Invisible Branding, A Chat With Jacqueline Ramos · Alexa European Marketing Flash Briefing · S01 E08

Alexa European Marketing Flash Briefing 08 | Invisible Branding

In our 8th Flash Briefing: "Invisible Branding"

Thanks for stopping by! In this episode, Paul explores the concept of "Invisible Branding", an additional component of the Voice Paradigm Shift. This redefinition of Branding is critical to understanding Intelligent Marketing.

Listen in, as he chats with Jacqueline Ramos, Director of Creative Strategy at Barcelona Virtual.

As always, concise and to the point. In this post, you can find more detailed information, examples and links mentioned during the podcast.

And if you have not yet heard this episode, be sure to enable it on Amazon Echo devices. Then, simply ask Alexa to "play your European Marketing Flash Briefing".
If you don't use Alexa, you can also listen to the podcast by scrolling down to the embedded audio, below. (Just click on the Soundcloud links below.)


"Invisible Branding": Key Points

No Visual Cues

Despite high growth in Smart Display sales in 2018, for the vast majority of current Voice users, there are no logos, flashy graphics and other visuals to be seen. Their aural experience is Hands-Free, Bio-Logical and Hyper-Personal.

Customer Touchpoints

What Advertising has long defined as "Touchpoints", related to a media campaign or customer journey, are now exploding as consumers talk back! In their conversation, Paul and Jackie explore the relevance of up to 30 interactions with Brands via Voice Assistants that occur -- with the Brands entirely in the background.

Each day, every day: morning, noon and night.

Trusted AI Assistants

We are moving from Trusted Brands, (preeminent in our lives from generations of TV impacts), to the intimate, daily interactions with new family members: our Trusted AI Assistants.

Voice Ads

The most alert listeners will take note of something new in our Flash Briefings: "Voice Ads" for the European Derby Hotels Collection.

BV 4 As NotebookWe've structured such Voice Ads in four distinct elements,
which we call The "4 A's of Barcelona Virtual":

  1. AWAKEN! A brief, airy opening audio clip, denoting a coming commercial message in the midst of editorial content.
  2. ATUNE The first sentence, informational in nature ("London boutique hotel"), which should be atuned to needs of the audience.
  3. AWARD The second sentence, offering a relevant benefit ("10% discount" with a code), designed for maximum engagement.
  4. AMPLIFY Each Brand's Voice Ad should end with its unique audio "Sign-off", a memorable sound clip that amplifies its Brand Identify.*

A good case study of "Amplify" can be found in the interesting case of the new Audio Branding for Mastercard, deconstructed in a compelling way by Josh Braaten on the blog of Brandish Insights

* Currently under development by our team for Derby.

HOW TO LISTEN USING ALEXA: It's easy to set up Alexa to hear our Flash Briefing: step-by-step


Links | Flash Briefing 08 | May, 2019


Our Content Sponsor:

Please remember to sign up via the following link
if you'd like to be notified when we release a new episode:



Photo: Paul Fleming · Barcelona Virtual Photo: Anna Hernández · Barcelona Virtual

We hope you enjoy the monthy broadcasts, hosted by Paul Fleming, together with Anna Hernández.

You can find this podcast at any time on various platforms:

By speaking to Alexa, here on the Barcelona Virtual Blog or at our Soundcloud profile page.

Please, don't forget to include your comments with us here on the Blog; and also to share your own examples of innovative Intelligent Marketing from Europe.

Your own project just might be featured in one of our future Flash Briefings!
We look forward to hearing from you.

The Alexa European Marketing Flash Briefing Team - Barcelona Virtual -

The Production Team of our European Marketing Alexa Flash Briefing: Pere, Anna and Paul

Learn how to Improve Your Results with Intelligent Marketing

Originally published on this blog on 17 May 2019.


  • 20 May 2019

Search within our Blog


    See all