Benchmarking and celebrating best practice in place branding and marketing.
Finalists now announced
Entries from the Government of Finland and the City of Helsinki lead the field of finalists for the 2019 City Nation Place Awards. With entries from 24 countries, the Jury have been challenged to shortlist the best of the best, ready for the final judging in November.

Now in their fifth year, the City Nation Place Awards benchmark and celebrate place brand design, marketing communications, use of social media, citizen engagement, and place brand strategy for towns, cities, regions, and nations around the world.

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The winners of the 2019 City Nation Place Awards will be announced at the City Nation Place Global conference, taking place in London on 6 & 7 November. The event will bring together 200 delegates representing nation branding committees, city marketing boards, destination marketing organisations and investment promotion agencies around the world. BOOK YOUR PLACE now to learn from over 25 place branding practitioners and experts, and of course to learn who has won the Awards.


Categories


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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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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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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YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM THE 2018 FINALISTS

All the finalists’ case studies are included in our City Nation Place Awards 2018 Showcase booklet, available to buy for £29 + VAT. FIND OUT MORE.

  • 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