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Coming to a city near you very soon. Smart lamp posts.

October 29, 2018 | Julian Stubbs

I've been in San Francisco this week and have been following the news of just how many US cities are turning to smart tech when it comes to...lamp posts. That's right, lamp posts.

UP FOR REAL, Place Branding, Digital

13 ways the International Place Branding Event Liverpool inspired and connected

June 15, 2018 | Shari Monnes | Boston

From its unique location in a historic dockside warehouse to its fast-moving format featuring thirteen 18-minute long presentations from an array of experts, the International Place Branding Event Liverpool 2018 May 31-June 1 delivered on its promise to inspire and connect those interested in taking a deep dive into place branding and destination marketing.

Place Branding, UP FOR REAL

Meet the city stylists: A new breed of communicators shaping today's place brands

May 08, 2018 | Don Macdonald

As cities grow in size and importance, the image of the city is coming under the control of savvy communicators who know what it takes to create a successful destination brand.

Place Branding, UP FOR REAL

Destination Liverpool: A place branding experience you won't want to miss

April 14, 2018 | Shari Monnes | Boston

UP is heading to Liverpool soon for a two-day Ted-style conference on place branding. The International Place Branding Event Liverpool 2018 happens on the 10-year anniversary of Liverpool being named the 2008 European Capital of Culture. Why Liverpool you might say? Beyond the Beatles and its famous football club, Liverpool has a lot to offer in understanding what makes a place a destination.

Place Branding, International

Eight seconds to impress. Does your logo do it?

March 13, 2018 | Don Macdonald

For many companies, the logo is the essence of the brand. Yet, are logos really what a brand is about? Today, many brands are streamlining their logo designs for the digital era. What does that say about traditional logo design? Are logos still relevant? Let's start by looking at how logos evolved.

Branding, Place Branding, UP FOR REAL

Cool Ideas in Place Branding

March 07, 2018 | Julian Stubbs

When it comes to destination marketing, there are a lot of examples of places that stand out, as well as examples of place marketing that flops.  So what works what it comes to place marketing? Let's consider a couple of cool ideas. Or some very cold ones, perhaps, from the frozen north.

Place Branding, UP FOR REAL

Place branding? It’s not about the logo

February 28, 2018 | Shari Monnes | Boston

Then what is it all about? That’s the provocative question we’ll be debating with top place branding experts from around Europe at the International Place Branding Event Liverpool 2018 on May 31-June 1.

Events, Place Branding, UP FOR REAL

Place branding book: Wish You Were Here

February 15, 2018 | Julian Stubbs

Place branding and destination marketing

Wish You Were Here, The Branding of Stockholm and Destinations, covers the key elements in developing a successful destination branding program and looks at other relevant examples from around the world, such as New York, Liverpool, Barcelona, The Ice Hotel, Hollywood and more. It examines the similarities with the branding of consumer products as well as the major differences and challenges.

Place Branding

The Place Branding Podcast: Liverpool

January 26, 2018 | Julian Stubbs

The Place Branding Podcast, Wish You Were Here. This edition: Liverpool. Interviews with Chris Brown, Marketing Director of Liverpool and John Lennon’s sister, Julia, in the famous Cavern Club. The Place Branding Podcast: Liverpool

Place Branding, Communications

Branding Scandinavia’s #1 Attraction: Royal Djurgården

October 27, 2017 | Julian Stubbs

An exciting new place brand identity for Royal Djurgården (the Royal Game Park) of Stockholm made its grand debut today at a special event attended by Björn Ulvaeus, the Swedish songwriter and former ABBA band member. UP was delighted to be a part of the event, having led the team that created the new brand, identity and website.  

Place Branding

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