Voice-Activated Devices

Digital Marketing

Nova's voice-enabled advertising prompted by voice command popularity

Nova is claiming an industry-first with a new interactive audio commercial format aimed at making radio, podcast and smart device advertising more engaging. And at least one creative industry leader sees both its possibilities for marketers tactically as well as strategically.

Digital Marketing

IoT marketing: When things become customers

Marketing has become more complex and competitive with the proliferation of data and the abundance of consumer choice in the online and offline worlds. Yet its primary function remains: To communicate with consumers about products and services to meet their needs and wants.

Measurement & Analytics

Southern Cross Radio hits smart speaker and app news milestone

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) says it has achieved more than one million listens to its 'News on Demand' smart speakers and app service, less than two years after launch, reflecting fast adoption of voice-activated device engagement.

Digital Marketing

​Where Australian brands are up to in the voice journey

While consumer adoption of voice technology in Australia is booming, brands are lagging behind incorporating voice into their marketing strategies, seeing it as more of a novelty than as a viable branding tool. However, it is the brands that get on the front foot of voice which will have an advantage as the technology matures, experts say.

Digital Marketing

SXSW Day 1: From pixels to people

South by Southwest (SXSW), the much-anticipated interactive, film and music festival kicks off today. Which means 80,000 boffins, bass players and bounty hunters will flock to Austin, Texas to stare into the crystal ball of convergence and hear from hundreds of speakers across a variety of future-focused topics. But one thing stands out.

Digital Marketing

Google search chief: Transparency is a balancing act

It’s the public search results Google displays to consumers every day that ultimately provide the best transparency check around the search giant’s impact and role in society, its search chief claims.

Digital Marketing

What you need to know about voice-based marketing

When Google first demonstrated its Duplex service in mid-2018, it stunned the world by making relatively complex bookings over the telephone using a system that sounded very close to how a human might sound. It also breathed new interest into a technology that has become both increasingly prevalent in consumer devices, and an increasing source of frustration – the voice-based user interface.

Digital Marketing

Getting under the cloak of Woolmark's digital and innovation efforts

​AI-powered research, voice-based care instructions, ‘adjacent possible’ marketing principles, augmented reality on farms and eco-storytelling in immersive retail stores – they’re all in a day’s work for the innovation and digital team at The Woolmark Company.

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