Are we "abroad" yet?

A Global Marketing Blog – Because "abroad" is a place that doesn't exist.

Stock photo clichés to avoid

Stock photos are great. They allow people in advertising to tap into an infinite source of new images without the cost of a photo shoot. However, it’s easy to fall into the trap of reusing the same images everyone has been using… since the 80’s.

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September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Italian brands going global

Fiat and Vespa expand globally with different levels of “Italianess” Vespa has just launched a new global campaign, ‘Do You Vespa’. The ads are well executed and memorable. One of … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

International Marketing: Three Steps to “Muy Bueno”

The most exciting part about international marketing is that you get to create or adapt your marketing mix to expand into a new country and connect with a whole new … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diageo Brazilianizes John Travolta

Here’s another TV spot showing a U.S. celebrity in a campaign created in another country. I just can’t get enough of these! Here’s the background: Ypióca is an iconic cachaça … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Build credibility through the power of provenance + Fake Q&A

Provenance is a key factor in establishing credibility for a product.  So what happens if you create a great product away from its typical country of origin? Vodka from Texas, … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Innocent Drinks: The power of cute

Innocent is one of my favorite brands. I often bought their smoothies when I lived in the UK. The smoothies are great, but what I truly miss is seeing their … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Celebrities and their cheesy ads abroad

Once in a while a new article comes up exposing Hollywood celebrities that make big bucks starring in obscure advertising campaigns in other countries. I just love seeing these, and … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer giants expand with different marketing strategies

SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev are companies investing heavily in international expansion as a way to maintain growth. Just to illustrate the importance of this expansion, Budweiser already makes nearly half … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Opening eyes to local issues

Adam Williams from Brand Failure introduced me to this stunning campaign Lifebuoy (by Unilever) is running. That’s a great example of how a brand can create impact beyond the bottom … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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