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In The Spotlight

How Vilnius leveraged global news coverage of mass layoffs from the tech giants into a successful talent attraction campaign

When the headlines broke that Meta and Twitter were laying off huge swathes of their staff, Go Vilnius launched an opportunistic, guerilla marketing campaign to tempt people into moving to the city. Pija Ona Indriūnaitė, Head of Marketing for Go Vilnius, shares what inspired the strategy and what it means for the future of Vilnius as a Tech Hub.

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The Place Brand Portfolio is City Nation Place's searchable portfolio of Awards case studies from the past five years.


Place Branding: Solving the measurement challenge. How place brand and marketing teams are investing in data and research to shape their strategies, engage stakeholders, and stay ahead of the curve.






In the Spotlight

Interviews with the place leaders and CEOs, Directors, CMOs and heads of strategy for place branding teams from around the world.

How Vilnius leveraged global news coverage of mass layoffs from the tech giants into a successful talent attraction campaign

When the headlines broke that Meta and Twitter were laying off huge swathes of their staff, Go Vilnius launched an opportunistic, guerilla marketing campaign to tempt people into moving to the city. Pija Ona Indriūnaitė, Head of Marketing for Go Vilnius, shares what inspired the strategy and what it means for the future of Vilnius as a Tech Hub.

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Travelling Bahamian style: How The Bahamas are connecting visitors with their residents

For 45 years, the team at The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation has been connecting visitors to residents for a truly authentic experience. Bernadette Bastian, the Ministry’s General Manager and the driving force behind the People-to-People programme, joined us to talk about how they’re transforming tourists into temporary locals and creating lasting memories that unite residents and travellers. 

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Micro-adventures with major impact: Crafting a visual story for the Seattle Southside region

Explore Seattle Southside’s new visual identity is a testament to the power that a creative design can have in shaping perceptions of your place. Bringing together three distinct cities under one brand narrative, this new strategy celebrates micro-adventures and the quirkiness you can find under the surface of the most unexpected of places. To understand what the secret was to Seattle Southside’s success, we sat down with CEO Mark Everton to find out how they breathed new life into the region’s tourism marketing.

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Strategy Toolbox

How-to articles and case studies sharing best-practice approaches to all elements of place branding and marketing.

Trends & Insights

Blog posts bringing together takeaways from events, interviews, and our conversations with place branding practitioners around the world that suggest important trends, or provide inspiring ideas.


The role of sustainability in building nation brands + integrating digital signals and perception research to measure and manage performance

Ipsos’s Jason McGrath reviews the findings from the 2023 Ipsos-Anholt Nation Brand Index to uncover emerging trends and what it is that drives the performance of the strongest nation brands. Listen in to discover the role sustainability performance plays and what tools nation brand leaders can and should be leveraging to proactively manage their nation brand performance.

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Re-defining the future of places at City Nation Place Global 2023

It is always a privilege to join delegates from around the world at City Nation Place Global to discover how cities, regions, and nations are redefining what success looks like in place branding and place marketing. With two hundred delegates in attendance, and speakers from every continent representing more than twenty places, this year was no exception.

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What Works

Case studies, research reports, and articles demonstrating the effectiveness of nation, city, and place branding and marketing strategies.

Houston's place brand unification project

Houston needed a brand that would be inclusive of all industries - and it needed to reflect the community's sentiment too. Discover how Houston's brand unification project ensured that all stakeholders are working in alignment and towards a common goal – to further enhance Quality of Place.

label_outline Destination MarketingEconomic Development Place BrandingReputationTourism