Despite the rising power of developing economies, few corporations from emerging markets have succeeded in establishing brands in the West. The problem isn’t just that they’re late to enter the global market; the perception is that they offer poor-quality products, not next-generation ones. Conventional wisdom holds that they’ll have to spend huge sums to overcome these obstacles. But some emerging giants, such as the Indian bank ICICI and the maker of the Mexican beer Tecate, are figuring out ways to build global brands on a shoestring. They are learning to outsmart, rather than outspend, their multinational rivals. One powerful strategy they’re using: targeting the emigrants who have left their homelands. Regional concentrations of these individuals can provide excellent springboards into developed markets. The key is to target the right segments of emigrants, say the authors. Assimilators, who quickly try to adopt the customs and practices of their new country, are not likely to purchase products made in their homeland. Neither are marginals, who lack economic and educational opportunities and buy mostly functional, affordable products. But two other categories of immigrants hold promise: ethnic affirmers, who cling fervently to their homeland identity, and biculturals, who tend to be affluent and well-educated and move easily back and forth between their home and host countries’ cultures. Biculturals are especially attractive; because they’re integrated into their local communities, they can influence other consumers and make good conduits to the general population of their host countries.