Author: bkadmin

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The first step to uncovering a community’s brand identity is to hear from the people who call it home. This research is a thorough and immersive process, as it...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]You’ve heard us say it before: branding has a branding problem. To the average person, branding equates to a logo and tagline. That (inaccurate) definition on its own can...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Communities are competing for talent now more than ever, especially as individuals migrate from larger markets to small-to-medium-sized cities or regions. These places need a strategic positioning and marketing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Jacksonville, FL, October 4, 2022 -- North Star, a national place branding and marketing agency, today announced the commencement of three new place branding and marketing projects. Woodstock, Illinois; Zephyrhills,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]City or county seals have a long history of representing a community and serving as its ‘official’ emblem. As a result, some leaders and residents might express caution or...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Brand development and marketing are important investments that require constant attention and resources to reap the benefits. Ongoing efforts that keep the brand top-of-mind often rely on municipal, stakeholder...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]In a late 2021 blog post, we described the importance of regional cooperation - among cities, counties and states - for economic development and awareness of your place. More granularly,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]It’s no secret or surprise that tourism is back. After a 74% decline in 2020, the United Nations World Tourism Organization reported that tourism increased by 182% in just...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]As Cities Plan Their Ideal Futures, North Star Initiates New Projects Nationwide Jacksonville, FL, August 3, 2022 -- North Star, a national place branding and marketing agency, today announced it...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Like with any campaign, measuring performance is key to determining the success of a community marketing strategy and making informed decisions for ongoing optimization or improvement.  The final edition of...