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In The Spotlight

The story behind Cardiff’s bid for equality

Hot on the heels of being voted in for a second term, Cardiff’s BID is aiming to position the Welsh Capital as the UK’s first Equality City. Before she joins us at City Nation Place UK this November, Carolyn Brownell, Head of Marketing and Communications at FOR Cardiff, explains how the city has taken it’s first steps towards realising this ambitious vision.

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In the Spotlight

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


Keeping Austin weird in the face of huge success

Austin has seen phenomenal growth in recent decades, but what does this mean for the future of the city’s place brand proposition? We reached out to Tom Noonan, President & CEO at Visit Austin, to understand how they’ve been managing the momentum of their growth and what they’ve done to support their local residents and businesses as they recover from COVID-19.

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How can you evolve key performance indicators for the realities of 2021

As we recover from COVID, there will be lessons from this that continue to affect and shape longer-term strategies going forwards. But what does this mean for the KPIs that we use to measure success? We reached out to Kelly Brough, President & CEO at Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, to understand how they’re evolving KPIs to match new success-criteria and what this means for the future of economic development.

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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.


Measuring the impact of place branding

What if we could conclusively demonstrate the link between place branding and the growth of your economy?

It’s the holy grail of place branding. Which is why we’re delighted to be partnering with Bloom Consulting on a ground-breaking research project to do just that – and we’re inviting place brand, destination marketing, and investment promotion organisations to join the study.

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Place attractiveness for all: how should places, and place leaders, be responding to the national conversations around D&I and equitable development?

How can you adopt intentional D&I strategies that really make a difference? Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore, Kelly Brough, Denver Chamber of Commerce, and Kevin Eshkawkogan, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, outline ideas for improving diversity and inclusion across tourism and all sectors of economic development - and how you can put KPIs in place to measure more than just box-ticking.

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What Works

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