A lesson by Tucker Johnson.
Verizon Media is a global media technology company which, through media brands such as HuffPost, Yahoo, AOL, TechCrunch, and Engadget, helps people stay informed and entertained, and communicate and transact while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Investing in technologies, the company is focusing on transforming media for tomorrow.
Small team with big reach: Verizon Media represents multiple brands that reach 900 million people worldwide, even though they have a relatively small localization team. This is enabled by a strong emphasis on centralization, standardization, and automation.
Hiring for expertise: Verizon Media has made a conscious effort to hire language experts with localization program management expertise who are equipped to provide cultural insights to their internal stakeholders, going beyond being simple file pushing localization project managers.
Focus on: Enabling go-to-market strategy with high language quality, relevant marketing and editorial content, and user experience backed by a highly automated project workflow, the team is aimed at adding value to partners.
Founded in 2014, Bitso was Mexico’s first cryptocurrency exchange, facilitating the transfer of Bitcoin, pesos, and US dollars. The company now handles an additional 28 cryptocurrencies and is growing rapidly: after amassing one million users over six years, Bitso has quadrupled its member base within the past 24 months. In addition to its popularity in Mexico, the company operates in Argentina, Brazil, and El Salvador, and is planning to launch in Columbia within the next month.
Slack is where the future works — an ambitious headline from a company that has been making waves redefining how we communicate at work. Now part of the Salesforce family, Slack certainly isn’t afraid of taking on big ideas. Restructuring your work life. Simplifying teamwork. Allowing users to focus on what truly matters. Pushing the envelope when it comes to localization.