Barclays eagle causing a flap after 317 years

Barclays eagle is causing a flap after 317 years-Business-Industry Sectors-Banking & Finance-TimesOnline

More logo bafoonery with the news that Barclays are to drop their ‘Tutonic looking’ eagle logo lest it offend the mild mannered Dutch who proabbly couldn’t care less. Ditch it because you don’t like it, or that you want to create someting new, but don’t ditch it because it may offend… customers are offended by sloppy service and outrageous bank charges, not this surely?!  Also, there’s a reason for the eagle, from Barclay’s history page1728 Freame and Gould move to 54 Lombard Street at the sign of the Black Spread Eagle.”

Barclays Eagle

Furthurmore plenty other country in Europe neigh the world has used the eagle at somepoint, including the dutch town of Berg en Terblijt.

Looking at the list of FTSE 100 top 30 Co.’s with a large market cap it’s worth noting that Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Barclays, Lloyds, and BAT are the only ones to use anythign from the natural world in their branding…

1

Royal Dutch Shell

2

BP

3 HSBC
4 GlaxoSmithKline
5 Vodafone Group
6 Royal Bank of Scotland Group
7

Barclays plc

8 HBOS
9 AstraZeneca
10 Anglo American
11

Lloyds TSB

12 Tesco
13

British American Tobacco

14 Rio Tinto Group [1]
15 Diageo
16 BT Group
17 Xstrata
18 BG Group
19 BHP Billiton [2]
20 Aviva
21 Standard Chartered
22 National Grid
23 Unilever [3]
24 SABMiller
25 Prudential
26 Reckitt Benckiser
27 Imperial Tobacco Group
28 BAE Systems
29 Scottish and Southern Energy
30 Centrica
31 Marks & Spencer
32 Cadbury Schweppes
33 Scottish Power [4]
34 Land Securities
35 Legal & General
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