According to a global poll conducted by the sexier social network Badoo, the coolest nationality to be is still American. Without much footprint here in the U.S., it’s clear the American dream roundly resonates abroad, with the survey also awarding America with the coolest leader (Barack Obama), coolest singer (Lady Gaga), coolest rapper (Jay-Z), and coolest techie (Steve Jobs).
Our guess as to how this poll was juked for the benefit of Badoo’s visibility in the U.S. is its timing alongside worldwide mania for “Watch the Throne,” the collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West. “Throne” hit #1 in 23 countries the week it was released.
Despite their incredible beer, to be Belgian is to be totally uncool. Perhaps there is a massive public relations opportunity for the nation and its brewers.
Take note marketers, the stuff that makes us so cool includes Apple, jazz, blues, surfing, Ray-Bans, Harley Davidson, Levi’s, Converse, Facebook, and the Sundance Film Festival. Hit TV show The Wire made the list too, even though it was chock full of British actors pretending to be from Balwmer.