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The Key To Successful International Social Media Marketing

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The Key To Successful International Social Media Marketing

The Key To Successful International Social Media Marketing

You love your business. You love your customers. You love your language. But, how do you make your customers feel wanted in a whole other language? How do you master international social media marketing?

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Social media is the social heart of a business. You need to engage with the community, give relevant information and build trust. Can you really do that if you don’t write specifically for your audience? No, you can’t. So, when you have international social media marketing plans, transcreation is the answer to the problem you didn’t even know you had.

What Is Transcreation?

Transcreation is the translation of content by a native speaker of the target country, taking into account cultural nuances of that specific country. Not just applicable when you need to translate from one language into another, it’s the translation of culture and literary marketing prowess. You may also choose to opt for transcreation for international campaigns of the same language, because even though the base language is the same, the culture and language nuance might not be.

Why Is Transcreation Important For Social Media Advertising?

Social media advertising is an essential tool for any marketing plan. When done right, it can improve the trust levels of your brand, spark conversation to increase engagement and improve customer service. Social media is about perception, so getting it right is important.

The way you say something in one language and country may not be the best way to say it in another. Your audience might not resonate with what you’re trying to say or feel what you’re trying to make them feel.

The way to solve this is to use transcreation. Translating social media content using a native speaker ensures that all the cultural nuances will be perfectly placed to invoke the reactions you want. Doing this will improve the visibility and relatability of your brand or business.

What Happens If I Don’t Use Transcreation For Social Media?

It’s entirely likely that your social media posts won’t gain much traction. People won’t be as interested in them, or might not even understand the message they’re trying to portray. If you’re using social media to promote yourself, you might find that it falls flat and you don’t get much traffic from anything you post.

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Do you need to translate a campaign for a foreign language market? Contact us today.

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The Importance Of Cultural Translation In Your Advertising Content

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Cultural Translation of Advertising Content

The Importance Of Cultural Translation In Your Advertising Content

Creating advertising content for a country or language you’re not native to can be a disaster waiting to happen. Whether you’re a business looking to break into a new, international market, or you’re simply not a native speaker, cultural translation can be tricky to master. Transcreation solves the problem of cultural differences by ensuring your advertising and marketing materials are perfectly placed to gain the reaction you intended.

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Helping Your Brand Go Global with Successful Marketing Campaigns

Conquer the world’s markets with expert advertising translations.

Helping Your Brand Go Global with Successful Marketing Campaigns

Helping Your Brand Go Global with Successful Marketing Campaigns

The overriding reason to take your brand global is to improve your potential for expansion and growth. Unlike in the past, when the global market was reserved for brands with deep pockets, it’s now possible for any business with a creative strategy and understanding of world markets to thrive.

When it comes to taking your brand global, cultural and linguistic barriers may be daunting. However, if you pay close attention to marketing translation and transcreation, then you’ll realise that these barriers are imperative considerations if your global campaign is to be a success.

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The Power of Transcreation in Marketing

Tailor with transcreation for global business success.

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The Power of Transcreation in Marketing

Heard of transcreation? It’s the marketing tool that everyone is talking about, enabling you to reach more customers and establish yourself internationally. Discover the numerous advantages of transcreation in marketing and how to tailor your business accordingly.

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Multilingual Websites – Everything You Need to Know about SEO and Transcreation

Your international marketing campaign is only as valuable as your best keyword.

Transcreation SEO Keywords


Most business owners or companies will know that the key to success online is search engine optimisation (SEO). If you are able to identify the right keywords and optimise your website for them correctly, you are going to be going a long way to ranking well for them.

Everything You Need to Know about SEO and Transcreation

Sure, there are many other aspects to SEO such as authoritative backlinks and social signals that will help you to rank but neither will be as effective as selecting the right keywords and having them used correctly in your onsite content.

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What Sets Transcreators Apart from Translators?

A New Culture to Navigate.

What Sets Transcreators Apart from Translators?


When expanding your business overseas, you will need to make sure your branding is suitable for the new cultural audience.

What Sets Transcreators Apart from Translators?

Language can be tricky, and a bit of a minefield for businesses. Sometimes, businesses will try to use direct translations on their website, marketing, and branding content. In doing so, they put themselves at risk of not making any sense, causing offense, or becoming the butt of a joke they won’t live down in their new territory.

Sensible businesses will use translators to ensure they will at least make sense and get their meanings across. Yet wiser companies will use transcreators. “What’s the difference?”, I hear you ask! Let’s take a look. Visit our blog.

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Translation of Slogans to Extend Your Business to Foreign Countries

Make sure your slogan and your marketing materials are understood abroad.

Translation of Slogans to Extend Your Business to Foreign Countries


You did it! You managed to grow your business too big for your home country. Now you have the exciting opportunity to expand into new ones. When doing so, you need to make sure every detail of your business is translated correctly.

Translation of Slogans to Extend Your Business to Foreign Countries

A word-for-word translation of your slogan can be extremely problematic. Mistakes often occur because language holds nuances and hidden pitfalls that a literal translation cannot avoid. Sometimes literal translations of slogans can become nonsensical, comical, or even offensive.

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Transcreation: Creating Content That Engages

When a company is requesting the translation of content into another language, it is very important for them to stop and think about the reason for translating that content (Transcreation). If they need it for a business deal or some legal purpose, a technical or legal translation will do the trick.

Transcreation: Creating Content That Engages

Creating Content That Engages [Transcreation]

How to Ensure Maximum Customer Appeal.

However, when they are attempting to translate content from their website, or from their marketing campaigns, a straightforward translation is not going to hit the right notes.

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Transcreation

So many companies are still not aware of transcreation and what it means. Transcreation is the process of translating content by recreating it, instead of merely regurgitating it word-by-word into another language. When you are transcreating, you are reproducing the same content in another language to get the same response from a new market that you got from the first one.

Appealing to New Customers

A transcreation job not only considers both languages, but the customs, culture and local market before finalising the copy. This content must appeal to the new market in the way the original content appeals to the target market in your country. Visit our blog.

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There are so many examples of major companies that attempted to directly translate product names or marketing material instead of opting for transcreation. These companies suffered. Some saw their product names or advertising slogans mocked by the new market because they sounded silly, while others offended the target market because they did not bother to take the local culture into account.

How a Translation Agency Can Help

Professional translators are not only experts at legal and technical translations, but they can also operate effectively as transcreators. When you request the translation of marketing copy, a specialist team ensures the content is not only translated into another language, but is effectively altered and localised to ensure maximum appeal for your target market.

It is a transcreation that you need for this, not a translation. It is a transcreation that is going to help you win over customers in a new country!

What can we do for you?

Do you need to translate a campaign for a foreign language market? Contact us today.

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Do you wish to learn more about transcreation and how we can help? Download our free guide.

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