Specialized Place Brand Consultants and Agencies

You are looking for someone who can help you with your place brand strategy?

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


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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.


Bloom Consulting business profileBloom Consulting

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.


brandkit.io

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.


CivicBrand destination marketing and place branding consultantsCivicBrand

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


For the love of place consultingFor the Love of Place

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.


Future Place Leadership talent attraction specialistsFuture Place Leadership

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.


Grounded Brands business profileGrounded Brands

Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Grounded is committed to giving place brands the power to move forward, adapting and reaping the opportunities of a wider, more dynamic marketplace.


Hoyne property marketing AustraliaHoyne

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


Institute for IdentityInstitute for Identity INSTID

INSTID, the Institute for Identity (London, Moscow) 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.


Maísa Prieto independent consultantMaísa Prieto

Maísa Prieto (Santiago, Chile): independent consultant focused on tourism destination branding, tourism destination marketing strategy, innovation in tourism  and product development.


Jonathon Day, Placemark SolutionsPlacemark Solutions

Placemark Solutions (Indiana, USA) is committed to helping businesses and destinations create sustainable solutions that benefit both visitors and locals. We believe that tourism, when carefully developed and managed, has potential to contribute solutions to some of the grand challenges faced by society.


Places For Us consultingPlaces for Us

Places for Us in São Paulo 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.


Resonance place marketing consultantsResonance Consultancy

Vancouver / NYC: As leading global advisors in real estate, tourism, and economic development, Resonance combines business strategy and marketing creativity to shape the future of destinations and developments around the world. Its award-winning services span strategy, branding, marketing and research.


Robert Govers panelRobert Govers

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.


Hjörtur SmárasonScope Communications

Scope Communications (Copenhagen, Denmark): consultancy specialising in place branding strategies, storytelling, concept development and crisis management.


Gunter Soydanbay panelSoydanbay Consulting

Every place has a story. And every place has to tell a story. 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.


SEOL Chang-Sik SSAM CompanySSAM Company

SSAM Company, the consulting business of Chang-Sik SEOL in Seoul, Republic of Korea, specializes in city branding, perception and reputation of cities, relationships among stakeholders in city development, and operational strategies of destination marketing organization.


Story Engine Storytelling SpecialistsStory Engine

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.


Ed Burghard panelThe Burghard Group

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.


Bill BakerTotal Destination Marketing

Total Destination Marketing (Oregon, USA) is a highly experienced place branding and tourism planning agency. Over 25 years, Bill Baker has assisted hundreds of cities, regions, and counties across America and around the world with their place branding, destination marketing and tourism and economic development challenges.


Trajectory brand consultantsTrajectory

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


Up There Everywhere agencyUp There, Everywhere

UP THERE, EVERYWHERE (Stockholm, Uppsala, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, New York) is the world’s first global cloud based agency: a brand and digital marketing consultancy passionate about digital nomadism. A community of 180 international specialists ranging from marketing strategy and place branding to communications, content and creative.


Yellow Railroad consultingYellow Railroad

Yellow Railroad is Tom Buncle’s destination consultancy based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He 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.”


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