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Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

School of Geography

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT

Re-branding the city: changing the image of places and spaces

Rachael Unsworth


Outline

Outline

  • What is a ‘brand’?

  • Why brand a place?

  • Types and examples

  • Process and problems

  • The case of Marketing Leeds


Brand

Brand


Product differentiation superior quality

Product differentiation - superior quality

First English registered trademark 1876

Édouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London


What do they mean to you

What do they mean to you?


Brand and image

Brand and image

Not just name, logo, website, brochure

‘Something that exists in the collective mind of the consumer’

FT article 2002


Why create a brand image for a city or re brand a city

Why create a brand image for a city or re-brand a city?

creates/changes awareness + creates/builds consumer demand for a product in an increasingly competitive market place


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

“Competition among cities is like riding a bicycle: if you don’t pedal, you’ll fall off.

However, globalization is making us increasingly uniform, so we must construct and promote our difference in order to continue existing”

Mirón, Urban Land Institute


Place marketing

Place marketing

  • Assert individuality in pursuit of various economic, political or socio-psychological objectives

  • Need to attract inward investment, visitors, high skilled workers, promising students

  • Shape place identity and promote to specific markets

    Kavaratzis M. and Ashworth, G.J. (2005) City branding: an effective assertion of identity or a transitory marketing trick?


Major assumptions

Major assumptions

  • Places can be treated as spatially extended products

    and

  • Places are in competition in a way that is similar to competition between companies and products


Types of branding re branding

Types of branding/re-branding

  • Structural re-branding/re-positioning; re-branding using events/'year of …......' ; slogans

  • Creating a new image for a place that is transformed or wants to be transformed – pulling out its best assets and qualities, what makes it special


Process of creating a place brand workshop at core cities conference 2007

Process of creating a place brand:workshop at Core Cities conference 2007

  • Identify visual, verbal, experiential elements of places to communicate

  • What are the main (3?) things that you want people to know about your place?

  • Develop message and consider how to put it across to different audiences – internal and external. Forge associations between place and (potential) consumers


Brand identity how the owners want the brand to be perceived

BRAND IDENTITYHow the owners want the brand to be perceived

BRAND POSITIONING

The part of the value proposition communicated to a target group that demonstrates

BRAND IMAGE

How the brand is perceived

Kavaratzis M. and Ashworth, G.J. (2005) p.508


Examples of slogans

Examples of slogans

  • ‘B in Birmingham’, ‘Birmingham: Europe's Youngest City’, or ‘Birmingham, The Global City With The Local Heart’ Oct 2007: announced new exercise

  • ‘Glasgow’s miles better’

  • Kingston-upon-Hull: 'The pioneering city'

  • 'Uniquely Manchester'

  • Edinburgh: ‘Inspiring city’

  • Nottingham: ‘Our Style is Legendary’ changed to


Problems with place branding

Problems with place branding?

  • Can cities be treated like products?

  • Do cities compete in the same way as products?

  • Do messages ring true?

  • Can everywhere be ‘world class’?


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

The Work Foundation: specialisms and characteristics of individual places can help cities build and sustain a distinctive identity

argues for 3 conceptions of distinctiveness: functional, physical and intangible

warns against flashy iconic developments or image campaigns not based on an underlying reality

http://www.theworkfoundation.com/Assets/PDFs/distinctiveness_final.pdf


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

Positive images of the city – heritage, up-market, new facilities, public realm, waterfront, sunshine


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

Unlikely to feature in marketing campaigns?

Ordinary scenes, social divide, dereliction, abandonment, rain


The case of leeds

The case of Leeds

  • Identifying a need for re-branding

  • The Vision for Leeds – strategic aim to ‘go up a league’

  • Marketing Leeds – troubled conception, birth and early years; growing stronger?


The need for re branding

The need for re-branding

  • Old-fashioned imagery associated with the city

  • Low recognition outside the city

    Brahm report 2003

  • Not making the most of its strengths


Vision for leeds 2004 strategic aim of leeds going up a league

Vision for Leeds 2004Strategic aim of Leeds: ‘Going up a league’

  • Appropriate aspiration?

    • are cities like football teams?

    • does the urban hierarchy work like ‘leagues’?

  • Leeds United sank down the rankings just as Leeds adopted this metaphor


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

‘If you don’t work to go up a league, you will end up going down one’

Senior Planner from Gothenburg,

Vision for Leeds workshop, July 2002


Survey identity of city

Survey: identity of city

An Agency Called England asked:

‘If Leeds was a person, what sort of person would it be?’

Response:

A young male, friendly, your best friend, a really nice person to know, an ambitious person, living in a trendy apartment, driving a VW Golf GTi


Divisive process of selecting brand concept from consultants

Divisive process of selecting brand concept from consultants

  • Made in Leeds v. Leeds Live It Love It

    Thompson Design v. An Agency Called England

  • Key stakeholders unwilling to support ‘Made in Leeds’


Marketing leeds as arm s length company

Marketing Leeds as ‘arm’s length’ company

  • Seen as separate from Leeds City Council

  • Needed to attract private funding

  • Greater flexibility in operation


Launch of

Launch of

  • 26 Sept 2005

  • Victoria Quarter – champagne party

  • Introduced brand image and slogan

  • Film of famous Leeds people saying what they like about their home city


Celebrity presenters

Celebrity presenters

Chris Moyles & Gabby Logan


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

Control imagery – a single message from all in the cityWithin this, vary content according to audience

Brand image


Typeface and colours controlled

Typeface and colours controlled


Row over second hand city slogan

Row over second-hand city slogan

A new slogan aimed at boosting the global image of Leeds is the same as one used in a 2003 campaign in Hong Kong

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4319162.stm


After the party

After the party …

Chief Executive sacked

Debbie Green brought in


Using the brand image to convey messages

Using the brand image to convey messages


Sub brands

Sub-brands


Marketing leeds plan 2008

Marketing Leeds plan 2008

Key Issues

  • Raise profile of Leeds on national stage

  • Promote a strong business image

  • Promote the cultural offer

  • Position Leeds on the international stage - and co-ordinate, not duplicate!


Marketing leeds plan 20081

Marketing Leeds plan 2008

Supporting current events and activities

Thought Leadership – Technical

  • Yorkshire Women in Business

  • Leeds Business Week

  • National high-profile Financial Services event

  • support for partners’ international activities

  • FT business supplement

    Thought Leadership – Social Networking

  • Quarterly meeting with business and lifestyle champions

  • Networking events for business leaders

    Thought Leadership – ‘The Business’ Series – Leeds as a centre of innovation:

  • Business of Culture, Environment, Financial Services, Security and Protection, Innovation, Sport


Lots of action how effective

Lots of action. How effective?


Re branding the city changing the image of places and spaces

Brand extension?

Subversion?


Work on improving the offer and promotion will look after itself

Work on improving the offer and promotion will look after itself?

  • infrastructure

  • public realm

  • quality of built environment

  • cultural activities and institutions

  • skills

  • social cohesion

  • crime reduction


Resilient places with resilient populations

Buildings, infrastructure, services:

minimal costs in use – efficient, low maintenance

cope with heat, cold, excess water or drought

flexible: long life, loose fit

dispersed services

improved connectivity – transport & remote

effective, multi-purpose green infrastructure

People – households, institutions, communities, businesses:

adjusted expectations

forward thinking + contingency plans

genuine community involvement & neighbourliness

mixed use & diversity as a strength

creativity and innovation valued

appropriate use of technology

enhanced cultural activities

Resilient places with resilient populations

Attractive, adaptable, well-connected places where people can enjoy high levels of well-being, make minimal impact on the environment and suffer minimal threat to their safety, security and comfort


References

REFERENCES

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Boyle, M. and Rogerson, R.J. (2001) Power, discourse and city trajectories, in Paddison, R. (ed.) Handbook of Urban Studies, London: Sage, pp.402-416.

Florian, B. (2002) The City as a Brand: Orchestrating a Unique Experience. In: T. Hauben, M.

Vermeulen & V. Patteeuw, City Branding: Image Building and Building Images. Rotterdam: NAI Uitgevers.

Gold, J.R. & Ward, S.V., eds. (1994), Place promotion: the use of publicity and marketing to sell towns and regions. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

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Hankinson, G.A. (2001), Location branding: a study of the branding practices of 12 English cities.

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