Americas 2019

Five key learnings from City Nation Place Americas 2019

June 6th saw nearly 200 dedicated place branders arriving in West Hollywood for the third annual City Nation Place Americas conference. As always, the debates were honest, the conversations cutting-edge, and it was an insightful and inspiring experience to exchange ideas with the top minds in destination marketing and economic development. However, in a day packed with perceptive commentary, there were five key ideas that particularly stood out to us.

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Advocating for your place brand strategy and its impact on your community: and why that’s so important

Victor Hoskins, Director Economic Development, Arlington,  Virginia
Kristian Sonnier, VP President Communications & PR,  New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Joining the dots in place brand strategy: Creating and implementing a cohesive place brand vision through collaboration

Jason Thorne,  General Manager, Planning & Economic Development, Hamilton, Ontario
Matt Pivarnik,  President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership

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To download Matt Pivarnik's PDF presentation 

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Working with media in an era of shrinking newsrooms to tell your place story

Sara Garibaldi, Managing Director, Travel & Economic  Development, Ketchum
Laura Guimond, Senior PR Manager, International, Travel Portland
Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly, VP Global PR & Media Relations, San Francisco Travel
Emily Kaufman (aka: The Travel Mom)
Jenny Peters, Freelancer, (USAT, New York Mag, The Telegraph, Variety)

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What makes a great neighborhood and how to leverage neighborhood brands as part of your destination development strategy

Moderator: Andrew Nelson, Director of  Editorial Projects, National Geographic Traveler
KarynGruenburg, SVP, Partner &  Strategic Alliances, Brand USA  
Doug Warner, Director of Media Relations, Explore  Charleston  
Kerri Verbeke Kapich, COO, San Diego Tourism Authority

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