In The Spotlight

logo Emma Håkansson Head of Destination Development, City of Helsingborg, Sweden

Ushering in the digital age of tourism

What does digital transformation actually look like in the destination marketing and investment promotion space? Emma Håkansson, Head of Destination Development for the City of Helsingborg, Sweden, explained how they transitioned from tourist information centres to a digital-first approach.

label_outline Tourism Smart Cities Digital Reputation Destination Marketing
logo Peter Kentie Managing Director, Eindhoven 365

Becoming Eindhoven

Eindhoven have taken the world stage by storm, winning the 2018 City Nation Place Award for Place Brand of the Year. Peter Kentie, Managing Director at Eindhoven 365, took the time to share the thinking behind their repositioning, and to explore their innovative approaches to funding and stakeholder engagement.

label_outline Funding Economic Development Destination Marketing Data Talent Attraction Place Branding Investment Promotion
logo Alice Rampelberg Marketing B2C and E-Commerce Director, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

Je t'aime Paris: How Paris reinforced their brand image

Following the terrorist attacks of 2015, the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau had to add to its usual B2B marketing focus with communications to reassure the consumer audience. Alice Rampelberg, Marketing B2C and E-Commerce Director at the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau, explained how Paris have reinforced their global tourism brand as well as how collaboration with London is opening the door to more American tourists.

label_outline Sustainability Reputation Destination Marketing Crisis Management Citizen Engagement Tourism
logo Adam Joyce VP of Acceleration, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Adam Joyce discusses his thoughts on place branding challenges

There are just a few short days left until the City Nation Place Awards shortlist is announced for 2020! We took the opportunity to ask one of our jurors, Adam Joyce, VP of Acceleration, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, to share a few of his thoughts around the key challenges facing place branders as we head in to the new decade.

label_outline Tourism Place Branding Destination Marketing Citizen Engagement
logo Jos Vranken Managing Director, NBTC Holland Marketing

The future of place branding with Jos Vranken

With the new decade looming large on the horizon - and technology continuing to develop rapidly - how will place branding need to evolve to face the new challenges? Jos Vranken, Managing Director at NBTC Holland Marketing, shared a few of his predictions for the future of place branding.

label_outline Tourism Place Branding Destination Marketing Citizen Engagement
logo Kim Heinen International Press Officer, Rotterdam Partners

The Rotterdam Story

Promoting a destination can be a challenge when its overshadowed on the world stage by another city. But for Kim Heinen, International Press Officer at Rotterdam Partners, embracing your differences – and even your “quirky and ugly sides” can be the key to reaching an audience who truly appreciate your place. We caught up with Kim before the City Nation Place Global conference to get a quick sneak preview of the work that Rotterdam have been doing.

label_outline Data Citizen Engagement Destination Marketing
logo Leigh Dawber Chief Marketing Officer, Cape Town Tourism

Embedding a sustainable approach in your place brand strategy

Sustainability is increasingly seen as an intrinsic element of a place brand strategy - both in terms of managing your environmental impact and the longer-term impact of policies and strategies on your community. With the deadline for the #CNPAwards approaching, we asked Leigh Dawber, Chief Marketing Officer for Cape Town Tourism, how she feels that places should work to embed a more sustainable approach into their place brand vision.

label_outline Place Branding Destination Marketing Citizen Engagement Tourism Sustainability Social Media
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.

label_outline Tourism Private Sector Funding Destination Marketing Destination Management
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