Benchmarking and celebrating best practice in place branding and marketing.
Buy Awards 2019 Showcase Book


Best Citizen Engagement


Checkout 247, entered by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

For one brilliant idea that conveyed everyday life in Finland and created conversations the world over

Highly Commended

India City Walks, entered by City Explorers Private Ltd

For making the citizens of India proud of their heritage and true citizen ambassadors

Best Communications Strategy


From “Come Back” to Comeback, entered by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company & Ketchum

A masterclass in crisis communication that delivered real results and economic value

Highly Commended

Dive Into the Hague, entered by The Hague Marketing Bureau

For a beautiful campaign that changed opinions and exceeded its KPIs

Best Use of Design


Enterprise Estonia

For a clear vision, beautifully expressed and strategically managed

Highly Commended

Irkutsk City Brand, entered by Institute for Identity

For a bold, brave, design solution that stands out from the crowd

Best Use of Social Media


The Codenhagen Challenge, entered by Copenhagen Capacity

For sheer innovative brilliance and results which we expect to continue to grow in years to come

Highly Commended

Inspired by Iceland, entered by Promote Iceland

For creative genius, with a message, and huge viral success

Place Brand of the Year  - Sponsored by 


Eindhoven, entered by Eindhoven 365

An economic turnaround created by a vision with purpose, an open-source brand that continues to build momentum

Highly Commended

Restart in Idanha, entered by Bloom Consulting

For great vision and ambition, with the purpose of solving a global issue and delivering local results