. What characterizes Romanians – the good, the bad and the ugly? And why?

3. How do you see the future of Romania and why? Political, social, economic, global, artistic/cultural- any perspective you fancy.

Thank you. If you also have relevant photos, don’t hesitate to send it over, I will mention the source.

Claudia

PS: I would like to thank anyone who posted on this blog and left valuable/interesting comments in a polite manner. Even though I don’t answer, I read all of them. Also, to all of the magazines/people who recommended this blog or linked to it because they find it intriguing, without me asking anything and to those who wrote me encouraging emails and valuable feedback. I guess this is how it survived over an year of total pause.

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