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.
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?
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.
How have Topeka revitalised their approach to talent attraction? Bob Ross, SVP Marketing & Communications, Greater Topeka Partnership, shared how collaboration between multiple stakeholders has enabled the revitalisation of their downtown and an innovative new programme to entice talent to relocate to Topeka.
Effective digital transformation is key for the future success of place brands, destination marketing organisations and investment promotion agencies. So what lessons can we learn from the place brands that have implemented effective – and ingenious – digital reforms?
How are perceptions of the UK created, and how are they changing? Hear from Conrad Bird, Director at the GREAT Britain Campaign, how can the brand architecture of Great Britain work best for all stakeholders?
Dan Bridge, Programme Director, The Royal Docks Team Linsey Wooldridge, General Manager of Marketing, Lendlease Europe Helen McHugh, Head of Business Partnership, London & Partners Kevin Murphy, Chairman, Excel London
Most Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) today rely to some degree – if not a great extent – on traditional survey research. Surveys enable DMOs to ask tailored questions to a targeted demographic, resulting in meaningful insights. Surveys are, and will continue to be, an important component of marketing and branding strategies.
When countries are trying to create a Country Brand strategy, they frequently do it without a strategic approach in mind and often lack a proven methodology or model for doing so. In practice, these countries learn the process as they progress and consequentially make unforeseen mistakes. As they lack comprehension of this task’s complex nature, they don't manage the process effectively.