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19:44 Aug 24, 2010
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Management / Marketing Consulting
Spanish term or phrase: El cliente al poder
SPAIN. From a promotional puff for a marketing consultant. The soundbite nature of the sentence is giving me problems.
"El cliente al poder y conocerlo adecuadamente es la clave para tenerlo."
neilmac
Spain
Local time: 03:35
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1The client is king
Jenni Lukac
3 +1The customer is in the driving seatpolyglot45
4To empower the clent...
Leonardo Lamarche
3The ability and knowledge of the customer is the key
AllegroTrans
3the customer is always right
Wendy Streitparth
1The customer/client has the power
Lisa McCarthy


Discussion entries: 2





  

Answers


2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The client is king


Explanation:
That's how I've heard it.

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When the client is king. Kwan M. PIP: Keeping clients happy and satisfied is a challenge for all businesses. Like many other businesses, the Hong Kong ...; Now more than ever, the client is king - North West Media Comment ...; 2009 PR industry predictions: clients are king - MarCom Professional
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22 Dec 2008 ... 2009 PR industry predictions: clients are king. Here are my predictions for the PR industry in 2009. None of my analysis or comment is ...
www.marcomprofessional.com/.../2009-pr-industry-predictions... - En caché - Similares

Jenni Lukac
Local time: 03:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: I agree with AT, the issue is how to make it fit the rest of the sentence.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  AllegroTrans: but how do you fit this to the rest of the sentence?
16 mins
  -> It makes total sense to me. The client rules and one has get to know him in order to woo him.

agree  Edward Potter
21 hrs
  -> Cheers and thanks, Edward.
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
the customer is always right


Explanation:
or at least thats the way it used to be!

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 03:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ialways say this ironically, because in my experience they are almost never right...


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  AllegroTrans: but how do you fit this to the rest of the sentence?
1 min
  -> I don't know what your problem is
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
The customer/client has the power


Explanation:
a guess

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Note added at 28 mins (2010-08-24 20:12:48 GMT)
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"THE CUSTOMER / CLIENT HOLDS THE POWER"


Building an Intuitive Enterprise - Adaptive Marketing ...
The most critical point of view-the one that really matters-is the customer's; the **customer holds the power**. The only viable strategy in a constantly ...
thinkaboutcrm.com/.../building-intuitive-enterprise-adaptive-marketing - Cached
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Slow payments spell big trouble for small business | Reports ...
According to the study, the **customer holds the power**. Sixty-three percent of smallbusiness owners charge neither a late fee nor interest on delinquent ...
www.allbusiness.com/business-planning/903348-1.html - Cached

Services - Reed Technology Management Group
However, it starts with an enterprise realization that the **customer holds the power**, and the enterprise must build strong customer relationships by selling ...
www.reedtm.com/services.html - Cached

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Welcome to ITM
The **customer holds the power** in this industry and In order to maintain a competitive edge companies are now required to differentiate their service offering ...
www.itmworld.com/newswire_detail.php?iResearchId=6584 -

Marketing products online can change consumer opinions | CNY ...
"The consumer or **customer holds the power** because his options are no longer as limited by geography as they have been in the past. ...
findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3718/is_200002/ai_n8893786/ -



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Note added at 31 mins (2010-08-24 20:15:46 GMT)
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Or, for something more colloquial:

THE CLIENT / CUSTOMER CALLS THE SHOTS


Interiors - Allcroft House Interiors - professional interior ...
... at the end of the day the **client calls the shots**. And that doesn't mean having to spend a small fortune. We believe in working to down to earth budgets. ...
www.allcrofthouse.com/practice.html - Cached

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Residential Rental Property Management Specialists - Allen Realty ...
We have a proven track record of over 20 years of successfully marketing and managing our clients ... At Allen Realty Ltd **the client calls the shots.** ...
www.allenrealty.co.nz/About Us/Why Allens.html - Cached

lets talk business
In an ultra competitive environment where the **client calls the shots** and has ... The marketing brief of the client is transferred into the creative brief. ...
milindmohanpatil.blogspot.com/ - Cached - Similar

Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 03:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The customer is in the driving seat


Explanation:
The client's word is law

polyglot45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Edward Potter: In the States we would say "driver's seat". Remember that song called Driver's Seat? :-).
20 hrs
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
The ability and knowledge of the customer is the key


Explanation:
Not sure whether this is really about power but it could be
We don't have sufficient context

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There is always context (see what KudoZ guidance says!). We "out here" cannot judge the tone, tenure or style of the document from a single phrase. So it would help to say, for example, what the product is, who the text is aimed at, and to give a little more text. I know you are a seasoned user and have heard this before, but...

AllegroTrans
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:35
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: I'm interested in this sentence on its own, so I feel any other context would not help. Thanks anyway for your input.

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
To empower the clent...


Explanation:
...and to know him well (adequately, properly) is the key to get him.

Leonardo Lamarche
Venezuela
Local time: 21:35
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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