The future is now, according to a hotel set to open this July in Nagasaki, Japan. The Henn-na Hotel is offering a futuristic staff of 10 “humanoid” employees, with positions ranging from bellhop to receptionist.
American Sign Language (ASL) originated more than 200 years ago, is the 3rd most common language in the United States and is used by over 500,000 people in North America, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
For a long time, Skype has been a communication pioneer, and the company has often been considered the gold standard for online video/audio chat. When your company name becomes part of the daily lexicon of terminology ("shall we Skype later?"), then you know you've arrived.
An Inbound Marketer's Guide To Engaging With International Audiences
This ebook takes a closer look at how inbound marketers can get better results from their global branding efforts. We analyze the four key stages of content marketing strategies and highlight the unique challenges proposed when targeting a foreign speaking audience.Stage One: Market Research
Stage Two: International Websites & SEO
Stage Three: Content
Stage Four: Building Brands, Advocates & Conversions
Business Factors and Global Marketing
Today we round out our inbound marketing series with a look at some of the business factors you need to consider when you take your marketing efforts into a foreign speaking country. Beyond the language barrier and technical marketing aspects you need a strong understanding of the local business climate and cultural expectations in the area.
Not only does your client need to reassess their entire business as they prepare to expand into a new market, but you will have to do the same with your inbound marketing campaign and localize your content strategy to connect them with an overseas audience.
International SEO Strategy
We're back with another post in our inbound marketing series. Today we're looking at International SEO Strategy, which brings up a number of talking points from a marketing perspective when planning a localization project.
With every language comes a new audience and you can't create an effective marketing strategy unless you know their persona inside out. Which means going back to the basics, so you can re-assess each stage of your inbound marketing campaign and focus it towards a foreign speaking audience.
We start this inbound marketing series with a look at how inbound marketers can prepare a website for expanding into a foreign speaking market. Whether you want to target Spanish speaking communities, expand across Central and South America or tap into a new audience on the other side of the world, there are some fundamental changes and considerations required.
There is a lot more to crossing borders than a language barrier and you need to include a number of cultural factors in web design, as well as technical aspects to site structure and code - which is precisely what we are looking at today, before we move on to international marketing with SEO and social media.
What is Translation Management?
A translation management system or a global management system is a software suite that “manages” translation automation. The idea of these systems is to take the mundane tasks of processing and tracking translation projects (repetitive work) and leave that to software, while the “human” work like cultural interpretation is left up to the translation experts.
Litigation happens. It's a simple truth when doing business, that no matter how tight and orderly your company's processes are, mistakes happen, and litigation can happen as well.
Machine translation (MT) has evolved into something very unexpected. The last few years have seen a dramatic jump in the technology that affords businesses the opportunity to use machine translation to save time and money.
In May, Adweek posted an article about language learning that we absolutely loved! We recommend you read the full article, but here’s a quick summary: a school in Brazil connected young teens who wanted to practice English with elderly Americans in retirement homes looking for a little companionship.
Below is a video featuring some of the participants. Warning: it may bring a tear to your eye!
Topics: Language Learning