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How-to articles and case studies sharing best-practice approaches to all elements of place branding and marketing.

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Beyond growth: indicators that reveal the true cost and benefits of tourism

Prioritising growth in terms of visitor numbers alone means that local residents are likely to lose out. The Travel Foundation's Kelly Galaski explores how destinations can embrace a holistic approach to planning that includes a broader range of key performance indicators to ensure you can make informed decisions for residents and visitors alike.

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Six ways to build flexibility into the design identity for your place

A place brand is far more than a logo. But at the same time, having a clear, consistent visual identity is a key component to unifying the different facets of our place as one voice. However, it’s also very easy to get wrong. After all, how do you capture something as multidimensionally complex as a city or nation on paper without being reductive? And what can you do to avoid your community critiquing the cost of the re-design?

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Destination organizations, stakeholders and residents Creating a shared vision for a successful future

As destination organisations globally are increasingly looking inward at stakeholders and residents, they’re addressing what organisational changes are needed to support a shared “social licence” for tourism. Simpleview's David Peacock talks about the importance of having a local voice in destination marketing, and answers your burning questions about community engagement and resident sentiment.

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Place branding on a budget – here’s what you need to know.

Place brand and marketing teams often find themselves operating on a tight budget. And when tasked ­with promoting your place – whether for tourism, investment, talent attraction, or to build civic pride – the key is in making sure that you’re getting the maximum value out of every pound that you invest. Find out how you can deliver a bigger punch with fewer resources here.

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How DMOs and EDOs can collaborate to help win the war for talent

It has never been more important for DMOs and EDCs to work together to reach talented individuals. Dariel Curren, EVP at Development Counsellors International, joined us at City Nation Place Americas to unpack the results of their 2023 research study 'Talent Wars' and explore how you can work collaboratively to raise the profile of your destination to live and work when marketing to visitors.

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