IN DEPTH

In the Spotlight

Interviews with the place leaders and CEOs, Directors, CMOs and heads of strategy for place branding teams from around the world.


Live, work, play: the story behind London’s latest restoration project

To many Londoners, Brent Cross is best known for its shopping centre. Now, though, there is an ambitious regeneration project underway. Nick Searl, Partner at Argent Related and the joint lead on the project, joined us for a conversation to share how the ambitious development will put the spotlight on sport, play, and community wellbeing.

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Building a data-centric nation branding strategy

Creating a nation branding strategy is no small challenge. To be successful, it needs to be grounded in the everyday reality of that country, and to achieve that, you need data. Eglė Kudzmanienė, Chief Advisor at Brand Lithuania Unit, detailed how the nation created a data-centric approach to country branding that allowed them to react rapidly to changing perceptions of Lithuania.

label_outline Digital Reputation Citizen Engagement Place Branding Reputation Data

How hosting COP26 is cementing Glasgow's green credentials

The spotlight is on Glasgow as the hosts of COP26. What role do cities play in addressing global challenges such as climate change? Susan Aitken, Council Leader for Glasgow City Council, shares how can cities can leverage their events to grow their international reputation, engage citizens in key areas, and generate equitable development.

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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.


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.


Brand Bergen

As an iconic city and region, Bergen naturally comes with an inheritance of many clichés and tired symbols – and so did the former Visit Bergen profile, created in 2000. The identity wasn’t made for digital surfaces, and the positioning of ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ could communicate that it was only as a stop-over destination on the way to somewhere else.

label_outline Destination Marketing Tourism Design