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In The Spotlight

Berlin’s Culture Project: plans for recovery after a year in lockdown

Berlin is arguably one of the cultural powerhouses of the world. With the global cultural sector devastated after a year of lockdown, we reached out to Burkhard Kieker, CEO of Visit Berlin, to discover what the city’s plans were for recovery, and how they have reframed their approach from ‘attracting tourists’ to ‘having guests’.

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Trends & Ideas

Responsive investment promotion and economic development strategies

What's been learned from the current crisis that will strengthen your approach to investment promotion and economic development? Hear from Sarah Russis, Global Head of Sales for FDI Intelligence, Manuel Laboy, Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce for Puerto Rico, Khaled Tash, Deputy for Marketing & Communication for Saudi Arabia's MISA, and Sirpa Tsimal, Director of Investment Promotion for Switzerland Global Enterprise.

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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.


Putting Baltimore on the map as one of America's most inclusive destinations

It's critical that a place brand strategy is representative of your community - and that your community is engaged with your approach. Al Hutchinson, President & CEO at Visit Baltimore, joined us to share the story behind Visit Baltimore's brand re-design, and how they put community voices in the spotlight with their messaging.

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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.


City vs region: how cities and communities within regions can collaborate rather than compete in the recovery?

Will the opportunities to share resources and market the bigger picture as a regional organisation provide greater support for recovery planning post-Corona? What are the challenges and the benefits: what lessons can we learn from places doing it well?

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Future-proof recovery strategies: auditing your planning for sustainability

City Nation Place has been delighted to partner with The Travel Foundation to offer destinations the opportunity of a recovery plan review. Discover the learnings from that process, alongside Kevin Eshkawkogan, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, Andrew Grossmann, Colorado Tourism Office, Patricia Maher, Grenada Tourism Authority, and Kim Robertson, Scottish Enterprise.

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What Works

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