Voice applications allow brands to engage in highly personalized, interactive conversations to activate consumers.
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and other voice-enabled platforms provide brands with a channel to interact with their customers at home where products and services are being used.
Increase NPS and overall customer satisfaction by enabling delightful customer support experiences through conversational experiences with consistent brand-voice.
Engage consumers in-home to perform product and market research to capture real-time insights into product demand and interests.
Conversational experiences through voice applications represent an opportunity for Brands to extend their company's voice and tone in every customer interaction with an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or IoT-based engagement.
It is important up-front to give some thought to how you would like to represent your brand in this voice-first context. What tone will your voice app carry forward? How will it handle off-topic questions? What opportunities do you have to use rich multi-media?
Designing for voice apps requires anticipating a number of questions, and answers or responses, that you wouldn't typically need to be concerned about in mobile or web-based application efforts.
Voice Applications, just like mobile apps on phones, can support a wide-variety of use cases and experiences for your customers.
Our Customer Success Program's work over the years with a variety of organizations has found that it is always best to start with a single focused use-case in mind, and delight your users with that experience.
Then, through the use of voice analytics and testing, you can expand your voice application's knowledge and capabilities, broaden the customer interaction, and increase engagement over time.
It’s important to test your experience and design both for the “happy path” of your conversation as well as the unexpected things that your customers are certain to surprise you with.
Additionally, look for opportunities to delight your users through "unexpected responses" that can bring more fun and play to the experience.
With PullString's product, we encourage the use of our standard components to answer common "off-path" questions you should anticipate from your audience.
Brands that wish to produce voice applications for use on Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IoT devices have traditionally required technical resources to design and write code against the various platform providers APIs, and then integrate that code directly with the target voice-enabled device platform. This approach provides maximum flexibility for the organization, but also tends to introduce a substantial technical burden and challenges in scaling and adapting the experience in market.
PullString provides a turn-key solution for brands and creative agencies that want to rapidly design, prototype, and publish voice applications. In our work with organizations over the years, we’ve seen a wide variety of award winning applications built with our software. Here are a few examples to get your wheels turning:
We hope you have enjoyed this overview of how best to get started successfully on your journey with voice applications. Please feel free to sign-up for access to our product, as well as speak with a PullString Customer Success Manager to ensure your initial success!
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