YouTube Premium and Google Play Music users: Here’s how to get your free Nest Mini

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You only have until June 30—but supplies could run out before then. When you think of a smart speaker, you probably think “Amazon Echo.” However, a close competitor of the Echo is Google’s Nest Mini—and now Google is giving the diminutive smart speaker away for free if you’re a YouTube Premium or Google Play Music subscriber. Here’s what you have to do to get yours: Read Full Story

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Why Do People Buy Smart Home Devices?

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Whether it be speakers, lighting or thermostats, home connected devices (smart home devices) are becoming more popular in American homes. And, for those US adults who already own smart home devices, one is not likely to be enough, with almost half (46%) saying they plan to purchase additional devices for their home this year, per… Read More » The post Why Do People Buy Smart Home Devices? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How to create a seamless interactive voice experience

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30-second summary: An interactive voice experience leverages voice enabled devices like smart speakers, voice apps, and mobile chatbots to engage with consumers using voice technology Smart speakers and other smart home products are owned by more than 55% of US adults. Smart speaker owners comprise about 90 million ReadSpeaker AI is a leading text-to-speech provider that works with brands like Honda to develop branded TTS voices for an interactive voice experience. Their newly published guide includes a checklist to help businesses plan, design, and execute a compelling voice experience Download the free guide, Introducing the Interactive Voice Experience, from ClickZ. Smart speakers, mobile chatbots, speaker apps, and smart mirrors are examples of voice-first technologies that enable an interactive voice experience. Brands are using interactive voice in innovative and engaging ways that improve customer experience and help brands engage with customers. ReadSpeaker AI, a leading text-to-speech (TTS) provider, writes, “Voice-enabled smart …

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Smart Speaker Owners Are Using Their Devices More Since the COVID-19 Outbreak

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As of Spring 2020, one-quarter (24%) of adult Americans now own a Smart Speaker, up from 21% in 2019. Indeed use of Smart Speakers by their owners is on the rise, according to recent data [download page] from NPR and Edison Research. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, 36% of Smart Speaker owners are using their… Read More » The post Smart Speaker Owners Are Using Their Devices More Since the COVID-19 Outbreak appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Remote networking doesn’t have to be scary. Here’s how to get the ball rolling

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A well-established group of connections provides a sense of community, while reminding you of your skills and value. During today’s stressful remote work period, many people are increasingly unsure how to build, maintain, and leverage their networks to lift their careers. When working from home, all of these difficulties are exacerbated, since how do we make new contacts and stay in touch with existing ones when we can’t engage with other people face-to-face? Read Full Story

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Six in 10 Voice Control Users Say Privacy Is an Important Concern

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With Smart Speaker sales in the US expected to reach 39 million units this year, and the majority of Smart Speaker users searching for media content on their devices, content discoverability has become more important. However, one thing standing in the way of consumers using their Smart Speakers for content discovery is privacy, per a… Read More » The post Six in 10 Voice Control Users Say Privacy Is an Important Concern appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How to Network Online Like a Champ

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Posted by cheryldraper This conference season feels a bit different, doesn't it? Where we're usually globetrotting from event to event, this year most conferences have either postponed their dates or switched to online, remote-friendly formats , offering video sessions by top-notch speakers or live streams with open chats. But what about everyone's favorite bonus during conference season — networking? Thankfully, all is not lost! With a little ingenuity and virtual elbow grease, you can still forge new professional relationships over an internet connection rather than a cocktail. (And hey, nothing's stopping you from enjoying a nice, frosty Mozcow Mule or tasty mocktail in your home office space, right?) In our current reality of social distancing, marketing conference networking will look different, but it's not going anywhere. Read on for tips on how to effectively network while remote! Step 1: Look for networking opportunities Depending on which virtual event you attend, …

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How to Network Online Like a Champ

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Posted by cheryldraper This conference season feels a bit different, doesn't it? Where we're usually globetrotting from event to event, this year most conferences have either postponed their dates or switched to online, remote-friendly formats , offering video sessions by top-notch speakers or live streams with open chats. But what about everyone's favorite bonus during conference season — networking? Thankfully, all is not lost! With a little ingenuity and virtual elbow grease, you can still forge new professional relationships over an internet connection rather than a cocktail. (And hey, nothing's stopping you from enjoying a nice, frosty Mozcow Mule or tasty mocktail in your home office space, right?) In our current reality of social distancing, marketing conference networking will look different, but it's not going anywhere. Read on for tips on how to effectively network while remote! Step 1: Look for networking opportunities Depending on which virtual event you attend, …

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