Like many small communities, Waupaca, Wisconsin, needs to attract young talent, businesses and tourists, but also to preserve the values of the community and what has made it a great place to visit and live for decades. How did they reverse the brain drain with a new city brand identity?
Azerbaijan took the world by storm with their 2018 “Take Another Look” campaign which encouraged travellers to see the nation’s wonderful diversity. We reached out to Fidan Aliyeva, Azerbaijan Tourism Board, to understand the key to their successful design identity and how an organisation that is still forging its path adapted to the new challenges of COVID-19.
Over the years, we've been privileged to see some of the best and brightest of place marketing and place branding and place marketing campaigns from around the world, and as we gear up for the 2020 City Nation Place Awards, we wanted to share some of our personal favourites...
For a generation, Edmonton had the worst reputation in Canada - despite the fact that the locals loved the city. They just had no way of articulating their story. But with a comprehensive place brand strategy, the city was able to turn its fortunes around.
What will the investment promotion landscape look like post-coronavirus? We reached out to Sirpa Tsimal, Director of Investment Promotion at Switzerland Global Enterprise and a creative thinker in FDI promotion, to understand what kind of response might be needed after COVID-19.
We can never say this enough: there’s more to place branding than a logo and a tagline. But what can we learn from the success of Melbourne’s place brand design? What’s the key to creating a brand identity that lasts?
What do you think of Azerbaijan? If you’re picturing oil fields, an ex-Soviet state, or even a recent Eurovision contestant, you’re not alone. So how do you encourage people to take a second look and rediscover the wonder of a hugely diverse country?
Clare Dewhirst, Director of City Nation Place, was fortunate to be invited to share what she has learned from our speakers, award entrants, and contributors around the key differences between place branding and place marketing in a webinar session hosted by Civitas, one of our Partners for the 2019 City Nation Place Americas conference. We’re happy to share the script for that session here…
David Aboulkheir is an expert in place branding and is currently in charge of attractiveness at Lille Metropolis development and urban planning agency (ADULM). This article draws on the learnings of a workshop organised for the 39th national meeting of French urban planning agencies, which focused on design and innovation. It took place in Lille and Dunkerque, November 2018.
David Aboulkheir is an expert in placebranding and is currently in charge of attractiveness at Lille Metropolis development and urban planning agency (ADULM). This article draws on the learnings of a workshop organised for the 39th national meeting of French urban planning agencies, which focused on design and innovation. It took place in Lille and Dunkerque, November 2018.