What is language?

What is language? Originally uploaded by dgray_xplane Here’s a great diagram/illustration from David Gray about Language. He says: Language is more than just communication; it is the primary method by which we do things together. Language is the accumulation of...

Soccer without Borders (in an Absolut World)

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. Miguel “Mike” Ramirez, one of the founders of MedioTiempo.com, tells me that their site was officially “born” on February 7, 2000. When it...

The Story of SoiTu.es: Community + Technology + Editorial

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. How can we develop great content online for the Spanish-language world in the years ahead? Much like the Madrid-based blog networks in my previous...

How can you translate your web site?

Chris Fleissner of Translations.com shared this video with me about how you can open up your site to the world and go after different markets. In it, Matt Hauser, the Director of Technology Sales at Translations.com, presents a new product of theirs and shows how it...

What U.S. Hispanic Publishers and Marketers Can Learn from Spain

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. Many U.S. Hispanic publishers and e-commerce sites find that when they launch a site in Spanish targeting U.S. Hispanics many Latin Americans find...

Case Study: The Cervantes Institute Short Story Contest

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content: In June of 2009, the Cervantes Institute of Chicago launched a short story contest on their blog with the goal of engaging local writers and Spanish students in the...

Coke Opens Happiness via Educational Promotion

This article originally appeared on MediaPost. This fall, Coca-Cola launched an educational marketing initiative with the goal of helping Hispanics fulfill their dream of learning English. This is an important customer base as Hispanics represent one quarter of Coke’s...

Multicultural, Global and Mobile: Western Union

This article originally appeared on MediaPost. “Multicultural marketing is at the core of Western Union’s business,” said Gail Galuppo, EVP and CMO of Western Union at the ANA’s Multicultural conference recently.  She shared with the attendees how Western Union...