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The Business Case for Translation: 5 Resources to Get Management on Board

November 3, 2014 by Acclaro
Category: Localization Tips, International Business, Translation Agency
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If you’re running into hurdles trying to secure that increase in your 2015 localization budget, you’re not alone. Upper management often undervalues the effort, resources and budget required to successfully adapt products to international markets. So how can you capture their attention and convince them of the phenomenal impact that translation can have on your company’s profit margins? 

How to Switch to a New Translation Agency: 5 Easy Tips

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Changing translation partners midstream may seem like a complete impossibility when you're moving full-steam ahead towards an international launch — but if you’re not getting the translation quality your brand deserves, it's an imperative. Luckily, making the transition doesn’t have to be complicated. In this post, we’ll take a look at some good reasons for switching to a new translation partner and five tips to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Announcing beyont: Your Go-To Company for Global Staffing Solutions

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We're excited to announce the launch of beyont, a new Acclaro company specializing in pairing the world's finest language and localization talent with globally-minded companies. Are you interested in expanding into international markets but daunted by the task of recruiting qualified talent abroad? beyont can take the burden off of your teams and manage your localization staffing and recruiting efforts from A to Z, whether it's for Europe, Asia, South America or beyond.

3 Top Translation Projects: From Gibson to Fitbit

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As translation and localization specialists, we take pride in working with the best of the best across all industries. Our 2013 projects were no exception, affording us collaborations with such progressive companies as Fitbit, Visual IQ and Gibson. 

Visa and Acclaro at Localization World: The Secret (Sauce) of our Success

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If you’re joining us for the Localization World Conference this month, you will get to hear from Lydia Clarke, Acclaro’s West Coast Operations Manager, and Fabio Fernandes, Visa’s Director of Global Client Training & Publications, who will discuss how Acclaro helped Visa improve and streamline their linguistic review process.

And if not, you’re in luck, because we’ve got a sneak peek of what you can expect in today’s post. Enjoy!

Creating a Global Website? Five Tips for the Best Translation

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Is your company ready to go global? While your product and team might be ready to jump into a completely new market in Brazil or Japan, your website will probably need some help to make the transition. Website translation is a multi-step process, so knowing the roadmap before you get started will help make the process smooth for all involved. Read on for a quick overview of website translation with some tips and tricks for getting the best results from your translation partner.

Many Languages, Many Devices, One Design

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Responsive web design — designing websites that work across a multitude of devices — has emerged in the last year as the dominant mode for device-neutral sites. As our options for accessing web content expand to include screens of all sizes, responsive web design helps reduce the complexity of creating content for all those screens. Sounds simple, right? But when you throw the multilingual needs of a global audience into the mix, things can get a little complicated. Read on for some of our best tips for making sure your design works for multiple languages and multiple devices.

Website Translation Tips

May 16, 2013 by Acclaro
Category: Website Translation Services, Translation Agency
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Passport? Check. Money? Check. Cat sitter? Check. Global SEM strategy? Ch…huh? Planning for a global website launch requires some forethought, much like planning for a trip around the world. Our Top 10 Tips article gives you our suggestions for making the most of your global website launch. From internal code to external user-facing content, we know how to take websites global, and we want to share our tips with you.

Warhol Contest: We Have A Winner!

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The winners are in for the “POP Your Culture With The Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App” contest, which Acclaro hosted in association with The Andy Warhol Museum. Nicholas Chambers, the Milton Fine Curator of Art of The Warhol, chose the grand prize, second and third prize winners, as well as the 10 finalists for the People’s Choice Award.  

Our contestants won some great prizes, from a trip to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, to gift certificates, to way more than 15 minutes of fame. Today’s post reveals the artistic winners and shows off their submissions!

YouTube and Your Global Marketing Strategy

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When people think of streaming video, they likely think of YouTube. And not just in the United States. Far from being a repository of mere feline frolic, YouTube is an extremely robust platform with a huge global footprint. With two days’ worth of videos being uploaded every day in five dozen languages, your global marketing and social media campaigns can benefit from folding YouTube into the process. But how do you get started? Today’s post and our newsletter article give you some tips to consider.

Helpful Tips for Translating Help and Support Content

April 25, 2013 by Acclaro
Category: Software Translation, Document Translation, Translation Agency
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Everyone needs a little help sometimes. That’s why no software product release is complete without user assistance and support documentation. And any software release that includes multiple markets in multiple languages will, of course, require technical translation of the help section. User assistance documentation translation is usually is the last step before product release, yet this final stage of the release process is complex enough to warrant a process of its own, which can be costly and time consuming if you don’t plan for it. Here are some of our best tips for smoothing the process.

Contest: POP Your Culture With The Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App

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Follow in the footsteps of American icon Andy Warhol by entering the Acclaro pop art photo contest in association with The Andy Warhol Museum. Warhol re-imagined everyday items such as soup cans, soda bottles, and portraits to give us some indelible artistic images. Now you get the chance to leave your mark on the world and win a free trip for two to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Read today’s post to get all the details.

How Tweet It Is! Using Twitter to Your Global Advantage

Using Twitter to Your Global Advantage

Twitter is powerful and multilingual social media platform. Leveraging search engine optimization, Twitter can build your brand’s visibility and reputation, improve your relationships with clients and give you a competitive edge. The platform’s heightened transparency and the potential cost of a misstep worry some companies. Increasingly, however, businesses are putting their misgivings aside to join in the speed-of-light global conversation. A carefully-crafted Twitter program fully integrated into your global marketing strategy can put your company on the map. 

Geek2Geek Answers: Video Dubbing

October 24, 2012 by Jon Ritzdorf
Category: Q&A, Language Translation Services, Translation Agency
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Our resident globalization architect and localization geek, Jon Ritzdorf (see his Geek2Geek webpage) answers your localization and translation questions. Read on for the most recent Q&A about multimedia localization and how to manage a successful multilingual video project.

Been There, Never Done That: Four Hours In Istanbul

October 18, 2012 by Acclaro
Category: Culture, Translation Services Company, Translation Agency
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Have a layover in Istanbul as you jet from Europe to Asia? Or looking to spend some time after a business meeting with your Turkish partners? While a visit to Topkapı Palace demands at least half a day and the Grand Bazaar can be overwhelming, there are plenty of ways to get a taste of this eclectic and unique city without following the traditional tourist paths. Read on for our tips for enjoying Istanbul to the fullest.

10 Causes We Care About

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Acclaro has grown a lot in the ten last years, but it remains an organization that’s focused on doing good as well as doing well. Our employees regularly participate in charity events, and Acclaro’s proud to support their efforts, sponsor their participation, and in some cases, even match employee donations! Acclaro also supports charitable organizations in each of its three U.S. locations, which keeps our eyes on the “local” even as our localization work has us thinking, emailing, and talking all around the globe.

10 Most Interesting Blog Posts

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At Acclaro, we've helped Fortune 500 companies, tech startups and leading American brands succeed in global markets with their innovative products. One of the ways we try and communicate the most current, cutting-edge localization news is through our blog. While we've already brought you the 10 most popular blog posts in our Q1 2012 newsletter, we'd like to continue our 10th anniversary blog series with the 10 most interesting posts we've done, to date. Check them out....

10 Top Acclaro Retail Brands

At Acclaro, we've helped Fortune 500 companies, tech startups and leading American brands succeed in global markets with their innovative products. Fashion has become one of our fortes over the past decade.

In today's 10th Anniversary slideshow, we take you directly to the localization runway. The featured clients in this show have worked with Acclaro to adapt their marketing, digital presence, training programs and more to global markets. 

Making Localization and Translation Fun: Intro

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This summer we’re making localization fun with a series of slideshows on some of our favorite vacation activities. Every week we’ll explore the connections between localization and summer pastimes like barbecuing or a day at the beach. It’s a summer sampler of vivid imagery, tasty recipes and useful tidbits served up with some bite-sized pieces of localization advice.

Client Birthday Celebration: Acclaro’s NetApp Partnership Turns Two

Join us in a celebration of our two-year partnership with NetApp, and learn how Acclaro has helped NetApp with reviews of localized marketing materials for simship in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Russia, Israel, Brazil, Korea, Japan, UK, Mexico, Hong Kong, and China.

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