In this episode of Talking Trades, I talk to Andrew Thomas, of Smart Octopus Voice Marketing Agency, whose mission is to work with businesses and brands to build effective voice strategies around their customer journeys allowing them to enhance their customer’s experience, brand awareness, and sales via Voice Search Optimisation, Conversational Commerce utilising AI-powered Smart Speakers and Messenger Marketing.

We talk about the MASSIVE opportunity for local businesses to leverage voice marketing right now, to claim their Alexa “skills” and beat their competition in the upcoming (and so far untapped) “land grab” that is voice marketing!

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About the author 

Francis Rodino

Francis has spent over two decades launching global digital marketing campaigns and delivering ROI for some of the world's best-known brands. From the BBC to Fifa, Playstation and Virgin, in 2018 Francis set out to make a bigger impact helping established Trades businesses harness marketing technology and cutting-edge digital strategies to increase sales, gain greater control and free up their time grow a business that runs itself.