THE BATTLE

FOR YOUR

HOME

In Partnership With

Alexa, turn on my lights. Turn on the heat. Turn on music. Measure out 3 cups of water. Add to shopping cart. Call Grandma on Portal. Homes are getting smarter and more efficient, accelerated by 5G and a plethora of connected devices. In December 2019, Amazon, Google, Apple and the Zigbee Alliance unveiled a new working group to promote the adoption of a new royalty-free connectivity standard to make smart home products more compatible. This will undoubtedly lead to more players entering the space with the ability to work with existing hubs and players. With more smart appliances, dynamic lighting, warming toilet seats, voice-activated faucets and automatic window coverings, there will be a battle for your attention in your own home.


The total smart and connected homes market is estimated to reach $263 billion by 2025.


Something to watch: Prashanth Halappa, Senior Product Manager at Amazon, touted a new Alexa feature that will “use inventory sensors in your smart home skill to provide consumption updates and Alexa does the rest. Alexa will let customers know when supplies used by your device are running low or parts need replacement.” No more ordering printer cartridges, toothbrush heads, detergent.

A Personalized Future, with Mike Barclay of MoEngage

Personalization in marketing is nothing new; since the dawn of the internet, brands have been able to customize messaging to specific groups or even individuals. However, we haven’t always used this engagement superpower for good. Many brands have been guilty of getting a little too personal and creeping out their customers in the process. But today’s guest says there’s a bright future for personalization as a cornerstone to modern marketing. Mike Barclay of MoEngage joined the pod to discuss the highs and lows of personalization, and what brands born before the dawn of the internet can do to get in on the personalization game.

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QR Codes: Are they Back for Real This Time?

QR Codes are an extension of the barcode, and were first introduced as a way for manufacturers to scan larger amounts of data quickly. By 2011, retailers and tradeshows were able to take advantage of smartphone technology to utilize QR codes in their inventories, badging, and check-ins — and slowly there emerged consumer usage in the form of online offers.
The process, however, was clunky and involved third-party app software to get QR Codes to work. Fast forward to 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic raged, and the need for contactless interaction became paramount. It was during this time that QR Code technology could now exist on everything from packaging to OOH signage, and with a simple hover of a smartphone’s camera send consumers to microsites, check-in pages, and offers.
This has allowed marketers to take advantage of QR Codes in ways previously unthought of; however, like most technologies, there are privacy and safety issues to be aware of — and the current speed and ease of QR Code usage means large untapped potential for marketers in the future as well. Read on to see how marketers are using them and addressing issues with QR Codes.

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THE BATTLE FOR

YOUR HOME

In Partnership With

Alexa, turn on my lights. Turn on the heat. Turn on music. Measure out 3 cups of water. Add to shopping cart. Call Grandma on Portal. Homes are getting smarter and more efficient, accelerated by 5G and a plethora of connected devices. In December 2019, Amazon, Google, Apple and the Zigbee Alliance unveiled a new working group to promote the adoption of a new royalty-free connectivity standard to make smart home products more compatible. This will undoubtedly lead to more players entering the space with the ability to work with existing hubs and players. With more smart appliances, dynamic lighting, warming toilet seats, voice-activated faucets and automatic window coverings, there will be a battle for your attention in your own home.


The total smart and connected homes market is estimated to reach $263 billion by 2025.


Something to watch: Prashanth Halappa, Senior Product Manager at Amazon, touted a new Alexa feature that will “use inventory sensors in your smart home skill to provide consumption updates and Alexa does the rest. Alexa will let customers know when supplies used by your device are running low or parts need replacement.” No more ordering printer cartridges, toothbrush heads, detergent.

 

PANTRYON
YOUR GROCERY LIST, AUTOMATICALLY

 

PantryOn is an app-centric household appliance system designed for real-time management of household goods like food and cleaning supplies. Fully automated shopping lists are generated, and the system requires no human involvement in the purchase process. PantryOn saves you time, energy and the money of wasted items. Plus, you’ll never run out of toilet paper.

 

 

 

 

 

TIGOUT
THE KEURIG OF PASTRIES

 

Imagine a machine sitting in your kitchen and a capsule, that together in just a few minutes give you bakery-quality pastries in perfect portions. Their recipes combine quality ingredients with great textures and flavors including muffins, brownies, chocolate fudge cakes, apple crumbles and meringues. You can even control it remotely via the connected mobile app.

 

DREEM
HOME SLEEP CARE

 

One headband, a world of solutions to help you sleep. Dreem’s custom approach to sleep uses personalized data to monitor, assess and create a tailored plan of exercises, coaching and support to help users get the best sleep of their lives.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

 

PANTRYON
YOUR GROCERY LIST, AUTOMATICALLY

 

PantryOn is an app-centric household appliance system designed for real-time management of household goods like food and cleaning supplies. Fully automated shopping lists are generated, and the system requires no human involvement in the purchase process. PantryOn saves you time, energy and the money of wasted items. Plus, you’ll never run out of toilet paper.

 

TIGOUT
THE KEURIG OF PASTRIES

 

Imagine a machine sitting in your kitchen and a capsule, that together in just a few minutes give you bakery-quality pastries in perfect portions. Their recipes combine quality ingredients with great textures and flavors including muffins, brownies, chocolate fudge cakes, apple crumbles and meringues. You can even control it remotely via the connected mobile app.

 

DREEM
HOME SLEEP CARE

 

One headband, a world of solutions to help you sleep. Dreem’s custom approach to sleep uses personalized data to monitor, assess and create a tailored plan of exercises, coaching and support to help users get the best sleep of their lives.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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