Why Transcreation Is Vital To Use In Your Global Marketing Campaign

Posted by Dynamic Language March 22, 2019

The concept of translation is as old as language itself. Translation allows communication between countries, cultures - and even time periods. For instructions, descriptions, user manuals and basic text - direct translations can work very well.

However, when it comes to marketing - it's not always that simple.

 "Advertising is based on one thing. Happiness." - Don Draper, Mad Men. Marketing is a form of communication that relies almost entirely on emotion. Whether it's joy, surprise, envy, or even anger - marketing works best when it makes us feel something, but often when words are translated - their feeling is completely lost.

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Topics: Transcreation, Marketing, International Markets, Global Market

How to Measure ROI on Your Website Localization Efforts

Posted by Dynamic Language February 19, 2019

Optimizing a website for different countries and cultures can often prove to be lucrative. Business owners need to do more than just translate their content in other languages, though. Website visitors want custom, local content that resonates with them. This is where localization comes in. Localization enables business owners to adapt content for different locales of the world, generating more revenue, and increasing visibility.

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Topics: Website Localization, Localization, Global Market

Why Humor Is The Hardest Thing To Translate

Posted by Dynamic Language November 12, 2018

What is it that makes us laugh and why? We all need a bit of humor in our lives. But understanding how to get it isn’t so simple. It’s a difficult question with an array of vague explanations but no single definitive answer. To really underpin the complexity of defining what’s funny and what’s not, one must examine just how poorly humor often fairs in foreign lands. Here is a step-by-step explanation of why humor is the hardest thing to translate to a different language.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Market, culture

Translation and Localization Tips for the Retail Industry (Including Common Mistakes to Avoid)

Posted by Dynamic Language October 17, 2017

Many companies are expanding at incredible rates, increasing the importance of being able to launch their products anservices in diverse communities. To stay competitive, brands must be able to target wider audiences at home and in their overseas marketing campaigns. Customers often prefer to shop in their own language, so companies’ profit margins may rely on their ability to create a shopping experience that connects to a consumer across a global platform.

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Topics: Localization, Retail Industry, Branding, Global Market

How Global Businesses Are Breaking Into the Indian Market

Posted by Dynamic Language October 02, 2017

There is a saying that “all politics are local.” The same can be said for content. To truly penetrate a market, your content has to be local. Some of the most well-known businesses have tried to enter the Indian market and stumbled because they failed to appreciate that fact. This article assesses how global companies can adapt their content mix to thrive in one of the most exciting emerging economies.

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Topics: Marketing, Globalization, International Markets, Global Market, business

INTERACTIVE MAP OF SECOND MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES AROUND THE WORLD

Posted by Dynamic Language May 10, 2017

The most spoken language in any country is often obvious; usually, it’s the official language of the country. However, you can learn a lot about a country by analyzing its second most spoken language.

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Topics: Language, Globalization, Global Market, Global, business, cultural consulting

The Three C's of Netflix Global Expansion Strategy

Posted by Dynamic Language April 04, 2017

Global ambitions have taken the content streaming giant, Netflix far from its California roots into markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia. In early 2016, streaming giant Netflix, Inc. announced that it had rolled out its service to 190 countries around the world. In June, 2016 Netflix international subscriber growth wasn't performing as forecasted. The company had faced major headwinds as it tried to conquer the world. However, Netflix blasted past its own forecasts — and most of Wall Street's and now has 104 million subscribers worldwide.   According to a recent study provided by Leichtman Research Group, more people report subscribing to Netflix than owning DVRs.

The three C's Netflix has tackled to improve its global expansion strategy:

  • Content
  • Cost
  • Competition
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Topics: Localization, Globalization, Global Market, Global, business, entertainment, subtitling

Virtual Meeting Solutions For a Multilingual World

Posted by Dynamic Language March 06, 2017

In these times of globalization, flexibility and corporate social responsibility, there is an increasing need for innovative meeting formats that respond to organizations' new needs. Big multinational corporations that operate across countries need to stay in touch with their various stakeholders to develop strategies, implement plans, and continuously improve or innovate existing operations.

Here are four virtual meeting solutions that will allow your stakeholders to stay at the office and communicate in real time in the language of their choice. 

  • Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Multilingual Webinars
  • Multilingual Conference Calls
  • Virtual Reality Meetings
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Topics: Technology, Globalization, Global Market, manufacturing, business

The World is Your Target Market: 9 Tips to Increase Global Sales

Posted by Dynamic Language March 06, 2017

Not long ago, retail businesses needed significant startup funds to open a single brick and mortar store. Today, selling globally is not only possible, but real and growing fast. Many retailers have realized that they can increase global sales by expanding their target markets far beyond their local reach via the use of e-commerce. Similarly, the rise of the Internet has made expansion of brands that began in one country viable in others as well. Think Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris or McDonald’s serving fast food in 52 countries. Still, many owners and executives are left with the question - How do I market to a global audience?

Here are 9 tips to increase global sales in today's robust international landscape.

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Topics: Marketing, Globalization, Retail, Global Market, Global, business

Harry Potter and the Translator's Nightmare

Posted by Dynamic Language December 09, 2016

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing, Globalization, Content, Branding, Global Market, Global, World, Trends, entertainment