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.
Phil Batty from Hull, European City of Culture for 2017, and Sam Hunt from Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture in 2019, shared how they each created a year-long programme that leveraged their cultural assets to deliver long-term benefits.
Lithuania’s DNA was launched by the Brand Lithuania Unit as a broad consultation with the Lithuanian society to understand how Lithuania should be presented abroad. Discover how the winner of the 2019 City Nation Place Citizen Engagement Award achieved place brand success.
Placemaking is a process that "inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces... strengthening the connection between people and the places they share." But what does placemaking need in order to be successful?
We can never say this enough: there’s more to place branding than a logo and a tagline. But what can we learn from the success of Melbourne’s place brand design? What’s the key to creating a brand identity that lasts?
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?
Helsinki has become increasingly popular amongst Asian tourists in recent years. But how could they connect to this demographic on the platforms they already used? Enter the WeChat MyHelsinki mini programme.
Sometimes at City Nation Place HQ, it feels that we spend a lot of time focussing on the ever-evolving challenges that place branding faces – the problems that have us banging our heads on the wall in frustration. But it’s important to remember that there’s also a great opportunity to be creative and over the years, we’ve seen some truly innovative tourism and investment promotion campaigns. Here are just a few of the most imaginative and unusual place marketing campaigns that make our job, as collectors of place branding stories, so interesting.
Moderator: Andrew Nelson, Director of Editorial Projects, National Geographic Traveler KarynGruenburg, SVP, Partner & Strategic Alliances, Brand USA Doug Warner, Director of Media Relations, Explore Charleston Kerri Verbeke Kapich, COO, San Diego Tourism Authority