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Running international marketing campaigns guide

A practical guide for running and structuring International Marketing Campaigns

How will this guide help me and my business

Running international marketing campaigns gives a fantastic opportunity to gain leads and sales from new countries where you don't currently do business. But it also adds complexity and additional challenges to every single market activity. From coordinating activity across multiple languages, tackling differing levels of brand, product or service awareness, social and cultural market differences as well as the demands of managing an international team. These are just some of the challenges that marketers need first to understand and then deploy the tools and techniques at their disposal to tackle them.

The guide shows the key issues to consider when planning the digital elements of international marketing campaigns. It also shows how integration with offline activity should be managed. It reviews the key challenges, asks the key questions and lays out a practical guide to answer them when running international marketing campaigns.

Who is the guide for?

Our guide to running international campaigns is aimed at anyone coordinating or contributing to international marketing campaigns, whether they are responsible or hands-on with digital marketing channels or for those wishing to learn more about the role that digital channels play in the running of international marketing campaigns. The guide covers key considerations for planning and budgeting as well as campaign execution and optimisation.

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About the author

Jon Paget

Jon Paget

Jon Paget is a content strategist with agency and client side experience. His recent roles have focused on coordinating international marketing campaigns at TUI Travel and STA Travel, across a number of international markets. He’s most interested in the role that content and social media play in the customer experience as well as the evolving nature of both customer service and targeted customer acquisition. Based in London, he now works as a freelance content strategist. You can contact Jon directly on LinkedIn or his page.

What does this guide include?

The guide focuses on the digital elements of international marketing campaigns, and it will show how integration with offline activity should be managed.

This guide aims to review these challenges, answers key questions and lays out a practical way to structure a campaign. It is broken down into seven sections, which are: 

  • Campaign Objectives
  • Campaign Insights and Targeting
  • Campaign messages, media and proposition
  • Campaign resource and asset production
  • Campaign execution
  • Establishing legacy from your campaigns
  • Summary

Related resource: Review and improve international search effectiveness​, Campaign planning templateRunning Effective Digital Campaigns guide

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