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New Balance is an American apparel and sports footwear brand headquartered in Boston, MA, USA. The brand has a well-established presence worldwide, including in the UK where some of their goods are produced for the European market.
Industry: FMCG – Sports Apparel and Footwear
New Balance campaign for the European market.
New Balance campaign for Sports Direct Europe required to localise their original posters and artwork in 15 languages: French, Dutch, Slovenian, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Portuguese, Icelandic, Polish, German, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Greek. The project required the localisation of the headline “No half measure” in the fifteen languages, delivered on posters in different sizes, with different images.
For each market, the curated team of linguists performed a thorough research on the brand:
Based on the brand research, the linguists recommended transcreation with DTP [desktop publishing] of the brand tagline. The transcreation process allowed the linguists to truly localise the message, considering the language character and space requirements. New balance required the posters in different sizes, with varying images. These had to support the out-of-home campaigns in every target market, from A4s to large banners.
The brand research helped to understand the brand presence in each respective country, which contributed to the delivery of a successful multilingual campaign.
The technological capability of Managed Language allowed for the project to take only one week from receiving the brief to delivering the final files. The client’s InDesign files, localised and returned as InDesign, in language.
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