place brand researchers
Our interviews with place brand researchers provide unique insights into the thinking and experience of leading academics in the fields of place branding, destination marketing, economic development and public diplomacy. Interviews are by invitation only and based on peer-nominations, to ensure highest quality and relevance.
Ruya Yuksel on Why City Branding Needs to Team Up with Urban Sociology
Ruya Yuksel in this interview looks at city branding from an urban sociology point of view, reminds us of the role of identity with place brands, and explains why consistency and long-term thinking are the key to success.
Stella Kladou on How Culture Impacts City Branding
Stella Kladou in this interview discusses among other topics the role of culture in city branding, destination marketing trends and the current practice of place branding in Turkey.
Guido van Garderen on the Grand Challenges of Branding and the Ultimate Course on Brand Strategy
Interview with Guido van Garderen, former Strategy Director at Interbrand, on the ‘grand challenges’ of branding, the ultimate course on brand strategy and his thoughts on nation branding in Africa.
Mikael Andéhn on the Meaning of Place, Capitalism and the Potential Limitations of Place Branding
Mikael Andéhn of Royal Holloway University of London in the UK in this interview elaborates on the meaning of places, capitalism and how it affects place branding and place marketing.
Heather Skinner Researcher Profile
Heather Skinner as researcher focuses on place management, marketing, branding, culture and responsible tourism. More in her researcher profile.