Strategy Toolbox

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

Strategy Toolbox

What gets in the way of powerful place-branding?

Home is a reflection of who we are, at our best, and who we hope to be. There is always a deep, meaningful reason why we choose to live where we live. We want to express our pride in an authentic way, celebrate what makes us unique, and reinforce it in the way we plan and build together. What gets in the way of powerful place-branding?

label_outline Citizen Engagement Reputation Private Sector Place Branding Design Collaboration
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Investment Promotion: The road to maturity

Investment promotion agencies and economic development teams are increasingly adept at attracting international companies and growing their locations. We see sector specific segmentation and an understanding that “liveability” and the values behind your place brand are as important as tax incentives. However, relatively few locations have developed the policies, processes and mindsets necessary to help the businesses they have worked so hard to attract actually thrive. This blog discusses the basic principles of Aftercare, and, with a couple of examples, shows the value Aftercare can deliver.

label_outline Private Sector Investment Promotion
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Strategies for smaller places: how to use what you have

Kimberly Connaghan, VP Global Media - Travel, National Geographic

Shauna Stewart, CEO, Experience Olympia & Beyond

Mary Ann Mahoney, CEO, Boulder CVB

Marla Tambellini, Deputy Director/Vice President of Marketing & PR, Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Download presentation slides for Experience Olympia HERE and Explore Asheville HERE.

label_outline Tourism Reputation Place Branding Economic Development Cultural Heritage