You are looking for someone who can help you with strengthening the identity of your community, bringing stakeholders together around a common vision, or sharpening your place profile for potential investors, visitors, talent?

We recommend the following consultants specialized in topics such as place branding, economic development, talent attraction, storytelling, placemaking, communication and design.

Please contact us for a personal introduction to any of the consultancies listed below.

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2thinknow company profile2thinknow

2thinknow (Melbourne, Berlin, San Francisco) offers specialized skills and insights in innovation derived from data science, data algorithms and data analysis which can be applied to achieve awesome city branding and placemaking results based on logical, rational data.

#citydata #dataanalysis #innovationcities #cityrankings #smartcities

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CivicBrand destination marketing and place branding consultantsCivicBrand

CivicBrand (USA) provides branding, engagement and destination marketing that builds civic pride and attracts talent, tourism & investment.

#loveyourcity #publicengagement #citybranding #destinationmarketing #economicdevelopment

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Development Counsellors International

(USA / Canada) Since 1960, DCI’s expertise in place branding and marketing — through the dual engines of tourism and economic development — has worked to bring visitors and business investment, create jobs, and elevate the lives of the people living and working in destinations around the globe.

#destinationmarketing #economicdevelopmentmarketing #placebranding #passionforplaces #creativeplacemakers

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Florian Kaefer

(Switzerland) As the founder and editor of The Place Brand Observer, Florian has been fortunate to get to know many locations and destinations and to hear (and share) their stories, approaches and keys to success. Contact him if you are looking for advice on:

  • Sustainability and place branding: connecting the dots
  • Place brand storytelling / communication
  • Trends and pitfalls to keep in mind. Best practice approaches

#industrytrends #placereputation #sustainability #tourism #strategyadvice #storytelling

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Hoyne property marketing AustraliaHoyne

Hoyne (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) is a strategically-led creative agency, and the Australian authority and a global voice in Place VisioningTM, property branding and marketing.

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Robert GoversRobert Govers

Robert Govers (Antwerp, Belgium) is chairman of the International Place Branding Association, managing research partner of, and an advisor, scholar, speaker and author on the reputation of cities, regions and countries. He has worked in over ten countries and as an advisor focuses on helping communities become more admired.

#imaginativecommunities #communityreputation #internationalengagement #identity

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Silver Lining Strategy

Silver Lining Strategy (Melbourne, Australia) specializes in tourism and events strategy, planning, and evaluation. It works with tourism authorities, event owners and councils to plan events that engage locals, drive visitation and encourage investment. The company’s place-based events approach helps put communities on the map.

#listentolearn #invested #openandhonest #communityovercompetition #leavealegacy

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Gunter SoydanbaySoydanbay Consulting

Soydanbay Consulting (Montreal, Canada) uncovers the narrative of a place by drawing parallels between branding and depth psychology; management and systems thinking; places and mythology. Thinking about places as stories.

#placebranding #depthpsychology #archetypes #geniusloci #systemsthinking

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Trajectory brand consultantsTrajectory

Trajectory (Toronto, Canada) are brand builders working at the intersection of commerce, culture and community, providing place-based strategies, stakeholder engagement, design and communications.

#brandresilience #designthatmatters #authenticity #ambitiousplaces #communityco-creation

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