Into a Bonfire of the Vanities


For many, and strong reasons, communication is now more necessary than ever. The absolute lack of essential messages in the global society is driving us to a mortal emptiness. Mortal because it kills the nature of human being. Emptiness because we can surf the world and find nothing that leads us to any worthy place (understanding worthy as real and human).

I am sure I am not the only one that feels that we, the world, are wandering and wasting a precious time. Communication is life, as it is what links one to another. We should be aware of the huge potential we have now to boost those links. The World has suffered deep moments of crisis of all types, and it has overcome them without the tools we now have at our disposal.

Look at the World now. We are in the Global Village and we use it to destroy, disagree, disgust… The new means of Communication are misunderstood, managed by pseudo-leaders, driven by their own vanity. All this has thrown society into a devastating Bonfire of Vanities.

I used to write in a newspaper and I learned that the more you listen to your vanity, the less you serve the truth. Many, too many, people are convinced that Twitter, Instagram… is not a way, but The Place.

I am not entering the topic of the lack of real, personal, communication through the social networks. They are really incredible if they fulfill their role in our society, but vanity has infected them. And, remember, as vanity increases, truth decreases…

Truth understood as a real message: communication, debate, progress, and never a permanent battle for the power, be it the power 2.0 or any other.

World is struggling against vanities, and not taking the responsibility of this momentum. I feel we are immerse in a strong global revolution, comparable in consequences to the Industrial Revolution. This moment will change the World definitely, and we should say it is in our hands to take the right way. But it is not so clear that it is up to us, as we are no more us but a Babel Tower of vanities -at all means and levels- without a converging point.

We feel wars are far from us. We do not feel others´suffer as we should feel with all these instant and global communications means we now have. Social media make us to position ourselves in one side or its opposite. USA-Iraq-Siria-Daesh-Russia-Alepo-Refugees-Europe-Terrorism-Trump-Mexico-Venezuela-Riots… How many -and so different- phrases will us be able to compose with this chain?

Millions of compositions that showcase how messages, communication, are invaded by the vanities of anyone who takes part (fighting, telling, communicating…).

Advertisements

República Dominicana: cómo ser una marca diferente


Hemos trabajado durante meses en el análisis del potencial de República Dominicana en el ámbito de la Marca País. De entidades privadas en la península de Samaná a la promoción de una National Brand, todo busca el mismo objetivo: diferenciarse del resto del Caribe, mostrar su identidad singular, hacer de RD un lugar que atraiga por lo que realmente es. Cuna de la Historia en América, inicio de su cultura, memoria de unos lazos que perduran. Un país singular.

> Ir la artículo publicado por Marta Vallejo Arenaz en Diariolibre.com (principal medio del Caribe)

“It is independentism that hurts Spain´s Brand”

Aside


“The perception of Spain does not hurt that of Cataluña. It is the other way”. This is the conclusion of the last report of the Spain´s Brand Observatory, that monitors the Brand of Spain. This Observatory is a part of the Instituto Elcano, an official organism of the Spanish Government that takes care of anything around and into the Nation Brand.

Its Director, Javier Noya, stresses the fact: “It is independentism that hurts the Brand of the country“.

Image

Spain´s Brand is getting better and better in the foreign media. And, for the first time in 4 years, we can see positive articles about the country.

Full article in Diario ABC