Trends & Insights

Blog posts bringing together takeaways from events, interviews, and our conversations with place branding practitioners around the world that suggest important trends, or provide inspiring ideas.

Trends & Ideas

Five key learnings from City Nation Place Americas 2019

June 6th saw nearly 200 dedicated place branders arriving in West Hollywood for the third annual City Nation Place Americas conference. As always, the debates were honest, the conversations cutting-edge, and it was an insightful and inspiring experience to exchange ideas with the top minds in destination marketing and economic development. However, in a day packed with perceptive commentary, there were five key ideas that particularly stood out to us.

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Trends & Ideas

Advocating for your place brand strategy and its impact on your community: and why that’s so important

Victor Hoskins, Director Economic Development, Arlington,  Virginia
Kristian Sonnier, VP President Communications & PR,  New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

To download Victor Hoskins' PDF presentation 

To download Kristian Sonnier's presentation 

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Working with media in an era of shrinking newsrooms to tell your place story

Sara Garibaldi, Managing Director, Travel & Economic  Development, Ketchum
Laura Guimond, Senior PR Manager, International, Travel Portland
Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly, VP Global PR & Media Relations, San Francisco Travel
Emily Kaufman (aka: The Travel Mom)
Jenny Peters, Freelancer, (USAT, New York Mag, The Telegraph, Variety)

Download PDF presentation

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