Interview: Ed Burghard on Strengthening Brand America

Attracting investment and business for the economic development of a city or region is a key motivation behind many place branding and marketing initiatives. In this interview, Ed Burghard reflects on his long career as marketer for Procter & Gamble and his more recent assignment as head of the place branding and economic development task force for the state of Ohio, USA.

He also reveals the top five ingredients for successful place branding, and how his Strengthening Brand America project supports the American Dream.

Learn about:

  • What place marketing is about;
  • What place branding is about;
  • Which lessons learned in product and corporate branding can be reapplied in place branding;
  • The five top ingredients for a successful place branding strategy;
  • The biggest challenge for place branding work to succeed;
  • The best way to measure the success of economic development and place branding initiatives;
  • Advice to early career place branding professionals.

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