As a senior translator and hotelier I get to revise and edit many contents relating to the hospitality industry.
Unfortunately, not many are up to standards.
This is because hotel translation is a speciality which requires a wide set of skills and it is often best done by those who have hands-on experience in the field. Continue reading →
How translation and transcreation can help reap even more rewards from a smart inbound tourism strategy.
Over the years I have helped several tourism boards – from Europe, America and Asia – localize and adapt their contents for the Italian market.
As destination communication has evolved with countries becoming true brands in all respects, translation and transcreation* have become key in recreating the national identity for the target audience of other countries, thus attracting more visitors and reputation. Continue reading →
Out with outdated, boring business writing stereotypes, in with smart, coherent, engaging copy to attract prospects and boost engagement rates and sales volumes.
Today, the average attention span, when we look at the web, is down to a bunch of seconds.
So, can good writing attract more customers or capture the visitor’s attention for a bit longer?
The answer is yes. Continue reading →
The following is an extract in English of a contribution to Traduire, the magazine published twice a year by SFT, the French association of translators. The December 2016 issue was dedicated to luxury, fashion and translation.
No. 235 – Luxe, mode… et traduction!
Published by SFT – Société française des traducteurs, December 2016
In this article I would like to share a few thoughts about the language of luxury, with some regard to the Italian language and from the point of view of a language professional like myself. Continue reading →
Local market versions boost propagation, engagement and credibility.
Press releases are still used and useful to control the dissemination of company news and announcements as well as to build relationships with media professionals and the general public. They are a chance to connect with your audience when and how you want to, on a regular basis. Not to mention a legal requirement for public companies. In sum, they are still a cost-effective tool to earn media coverage worldwide, both online and offline. Continue reading →
Is creativity innate? Well, maybe to a degree, but a master’s degree in creativity is earned with lots and lots of work. As we’re not poets living on thin air, but professionals who need to deliver, often on very short deadlines, we can’t wait for inspiration. Continue reading →
If you want the short version: because it allows you to communicate consistently with your audience, with messages relevant to your brand and your goals. Added benefit: it makes life easier for everyone who has to write, design and generally create brand content.
But, in the hope you want to stick around for the long(er) story, keep reading, and you’ll see why writing, localizing and applying a brand style guide is a very good idea.
Let’s start with the benefits of a brand style guide
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