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Creating relevant social media campaigns in India

Last year saw the biggest ever trade delegation from the UK to India, as British businesses seek to capitalise on the growing Indian business market.

According to reports, the UK invests almost £9bn in India. In turn, India invests around £800m in the UK (almost double what it invests in the rest of Europe).

As a result of this booming economy, India’s digital market is growing fast. Currently, around 121m of India’s 1.2 billion people are online – a relatively small number proportionately, but 2012 is set for an explosion in internet growth, driven mostly by mobile.

India has a reported 700m mobile subscribers, with around 200,000 being added each day (many in rural areas).

The opportunity for social brands to capitalise on this boom is huge, if they get it right.

Multilingual e-commerce: US and UK trends

US internet retailers are more likely than their UK counterparts to target Brazilian and Chinese markets in the next year.

However, all agree that use of social media networks and website translations are fundamentally important tools for making progress into international e-commerce markets.

After attending two events, most recently the IRCE in Chicago, USA and the IRX in Birmingham, UK back in March, I found several crucial differences in the way that companies in the US and UK were approaching the various international retail markets.