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027 - How to Make the Voice Assistant Like Your Brand

How the future voice assistant will judge your brand.


We spend major ad dollars on the duopoly (Google and Facebook) with Amazon a distant third. Those ad dollars will shift.


Telenav announced that it is integrating Amazon Alexa into its automotive navigation system offering.


1.0:

The voice assistant we know today will be so much smarter tomorrow. 


Your shadow, your assistant:

The voice assistant will be every person’s personal assistant, their shadow, their life historian and documentarian. It will mitigate our drudge work for life admin tasks like errands and comparison shopping. It will save us all kinds of time. I hope we use that time well.


What won't change:

We are at the mercy of an algorithm today: many ecommerce retailers live and die by SEO on Google and on Amazon. Tomorrow our brands will be at the AI's mercy. The data will be richer, the algorithm more complex.


This idea of the future is not radically different from the game we play with search engines today. You bid to be at the top based on a user’s query, or you work on your content to rank high organically.


The same process will happen but with less screen, and more anticipation of the user’s needs or next purchase.


When the assistant recommends a product, it will try to match to the user’s needs, history, and preferences. Google does this today with search results. Your website gets rewarded for relevancy. Everyone tries to game the SEO algorithm but ultimately if you have great content that solves the searcher’s problems google knows it and ranks you higher. There is no silver bullet.


Tune in next week for episode 28: my upcoming interview with Jon Chu, an expert in voice first ecommerce and retail.