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  • Allrecipes' unlocks audio content through Meredith's SmartCodes

    About nine months after including SmartCodes across its portfolio, Meredith has ventured further into multimedia, by incorporating audio content into the array of opportunities and experiences its readers can access through its exclusive QR codes.

    Published 06 June 2019 Features
  • New report: How to start your voice digital assistant skills

    Voice is making noise in the industry right now, and you can get ahead of the curve with access to an exclusive new report from leading expert, Wolfgang Zehrt. 

    Published 21 May 2019 Insight News
  • BBC Good Food’s foray into the world of voice

    Good Food magazine’s new recipe search voice skill built for Alexa devices has this year become the strategic partner for Alexa in the UK and Ireland. Hannah Williams, editor, BBC Good Food, UK, explained to 500 media executives from 40 nations at the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin that the process to build a voice skill was sparked by statistics suggesting 50 per cent of content searches would be via voice by the end of next year.

    Published 27 March 2019 Features
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung's head of digital product on innovating in voice and personalised content

    Zurich-based Neue Zürcher Zeitung is one of the oldest and most respected newspapers in Europe. Yet just five years ago it was also at crossroads, losing ground to its rivals who were innovating digitally. 

    Published 26 November 2018 Features
  • Behind the Economist's new collaborative podcast with Slate

    Last month, The Economist announced a new podcast series, “The Secret History of the Future,” in partnership with US-based online magazine Slate. The 10-part audio series is presented by The Economist deputy editor Tom Standage and Slate senior editor Seth Stevenson. 

    Published 15 October 2018 Features
  • BBC Good Food launches voice skill for Amazon Alexa

    BBC Good Food has launched its first ever Alexa Skill accessing its entire collection of over 11,000 recipes. Users can search the entire Good Food recipe database, select a recipe and enjoy a completely hands-free cooking experience.

    Published 22 August 2018 Industry News
  • OK Google: how publishers can create voice assistant content

    Here, Alexander Bregman, strategic partner and development manager of product partnerships EMEA for ‎Google, looks at the latest voice assistant device trends and tells us how publishers can better leverage content on these platforms. 

    Published 28 June 2018 Features
  • How voice-activated devices create opportunities for publishers

    As voice-activated devices and services become more ubiquitous, new opportunities are opening up for publishers to reach users. On day two of the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin, Alexander Bregman, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google EMEA, explained how the combination of Google Assistant and the rise of smart speakers could lead to great partnerships with publishers in the very near future.

    Published 20 March 2018 Features
  • Bauer Media launches Alexa Skills for entire radio portfolio

    Bauer Media is set to launch interactive Alexa Skills across its entire portfolio of 69 radio brands, giving listeners a richer, more interactive experience controlled entirely by voice on Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Skills will initially run across national radio brands including Kiss, Magic Radio and Absolute Radio. Local brands from the Bauer City Network, including, Radio City, Forth 1 and Clyde 1 are set to launch theirs very soon.

    Published 02 March 2018 Industry News
  • Voice control and driverless cars - the future at CES 2018

    This year, the joke doing the rounds among consumer electronics wags was that CES, held in the second week of January in Las Vegas, had been cursed.

    Published 25 January 2018 Features
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