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The fascinating world of fast-food localization

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5-7 min read When you travel to a destination somewhere across the globe you probably already have an idea of where’d you like to go, what you’d like to see and of course, what kinds of foods you want to eat. Paying a visit to the local McDonald's or Dunkin’ Donuts is likely not going to be a priority on your list of things to do, but what you find in these major food chains around the world may surprise you!

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Legendary multinational marketing campaigns, and what they teach us.

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10 min read In our culture, we have a habit of pointing out the bad when it comes to multinational campaigns whether it be in the press, the media or online. But we’re taking the time to call out some of the good, too. More specifically, we’re shouting out the most well-executed, and widely successful global marketing campaigns we’ve seen to date.

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When it comes to working with translators, don’t settle.

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5 min read If you’re preparing to bring your company into a new market somewhere across the globe, you need to make sure that all of your customer-facing materials are localized for your new audience. The first time you localize, you’ll probably realize that there’s a lot of material that needs translating! From marketing collateral, to web page design, legal contracts and even customer support teams you’re bound to have your hands full. But fear not! We’re letting you in on one of the greatest shortcuts to localization: work with translators who are experts in your domain.

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What makes for a great style guide

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5-7 min read Going global means localizing key pieces of your company’s content to be understood, relevant, and well-received by international customers. The content you localize can range from marketing collateral, to support pages, all the way down to in-app chat bots! The list goes on, really. To guarantee that the translators you’re working with will do the best job possible, they’ll need a few things from you besides the content that you want them to localize – this includes your localization style guide.

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Translation Twitter handles you should be following right now

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5 min read With so much going on in our industry from the tech, to the translators, to M&A activity, it can be tough to pinpoint a single source of truth for all of your localization news. Relying only on one source means you’re bound to miss something. In an attempt to help you stay up-to-date with all things localization, we want to call out a handful of Twitter accounts you can follow to get your fill of industry content, discussions and updates in real-time; wherever and whenever you want it.

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Localizing your NPS Score

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In our last blog post, we described how you can measure the impact of your localization efforts using several Customer Success metrics – one of which was NPS Score. NPS stands for Net Promoter Score, and it measures how likely a customer is to recommend your product to other people. Generally, NPS scores are used to gauge the overall satisfaction customers have with your brand and the likelihood that they’ll stick around.

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How to measure the impact of localization on Customer Success

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Customer Success is a huge opportunity for companies to grow existing revenue, retain customers for longer and ultimately, get them to buy more of your products in the future. In our last blog post, we talked about the benefits of localizing key parts of your customer journey – starting from the behavior and mannerisms of your Customer Success folks, all the way down to your in-app chatbots. Essentially, localization helps your CS team deliver on the promise of a great experience for all of your customers around the world.

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Using language to improve your customer success efforts

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5 min read There’s a new pressure to stand out throughout the entirety of a customer’s journey with a brand. Today’s customers have infinite options; from simple selections like ice cream brands, to increasingly complex business software offerings. The job of a customer success leader is to make sure customers have the best all-around experience with your brand, so that they not only choose you, but stay with you long-term.

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Beyond Revenue: Additional benefits of localizing

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5 min read  Image by Raw Pixel on Unsplash Most companies localize because they want to increase global sales by expanding into new markets. But the benefits of localization are far greater than simply maximizing sales. For starters, localization allows for your reps to appear more polished in front of prospects, stand out against the competition and ultimately, tell better stories that foster a deeper connection with your customers around the world.

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Don't just translate, localize.

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5 min read When thinking about global expansion for your business, consider this: 80% of the world’s population doesn’t speak English. In order to communicate effectively with locals around the world, you need to speak their language; go beyond translating your content and materials word-for-word and instead, localize. There's a difference.

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