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Posts tagged with Global

International ecommerce: Four things to consider when venturing into foreign markets

In 2012, we conducted research into how the recession had affected attitudes towards global trading opportunities.

We found that many of the respondents had been forced to rely heavily on global markets to maintain or grow their revenues.

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Why Brazil-bound brands should be wary of cultural mistakes

It’s been well over a decade since the acronym BRICS was introduced into the marketing lexicon.  

While steps from foreign brands entering these markets have been largely tentative to date, the World Cup means the eyes and curiosity of the marketing world are now firmly rising to the B of the BRICS, Brazil.

Brazilian culture and consumer spending power (not to mention football) can be beguiling, but brands trying to capitalise on the event need to be wary of succumbing to the dreaded FOMO: fear of missing out. 

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Eight cultural differences that impact conversion

You have a website, or perhaps you have multiple websites, and you want to ensure that conversion in markets outside of UK and US is as high as possible.

In this case, especially for markets in the Middle East and Asia, it pays to know how a country’s culture will impact interaction with your content.

Joe Doveton, Director of Conversion Services at Globalmaxer delivered a fascinating talk at last week’s IDF, run by Oban Multilingual. Here are some of my practical takeaways.

Whatever market you are approaching, make sure you have considered how these eight factors play.

If you’re interested to learn more about international digital marketing, check out Econsultancy’s training courses.


Stats: Multichannel commerce variations across countries, people and products

The global edition of our Internet Statistics Compendium saw a bumper update this month, collecting some of the most interesting freely accessible data published about all things digital – including social media, mobile and ecommerce.

One area which I think is particularly deserving of our analytical curiosity is multichannel commerce, and PwC’s recent report on the subject is excellent reading at a time when shopping across offline and online internationally is still a relatively mysterious beast.


Monitoring your online reputation around the world

There’s no doubt that a company’s reputation is one of its greatest assets.

A recent survey from Weber Shandwick found that 70% of consumers wouldn’t buy a product if they didn’t like the brand.

But in today’s world, where there's nowhere-to-hide, it can be harder than ever to control what people are saying about your company.