Localisation – Why is it so important for your business?
Localisation – Why is it so important for your business? If you’re considering expanding your business to a country where English isn’t a native language, in order to succeed, it’ll be essential to translate and carefully localise your marketing materials. Translation is important in business because people feel more relaxed using their own language. When consumers […]
Transcreation vs. Translation – what are the differences?
The differences between translation and transcreation Transcreation and translation are two terms which interrelate on many levels, although the processes and final outcomes are different. Understanding what the specific differences between transcreation and translation are wouldn’t be possible without fully understanding what these terms mean independently. ‘Translation’ is a term generally known and understood and […]
The History Of Afrikaans In South Africa
The History Of Afrikaans In South Africa In South Africa, only 13% of residents speak the language called Afrikaans. Some black South Africans have intentionally blocked out the language from their minds. People like Nomsa Maseko, a BBC News correspondent in Johannesburg, refused to speak the language in her adult years after school authorities oppressed […]
Translating For A Specific Market: Local Differences To Consider
Translating For A Specific Market: Local Differences To Consider Venturing into overseas markets can be an exciting, and potentially profitable, experience. The success of your business, however, greatly depends on how effective your marketing translation is and how well it meets the expectations of the audience you are targeting. Recently, despite the worldwide […]
Scotland’s linguistic landscape – Scottish Standard English and Scots
Follow Ashley on Twitter or by visiting her website here. Enjoy! Scotland’s linguistic landscape – Scottish Standard English and Scots Do you know your language varieties from your languages? Your dipthongs from your monopthongs? The difference between code-switching and bilingualism? Scotland’s linguistic landscape, made up predominantly of the language variety that is Scottish Standard […]
Is the U.S market a natural expansion step for UK based companies?
Should UK businesses expand to the US market? Assuming that marketing in the United States requires a very similar approach to the campaigns run for the UK market is very common, even by experienced business owners and marketing professionals. Although the language is practically the same and the cultures are seemingly comparable at a first […]
The Spirit of Scots
You can follow Ashley on her on Twitter or by visiting her website here. Enjoy! What Makes Scots, Scots… Scots is the Germanic language spoken in Scotland. It is closely related to English – both developed from the same Anglo-Saxon ancestor language – as well as to other West Germanic languages, such as German […]
The Brutal Impact Of COVID-19 On Cultures Around The Globe
The impact of COVID-19 on cultures around the world has been severe and, in some cases, devastating. Festival cancellations and other repercussions on the tourism sector are more obvious, than other, less prominent consequences of the pandemic. Today, we’ll talk about how COVID-19 is changing cultures all over the world. We’ll look at how Covid […]
Culture In Marketing: How To Successfully Globalise Your Brand
How do you market your business to people from various cultures and geographic locations? Let’s explore culture in marketing for your new, globalised brand. Imagine that a company plans to globalise its business with hopes of increasing its net yearly profit by millions. The calculations have been done based on market demand, and the business […]
Marketing to the Caribbean; Aspects to Consider
Marketing To The Caribbean; The Role Of Video, Culture, And Language. Two key things make up the content in your content marketing strategy: words and visuals. Images, graphics and the use of language in marketing are what connect with and have the most impact on your brand’s audience. In the Caribbean, language and culture go hand […]