Market Insights
October 6, 2017

German ecommerce: 3 Essentials to Penetrate the Market

Mobile-optimized sites, effective delivery and varied payment choices are three crucial ingredients of German eCommerce. With German eCommerce growing rapidly due to low prices and convenience, it's important to learn how to break down barriers so that you can make…
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International MarketingMarket Insights
October 4, 2017

Russian Consumer Behavior: Four Essential Tips

The contradictory demands and expectations of Russian consumers can initially seem daunting. But winning trust can reap huge rewards since Russians are known for their brand loyalty. Here’s how to create a successful brand presence in Russia. Russian consumers can…
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October 3, 2017

Russian Social Media: Everything You Need to Know

To succeed with Russian social media, you need to think differently. Here are the platforms and strategies that will help you connect with customers in the region. Social media is key to engaging with the Russian market. 70 million Russians…
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Digital Marketing
September 22, 2017

Three Secrets to WeChat Marketing Success

WeChat was developed with the mission for connecting everything. But most significantly for Chinese eCommerce, it is slowly but surely producing a cashless economy in China. Though known as WeChat outside China, its domestic product is known as WeiXin, and contains…
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Market Insights
September 20, 2017

Why Chinese shoppers prefer international brands

Cross-border commerce is a great way to break into the Chinese market, as millennials increasingly look abroad for quality products. But it’s not enough to flaunt the foreignness of your brand – you’ll need to engage with customers on a…
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AdvertisingContent Marketing
August 28, 2017

Five Things You Need to Know About Chinese MCommerce

Mobile commerce, or mCommerce, is a rapidly growing phenomenon in China, making up over half of Chinese eCommerce. This remarkable growth stems from China’s recent technological history, and the key to unlocking its future potential lies in understanding how it…
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Content MarketingLocalization
August 21, 2017

Integrating Keywords in Content: 3 Tips to Improve Your SEO

Integrating keywords into text doesn't have to kill creative content. Clever, flexible use of these keywords will keep your writing natural and organic, while still visible. IS INTEGRATING KEYWORDS STILL RELEVANT FOR IMPROVING SEO? The “keyword stuffing” SEO tactic is…
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Market Insights
August 15, 2017

How to succeed in China’s ecommerce market

It’s predicted that around half of China’s eCommerce market will comprise cross-border commerce: that’s around a quarter of the population (source: eMarketer). Here's what you need to know to succeed in China's eCommerce market.  MEET THE MILLENNIALS In China’s eCommerce…
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Localization
April 4, 2017

We Stand for Equal Pay (Equal Pay Pledge)

In the US, women earn about 76 cents per dollar earned by men on average. But the causes of the gender pay gap are a bit more complicated. We are committed to closing the gender pay gap. We have pledged…
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BY ZOEY COOPER
July 8, 2016

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), we share stories about the important women in our lives and make a pledge for gender parity. Because so many of us are multicultural, not to mention multilingual, we also gained some great insights on how this day is celebrated…
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BY ZOEY COOPERLocalization
July 8, 2016

Content Localization: Avoiding Cultural Traps

How do you create content that entices people to read and continue down the customer journey – internationally? Here are some tips for avoiding cultural traps in the content localization process.  THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL CONTENT LOCALIZATION Try to understand…
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BY RACHEL BALLTranslation
March 4, 2016

When Bad Grammar Sounds Good

Everyone knows that bad grammar can make or break a piece of writing; in fact, it’s one of the fastest routes to sloppy, unprofessional-looking copy. But why is it that song lyrics don’t adhere to this rule? We happily sing…
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BY DYLAN COETZEEContent Marketing
February 29, 2016

Message Testing and Optimization

Driving traffic to your site is important. But using message testing to make sure your audience is engaged, signing-up or purchasing is even more important. Your marketing messages should therefore evoke feelings and drive actions. Depending on your message, you…
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BY JENNA HARDINGProject Management
November 18, 2015

The PMM Phase 5: Transparent Clients

For the past few weeks, we've been reviewing the various stages of the Project Management Maturity Model (PMM) and how it relates to the localization maturity levels of clients that require localization services. We've now come to the final phase…
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BY JENNA HARDINGProject Management
November 9, 2015

The PMM Phase 4: Optimized Clients

In this post, we'll walk through project and translation management strategies for working with optimized clients, as defined by the Common Sense Advisory's Localization Maturity Model (LMM). For a refresher on the earlier stages of the Project Management Maturity Model…
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