The UK’s most talked about cities: the power of networks is the latest report in ING Media’s global exploration into the impact of digital visibility on cities. The data indicates that cities with fewer mentions across social media and online news tend to attract less investment, that digital visibility and global cities rankings converge over time, and that cities that work together outperform those that do not. As cities negotiate recovery and the possibility of new forms of competition and change, knowing how to strategically work together may be of increasing importance. This edition focuses on the power of networks in the UK and explores how the reach and shape of a place’s conversations may provide an even stronger indicator of investment potential. This edition of The UK’s most talked about cities is produced in partnership with Key Cities, a network covering almost half the UK's urban areas. It identifies where the UK’s brand assets are concentrated and how cities may work together more strategically to support the UK’s economic recovery and future prosperity.
Moderator: Leanne Tritton, ING Media (@leannetritton)
John Merry, Salford and Key Cities UK (@johndmerry)
Peter Griffiths, ING Media (@petergriffiths_)
Paul Walker, Carlisle (@CarlisleCC)
Laura Wileman, Sheffield (@lwileman)
Gavin Smyth, Glasgow (@Invest_Glasgow)