Destination Management

International case study: How Eindhoven turned its fortunes around with a clear vision and cohesive place brand strategy

Eindhoven has transformed itself into an international city of design - but how exactly did the Dutch city deliver economic development through a stakeholder-led place brand strategy?

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logo Rodrigo Esponda Managing Director, Los Cabos Tourism Board

Changing international perceptions of Los Cabos

Following the dissolution of Mexico's Tourism Promotion council, the private sector of Los Cabos stepped into fill the gap. Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, shared details of the collaboration with us, along with the work that they're undertaking to challenge negative stereotypes in the media.

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What do we mean by ‘sustainability’ in place branding?

As our understanding of the complexities of what we mean by “place branding” [vs “place marketing”] grows, so does our awareness of the challenges that place branding and place marketing must face. And as we head towards our fifth annual City Nation Place Awards, we hope to see an increase in strategies which can demonstrate a ‘sustainable approach’.

But what do we mean by that?

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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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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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Seven key lessons from City Nation Place UK

Leading destination marketers, economic developers, property developers and city leaders from across the UK arrived in Birmingham on Tuesday for the first annual City Nation Place UK conference. From start to end, the one-day conference was packed with exciting and inspirational conversations, as place branders shared their experiences through case studies and discussions.

Given the scope and range of the debate, it’s a challenge to sum it all up in one article, but here are the seven key takeaways that stood out the most.

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