Social Media

Take Another Look: Azerbaijan’s path to a successful design identity

Azerbaijan took the world by storm with their 2018 “Take Another Look” campaign which encouraged travellers to see the nation’s wonderful diversity. We reached out to Fidan Aliyeva, Azerbaijan Tourism Board, to understand the key to their successful design identity and how an organisation that is still forging its path adapted to the new challenges of COVID-19.

label_outline Social Media Design Tourism Destination Marketing Cultural Heritage

Hall of Fame: 15 of the best place marketing and place branding campaigns

Over the years, we've been privileged to see some of the best and brightest of place marketing and place branding and place marketing campaigns from around the world, and with the 2020 Award winners now announced, we wanted to revisit this list and to update it with the 2020 campaigns that we just can't stop thinking about!

label_outline Place Branding Design Social Media Economic Development Citizen Engagement Tourism

Destination branding in a time of lockdown

What does it mean to be a destination when visitors can no longer travel? Far from obstacle or paralysis, COVID-19 should be a call-out for innovators to create new and timely solutions. How can you utilise this time to make your destination seem so desirable that it's the first place people want to visit when the travel restrictions are lifted?

label_outline Social Media Digital Reputation Place Branding Destination Marketing

What investment promotion agencies can do now to prepare for what's coming next

There are echoes from the recent past in what the global economy is facing today. The SARS epidemic, two Gulf Wars, the bursting of the dot-com bubble, 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis, although different, were external shocks that required swift and focused action. From first-hand experience during those times, and reviewing some of the best initiatives IPAs around the world are already taking today, here is a battle plan for what to do.

label_outline Investment Promotion Social Media Crisis Management

How the private sector saved Visit Mexico

In late 2018 it was announced that the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council would be disbanded. A year and a half on, we spoke with Carlos Alberto González González, Director General of the newly relaunched Visit Mexico, to understand how they’re collaborating with industry partners as well as how data is enabling a low-budget promotion strategy during COVID-19.

label_outline Social Media Destination Marketing Collaboration Tourism Funding Crisis Management

An international social media masterclass for place brand leaders

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.

label_outline Talent Attraction Social Media Economic Development Citizen Engagement Tourism Sustainability Investment Promotion Destination Marketing
Sage Brennan Sage Brennan Co-Founder, China Luxury Advisors

Seeking opportunity in crisis

Among the many tantalizing tropes trotted out by diplomats and China watchers is one popularized in the late fifties by John F. Kennedy: that the Chinese word for “crisis” 危机 weiji is a combination of two characters for “danger” and “opportunity.''

Weiji sure does seem timely. Global turmoil inspires caution and deliberation, but also resolve and visionary action.

label_outline Tourism Investment Promotion Destination Marketing Social Media Economic Development
Leigh Dawber 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 Sustainability Place Branding Citizen Engagement Tourism Social Media Destination Marketing
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