From inter-institutional collaboration to ambitious decarbonisation plans, discover how the Costa Rican nation brand became the core of the national consensus for the new century in their award -winning case study.
If there are any silver linings to the COVID-19 pandemic, the renewed spirit of global collaboration and creative innovation would be one. As one of the few EDOs to collaborate with the private sector in the UN's Global Hack, Locate in Kent share advice for EDOs looking to ensure their organisations are sufficiently resourced and agile to survive and thrive through the crisis and the recovery period.
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.
How can you leverage economic data to drive a comprehensive web strategy as an investment promotion agency? Stéphane Paquet, President & CEO at Montréal International, shares how data, story telling and a sector-specific approach have been central to their success.
As we adjust to a COVID-19 world, we’ve got a real opportunity right now to rethink our approaches to tourism and embed a sustainable approach into our long-term strategy. How can we create a framework that helps to ensure we make sustainable decisions?
A clear place brand strategy is more than a nice accessory - it creates a framework for how your destinations should respond to unexpected challenges. Clare Barnett, Director of Economic Development & Culture for the City of Brampton, explains how they have centred their place brand identity at the heart of their COVID-19 response, and how a clear communication strategy and policy advocacy is enabling them to support their private sector through the crisis.
A global recession is unavoidable. UNCTAD [The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development] are estimating that global FDI could drop by as much as 40%. And with companies likely to look towards regionalising their supply chains, a comprehensive Aftercare strategy has never been more important. But how has Aftercare evolved to meet the demands of a COVID-19 world?
As we prepare for recovery after COVID-19, building collaborative relationships could be key to stretching limited resources further. Edith Wong, CMO at Invest Hong Kong, shared how the nine cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) are being promoted collaboratively, whilst retaining their unique positioning.
Is there a danger that we lose focus on sustainability in favour of quick recovery after COVID-19? Or is now the time to make real change, to take this global standstill and use it as a chance to determine how we can build more sustainable tourism and place economies?
While tourism and promotion campaigns have mostly ground to a halt, DMOs and EDOs around the world are reinventing themselves to take a more active role in destination and community management. How are they achieving this?
Being digitally savvy isn't a nice bonus any more. It's essential. Claus Loenborg, CEO at Copenhagen Capacity, and Guri Hodgaard, Director of Tourism and CEO at Visit Faroe Islands, share their award-winning social media strategies.
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.
In 2017, challenges facing South Africa's economy made global news, and the investment brand was severely damaged. To combat this, the Western Cape Government launched a campaign to increase investor confidence and to position the region as 'more' than just tourism.
Phil Batty from Hull, European City of Culture for 2017, and Sam Hunt from Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture in 2019, shared how they each created a year-long programme that leveraged their cultural assets to deliver long-term benefits.
Brand Finance unveiled the Global Soft Power Index at a summit in London on February 25th, in front of an audience of over 400 international diplomats. What were the key findings from the index, and what can place branders learn from soft power experts?