Social media translation: a task with many faces

The Importance of Localizing Your Social Media Strategy for 2021

There is no doubt that social media has played a dominant role in business marketing during the coronavirus pandemic, with social media translation providing a key avenue for engaging global customers during the crisis. Social media facilitated a large proportion of social and business interactions during worldwide lockdowns, with Statista citing that social media usage […]

Language AI takes on new challenges

Language AI Learns the Art of Smooth Talking

Last week, we looked at how research on a multilingual knowledge base at Google could be forging the beginnings of truly multilingual language AI, marking one of the more interesting recent technological developments for the localization industry. Now, days later, new reports on a study at Facebook AI Research appears to signal even more compelling developments in NLP (natural language processing) than systems that can cross-reference world idioms. Challenging criticisms that NLP agents tend to be flat approximations of human speakers, it […]

Rakuten and Walmart, shedding light on the standardization versus localization debate

Standardization Versus Localization: Walmart Adopts eCommerce Localization Techniques

Big-box companies like Amazon and Walmart have only been enhancing their dominant presence in today’s market, particularly through recent eCommerce strengthening efforts. Their relentless takeover from acquisition to plain out-performance of smaller companies has similarly brought them to the international stage. Their expansion models however, have been significantly different with various results for their eCommerce […]

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 […]

Cross-border communication is one thing the sun will never set on

CSOFT Values Cross-Border Communication, Inside & Out

Regardless of who you interact with here at CSOFT (which stands for Communication Solutions Of Foreign Trade, with the word “soft” implying an intelligent harnessing of technology) you will find values both within the company, and within the people, that are universal to cross-cultural and cross-border communication. At CSOFT, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity, both […]