What happens when place branding becomes separated from the government? What changes when the private sector becomes the leading driver of a place brand strategy? Can it work? We looked to three contrasting examples of private sector-led place branding initiatives to understand some developing trends in private sector engagement.
In 2011, Vibe Israel began the task of igniting new conversations that would challenge the international perception that Israel was little more than a site of conflict. Before the City Nation Place Global conference, the CEO of Vibe Israel, Joanna Landau, explained to us what they mean by "bottom-up country branding" and how they worked to implement such a monumental image change.