Why Transcreation Should Matter to You

Posted by Dynamic Language Dec 8, 2017

Language isn't the only barrier to communication between cultures -- how people perceive words and images can obscure the message. A deep understanding of the nuances of the target culture is needed to successfully transmit ideas across borders.

Carrying a concept from one language to another in a way that retains the original message requires more than fluency in the language. Translating with the intention of maintaining cultural relevance calls for a more strategic and creative solution, specifically: transcreation.

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Translation, Advertising, Marketing

5 Tips for Maximizing Online Retail Success

Posted by Dynamic Language Dec 6, 2017

You’ve undoubtedly seen websites with options for different versions available in multiple languages. In a lot of cases, the localized version in your own language may seem stilted and unappealing, and often poorly translated. Branding and marketing are essential in any language and any market. If you’re not able to make a good impression on your customers in a foreign market, or make your site easy for them to understand and use, then what’s the point of selling in that market at all? You’d be wasting money maintaining a service that people disinterested in.

The process of expanding into foreign retail markets begins with having your website translated and localized into all target languages and locales, so that local customers in those countries can navigate with ease. You figure it’s a simple first step: compile the text from your current website and run it through Google Translate, and you’ll be all set, right? 

Not quite. Even if machine translation could offer a perfect, word-for-word translation of your content (which it can’t), there are many more factors to consider when translating your site besides just the words on the screen. Here are five points to consider when localizing retail websites for foreign markets.

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Topics: Localization, Translation, Marketing, Retail Industry

Localization Glossary: Industry Terms You Should Know [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language Dec 1, 2017

Each industry tends to have their own jargon, so of course, the language service industry nearly has a language of its own! It primarily consists words that are at least eleven letters in length and usually end in -ation. Considering this suffix denotes an action or process, it only makes sense that the many processes involved in translation have this ending. But don’t fret, we've compiled a quick guide to help you navigate the most-know terms of this industry.

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Topics: Localization, Translation, Marketing, Project Management, Language Service Provider

Is Your Video Game Ready for Market Expansion?

Posted by Dynamic Language Oct 19, 2017

Gaming is a pastime that is almost entirely free of demographic boundaries. While certain groups are more likely to show interest in specific genres or formats, in general, gaming is popular across race, gender, age and nationality. Recent projections indicate that a total of 2.2 billion gamers around the world will generate $108.9 billion in game revenues in 2017. That is a 7.8 increase over 2016. Digital gaming makes up the lion’s share of sales, accounting for 87 percent of the global market, and mobile technology is growing fastest, representing 42 percent of video game sales.

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Software Localization

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

Posted by Dynamic Language Oct 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 Will AI Affect Translation Companies?

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 22, 2017

Many industries use artificial intelligence (AI) to simulate or imitate human behavior. The translation industry has embraced AI in the form of machine translation (MT) to help translate a higher volume of content than ever before. However, MT has not replaced human translation, and there’s little likelihood of that happening anytime soon.

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Topics: Localization, Translation, Machine Translation, Marketing, Technology, business

Marketing to Vietnamese Americans

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 7, 2017

Reaching Vietnamese Americans requires a unique marketing strategy that involves understanding this audience’s history and interest in continuing to speak Vietnamese. Transcreation, which includes translating the message of an ad campaign, can help you identify images, phrases, and experiences that resonate with Vietnamese American audiences.

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Language, Marketing, Retail, business

5 Simple Steps To Prepare Content For Translation

Posted by Dynamic Language Jul 10, 2017

Many factors result in a successful, quality translation project and one of the most important factors is the preparation and information gathering by the client, before providing source content to their language service provider.

Before the translation process can even begin, it is vital that the customer adequately prepares the translation project request. Your language service provider (LSP) will need detailed instructions to produce an accurate translation.

Wondering where to begin? Just follow these 5 simple steps to prepare content for translation! 

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Topics: Localization, Translation

Benefits of a Terminology Glossary and Style Guide

Posted by Dynamic Language Jul 7, 2017

A translation style guide is a set of rules for how your company presents itself textually and visually. Think of it as a guidebook for your language service provider (LSP) that includes rules for voice, writing style, sentence structure, and terminology.

A terminology glossary contains the building blocks for your website content. It’s a database containing key terminology used by your company and customers and their approved translations in all target languages.

 

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Translation, Marketing

Localizing Marketing Content for Latino Customers

Posted by Dynamic Language Jul 3, 2017

When you are serving Mexican-American customers, localized content and transcreation can help you better understand your audience. Localizing marketing content for Latino customers involves translating content about a product and culturally adapting the product for the Latino culture. It's important that the message maintains its intent, style, tone, and context to resonate with the target audience. Both images and text can be transcreated to resonate with your Latino customers emotionally.

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Marketing