AirBnB Adjusts Its Strategy in China by Changing the Name

AirBnB Adjusts Its Strategy in China by Changing the Name

Western businesses have a notoriously bad track record of entering China. Some of them were burning through insane amounts of money while battling local rivals and eventually ceased operations (looking at you Uber). Others were simply banned. However, not all of them has given up on trying to make it. Sharing economy juggernaut AirBnB has announced recently that it is changing its name in China to “Aibiying” (爱彼迎), which can be translated to “welcome each other with love.”

Airbnb is committed to succeeding in China, and we now have a Chinese name, 爱彼迎 (Aibiying), which means “to welcome each […] Read more

March Roundup

March Roundup

Looking for new global marketing opportunities? Thought of expanding to Africa or Southeast Asia? In March we focused on helping you realize the global potential of your products and services. Did you know that China is a leading target market for luxury goods? But Western luxury brands wouldn’t be succeeding without properly adapting their marketing strategy. Check out our favorite blog posts from March and get fresh International SEO ideas:

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What Are McDonald’s Jobs Sub-page Titles Saying: A Career or Just a Job?

What Are McDonald’s Jobs Sub-page Titles Saying: A Career or Just a Job?

Our grandmother used to say: “Go to school and study, so you won’t end up working at McDonald’s.” Working behind the McDonald’s counter has always had a negative connotation. But when the financial crisis broke out our grandmother’s changed her tune to: “As long as you have a job, even if it’s at McDonald’s.”

Language is the most powerful tool when communicating a message. At GFluence we’re interested in different cultural habits and matching them with consumer analysis. By analyzing the McDonald’s jobs sub-page titles across countries, we can tell where baking burgers counts as a real profession or […] Read more

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How to Use French to Conquer Half a Continent?

How to Use French to Conquer Half a Continent?

Did you know that Africa is the continent with the most French speakers in the world? Why is this important for your International SEO? Even though you have a french language website version – are you only targeting people who live in France? OK, you thought of Belgium, Switzerland and Canada as well, good. But there is aprox. 120 million people in Africa who speak French. Such an enormous amount of people knowing the same language is a perfect global marketing opportunity.

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Expensive Taste. How Did Louis Vuitton Become #1 Luxury Brand in China?

Expensive Taste. How Did Louis Vuitton Become #1 Luxury Brand in China?

We all know that China is a lucrative market for every international brand. But what does it mean for the fashion industry? Here is a number for you: Chinese luxury demand accounts almost for the 20% of global spend on fancy items. Not bad right? No wonder that there is an on-going battle between word’s best fashion houses over this piece of the pie. French luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton was first foreign brand to ever set foot there. Today we are going to see what other factors contributed towards company’s huge success.

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The Irish Diaspora: Where Else to Sell Beer on St Patrick’s Day

The Irish Diaspora: Where Else to Sell Beer on St Patrick’s Day

Where there’s Irish there’s beer. And when it’s St Patrick’s Day the celebrated beverage is dyed green. Did you know that there are 80 million people around the globe who identify themselves as Irish? And only 4.7 million of them live in Ireland! St. Patrick’s Day is one the most widespread holidays in the world and beer is essential for the celebrations. Gudied by the trails of the Irish diaspora we created a global market overview of beer sales on March 17th.

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February Roundup

February Roundup

Some top-notch International SEO research was done in February. We kicked off the month by discovering new Valentine’s gift ideas and unraveled the secret of Hreflang. What are your predictions for the top 15 ecommerce markets in 2017 – will China prevail over US in sales? Check out the most exciting and informative blog posts of February:

Lovespoons and Mass Weddings; Valentine’s Day Traditions and Gift Ideas From Around the World

We dug deep into search engine analytics and cultural facts surrounding Valentine’s Day traditions. By researching customs from Italy, Finland, Wales and the Philippines we discovered new gift and retail campaign […] Read more