Place Branding

How Vilnius leveraged global news coverage of mass layoffs from the tech giants into a successful talent attraction campaign

When the headlines broke that Meta and Twitter were laying off huge swathes of their staff, Go Vilnius launched an opportunistic, guerilla marketing campaign to tempt people into moving to the city. Pija Ona Indriūnaitė, Head of Marketing for Go Vilnius, shares what inspired the strategy and what it means for the future of Vilnius as a Tech Hub.

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Micro-adventures with major impact: Crafting a visual story for the Seattle Southside region

Explore Seattle Southside’s new visual identity is a testament to the power that a creative design can have in shaping perceptions of your place. Bringing together three distinct cities under one brand narrative, this new strategy celebrates micro-adventures and the quirkiness you can find under the surface of the most unexpected of places. To understand what the secret was to Seattle Southside’s success, we sat down with CEO Mark Everton to find out how they breathed new life into the region’s tourism marketing.

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Houston's place brand unification project

Houston needed a brand that would be inclusive of all industries - and it needed to reflect the community's sentiment too. Discover how Houston's brand unification project ensured that all stakeholders are working in alignment and towards a common goal – to further enhance Quality of Place.

label_outline Destination MarketingEconomic Development Place BrandingReputationTourism

The Leiden Equation: Unpacking the city’s successful formula for place branding

The Dutch city of Leiden is steeped in history – and is home to the country’s oldest university, founded in 1574. Fast forward some five hundred years, the city is leaning into its long heritage of scientific innovation to create an impactful place brand strategy that is engaging residents, businesses, and government alike in celebrating their proud history.

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Inside Fiji's award-winning place marketing campaign, ‘Where Happiness Comes Naturally’

Fiji’s stunning landscape has never been in question – but you need more than beautiful beaches to stand out from the crowd in an era of overwhelming competition for attention. Recognising that tourists were looking for more authentic travel experiences and that the Fijian need for storytelling was deeply rooted in their culture, Tourism Fiji set out to overhaul their strategy – and in the process, were named winners at the City Nation Place Awards for their efforts.

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Ten ways to prove the value of place branding and place marketing

A successful place branding strategy is by its nature a long-term strategy, and those who don’t understand that will often be looking for shorter-term wins. So what does best practice look like when it comes to educating your stakeholders and giving a realistic overview of your impact? We reached out to the City Nation Place Expert partners to get their insight on what you should be focusing on.

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