Conversations on the challenges of unlocking global understanding and creating hyperlocal customer experiences.
Culture and context. Never overlook the basics.
6.2.2023Your international explanation plans are ready. You’ve identified your target markets. Your team is ready to start engaging with customers. But how well do you know those markets? Japan, for instance, might seem like a prosperous country with plenty of opportunity. But will your remote-controlled garage doors take off? Most likely not – most of the population live in apartments. This crude example shows that, despite an optimistic outlook, a target market could prove to be a huge risk. In this episode, Maria Schnell, RWS’s Chief Language Officer, explains why it’s critical for companies to fully understand – on a deep level – the culture and context of their audiences. And why these two pillars need to be part of the foundations of any growth strategy. She will also give examples where clients have seemingly overlooked the basics, and what can be done to ensure that companies always put culture and context at the centre of their customer engagement strategy.
Understanding you, understanding me. How brands can unlock global understanding
3.1.2023Today’s fast-moving, hyper-connected world means that customers demand relevant content, meaningful communication, accurate information, instant access, and consistent and personalised experiences. And they want of this own language, 24/7, and on any device. In short, they want to understand you – and they want you to understand them. But how can companies unlock this level of understanding? Let’s break it down. Firstly, you need to have a relationship with your customer to unlock understanding. But you can’t build a relationship without trust. And you can’t build trust without communicating. This means that the language used across your communications needs to meet three criteria. This episode will explore the three criteria required to unlock global understanding: * Culture: A deep understanding you only get from humans * Content: Tech to understand data, channels, formats. Need to adopt a data-led marketing approach * Consistency: Provide same experience, language, terms etc across any channel customers choose
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The Story Behind the Globalization Strategy Playbook
23.2.2022In this episode of Globally Speaking, Robert Jelenic connects with Francesca Di Marco, a veteran in the localization industry who currently leads the internationalization and global development program for product and marketing at Pinterest. Francesca tells us the story behind how twelve localization industry leaders came together to write the Globalization Strategy Playbook. The playbook attempts to connect the strategic-thinking process to real-life situations. Tune in and brainstorm how to turn your globalization strategy journey to global success for your multilingual customers and your company. Check out the globalization strategy playbook [here](https://github.com/GILT-Forum/Globalization-Strategy-Playbook/blob/main/english/playbook.md).
Is Language Operations the Future of Localization
24.11.2021In this episode of Globally Speaking, Monica Merel connects with Stefan Huyghe, a localization VP and trailblazer in the industry. In this conversation, we explore the evolution of localization and if Language Operations is the right step forward for the industry. Tune in and let us know if you agree or disagree if Language Operations is the next frontier for localization.
Masterclass in SEO localization with TranslaStars
11.11.2021In this episode of Globally Speaking, Esther Ashmore connects with Alfonso González Bartolessis, the founder of TranslaStars. Alfonso created an online school that offers many courses for linguists and translators, including a bootcamp course for SEO localization. Tune in and get a masterclass on what is SEO localization, how to be culturally relevant in your SEO strategy, debunking the myths of common SEO best practices, and much more.
Realities of Implementing Continuous Localization at Dell
25.8.2021In this episode of Globally Speaking, Andrew Thomas hosts a conversation between two peers from Dell, Scott Cahoon and Fernando Caro. Scott and Fernando take us behind the curtain and share their honest experience upgrading and implementing continuous localization. Tune in and learn all about the benefits and challenges Dell faces moving to a continuous localization model.
The Past, Present and Future of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)
10.6.2021In this episode of Globally Speaking, we talk to Allison Ferch, Executive Director of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). She speaks about the origins of GALA and its important role in supporting its members by addressing the challenges of the localization industry. Tune in to hear all this and more.
Tactics and Trends in SEO
26.5.2021In this episode of Globally Speaking, we talk to Aoife Mc Ilraith, Vice President of Marketing at Semrush, an online visibility management platform used by seven million digital marketers worldwide. She talks about the importance of going local with your SEO strategy and tactics and how tools factor into the world of SEO. Tune in to hear all this and more.