Destination Marketing

Tackling common challenges in place branding: six key themes from City Nation Place Americas

What was apparent during last week's Americas conference is that places across the USA and Canada are rising to the challenges created by COVID-19. Here are six of the most common challenges faced by place branders in North America, and how cities, states and regions are pivoting to tackle these challenges.

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Place Branding for the 2020s - and how COVID-19 is impacting on strategic thinking

Two months ago, we were living and working in a different world. What started as research around the emerging trends in 2020 rapidly gained new importance as COVID-19 put the world on lockdown. Discover the discrepancies between our pre- and post-COVID-19 findings to understand how places can adapt their destination marketing and investment promotion strategies for this new reality.

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    Clare Dewhirst Founder and Director, City Nation Place
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    Jason McGrath Senior Vice President, IPSOS Global Reputation Centre
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    Cat Leaver Director, Brand Scotland
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    Rose Wangen-Jones Managing Director, Marketing, London & Partners
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    Geerte Udo CEO, amsterdam&partners

Destination branding in a time of lockdown

What does it mean to be a destination when visitors can no longer travel? Far from obstacle or paralysis, COVID-19 should be a call-out for innovators to create new and timely solutions. How can you utilise this time to make your destination seem so desirable that it's the first place people want to visit when the travel restrictions are lifted?

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How the private sector saved Visit Mexico

In late 2018 it was announced that the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council would be disbanded. A year and a half on, we spoke with Carlos Alberto González González, Director General of the newly relaunched Visit Mexico, to understand how they’re collaborating with industry partners as well as how data is enabling a low-budget promotion strategy during COVID-19.

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What does 5G mean for place marketing, placemaking and place branding?

5G has been in the pipeline since as early as 2008. Today, 5G is nearly in our grasp and 2020 will see the first roll out of commercially viable 5G in consumer devices. But what does it really mean for cities? For businesses? Will 5G herald the next wave of digital transformation or will we just be living in a faster version of our current society?

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7 top tips for destination marketing and investment promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times. And in the midst of it all, destination marketing and investment promotion organisations are taking stock and rapidly evolving their role. In the face of a global crisis, what can DMOs and IPOs constructively do to mitigate the damage?

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Looking Forward as a Tourism Industry Amidst the Uncertainty of COVID-19

While COVID-19 is impacting all industries, the tourism & hospitality sector has experienced the most impact to date given increasing travel restrictions, major event cancellations and overall risk aversion to travel internationally and domestically. Even whilst fire-fighting through the immediate impact, it’s also time to think to the future and recovery planning.

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    Clare Dewhirst Founder and Director, City Nation Place
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    Keith Tan Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
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    Leah Chandler Chief Marketing Officer, Discover Puerto Rico
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    Chris Chiames Chief Communications Officer, Carnival Cruise Line
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    John Bradbury Managing Director, Issues & Crisis, Ketchum
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    Sara Garibaldi Managing Director, Travel & Economic Development, Ketchum

Looking Forward as a Tourism Industry Amidst the Uncertainty of COVID-19

While COVID-19 is impacting all industries, the tourism & hospitality sector has experienced the most impact to date given increasing travel restrictions, major event cancellations and overall risk aversion to travel internationally and domestically. Even whilst fire-fighting through the immediate impact, it’s also time to think to the future and recovery planning.

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