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 recommended consultancies listed below.
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
Bloom Consulting (Madrid, London) is a place brand strategy consultancy, pioneering the concept of the Digital Place and Digital Identity: places known for their commitment to digital technologies as a way of organizing their economies, their governance, their place-making, place branding and promotion.
#nationbranding #countrybranding #placebranding #citybranding #digitalidentity
Brand Finance 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
Brandkit.io (Auckland, New Zealand): Visual content marketing and storytelling at scale. Meet Brandkit – the world’s first visual curation platform. Find and curate all your visual assets. Distribute at scale. Publish at scale.
#branding #visualcontentmarketing #visualstory #visualproof #1000pictures
CivicBrand (USA) provides branding, engagement and destination marketing that builds civic pride and attracts talent, tourism & investment.
#loveyourcity #publicengagement #citybranding #destinationmarketing #economicdevelopment
With a legacy dating back 50 years and a team of over 45 in offices in Toronto, Calgary and Zürich, Entro is a world leader in the field of branding and environmental design.
#placebranding #wayfinding #experientialdesign #humancentred #graphicdesign
Your brand has a job to do. Evviva Brands (San Francisco; Edinburgh) provides the tools and training to get it done. In Italian, “evviva” is an exultation, like “hooray.” We think this is how a great brand should make you feel. So our name is a perfect summary for our aspiration.
#ethnography #insight #strategy #identity #curiosity
For the Love of Place (Netherlands) is a solid, knowledgeable and well-connected partner for politicians, civil servants and those professionals tasked with building resilient, sustainable and effective organizations capable of executing strategies that genuinely help the people and the places they seek to serve.
#placesarebrands #ofbyforthepeople #clientempowering #governancethatworks #resultsthatmatter
Future Place Leadership (HQ: Stockholm) is a Nordic management consultancy specialising in talent attraction and the development, innovation and marketing of places. It empowers places – cities, regions and countries – by providing proven and inspiring strategic advice to improve their ability to innovate in order to attract talent, investments and become a contemporary place.
#placebranding #placemarketing #FDI #talentattraction #placemanagement
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.
INSTID (Institute for Identity)
INSTID (London, UK | St Petersburg, Russia) helps create emotional connections between places and people. Places become economically robust and resilient, attractive to visitors and talent, and inspiring and interesting to residents.
#placeidentity #countryreputationmanagement #iconicgraphicdesign #placepersonality #resilientplaces
Landor (offices worldwide) has been using insights and imagination to help its clients grow for 80 years, across 28 offices in 20 countries, working with a broad range of world-famous brands across many industries.
Landor has deep expertise in creating iconic destination and travel brands, including Azerbaijan, NEOM, City of Melbourne, Etihad Airlines, NOMA, Oman, World Trade Centre, Jordan, Dubai Airport, JOALI, Sri Lanka and Singapore Airlines.
#Landor #brandconsulting #brandexperience #brandstrategy #placebranding
Maísa Prieto (Santiago, Chile): independent consultant focused on tourism destination branding, tourism destination marketing strategy, innovation in tourism and product development.
#creativity #destination branding #storytelling #brandstrategy #innovation #smallcities
Places for Us (São Paulo, Brazil) is the first consulting firm in Brazil specialized in place branding. It contributes to the strengthening of communities and places, identifying vocations, strengthening identities, creating resilience and improving people’s quality of life.
#placebranding #placemaking #branding #resilience #identity
Robert Govers (Antwerp, Belgium) is chairman of the International Place Branding Association, managing research partner of good.country, and an advisor, scholar, speaker and author on the reputation of cities, regions and countries. He has worked in over ten countries and as advisor focuses on helping communities become more admired.
#imaginativecommunities #communityreputation #internationalengagement #identity
Scope Communications (Copenhagen, Denmark): Hjörtur Smárason’s consultancy specialising in place branding strategies, storytelling, concept development and crisis management.
#placebranding #crisismanagement #innovation #storytelling #economicdevelopment
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
SSAM Company (Seoul, South Korea) is the consulting business of Chang-Sik SEOL, who specializes in city branding, perception and reputation of cities, relationships among stakeholders in city development, and operational strategies of destination marketing organization.
#citybranding #destinationmarketing #perception #reputation #storytelling
Story Engine (Edmonton, Canada) helps underestimated and misunderstood places build a central narrative, a master story, and to bring it to life with a coherent and consistent strategy that involves citizens as much as governments.
#city-building #placemaking #economicdevelopment #tourism #investmentattraction
The Burghard Group (Ohio, USA) is dedicated to changing the current paradigm of economic development from a focus on job growth to a focus on helping residents more easily achieve their dreams.
#datafocused #practical #resultsdriven #trustowrthy #candid
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
Yellow Railroad (Edinburgh, Scotland) is Tom Buncle’s destination consultancy. Tom helps destinations unearth their competitive mojo, so they can stand out on the world stage. “In business jargon, they call it place branding and destination management planning; we call it positioning places for people and profit. We bring worldwide expertise to local places.”
#placebranding #destinationmanagementplanning #visitoreconomy #crisisrecovery
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