Marketing and Brand Development

Use translation to start a conversation with the world.
If you work in marketing, advertising or branding, you might be wondering how translations will capture not only your words, but the intent and feeling of your campaign or project. 

Maybe you’re unsure of the translation process, what level of localisation you need, how to convince clients to opt for translation or work with in–country review teams? Whether you’re part of an agency or in-house team, we can help. 

Over the past 40 years we’ve worked across a range of creative and marketing projects, from hiring deaf actors for animations, to translating children’s books for a global fast food brand. We’ve provided translations for large-scale global campaigns, branding, advertising, social media and video content, as well as adwords brochures and catalogues.


Marketing Translations

We specialise in providing powerful multilingual marketing content that wows your customers, builds relationships with your audience, and helps you grow your business across global markets.

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Translation + creative = transcreation

How do you make sure slogans stay memorable, jokes still get a laugh and campaigns wow when they’re translated?

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Website Translations

Translating a website is a complex task. It needs careful thought, planning and a strong team in place from the start. This includes having the right website developers and translation partner on board.

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Brand Name Analysis

The name of your product, brand or service is the first thing that any customer will see; it’s so important to get it right.

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Translating Mobile Apps and Software

With years of expertise, in-house technical knowledge and highly skilled translators, we’ve supported a wide range of clients to localise and launch apps and software for overseas audiences.

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Video Localisation

From corporate promotional videos, to how-to guides, elearning insights and social media clips –localised videos have the power to resonate with audiences around the globe.

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Cultural awareness training

Whether you’re entering a new market, working as part of a global virtual team or collaborating with international colleagues – by undertaking cultural awareness training, your global employees can communicate better and avoid the pitfalls of cultural blunders.

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Cultural and linguistic audits

Whether you’re a marketing manager wanting to know if your campaign will land well in another location, or an L&D manager that needs to adapt materials across regions, cultural and linguistic audits help you get there.

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Cultural Consultancy

Navigating the nuances of culture is a tricky business, but it’s essential for any company looking to succeed in international business. We provide a range of services, from training around cross-cultural understanding to support with cultural analysis of markets to inform marketing communications and much more, so you are fully supported when navigating the challenges (and benefits!) culture presents.

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Cultural strategy and insights

Looking to break into a new market? Our culture-savvy experts work alongside you as trusted advisors, helping you to navigate the complexities of international communications and cultural nuance. We also provide region-specific insights as they relate to your campaigns or programmes. The results? Invaluable insights to inform your strategies, so you can be confident they will have the desired impact.

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“The Comtec team and wider team are smart, efficient and reliable. We gave them a complex and unusual project to translate topics, keywords and complex phrases into multiple languages. The linguists then had to use our content curation tool to curate feeds of content from the web on the translated topics relating to leadership, technology, learning and development (and many more topics) in a business/corporate context. These translated feeds of content have fed into our overall product offering, giving us a truly global product.”

 

Michelle Hazelton
Managing Director
Anders Pink

 

Our work with Anders Pink focuses primarily around their content curation tool. We support their clients in a variety of languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Portuguese.

“We needed a complicated financial announcement translating quickly and Comtec came to our rescue. From quoting for the job to delivering it exactly as promised to the timescale we needed, working with Comtec was an excellent experience that I’d highly recommend.”

 

Russell Craig
Director of Communications
AO World plc

 

We translate a mix of internal and external communications for AO. This work has included translating external announcements into German for their German operations, as well as translating internal communications into Polish and Romanian for their UK workforce.

“Comtec continue to be super flexible and very efficient at delivering translations for us. The team are always so helpful and the quality of work is what we would expect of our translation agency.”

 

Hannah Smith
Marketing Consultant
Aston Martin Lagonda

 

We translate content for the Aston Martin website and technical specs into a range of languages, including French, German, Japanese, Chinese and US English. We also complete translations of high-end marketing content, working closely with their external agencies.

“Comtec are easy to communicate with, quick to reply and thorough and organised in their delivery and communication. At a high professional level, they offer a wide and dynamic translation service.”

 

Alexander Hjelmqwist
Marketing Operations
Scrive AB

 

Based in Sweden, with content produced in English, Scrive use our services to make their content available in 16 languages. We also support them with website translations, which cover 7 languages.

“Comtec’s organisation is exceptional, and we can always rely on you in our stressful and busy periods. Organisational skills come naturally to you and Comtec have always gone the extra mile to meet our deadlines and make the whole process run smoothly, even with those ‘urgent’ on the day translations.”

 

Hannah Drake
Head of Marketing
UKi Media & Events

 

We support UKi with daily translations of a wide range of marketing content and documents to help promote their events. We translate content into a number of languages, including French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

“Very pleased with the service from Comtec – the team there are quick and efficient and any queries (which are inevitable in translation-specific documents) are dealt with promptly. Very professional.”

Geoff Parkes
Senior Lecturer
Aston University

We support Aston University with translations for material such as questionnaires, surveys and business cards. We have translated content into a number of languages including Welsh, Chinese, French and Vietnamese.

“Comtec have assisted with the expansion of our business into international territories with the use of fast and accurate translations. Their online portal makes translation requests effortless with the benefit of placing multiple requests at once. If the process was not already easy enough, the Comtec team are always on hand to assist with any queries, and they are the friendliest of people. Many thanks to the Comtec team and we look forward to working with you on our future projects.”

Nathan Hadland
International Study Manager
Ayton Global Research Ltd

For consumer research agency, Ayton Global Research, we specialise in the translation of questionnaires and the subsequent responses. Our specialist linguists ensure they are accurately translated, usually between English and Simplified Chinese.

“I have been using Comtec for nearly 8 years now and they have become our key contact for any translation jobs we have, from residential blogs to really technical documents. The team is very friendly and professional and all queries are answered quickly. It just makes our life easier and we know that we can rely on them at all times.”

Anne Marcant
European Marketing Executive
Designflooring

We translate a variety of documents, including blogs, newsletters, emails, website updates and leaflets for the Designflooring marketing team. We translate this content into a multitude of languages, including Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and Polish.

“The team at Comtec is great to work with: friendly, approachable and supportive, they deliver an excellent translation service that our customers value.”

Uschi Balzer
Product Marketing Manager – Inkjet
Domino

We primarily translate for the global marketing team at Domino, focussing on 8 core markets. We provide translation services for a breadth of content, including brochures, technical specifications, blogs, case studies and articles.

“We absolutely love working with Comtec. Their values and approach really match ours – they are super responsive and always reliable, and quality is paramount for them, just as it is for us and our clients. As a writing agency, we get a really wide variety of briefs and we can trust that the Comtec team will always help find the right solution to deliver exactly what our clients need.”

Nina Whittaker
Client Services Director
Stratton Craig

Stratton Craig are a copywriting agency that use our services to support with translation and localisation into a number of languages, including French, German, Russian and Japanese.

“We work with Comtec regularly for translations of various types of content into many languages (European and non-European). They provide a high quality, reliable and fast service. Their project managers are always very professional, friendly and easy to work with. They always do their best to satisfy our needs, even on urgent projects. Communication is transparent, easy and fast. Translations are delivered on time and the quality is excellent. I can only highly recommend them.”

 

Account Director
Gravity Global
Gravity Global is the world’s most awarded specialist B2B marketing agency network. Our work with Gravity usually covers marketing materials for a range of sectors.

“In unprecedented and dynamic times like this, it’s vital for us to communicate with our colleagues and customers in several different languages as quickly as possible. Comtec have done an outstanding job for us by turning these around as quickly as possible and have been a reliable partner.”

Roxy Walker
Group Director Global Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast

We translate a mix of internal and external communications for Klöckner Pentaplast in their 11 core languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

“The quality of work that Comtec delivered was outstanding. For us, engagement is a key metric, and to see people commenting on our translated posts in their own language made our client really happy. We also really appreciate the quick turnaround and we wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Comtec again in the future for similar projects.”

 

Alex Decker
Paid Media Manager
Golley Slater

 

We support marketing agency Golley Slater on their social media content, translating content into both Polish and Romanian for the Welsh Government, ensuring that it remains accurate and culturally appropriate.

How can we help?

Book a call today to discuss your project with one of our team.