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InfoMark Announces Integrated Amazon Alexa Skill Bringing Newsprint and Magazine Content to Life

InfoMark is announcing the full release of its Amazon Alexa skill which completes the wide variety of technological wizardry and finally unleashes the Digital Power of Print that so many of us believed the QR Code would accomplish.  With this Alexa Skill writers and editors can now achieve the personal connection with their readers never before available.  After enabling the Alexa Skill users can simply ask Alexa "Alexa tell my mark to play N E W S" and your Amazon Alexa begins audio of the associated content for the Mark "N…

Smart Speaker Broadcasts Made Easy Through Wecast.ai

You post, we cast South Korean startup, NextNest, has launched Wecast.ai, a broadcasting platform for the widely used voice assistant technologies, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Wecast makes voice broadcast creation a simple task for anyone. Following an intuitive interface, users simply type their messages, just as they would on Twitter or Facebook, to be broadcast on smart speakers all over the world. Marketing Technology News: Finding it Extremely Hard to Attract Audience to Your Blogs? Answer, SEO According…

Howard Stern Announces Free Access To Full SiriusXM Premier Streaming Service Through May 15

With millions currently staying home, SiriusXM opens access in North America via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com/streamfree Announcement made by Howard Stern broadcasting from his home Featuring 300+ channels of news and information, entertainment, escape, and companionship across ad-free music channels, plus channels of live news, faith-based content, comedy, sports talk, politics, and on demand content New #StayHome Radio channel brings happy, feel-good music The Billy Joel Channel and Dave Matthews Band Radio…

G-Star RAW Leverages Yext to Drive 1.5 Million Clicks to Its Online Listings

The Dutch Denim Brand Is Also Managing Information for More Than 350 Locations Across 39 Countries With the Yext Platform. Yext, Inc., the Search Experience Cloud company, and G-Star RAW announced the results of their joint efforts to help the Dutch denim brand reach its customers online. G-Star RAW collaborated with Yext to update its information across more than 150 publishers, including Google, Amazon Alexa, and Facebook. By enhancing its online discoverability with Yext, G-Star RAW has driven over 1.5 million…

Meredith’s Stop, Breathe & Think Named Top 10 Alexa Skill of the Year 2019

Meredith Corporation's newly-acquired Stop, Breathe & Think (SBT) was recently named one of Amazon Alexa's Top 10 Skills of 2019. "We're thrilled for Stop, Breathe & Think to be recognized among the fast-growing mindfulness space, which has become essential to the health and wellness category. We are extremely pleased that SBT is a part of our growing portfolio of consumer products, services and experiences," said Meredith Consumer Products President Tom Witschi. Marketing Technology News: Influential Hires WME…

Smart Devices Try To Avoid A Festive Failure

56% planning to purchase a device over the Christmas Period, despite 69% confirming their device doesn’t always understand them There’s going to be a lot of domestic smart tech unwrapped amid the tinsel this Christmas, according to the latest research on the hottest Christmas gifts.  Despite 56% of the population already owning a smart device and 56% planning on purchasing a smart device for either themselves or a loved one, many are only using limited functionality on their devices, according to latest research by…

Nebo Launches Cross-Platform Voice CMS Framework For Brands And Marketers

Atlanta-Based Agency Introduces Highly Customizable Voice CMS Solution to Easily Manage Voice Apps and Skills Nebo, a human-centered agency built for the digital age has announced the launch of NeboVoice CMS to offer voice services to marketers. This standalone solution for voice apps and skills follows the announcement of the beta Voice CMS functionality that was added to NeboCMS earlier this year. The NeboVoice CMS gives brands the ability to more easily capitalize on future opportunities in a rapidly growing space.…

Meredith Acquires Leading Mobile Mindfulness App “Stop, Breathe & Think”

Expands Meredith's Digital Presence in Growing Consumer Engagement Segment Provides Affinity Marketer Synapse with Exciting New Customer Loyalty Offering Meredith Corporation —the leading media and marketing company reaching 185 million American consumers every month and nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women—announced that it has acquired Stop, Breathe & Think (SBT), a leading mobile mindfulness app with more than 17 million emotional check-ins to date. SBT is highly differentiated in the market thanks to four…

Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™ Powers Vodka Company to Drive Meaningful Chats

KEEL Vodka, the world's first premium light vodka, Amazonformally launched their new voice application, "KEEL Vodka" on all Amazon Alexa and Google enabled devices. KEEL Vodka used the Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™, to build a voice app that matches the standards of their premium light vodka brand. The app gives users step-by-step KEEL Vodka cocktail recipes, information on KEEL's gluten-free vodka and helps locate retailers who sell KEEL Vodka. The app was launched by KEEL Vodka to extend the healthy, carefree,…

What Your Marketing Team Can Learn From DevOps

Where should marketers go when they’re looking to improve? To their colleagues. When developers and coders weren’t collaborating so well with system administrators and IT technicians—DevOps was born. DevOps was created to combine important, yet different parts of a Software Project team. While Developers push software improvements, adding new features and making updates, the Operations team works to stabilize and maintain systems. They tackle bugs and test software changes before they make it end users. Organizations…

Adobe XD Makes Machine-to-Machine Interaction a Reality; Announces Voice Integration with Amazon Alexa

Enterprise Experience builder, Adobe XD has officially announced testing Voice experience with Amazon Alexa. Adobe XD users can use these new Voice-enabled tools to export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device. These can be used with the Echo Dot or Echo Show to further build on XD’s existing voice prototyping capabilities introduced at MAX 2018. Earlier this month, Adobe XD recently announced support for commenting on shared prototypes from mobile devices: The convergence of Customer…

DirectMail.io’s Voice Device Integration Sets the Pace for Marketing Innovation by Being the First to Combine Google Home and Amazon…

Currently, only 9% of marketers are able to engage with customers across multiple channels on a consistent basis. DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform is positioned to quickly increase this statistic Companies struggle to engage with their customers consistently and in meaningful ways across a variety of marketing channels. That's about to change with DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform. "Our agency is always looking for a competitive edge.  Directmail.io allows us to provide a real Omnichannel…

TechBytes with Collin Holmes, Founder and CEO at Chatmeter

How have customer sentiments evolved in the last two years? In the last two years, customer sentiment, and the analysis of it has evolved dramatically. Traditionally, a company may have conducted surveys and analyzed the feedback to gauge customer’s feelings towards the brand. This is not only time consuming, but it also provides the feedback of a very small subset of the customer base, as only ~5-15% of people take the time to respond to a survey. Those who do respond often feel extremely passionate about the brand…

Is Voice-Enabled Shopping Retail’s Missing Link?

This past holiday season, voice-activated shopping was among the various options consumers had available to make their purchases. Technologies such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant offered consumers the ability to make and execute fast and convenient purchase decisions. They promised to be a shopping nirvana for everyone from the most die-hard shopaholic to the casual shopper looking to avoid holiday traffic. Retailers are right to be optimistic about the power of voice. According to a Walker Sands’ report, 50% of…

Cigna and Express Scripts Further Enhance Customer Service Offerings Through New Collaboration with Amazon Alexa

Cigna and Express Scripts Introduce Amazon Alexa Voice Skills to Make Health Care More Personalized and Convenient for Customers Cigna and Express Scripts have collaborated with Amazon Alexa to launch two voice skills to make health care more engaging, personalized and convenient for customers. The Cigna and Express Scripts Alexa skills will enable eligible customers to use voice technology to manage pharmacy prescriptions, engage in health improvement programs and track wellness incentives. “In particular, we believe…

Algolia Announces Expanded Collaboration with WW – The New Weight Watchers – on Voice-Enabled Technology

WW Leverages Algolia to Power Enhanced Digital Experience with Wellow, Its New Voice App Algolia, the leading Search and Discovery API for websites and mobile apps, announced that WW – the new Weight Watchers – selected Algolia’s powerful voice search to enable WW’s new smart voice application that launched on Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. With more than 43 million people in the United States now owning a smart speaker, voice-enabled technology has become a cornerstone of many households. WW recently launched…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes LivePerson Conversational Commerce and AI Offerings for Financial Services with “Global Customer Value…

Unique, End-To-End Approach to Conversational Commerce and AI Creates a “Seamless Experience,” Says Leading Industry Analyst Firm Following a review of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial services space, Frost & Sullivan awarded its 2018 Global Customer Value Leadership Award to LivePerson, in recognition of its unique, end-to-end approach to deploying conversational commerce and AI in brand-to-consumer communication. Some notable conclusions from Frost & Sullivan, which led them to…

STUDY: Nearly Half of SMB Marketers Say Amazon’s Alexa Has More Marketing Potential Than Other Voice Assistants

Uberall Study Finds That SMBs Prefer Alexa over Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana Uberall, Inc., the location marketing solution for businesses competing to attract and win local brick-and-mortar customers, released a new study about how SMB (small- and medium-sized business) marketers feel about interactive voice technology. Interactive voice is the 2-way engagement that a consumer has with a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. People can use these assistants in many different places like…

USU Presents Its Latest Customer Service Innovations at CCW 2019

USU‘s unymira business unit is one of the first worldwide to offer voice powered customer service via Amazon’s Alexa. A live demo will be presented at this year’s Call Center World (CCW) from February 19th to 21st in Berlin at unymira’s booth (Hall 3, F4/G3). Unymira offers the most comprehensive omnichannel customer support portfolio including intelligent chatbots, its active knowledge base Knowledge Center, its AI-powered service platform Knowledge Cloud as well as social media support and self-service solutions. A range…

VOICE Summit 2019 Officially Opens Door for AI Speakers and Exhibitions

VOICE Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa will take place the week of 22-26 July at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark and is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees and 100 sponsors from around the world. The call for speaking and sponsorship proposals is now open through 15 March and the organizers are expecting up to 500 proposals for 150 open speaking spots. Also Read: Purely CRM Takes Product Care to the Cloud “We’re accepting a broad range of submissions including talks, panels,…