10 More Recommended Resources for International Marketers

In a previous blog post, I listed 10 websites that I would recommend to any marketing professional or business owner who is looking for a more international perspective. Of course, that list was not meant to be exhaustive. So here are 10 more resources that I highly recommend and are definitely worth bookmarking. Continue reading

Have Content, Will Travel: Marketing to Today’s Global Customers

Content marketing, in a nutshell, is the process of creating and freely sharing relevant material that your target audience will find valuable in some way. It could be educational, entertaining or inspirational. What it should never be is “salesy”.

The idea of content marketing is nothing new, of course. At its best, content marketing is simply good storytelling. As human beings, we all love a good story – no matter where in the world we live or which language we speak.

If you’re expanding your business into foreign markets, however, your approach to content marketing could be the difference between success and failure. Continue reading

Why English-Only Websites Just Won’t Cut It Anymore

According to recent statistics compiled by We Are Social, there are now 7.357 billion humans on this planet. Of that number, 3.175 billion – almost half the global population – are active Internet users, and that proportion is growing every day.

That’s an amazing opportunity for online businesses, both big and small. But guess what? Most global Internet users don’t speak English as a first language. Let’s look at the top 12 countries with the highest number of active Internet users: Continue reading