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When would you use “tu” or “vous”?

May 3rd, 2017 — 10:15am

Quick guide to avoid UK/French cultural confusion in your business 


If you are a UK person working or planning to work with French people, or a French person unfamiliar with UK office culture, here are a few key pointers to help you navigate some of the more frequently encountered cultural differences.

In the UK, you’re likely to assume a business meeting is about exchanging ideas, making decisions and agreeing a way forward. If the meeting comprises mixed cultures, this assumption could be a mistake and can cause a potentially damaging misunderstanding, particularly between UK and French partners! If you are French, you’ll leave a meeting having explored alternative ideas and possible outcomes, but you won’t think you’ve made a decision or agreed to anything binding.

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Cross cultural email marketing

February 15th, 2011 — 10:23pm

There is a lot to be said for email marketing activities in terms of their return on investment and abilities to deliver smoothly cross cultural messages.

At a time where many marketers are been urged to do even more with less as a way of compensating for lower turnover – something I like to refer as shortermism – it has become essential to carefully consider which marketing communications activities to use to meet the business’ objectives.

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