Place Branding: Glocal, Virtual and Physical Identities, Constructed, Imagined and Experienced

by Frank M. Go, Robert Govers

Palgrave Macmillan | August 15, 2009 | Hardcover |

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The topic of place branding is moving from infancy to adolescence. Many cities, and nations have already established their place brand and this well documented new book brings the fundamentals of place branding together in an academic format but is at the same time useful for practice.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: August 15, 2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230230733

ISBN - 13: 9780230230736

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Place Branding: Glocal, Virtual and Physical Identities, Constructed, Imagined and Experienced

by Frank M. Go, Robert Govers

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: August 15, 2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230230733

ISBN - 13: 9780230230736

About the Book

The topic of place branding is moving from infancy to adolescence. Many cities, and nations have already established their place brand and this well documented new book brings the fundamentals of place branding together in an academic format but is at the same time useful for practice.

Table of Contents

List of Figures * List of Tables * Preface * PART I: TOWARDS PLACE BRANDING * Introduction * The Origins of Place Branding * Immediate Discipline * Summary of Part I * PART II: PLACE BRAND STRATEGY * Strategic Place Branding Elements * Signature Case Dubai: Brand Strategy * Case Zeeland (The Netherlands): Place Identity Research * Case Flanders (Belgium): Place Identity Research * Summary of Part II * PART III: PLACE BRAND PERFORMANCE
* Place Brand Performance Elements * Signature Case Dubai: Projected Image Research * Mini Case Zeeland (The Netherlands): Place Experience * Summary of Part III * PART IV: PLACE BRAND SATISFACTION * Place Brand Satisfaction Elements * Case The Netherlands: Perceived Image Research * Signature Case Dubai: Perceived Image Research * Summary of Part IV * PART V: CONCLUSION  * The 3-gap Place Branding Model * Signature Case Dubai: Research Conclusions * How to Build Strong Place Brands that Bridge Gaps * Appendix I: Suggested reading
* Appendix II: Survey Content Analysis Procedure * Dubai * Canary Islands * Flanders * Florida
* Morocco * Singapore * Wales  * References

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The topic of place branding is moving from infancy to adolescence. Many cities, and nations have already established their place brand and this well documented new book brings the fundamentals of place branding together in an academic format but is at the same time useful for practice.

About the Author

ROBERT GOVERS is currently serving as Adjunct Associate Professor, holding the Visit Flanders Chair in Tourism Management of the Consortium University of Leuven, Belgium, where he was also Project Manager at the Flemish Center for Tourism Policy Studies. Besides this he is a visiting faculty with The Hotel School The Hague, Rotterdam School of Management, IULM University in Milan, the University of Turin and several institutes in Dubai. He co-authored many publications in the field of place branding and image, tourism, hospitality and quality management. As a project manager, Govers has been involved in many consultancy projects for reputable organizations such as IATA, the European Commission, the Flemish Government and various Dutch ministries and tourism promotion boards, and has taught courses on place branding, marketing, services marketing, strategic services management, and research methods. www.rgovers.com FRANK GO is Professor and Director of the Centre for Tourism Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. Prior to his present post he served within business faculties at universities in Canada and Hong Kong. His research focus is on marketing strategy, destination images & brand identity, ICT and innovation, sustainable business development. He serves as Academic Director of the MSc program - a joint program of RSM/Hotel School The Hague - and is a visiting professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan and the Open University Busin
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Editorial Reviews

"This book makes a very useful addition to the rather scarce literature on the subject. What I always look for, and what I''m particularly gratified to find in this book, is a prominent acknowledgement of the deeds not words school of thought which I devote most of my energies to communicating." - Simon Anholt, Government Advisor and author of the Anholt Nation Brands Index and Competitive Identity (Palgrave), Member of the UK Foreign Offices Public Diplomacy Board

"Robert Govers and Frank Go''s new book brings a new level of intellectual rigour to the often misunderstood subject of place branding." -  Nicholas Ind, Managing Partner of Equilibrium Consulting and author of Living the Brand and Branding Governance
"This book is a valuable addition to current thinking on the subject of place branding. It offers fresh insights and perspectives. I thoroughly recommend it for practioners and students of place marketing." - Roger Pride, Marketing Director of Visit Wales and co-author of Destination Branding, Creating the Unique Destination Proposition (Elsevier)

"I truly appreciate this book''s attempt to approach the practice of place branding from an (applied-) academic perspective." - Sicco van Gelder, Founder of Placebrands and author of Global Brand Strategy-Unlocking Branding Potential Across Countries, Cultures and Markets (Kogan Page)
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