Thus far, the Barcelona Virtual podcast is LIVE on Alexa in Spain, Germany, France, the UK, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and India.
In all cases, the content is in English, although users in non-English speaking countries can request to hear the free broadcast by speaking to Alexa using their own language.
For example, in Spain, once the new Skill has been enabled (see how to do so, below), users can say "Alexa, ¿cuáles son las noticias de hoy?" - or even, "Alexa, pon el resumen de noticias" and they'll hear the agency's monthly Flash Briefing begin*.
That will initiate one of 3 segments, which play over three weekdays: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, offering Barcelona Virtual's Alexa listeners cutting-edge, concise European Marketing content.
- TUESDAYS feature "Quick Chats", Interviews with European entrepreneurs
- WEDNESDAYS provide the latest news on Voice & Smart Data Tips
- THURSDAYS wrap up the work week with innovative Case Studies from Europe
DON'T HAVE ALEXA? Listen to Barcelona Virtual's European Marketing podcast online.
How to install and listen to the Alexa European Marketing Flash Briefing
It's easy, following these simple steps:
- Download the Amazon Alexa mobile app (Android | Apple iOS) and then login, using your Amazon username and password.
- In order to use voice commands with Alexa for the Barcelona Virtual Flash Briefing, you must first find and enable (activate) it. Open the mobile app and choose Skills & Games from the menu in the upper left corner:
- Once there, choose the submenu Business & Finance from the section Categories:
- The fastest way to find and select the Skill is to go to Search and use the keywords "european marketing", as seen below. You may also search by typing "barcelona virtual":
- From there, choose our Flash Briefing and activate it by clicking on the button Enable to Use:
- To add other Skills to your Alexa Flash Briefing, go to Manage Flash Briefings:
- By clicking on the Edit button, you can easily change the order (to hear the Barcelona Virtual podcast first, for example), or to add or remove Skills:
- Finally, ask Alexa to play the latest European Marketing Flash Briefing!
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.
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- 28 January 2019 (video)
* For the time being, due to the Pan-European focus, the Flash Briefing will be offered initially only in English. We are currently pending Amazon approval for access to the Skill in Italy.. See above for the list of countries where our European Flash Briefing is available using Alexa.
All episodes will always be available here on the Barcelona Virtual Blog for our friends who wish to hear the podcast separately from Alexa, as well as others who wish to hear a given Flash Briefing interview or topic again.