Cross-cultural branding: vital in the world of sports

Avoiding Misinterpretation and Brand Damage with Tailored Marketing: Lessons from the Sporting World

Cross-cultural branding is a tricky business, and it is never enough simply to know your own brand or product. Even in the seemingly universal world of sports, brand identity relies greatly on external perception, and companies in the sports industry must possess deep cultural understanding to enhance their targeting capabilities and avoid misrepresentations or even […]

Global Product Marketing: When Localization Becomes Rebranding!

Global Product Marketing: When Localization Becomes Rebranding!

When a company’s product or service is not interpreted or understood correctly by consumers, it can have a damaging impact on a company’s global product marketing and performance on the international market, with rebranding sometimes seen as the only solution. Recently, the Republic of Ireland’s Supreme Court declared, ‘Subway bread is not bread’. With over […]

Going global

Common Mistakes by Chinese Companies Going Global

Now, Chinese companies are going global and looking to expand abroad more than ever before. CSOFT’s Shenzhen 100 project is analyzing China’s globalizing businesses, zooming in on China’s modern hub of high tech, globalizing industry: Shenzhen. Our analysis puts Shenzhen companies into two general groups: “mature transformers” and “fast rising companies.” Jack Ma once likened […]

CSOFT's Headquarters Expand into Beijing

Customer Service Week: Part Two – Virtue of Perception

If you haven’t heard, it’s Customer Service Week at Simply CSOFT! Stop by to read all about the second virtue of customer service through a Taoist lens. Yesterday we discussed how a sharpened focus can lead to better understanding of clients’ needs. Today we will emphasize the concept of perception, and how service providers can alter their customer service approach to better satisfy their customers. Stay tuned for more virtues all this week!

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The New Starbucks Logo – One Step Closer to Hardcore Globality

Have you heard the news about Starbucks’ new logo? Apparently, there’s a big fuss online because they removed the company’s name and the word “coffee” from the logo, leaving only the iconic representative of their products, the green siren. Fans of Starbucks seemed to be fairly against the change, but it’s possible that the removal of the words from the logo is an important part of Starbucks’ globalization strategy. If you’re interested in international branding, business, or language, you should stop on by and let us know what YOU think about this wordless logo that’s left so many consumers speechless.