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International Marketing Mistakes

Here are some classic examples of international marketing mistakes, arising from advertisers’ failure to see the product from the customers’ point of view. The Vauxhall Nova car flopped in Spain. In Spanish, “no va” means “does not go”. General Foods’ cake mixes didn’t sell well in Japan. In Japan only 4% of houses are big […]

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How to Reverse the Advertising Message

Your advertising message could be misinterpreted in the other countries, cultures and languages. An advertisement for washing powder simply had three images: dirty washing, a washing machine using the detergent advertised, and then clean washing. It was a very simple and effective concept. The only problem was that this was published in a Middle Eastern […]

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