A major player in the game and increasingly moving towards local, Amazon has tapped into the power of voice for the golden age of AI. David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist for Amazon Alexa and Echo, sat down with the Brandify Summit attendees and Street Fight's David Hirschman to give insight into the mass adoption of voice, uses of voice-first products and Amazon's overall “everywhere” strategy.
Day 1 of the 2017 Brandify Summit has given our attendees and viewers a world full of insight! Today, discussions revolved heavily around how the specific capabilities of location data can in turn translate into greater brand reputation pushes and strategic efforts to generate customer satisfaction
Industry veteran and SEOphile Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Roundtable graced the Brandify Summit audience with his deep knowledge and insights on day 1 of the event. Schwartz took the audience down into the technical side of SEO, painting a picture of it's foundational elements and adding color by explaining recent updates and preparing for what is to come.
In an industry where it seems like acting like acclaimed Mad Men will reel in loyal customers for our brands, the reality, as Venture Beat’s Travis Wright explains, is that the real winners are the “Math Men”. Data-driven marketing solutions that understand the needs and goals of brand marketers are just part of what the future of local holds for marketing technology providers.
In the era of “near me” and “micro moments,” immediacy and context were what customers demanded of brands. But customers are getting smarter, and they now also require smarter ways of navigation to places of interest, and all this rests on location data (often crawled real-time or crowdsourced). Below are three ways maps technologies are getting smarter and how brands must follow suit.
It’s no secret that online location management has become more complex and challenging than ever before. With 88% of customers noting that they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, review sites outside of social media are scaling in importance for brand trust.
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Back in November of 2016, Google began experimenting with the concept of including a messaging feature within Google My Business. With the hype of messaging taking full force, this month’s confirmation for a full roll-out of this by Google indicates several noteworthy things about why local marketing is more important for brand now more than ever.
In today’s world, vocal is local. In fact, Mary Meeker confirmed at last month’s Code Conference that with so many users on the go, voice is now beginning to replace typing online search queries. KPCB’s recent Meeker report notes that 20% of mobile queries were made via voice in 2016, while accuracy is now about 95 percent.
Topics: Voice Search
Six months after the release of version 2, Google has released another exciting update to the Google My Business (GMB) API. This update includes several new features that will enable enterprises to more seamlessly update claimed store locations on Google listings and Maps. Brandify earned access to this API during its initial rollout, and has noted the ways the additional functionalities of the API can be supported in real time.
Topics: Google My Business