Blunders vs brilliance: how a brand’s understanding of culture can determine its success across global markets

When marketing internationally, it’s easy to assume that a well-crafted, thoughtful campaign will have the same impact across multiple markets – but that’s not a given.

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Creating emotion-driven marketing campaigns across cultures

Marketers are well-versed in using emotion to convey a message—but does that emotional knowledge differ when our marketing spans multiple cultures?

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To localise or not to localise L&D content. That is the question…

Training that is locally sensitive drives engagement, understanding, inclusivity and better learner outcomes. I spoke to L&D experts to see what impact language and culture has on training global teams and they shared their top tips.

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How International Marketers harnessed ‘glocal’ thinking during the pandemic

The challenge of how to communicate across regions is not a new one. But one aspect of comms that the pandemic has amplified is the need to think both globally and locally.

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Global marketing + cultural classifications = success

Understanding different regional cultures offers critical insight for marketing managers. Culture is generally accepted by marketing researchers as one of the most important influences on buying behaviour.

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It’s official: businesses that embrace language skills are fluent in growth

We’re excited to share that for the past three years Comtec has been working with Aston Business School to support PhD researcher Ankita Tibrewal, on a unique piece of research sponsored by the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

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internal comms

How to create internal comms that have the power to connect a global workforce

The world is more open than ever – although it may not feel like it right now. Digital advancements and a shift in the way we work means that expanding overseas and working with dispersed teams feels like a greater possibility.

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elearning

How has the pandemic shaped the future of elearning?

2020 was the year of staying home. When offices closed and the government told us to stay inside, organisations and their employees had to adapt. With some people furloughed and others trying to work from home – amidst domestic distractions – L&D teams were called to action.

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Translating marketing slogans in 4 steps

The translation of marketing slogans is a specialist skill. Copywriters can spend hours agonising over the perfect headline for your brand, so the last thing you need is that being lost in translation.

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