By Phyllis Lee/
“Passion Made Possible” is the new unified tagline and branding of Singapore, launched by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) yesterday.
This is the fourth time Singapore’s identity has been revamped, but this time, it will market the nation to both tourists and businesses. Other statutory boards and agencies under the Ministry of Trade and Industry will also adopt this branding when reaching out to international audiences.
Assistant chief executive from the marketing group at STB, Lynette Pang, said: “This time we wanted to start inside out. We wanted to hear what Singaporeans believed in and wanted a brand that reflected what Singapore is today. It needed to stand for a belief and attitude.”
So is the new branding really what Singaporeans believe in? Some netizens gave their stamp of approval by complimenting the stunning cinematography and content of the campaign’s videos.
However, most netizens have been shooting the new tagline down, claiming that it does not represent Singapore at all.
Netizens brought up how contradictory the slogan was when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Singapore.
Interestingly, it was also pointed out that the slogan sounds sexually suggestive.
“Passion Made Possible” could be a tagline for some pr0n studio marketing campaign, for all we know.
— Jenny Teo (@jennyteo) August 25, 2017
I hope they didn’t pay an ad agency thousands of $ for “Passion Made Possible”. Sounds like bad translation of R-rated Chinese movie title.
— Leona Lo (@ah_kua_show) August 25, 2017