Talent Attraction

The unsung benefits of attracting international students to your destination

Are you currently working to attract international students to your destination? If the answer is no, then the chances are that you’re missing a trick. We reached out to three destinations who have been incorporating their study proposition into their broader place brand strategy to understand how they have leveraged their international student attraction to deliver back on their city’s values.

label_outline Destination Marketing Economic Development Soft Power Talent Attraction

Five ideas everyone should take away from the City Nation Place World Congress

Last week, we were delighted to welcome over 600 delegates from around the world to join one or more of the events for the City Nation Place World Congress. Whilst this list really doesn’t begin to tap into the wealth of learnings at the World Congress, we’ve pulled together a summary of the overarching themes that resonated most with us

label_outline Talent Attraction Place Branding Economic Development Destination Management Citizen Engagement Tourism Sustainability Investment Promotion Destination Marketing Data

Embedding digital transformation into your investment promotion strategy

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for robust digital transformation, and investment promotion agencies around the world have been re-evaluating their strategies to ensure they’re still able to reach their investors – even if they’re still halfway around the world. We reached out to Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, CEO at Invest Kuala Lumpur, to understand how the digital strategies they’d implemented have continued to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of this new pandemic world.

label_outline Talent Attraction Digital Reputation Investment Promotion

Diversity, talent attraction, and the Pittsburgh Passport

Pittsburgh is revolutionising their talent attraction strategy – and having the hard conversations about racism and inequality. Alison Treaster, Senior Director of Talent, at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, shared how the Pittsburgh Passport initiative is connecting to talented individuals around the world and helping the region move towards a more equitable future.

label_outline Reputation Collaboration Talent Attraction Private Sector

The state of Denmark

Most of Denmark’s business regions have developed independent branding strategies to attract (the same) group of international companies and talent – and in the end, this is a zero-sum game with more losers than winners. To counter this, a new strategic branding adventure was embarked upon to support the ability of all of Denmark to attract international talent and companies.

label_outline Talent Attraction Collaboration Place Branding

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 Investment Promotion Destination Marketing Talent Attraction Social Media Economic Development Citizen Engagement Tourism Sustainability

Creating the park of the future

There have been many placemaking projects to reclaim disused areas and transform them into green public spaces, but none have the audacity of Raleigh’s 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park project. Sean Malone, President and CEO, of Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy to discover how citizen engagement and collaboration are at the core of their strategy.

label_outline Tourism Private Sector Economic Development Citizen Engagement Talent Attraction Place Branding Collaboration
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