Seattle is a hub for transportation and many airlines are seeing rapid growth rates. Delta, for example, has tripled its revenue in the past three years. They’ve also reported significant global expansion within Europe and China. This rapid growth of travel and global expansion has fueled a need to connect to a diverse customer base. From a company’s website, on-plane brochures/pamphlets, magazines and brand advertising, the content needs to be able to resonate with the culture of the customer’s geographic location.
You’ve worked hard to build a successful tech startup with an app that is ready expand across borders. Now you are faced with the next big decision – how will you handle the localization of your app and your marketing content for a global audience?
Population is on a drastic incline creating heightened demand for manufacturing of goods. Global manufacturing companies have been re-evaluating their utilization of technology in order to streamline production automation and make their supply chain that much more efficient.
Companies that operate on a global scale are increasingly exposed to the challenges of acquiring and retaining market share. Here are 3 trends manufacturing companies have been applying to stay competitive.
If your tech startup has had great success domestically, you may be eyeing international markets as the next step in your growth process. However, when you contemplate reaching a global audience with your product, there are some factors you must consider to make going global truly advantageous.
Factor Number One: Timing
Before embarking on any business expansion, the first thing you must do is carefully examine your current situation and your desired situation. For instance, if your domestic operations leave significant room for improvement, you may want to consider getting your business processes in order at home before going global.
If, on the other hand, your domestic revenues are in line with your expectations and your business processes are streamlined and efficient, it may be a good time to consider international expansion.
Traveling to exotic lands, tasting authentic cuisine from other parts of the world, viewing how other cultures live; all a brief representation of what tourism represents and what tourists say they want to experience when traveling abroad. The interesting contradiction however, is that tourists want to experience the local culture while retaining westernized amenities. Glocalization represents a blend of globalization and localization and tourist towns that have blossomed discovered this bridge is key to success. A tourist seeks the exotics in India but travels on tour buses with others like themselves and stay in five-star hotels that offer, internet, buffet, bottled water, pool, spa etc.
International tourism has become one of the most significant beneficiaries and vehicles of globalization in the last few decades. Presentation, perception and interpretation of local cultures is an intrinsic part of international tourism and provides a direct link between western and non-western cultures. While some may argue that globalization destroys the inherent culture localization aims to protect; the two when combined are creating an opportunity for tourism to transform local culture into cultural capital while retaining cultural heritage.
Google Translate now supports 13 additional languages, bringing the total to over 100 (103 to be exact). According to Google’s estimate, the free translation service now covers an astonishing 99% of the online population.
Google Translate has come a long way. It first launched in 2006 using an early form of computer-assisted translation, based on information from dictionaries, grammar guides and other sources. The first language pair in April 2006 was English and Arabic, which was then followed by translations between English, Chinese and Russian in December 2006. The number of supported languages began to increase in 2007, and now, a decade later, the service has passed the 100 languages mark.
Done properly, an email marketing campaign is an effective way to communicate to interested parties about your goods and services. Successful email marketing drives visitors to your website, creates brand awareness, and converts visitors to purchasing or subscribing customers.
It's important to have targeted strategies for reaching global markets. When marketing in a country or countries that don't speak the language you do, there are some important adjustments to make in order to let search engines know which countries and languages you are intending to target.
A basic understanding of SEO can give you the skills you need to handle global marketing tasks effectively. Taking a little time to understand SEO basics like how to use keywords, PPC marketing, and tagging can help you manage your web team better and be sure SEO is being used for the best effect. The following are ways you can globalize your SEO.
Your brand and retail product is taking the country by storm. Now you want to expand your company into a foreign market. Congratulations! Now, how do you do that? How to take your product to new global markets and maintain a prominent brand presence on a global scale without losing sight of your customers as individuals with their own specific needs? How do you communicate with your customers across different countries and languages? Here are a few top tips for taking a retail product global.
The further away you are from a situation, the less likely it is that you will be in touch with what’s going on. The same is true for taking a retail product global. To maintain a successful presence in a country where you would like to offer your product, it’s important to have people specifically designated to deal with your products in that country and keep your customers happy. They don’t necessarily have to be located in that country, but they should be intimately familiar with the culture, language, and customs in order to communicate effectively with your customers there.
You should also have a version of your website that’s specifically designed for each country. Apart from basic translation, you will need to make sure prices are listed in the proper currency and adjusted for current exchange rates. In addition, you need to be aware of what payment methods are common in each country so that you can accommodate your customers, rather than turning them off by forcing them to use a method they wouldn’t ordinarily use.