5G has been in the pipeline since as early as 2008. Today, 5G is nearly in our grasp and 2020 will see the first roll out of commercially viable 5G in consumer devices. But what does it really mean for cities? For businesses? Will 5G herald the next wave of digital transformation or will we just be living in a faster version of our current society?
We are living in unprecedented times. And in the midst of it all, destination marketing and investment promotion organisations are taking stock and rapidly evolving their role. In the face of a global crisis, what can DMOs and IPOs constructively do to mitigate the damage?
What happens when place branding becomes separated from the government? What changes when the private sector becomes the leading driver of a place brand strategy? Can it work? We looked to three contrasting examples of private sector-led place branding initiatives to understand some developing trends in private sector engagement.
Design has never been more beautiful. Video has never been cheaper to produce. But if you don't understand the DNA of your place, you can't land a successful place branding strategy. Todd Babiak, CEO at Brand Tasmania, shares his thoughts for ensuring success.
How have Topeka revitalised their approach to talent attraction? Bob Ross, SVP Marketing & Communications, Greater Topeka Partnership, shared how collaboration between multiple stakeholders has enabled the revitalisation of their downtown and an innovative new programme to entice talent to relocate to Topeka.
Brand Finance unveiled the Global Soft Power Index at a summit in London on February 25th, in front of an audience of over 400 international diplomats. What were the key findings from the index, and what can place branders learn from soft power experts?
How do we move from looking to raise the number of bed nights to looking at the impact 'beyond tourism'? Karen Bolinger, Strategic Advisor at Best Cities, outlines how destination marketing organisations are working to track the social outcomes their events are delivering.
No one wants to imagine the worst will happen. But being prepared is key to managing a potential crisis. With Coronavirus creating an international emergency, we looked at what connects three examples of best practice in the face of overwhelming adversity.
How do you re-brand a city successfully? Thirty years on from the creation of their original brand, the City of Mississauga decided to relaunch their place brand strategy to bring their identity in line with the diverse population of the city. But how have they made this ambition a reality?
Placemaking is a process that "inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces... strengthening the connection between people and the places they share." But what does placemaking need in order to be successful?
We can never say this enough: there’s more to place branding than a logo and a tagline. But what can we learn from the success of Melbourne’s place brand design? What’s the key to creating a brand identity that lasts?
The 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks 132 countries and 155 cities for their ability to attract, grow and retain talent. What can we learn from cities who have mastered the art of competing for talent against the economic might of the tier one cities?
There have been many placemaking projects to reclaim disused areas and transform them into green public spaces, but none have the audacity of Raleigh’s 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park project. Sean Malone, President and CEO, of Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy to discover how citizen engagement and collaboration are at the core of their strategy.
Effective digital transformation is key for the future success of place brands, destination marketing organisations and investment promotion agencies. So what lessons can we learn from the place brands that have implemented effective – and ingenious – digital reforms?
The UK media is covered in headlines proclaiming the death of the high street. But this isn't true - they're just in a process of transformation. How are destinations using innovative placemaking and policy reforms to revitalise their city centres?