Brand and identity

City branding, climate emergency, and resilience: A conversation with our CEO

“In the wake of the pandemic, and facing the climate crisis, leadership has a responsibility to think about resilience.” The Place Brand Observer reached out to ask Destination Think CEO Rodney Payne about the story of a recent place branding success – our company’s...

Words matter: Helping your residents understand brand

We’ve noticed that the word brand makes some people uncomfortable. Has brand become a bad word? Most people don’t speak the language of marketing. Even if they do, they might not know your dialect of place marketing. It’s smart to assume that your stakeholders aren’t...

Not exactly utopia: Byron Bay grapples with a place brand crisis

If its projected image doesn’t match its Place DNA®, your tourism destination risks a fierce backlash from residents. Your destination’s image is formed by thousands, if not millions, of stories people tell. In Byron Bay, Australia, those stories are getting out of...

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