TransPerfect Helps The ZiZo Group Launch “Raising an Olympian” For Sochi


TransPerfect Helps The ZiZo Group Launch “Raising an Olympian” For Sochi

Global Video Campaign Showcases Perseverance and Passion of Athletes and their Families

NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 - TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and translation-related technologies, today announced that it was once again selected by The ZiZo Group, Inc. to support the translation and localization of an online video campaign for a leading Olympic advertiser. After successfully partnering with The ZiZo Group two years ago for the Summer Olympics in London, TransPerfect was tapped to support the second installment of the series.

The ZiZo Group is a world leader in creating, distributing, and marketing original content for major brands and media companies for online and mobile platforms. The company produced a total of 19 episodes, which are now airing on the Yahoo Screen channel “Raising an Olympian” ( The series filmed in 14 different countries and was completed in less than four months.

TransPerfect collaborated and consulted with The ZiZo Group from the planning stage through completion of the project, providing the following:

  • Translation of the interview questions for the athletes and their mothers in 11 languages, eight of which were newly added to the series
  • Language interpretation services during the live, on-location interviews around the world
  • Translation and drafting of complete video scripts for multilingual videos
  • Translation and localization of the post-production video subtitling, enabling international viewers to view and understand the videos

“This year’s series showcased how all moms, regardless of nationality, pick their children back up when they fall, physically or emotionally,” said Gabriel Reiter, Producer with The ZiZo Group. “With TransPerfect returning as a key partner in the program, we worked together to refine the process of creating multilingual video materials and delivered a massive global output in a shorter period of time.”

Roger Fishman, President of The ZiZo Group and Executive Producer of the video series, added, “We worked with TransPerfect and Yahoo to make sure each athlete’s unique, emotional story was captured in a way that is honest, authentic, and engaging. We believe it is this shared commitment to amazing storytelling that has made this the most successful social media program in the Games’ history.”

TransPerfect handled translation and localization of content from English into Austrian, Dutch, Flemish, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, and German. A TransPerfect language specialist was also on-site at the shoot locations to translate the in-language interviews with the Olympic athletes and the moms.

The stories shared by the athletes and their moms became the centerpiece of each video, tying all 19 episodes together with reflections on the dedication and support each Olympic competitor has benefitted from on the long road to Sochi.

“Companies like The ZiZo Group rely on TransPerfect to help with the creation of social media content that appeals to an international audience,” said Liz Elting, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect. “This translation project demonstrates that regardless of language preference, people around the world are interested in learning about the athletes and their families.”

About The ZiZo Group, Inc.
ZiZo is a boutique strategy and creative house working with Fortune 500 brands to help them formulate strategies, online video content creation and brand story-telling to execute powerful, engaging work that builds businesses and drives community online. We believe every brand has a fundamental story to tell and purpose to fill. We are here to help them bring that to life through online content and community. The ZiZo Group, Inc. is based in Los Angeles. To contact The ZiZo Group, Inc. call 310-498-5647 or email

About TransPerfect
With annual revenues of more than $400 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 85 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at

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