City Nation Place Awards 2020

6th annual place branding awards

We are delighted to have received a record number of entries for the Awards this year, from cities, regions, and countries all over the world. The range of entries and the strategies and thinking they represent provide ample evidence of the continuing creativity and commitment of destination marketing organisations, economic development teams, and investment promotion organisations working to deliver value and support to their place communities

Congratulations to all our 2020 finalists. We look forward to celebrating with our winners at the City Nation Place virtual World Congress on 12 November.

VIEW THE 2020 FINALISTS

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We're collating the case studies of our 2020 finalists into our City Nation Place Awards book, which is available to pre-order now. Plus, buy the 2019 Awards Showcase for even more inspiring stories!

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  • Pick up inspirational ideas
  • Improve your understanding of how other towns, cities, regions and nations around the world tackle the challenges and make the most of the opportunities of citizen engagement and social media
  • See how place brand design identities can work harder to deliver against objectives
  • Learn from communication strategies that deliver results across tourism, FDI, talent attraction, and change perceptions
  • Understand how other places develop a collaborative, cohesive brand strategy, with a unified vision, that successfully drives economic development

Categories


Best Citizen Engagement

This category is all about the people factor – a place brand is obviously as much about the people as it might be about government policy, infrastructure, natural attractions, culture, trade or tourism.

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Best Communication Strategy

This categories will recognise that the strategic communication of place brand values should be about so much more than a single objective or single channel advertising campaign.

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Best Use of Data

NEW FOR 2020: This category is all about the strategic use of data and how a place has refined and shaped place brand and/or marketing strategy through insights.

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Best Use of Design

This category is open to entry by place leadership and marketing teams, and by the brand and design consultancies who work with them.

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Best Use of Social Media

This category is for a place which uses social media to engage citizens, to promote policy, to attract tourism, talent or investment can make the effective difference to a place brand.

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Place Brand of the Year

This category is intended to recognise the achievement of place branding teams who bring everything together.

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