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In the Spotlight
Interviews with the place leaders and CEOs, Directors, CMOs and heads of strategy for place branding teams from around the world.
Place branders share their expertise ahead of CNP Americas 2023
In just three weeks’ time, we’ll be welcoming 200 place leaders from across the USA and Canada to New Orleans for the seventh annual City Nation Place Americas conference. Here's just a sneak preview of the discussions you’ll be able to join in order to get you excited ahead of the conference on June 7-8th!
City diplomacy in action: Why Prague is taking an active role tackling global challenges
Discover how Prague is leveraging city diplomacy to take an active role in global challenges where the national government is unable to react as rapidly, and how cities can collaborate together for a more sustainable, resilient future.
Rebranding the most famous city in the world
When you represent arguably the most famous city in the world, launching a rebrand can be a daunting task. Nancy Mammana, Chief Marketing Officer for the newly re-named New York City Tourism + Conventions, talked us through how they’ve developed their strategy and what they’re doing to engage their stakeholders along the way.
Attributing foreign investment to place marketing efforts
What can you do to demonstrate the impact that place marketing has on the bottom-line for your organisation? Mohamed Ashoor, Head of Digital Marketing at the, Bahrain Economic Development Board [EDB], talks to us about how they developed a marketing attribution model to show the impact that marketing has on delivering investments into the Kingdom.
More from In the Spotlight
Integrating nation brand values and investment attraction
Whether you’re a city or a country, your values should be at the heart of your place brand strategy. Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity, joins Constanza Cea, then the Director of Marca Chile, to discover how Chile is connecting values and social entrepreneurship to drive investment into the country.
Stepping out into the sun: Canberra’s new brand positioning aims to sway hearts and minds
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. But it’s not Australia’s most famous city. To tackle misconceptions about the city, the team at Canberra are unearthing the city’s DNA to position the city in a way that reflects their everyday reality and showcases Canberra’s strengths to a domestic and international audience. Isaac Mizrachi, Senior Director – Marketing for VisitCanberra, caught up with us to outline the strategy and vision for the city, as well as his top tip for other destinations looking to grow awareness of their place.
How Medway launched a regeneration programme and what they’re doing to engage residents along the way
Medway in Kent was one of 25 areas in England awarded a share of £3 million to help them set their own standards for design locally. We asked Virginie Giles, Place Manager & Director for We Are Medway CIC, to explain more about the impact placemaking is having on the area, including the importance of bringing Medway’s diverse communities together to deliver positive change.
Tech, talent, and sustainable futures
Shelley Watson, Head of Marketing for Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, spoke with Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, CEO at Copenhagen Capacity, to understand Copenhagen’s success at attracting top talent and how Copenhagen’s sustainable values have proven such an asset.
Managing Ukraine’s nation brand during a war
Maria Lypiatska, Head of BRAND UKRAINE and Strategic Communications Advisor for the MFA, outlines how they’re telling Ukraine’s story to the world during a war and shares lessons from crisis communications that hopefully you’ll never need to use.
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