Helsinki: how attractive for investors, visitors, talent and digital nomads? Here our summary of international rankings and indices measuring Helsinki's economic performance, its sustainability, brand strength and reputation.
Cecilia Cassinger, Andrea Lucarelli and Szilvia Gyimóthy introduce us to "The Nordic Wave in Place Branding" - a new book just published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Read what Nordic place branding is all about and how it differs from other approaches.
Andrea Lucarelli of Lund University in Sweden, in this interview discusses his research into the political dimension of place branding, latest research trends and the role of social media.
In this interview Anna Gissler, Acting CEO of Stockholm Business Region (with the two subsidiaries Visit Stockholm and Invest Stockholm) shares her thoughts on success factors, challenges and trends in city branding - which, as she says, really isn't about logos or slogans.
Mia Kemppaala, founder of Polar Bear Pitching in the city of Oulu in Finland's north, tells us how the event came all about, why Polar Bear Pitching has become so important for the city and why it is important to sometimes take a jump into the cold water, embracing the unknown.
Helena Renström, marketing manager of Skellefteå municipality in Sweden in this interview tells us how this small Swedish community managed to attract the country's largest battery plant. She also reflects on why place branding has to be linked to place development, and which pitfalls city brand managers should avoid.