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Samantha North

Samantha is a journalist and nation brand consultant who has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, City Metric, Al Jazeera, BBC, and Deutsche-Welle, along with a monthly column on nation branding for Transform Magazine. In summer 2015, she was invited to give the keynote address at the inaugural Brand Jamaica summit in Kingston, Jamaica. She currently handles all content strategy and marketing for Placesbrands. 

Samantha has provided expert commentary on nation branding for CNN and Jamaican national radio, and receives frequent invitations to conferences around the globe. She holds a degree in sociology from the University of Exeter and a master’s in business studies from HU Brussel, Belgium.

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Eduardo Oliveira

Eduardo is deputy editor and lead consultant at Placesbrands. He holds a PhD in spatial sciences from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2012-2016). with a focus on the role of place branding in strategic spatial planning.

He is currently postdoc researcher at the Swiss Federal Research Institute-WSL in Zürich, where he researches strategic spatial planning and regional governance.

Eduardo is the author of several academic publications on place branding as well as a regular voice at conferences focusing on place branding, place management and regional studies.

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Global Associates Network

In addition to the core team, Placesbrands has a network of trusted associates across the globe who can come together as required to fulfil projects. We keep our setup streamlined and do most of our work virtually, using new technology to meet, share and collaborate. At the same time, we are frequent travellers and can visit clients in person whenever they need us.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about how we work. We’re always happy to hear from potential new associates, so if you’re interested in exploring that avenue, do get in touch.