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 Florian if you seek advice on specific topics.
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 (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 (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 (USA) provides branding, engagement and destination marketing that builds civic pride and attracts talent, tourism & investment.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
Maísa Prieto (Santiago, Chile): independent consultant focused on tourism destination branding, tourism destination marketing strategy, innovation in tourism and product development.
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.
Resonance (Vancouver / NYC) is a leading global advisor in real estate, tourism, and economic development. It 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 (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.
Scope Communications (Copenhagen, Denmark): Hjörtur Smárason’s consultancy specialising in place branding strategies, storytelling, concept development and crisis management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trajectory (Toronto, Canada) are brand builders working at the intersection of commerce, culture and community, providing place-based strategies, stakeholder engagement, design and communications.
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.”
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