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Planning, managing and implementing place/city marketing effectively: review and discussion of the last 25 years

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One of the most interesting issues in the literature of urban studies, the last thirty years especially,, concern the significance of city marketing procedure on high degree of city competitiveness achievement. The basic questions arising refer to the effectiveness of city marketing and how it can be measured, to the ability of public local authorities to plan and implement promotion policies as well as to the determination of the prerequisites according to which the “final produced good”, which is the “city image”, can be promoted effectively to the potential target markets. The purpose of the paper is to provide some answers to the questions above by reviewing and discussing the main relevant arguments of the last 25 years.

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  • Metaxas, Theodore, 2010. "Planning, managing and implementing place/city marketing effectively: review and discussion of the last 25 years," MPRA Paper 41024, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
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    1. Olga Kompaniets & Daniel Rauhut, 2013. "The Place Marketing Concept of Rural Towns in Northern Sweden: What is the Unique Selling Point?," ERSA conference papers ersa13p195, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Olga Rauhut Kompaniets & Daniel Rauhut, 2013. "Place Marketing And Rural Municipalities In Northern Sweden: A Content Analysis Of Municipal Homepages," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 7(2), pages 11-36, DECEMBER.

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    Keywords

    Place/City Marketing Public Local Authorities Planning; Managing and Implementing City Marketing;

    JEL classification:

    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy

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