Not another platform!” I can hear you; already stretched digital teams raising legitimate concerns about asking how they can do a quality effort in this new audio command environment. After all, media companies still have broadcast, website, mobile, social, OTT and podcasts to manage.
SmithGeiger research shows a surge of smart speaker use nationally (ask your SmithGeiger consultant for the very latest figures) and this growing audience is often seeking news, weather, traffic, and sports…the very strengths of local newsrooms through these devices.
As someone who has five smart speakers in my home, I can testify to their utility and not just to set reminders and tell the time. The smartest of our clients have realized this opportunity and drawn on their research and our partnership to address the five challenges of any new platform.
1. What Does The Audience Do/Want (And Where Does That Intersect With Your Brands)?
2. What Does The Technology Allow (Creating Skills Is No Longer A Specialist Activity)?