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How to Measure Your Global Marketing Price Tag

By Scott Yancey on 03/30/2016

How much does your organization spend on localization? Does your estimate include your regional websites, product and sales materials, and all your global marketing efforts company-wide?

If you don’t know, or can take a guess but are unsure, you’re not alone. Localization of global marketing content is often a highly decentralized process within organizations, creating inefficiencies in both time and money spent on the globalization of marketing programs.

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Localization Trends in the MarTech Landscape

By Scott Yancey on 02/23/2016

 

As CEO of a SaaS company that intersects both the marketing technology and translation space, I have the unique opportunity to have conversations with both partners—martech leaders like Salesforce, Marketo, Oracle—and global customers like CA Technologies, Sherwin Williams, and Qualtrics about their global sales and marketing strategies. Our discussions often focus on the state of global marketing tools and tactics and how marketers can ‘do global better.’ As such, I thought I’d share my insights and perspectives on where I see marketing and localization trends going in 2016.

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Countdown to Dreamforce: Dirty Little Secrets of Life in the Global Marketing Trade

By Scott Yancey on 09/09/2015

In Anthony Bourdain’s bestselling book, “Kitchen Confidential,” he provides a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant industry and reveals what is really going on inside NYC kitchens. (Some things you may not want to know!) I thought of the book recently while I was preparing notes for an upcoming session I’ll be presenting at Dreamforce next week. In the marketing industry—and global marketing in particular—a lot goes on behind the scenes that marketers either accept as “just the way it’s done”, or would rather not think about, or don’t even realize is happening at all.

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How to Use Content to Reach a Global Audience: An Interview with Cloudwords CEO Scott Yancey

By Scott Yancey on 08/13/2015

(Originally published in Bizreport, August 11, 2015)

Topics: Insights
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Disrupting an Industry in Need of Disruption: Cloudwords Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

By Scott Yancey on 06/30/2015

Cloudwords’ translation automation platform helps companies identify new revenue opportunities and grow global market share, and we’re proud to again be included among the leading global innovators—some of which are also our customers!—whose game-changing approaches and technologies are disrupting markets worldwide. We’re honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn as a disruptor in our industry and to once again be named one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners for the second year in a row.

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Cloudwords Brings Translation Automation to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud

By Scott Yancey on 06/11/2015

Two years ago when Salesforce announced its plans to acquire marketing software company ExactTarget, it made total sense to me. Today, Salesforce Marketing Cloud has evolved from ExactTarget and enables marketers to create personalized, cross-channel customer journeys. But personalizing those assets for global markets still remains a complex translation challenge that, for most, is still slow, with unpredictable costs and outcomes. That’s where Cloudwords comes in.

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Looking to Integrate with Cloudwords? Our New “Boot Camp” for Developers Makes it Fast and Easy

By Scott Yancey on 03/19/2015

At Cloudwords, we know how integral developers are to building a highly functional technology stack that allows end users to seamlessly perform the critical tasks required for their role. Whether a company needs Cloudwords to integrate with their organization’s content management system, Web CMS, marketing automation platform, knowledge management system, version control system, or even their own product, they turn to their developer team to make the magic happen.

The developer community has always been top of mind at Cloudwords. From the start, we made Cloudwords’ open API and extensive documentation easily accessible and user-friendly to better enable developers to get whatever content they have, in whatever systems they use, easily translated via the Cloudwords platform. Along the way, we’ve continued to add enhancements to our Developer Center to make integrations even easier, such as a sandbox environment for developers to use to simulate and test their integration prior to roll-out, as well as delivering pre-built integrations with leading content systems. And now, we’ve introduced our very own “boot camp” for developers -- a new API Tutorial that provides the complete set of API calls required to program integration with Cloudwords.

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Early Adopters of New Marketing Technology Earn Their Bragging Rights

By Scott Yancey on 03/11/2015

The speed at which a business operates and its adoption of innovative technology go together hand-in-hand. We all marvel at how business ever managed to function efficiently prior to the invention of modern-day technologies we now take for granted, such as the Internet and its related software, programs and applications, and the laptops, smartphones and tablets that allow us to access it. All of which enable us to be more efficient workers who can drive more success in our business and professional lives.

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Collaborate and Innovate in the Land of Plenty: Inside the Marketing Technology Landscape

By Scott Yancey on 01/21/2015

I love Scott Brinker’s opening line in his recent blog introducing the 2015 version of his ever-growing, ever-popular Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic: “There’s a lot of marketing technology in the world, my friend.”

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