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 brand design.

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

2thinknow Data Innovation Agency

(Brisbane, Australia) 2thinknow offers expertise in research and consulting projects focused on innovation, frontier data science and the future of cities.

2thinknow has been publishing the Innovation Cities™ Index since 2007, an innovation ranking of 500 cities globally. Measured against 162 indicators across 31 industry sectors, the city innovation data is the largest and longest-running study of its kind.

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Brand Finance

(HQ in London, UK) is the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, which publishes the Nation Brands report on the top 100 most valuable country brands and the Global Soft Power Index – the world’s most comprehensive research study on perceptions of soft power.

#softpower #nationbrand #brandvalue #valuebasedmanagement #insightdrivenstrategy

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CivicBrand destination marketing and place branding consultantsCivicBrand

(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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Hoyne property marketing AustraliaHoyne

(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

(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

(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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Trajectory Brand Consultants

(Toronto, Canada) Trajectory is the brand development partner of choice for regions, communities, tourism, economic development, major events and destinations across North America. From Washington, DC to Vancouver Island, we enable places to articulate compelling answers to the fundamental question – Why choose here? – for residents, visitors, talent and investors. Our tools: meaningful stakeholder engagement; brand strategies and messaging to fuel growth; identity and design systems that scale from hyper-local to global; and implementation tools that equip your teams for success.

#BrandResilience #DesignThatMatters #authenticity #AmbitiousPlaces #CommunityCo-creation

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