The Voice CEO: Voice Technology Today

Your source for voice technology news, tips, and more for marketers, researchers and the curious.

November 25rd, 2020

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As with any new and emerging consumer technology, the individuals and organizations that are first to leverage voice assistants and voice technology to engage consumers will be the ones best positioned to deliver value via voice in the long-term. Getting started with voice experiences today introduces new brand building and relationship building opportunities to your engagement strategy.

In this third and final part of the Marketers and Researchers Guide To Voice Assistants, we’re going to cover everything you need to get started leveraging voice assistants to reach your goals. Grab your favorite tea or cup of joe and your notepad.

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November 23rd, 2020

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Voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, offer marketers and researchers today a growing opportunity to engage with and empower consumers, patients, and fans. Studies continue to show that, when we engage with brands via voice assistants, we feel a stronger, more personal connection with the brands.

If you have already listened to part 1 of this three part series, you have a good foundation on what the landscape for voice assistants looks like today.

This next part of our guide will give you an understanding of the kinds of voice experiences and voice applications consumers are engaging with, what they do great, and why they work so well.

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November 16th, 2020

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For marketers and researchers, navigating the voice assistant ecosystem and knowing which, how, when, and why to leverage them in your projects can easily become a confusing experience.

We're making things a little easier for you with a 3-part crash course in voice assistants, how to leverage them for marketing, branding, and research, and finally what to consider and how to launch your first voice app for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and beyond.

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March 24th, 2020

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The Voice CEO: Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant response to the pandemic, schools use Alexa to engage students, Alexa becomes a resource to the partially sighted and blind of Lancashire, and voice AI lends a much needed hand to call centers.

March 6th, 2020

Music: Voices, Atlas Road Crew

This week: ApTask shows recruiters how voice is done, Alexa gets smarter on meds, Google and Amazon launch new features for Woman's History Month, and Kia wants you to get to know their cars via voice.

February 28th, 2020

Music: Voices, Skye feat XXXTENTACION

This week: Apollo makes the experience better for patients across India with voice, KidKraft and Amazon team up to give kids more than just plastic lettuce, Wyze brings Alexa to your wrist, and Nutella dares you to dump your syrup for National Pancake day!

February 7th, 2020

Music: Voices of the soul, Death

In this week's episode, you'll discover how sports teams are leveraging voice to engage fans as Real Madrid launches the first soccer team voice experience in Spain, how Amazon helped bring Colonel Sanders to the Amazon Alexa, and how electric vehicles are demystified via voice.

January 24th, 2020

Music: Voices in my head, NerdOut

- The Voice CEO: Rob Lowe finds a home in your Alexa thanks to Atkins,
- Liverpool Victoria General Insurance introduces a new voice app and a new communication channel for policyholders,
- Those living with blindness now find a helpful voice in Alexa
- Road To SampleCon experience is live for market researchers!

January 10th, 2020

Music: Little Voice, Hilary Duff

- Amazon Alexa coming to Ravian and Lamborghini
- JBL and the new JBL Tune earbuds bring Google and Amazon into your ears
- Samsung Bixby and the Galaxy Home mini
- Exxon introduces paying for gas via your in-car Amazon Alexa
- Google Assitant comes to JFK Airport to help reduce language barriers and improve customer service.

January 3rd, 2020

Music: Voices, Stray Kids

- Muse, from Interflexon, comes to Amazon Alexa to offer guided meditation
- The popular board game Ticket to Ride comes to Alexa to offer new ways to play
- The Eat Right India campaign comes to Amazon Alexa
- Ferns and Petals becomes the first Asian company to offer end-to-end voice commerce experience.

December 27th, 2019

Music: Inner Voices, Awkwafina

- Lowell General Hospital launches a new Amazon Alexa skill that makes pre/post care much easier on patients
- makes tracking your shipments easier with Alexa
- Sickday Medical House Calls comes to your Alexa allowing you to leave your Sickday feedback right from your Alexa, powered by True Reply
- PaisaBazzar makes your dreams of getting your credit report with your voice a reality bringing their free credit reports to the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

December 20th, 2019

Music: Voices, Distrubed

- The Phantom of the Opera comes to the Amazon Alexa in another first for voice
- Sun Life brings a digital health coach to the Alexa
- Whisk makes cooking your favorite recipes even easier - again!
- Luminary brings premium, subscription-based podcasts to the Amazon Alexa.
- Discover Card lets you now access your account information via Amazon Alexa
- Hulu and Foxtel Now make voice control possible via the Google Assistant
- Damart brings cold weather shopping to Google Assistant.

December 13th, 2019

Music: That Voice Again, Peter Gabriel

- Interflora becomes the first retail brand to launch an end-to-end shopping experience via Amazon Alexa (sort of)
- Taylor Morrison, the U.S. national home builder, makes finding your next home as easy as asking Alexa
- GO Mortgage makes finding out what that next home is going to cost
- Beyond Voice, industry thought leaders bring their perspective to the voice technology conversation.

December 6th, 2019

Music: Hear Your Voice, Beatcore

- Shilpa Shetty Kundra comes to Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Alexa Gets First Interactive Audio Original, Tala's World
- Contiki launches the Pack My Bags Skill helping travelers back more efficiently and environmentally friendly.
- Dunkin' is finally on Google Assistant
- Nubank, Banco do Brasil, iFood, and Rappi land on Google Assistant
- British Gas makes solving pesky heating and hot water issues more manageable via Google Assistant

November 22nd, 2019

Music: I'm horny, I'm stoned, The Doors

- Salesforce launches Service Cloud Voice, the Einstein Voice Assistant, and Einstein Voice Skills and Dreamforce 2019
- Sonos acquires custom voice experience development house Snips
- Chipotle comes to Amazon Alexa while adding voice to consumer experiences
- Google brings Google News aggregation to the Google Home

November 15th, 2019

Music: Little Voices by Lane 8

- Sonde Health is awarded a patent for its voice-based diagnostic technology
- Ella the Jelly Fish comes to Amazon Alexa to help those children living with LDS
- Coursera comes to Amazon Alexa
- Managing your voice data on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered devices.

November 8th, 2019

Music: Voices by Switchfoot

- Amazon Alexa turns 5 this week!
- The consumer adoption report of voice technology as it relates to healthcare
- The Canadian Down Syndrome Society teams up with Google to improve Google's voice recognition technology.
- Voice Summit goes to Washington, DC for 2020

November 1st, 2019

Music: Sea Of Voices, the RAC Mix by Porter Robinson

- Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1 billion
- Google Assistant integration with the Tile bluetooth tracking device
- Amazon Payments made available worldwide

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