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Founder Elliot Polak explains how Textappeal helps brands and
their agencies with their international marketing.


At Textappeal we take the pain away from international marketers who come up against cross-cultural barriers when expanding their brands overseas and provide leading transcreation services across 151 markets.

At the core of our business is one simple concept: think culture first. Our services go beyond language – deep local insights that inform every project that we work on. Combine this with the top 1% of strategic and creative talent from across the globe and you have a formula for success.

We don’t just translate your campaigns, we ensure their effectiveness.

Creative Consultation

Concept research for foreign market suitability including checks on style, language, design, cultural relevance, local sensitivities, type style and, if required, translation of any research materials.

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Marketing Translation

Covering press and outdoor, broadcast scripts for radio and TV (subtitling or dubbing) and digital assets such as display advertising, websites and social media.

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Creative Writing

Copy origination, based on a detailed creative and planning brief.

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Global Rights Management

Casting, negotiating and contracting talent around the world on your behalf.

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Subtitling & Embedded Content

Cost-effective repurposing of international spoken content and assisting the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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Local Market Coordination

Management of approvals from local offices and third parties to help streamline projects and meet tight deadlines, regardless of time zones differences.

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Back Translation

English back translation as a source of information for the client on how the copy reads in the other language.

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Project Management

Writing briefs, planning, proofreading and providing continual feedback on all translation work.

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Localisation Services

Language localisation involves the adaptation of target-language content to convey a particular meaning or connotation in the directed culture.

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State of the Art Recording Studios

Highly qualified engineers and session directors ensure premium quality audio content for your brand.

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Expert translation optimisation systems that combine human insight with machine learning.



Yuliya Borys - Account Director
Yuliya Borys

Account Director


Yuliya joined Textappeal in 2010 to head up client services on accounts such as Nikon, Sea Life and Vertu. Originally from Belarus, Yuliya has lived in the US and Italy, before settling on London as her choice of residency. Yuliya studied linguistics, translation and interpretation at the University of Westminster, and speaks an impressive five languages.

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Vandana Pankhania

Head of Languages


Vandana boasts a wealth of transcreation experience, hailing from ad agencies such as Ogilvy and adam&eveDDB, overseeing global campaigns for some of the world’s highest-profile advertisers. Her vast project management experience, people skills, and extensive knowledge for all things cultural makes her a true specialist in her field.