Making Chile visible: purposes, operationalisation and audiences from the perspective of nation branding practitioners

Jiménez-Martínez, César. 2017. Making Chile visible: purposes, operationalisation and audiences from the perspective of nation branding practitioners. Geopolitics, 22(3), pp. 502-524. ISSN 1465-0045 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Chile has become the paradigm of nation branding in Latin America, employing branding initiatives to try to shake off the uncomfortable past of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, as well as to create a ‘new’ image that fits into a globalised and neoliberal world. Whilst there has previously been some analysis of Chile’s branding efforts, the viewpoints of the local actors involved in these initiatives have largely been ignored. This article addresses this issue, examining the tensions faced by different individuals who have taken part in nation branding in the country. Drawing on interviews with some of these individuals, this article examines three areas of tension: (1) the conflicting purposes guiding the practice of nation branding, (2) the difficulties around the operationalisation of nation branding and (3) the controversies regarding the intended audiences for their efforts.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2017.1329724

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
9 May 2017Accepted
6 June 2017Published

Item ID:

22870

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2018 16:53

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:43

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22870

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