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May 27, 2020

This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast, Jim Hunt interviews Jeni Bukolt, Founder of Haven Creative a branding and communications expert

What is branding and why is it important for cities and towns

  • Where does the branding interest begin
  • How does branding impact economic development
  • What are the expectations when branding or re-branding your community
  • What is the 8-step Maven Branding Process
  • Why answering the phone and Uber drivers can be a part of being a brand ambassador
  • Why core values and branding are so interconnected
  • How to create a story for your town
  • What is the value of having an outsider involved in the city or town planning
  • How a shared vision and alignment can lead to a more amazing community

7 Steps to an Amazing City: 

  1. Attitude
  2. Motivation
  3. Attention to Detail
  4. Zing
  5. Inclusiveness
  6. Neighborhood Empowerment
  7. Green Awareness

Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode.

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About Jeni Bukolt of Haven Creative:

With over 15 years of professional experience in marketing, video production, and branding, Jeni helps clients "connect the dots" from story to design to uniquely position their brand. After relocating to the Charlotte area from Los Angeles, Jeni Bukolt started Haven Creative in the fall of 2012. Haven Creative often works with cities, towns, counties, and developers to create comprehensive brand platforms for communities and special events.

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About Your Host, Jim Hunt:

Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.


Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”


Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.


Today, Jim speaks to 1000’s of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.


Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.


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