The interactive slideshow includes a fun fact and snapshot for each international market.
New York, NY July 26, 2012—What is the number one top international market for America’s leading businesses? Where in the world do companies like Ralph Lauren, Visa, LinkedIn and NetApp go with their cutting edge products and services?
Acclaro, a New York-based translation and localization agency, answered these questions via an interactive slideshow published this morning on their popular industry blog. From Russia to Brazil, Germany to China, the slideshow countdown tours the most popular countries that Acclaro clients target in their global expansion.
“This top 10 list highlights both the countries and languages boasting the highest demand over the past decade,” explains Ora Solomon, Acclaro vice president of sales and operations. “These are the golden markets where our clients are exporting, franchising, expanding operations and localizing on a grand scale.”
In addition to divulging the most popular business destinations for localization clients, the slideshow features population data, a fun fact and visual for each country. A few highlights include:
- Only 2% of Britons speak “the Queen’s English”, which is the most posh dialect, also commonly referred to as “BBC English”
- Canada is the only wine-growing region in the world that can produce icewine every single year, due to its uniquely cold climate.
- The average Italian consumes 55 pounds of pasta and 26 gallons of wine per year, as well as half a pound of bread each day.
A few of the countries featured may come as a surprise to readers. When considering international markets, companies often overlook lucrative opportunities close to home, such as French-speaking Canada and Mexico. This slideshow can be considered a hotlist for businesses in the early phases of developing a localization strategy.
“The show is also a tribute to our clients,” continues Solomon. “They were among the early movers to lay claim to these international markets and were amply rewarded with global market share in their respective industries. Our goal is to help more American businesses realize the potential of marketing themselves internationally and achieve their expansion goals in record time.”
Today’s blog post is the second installment in the series, “10 Things to Love about Acclaro”, launched last week as a prelude to the agency’s 10th anniversary in September. The series explores the playful facet of a translation agency that has rapidly grown into an international firm with offices on four continents. Acclaro is the trusted partner of companies like Yahoo!, Coach, Visa, Ralph Lauren, LinkedIn, NetApp, and many more.
Acclaro is an international translation and localization agency that helps the world’s leading brands succeed across cultures. With its global headquarters in New York and offices and affiliates in San Francisco, Boston, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris, the agency translates websites, marketing campaigns, documents and software for global enterprises, giving clients an authentic voice in key language markets.