4 chances to see us! MAD//Fest, On Demand, Pitching to Pizza Hut, Diageo’s World Class Taste of the Future

Out and about in the new normal the team at Say It Now have been amazingly active, here’s a quick run down of 4 places you can catch the action and a bonus new addition in the form of ‘Conversation Man’:

  1. MAD//Fest – 7th & 8th July – Truman Brewery – ‘Start Up Street’

  2. Diageo’s Taste of the Future

  3. Conversation Man

  4. ‘Voice Commerce Benchmarks & Best Practice’ event now on demand

  5. Pizza Hut innovation pitch final LIVE 8th July 14:25 Innovation Stage MAD//Fest

Read on for the full scoop…

Come and see us pitch on stage for Pizza Hut’s £20k pilot at MAD//Fest!

MAD//Fest is back IRL this week, and we’re proud partners! This Weds/Thurs 7-8th July, we have a stand on ‘Start Up Street’. If you are coming along we’d love you to come and see us. If you do we’ll enter you into our prize draw to be in with the chance of winning the all new Echo Show 8!

We’ve also made it through to the final of MAD//Fest’s PITCH//IT where we are one of 5 finalists pitching Pizza Hut for a £20K pilot! So be sure to watch out for us on ‘The House of Innovation’ stage, Thursday 8th July from 14:25.

MAD//Fest is the perfect opportunity for us to create new relationships and build new connections as well as staying ahead of the latest marketing trends. There will be over 4,000 marketers in a giant Shoreditch car park and 150+ global CMOs, futurists, agency leaders, activists and media powerhouses across 4 stages tackling the festival theme: ‘Where Do We Go From Here’. We’d love to see you there!



‘Voice guided tasting’ is one of Diageo’s 6 key innovations at their ‘Taste of the Future’!

We’ve done a lot of work recently on ‘The Talisker Tasting Experience’ activating on Google Assistant, localising to 6 new markets and translating into Spanish. This ‘Voice guided tasting’ is one of 6 key innovations that Diageo is presenting at their annual event ‘World Class’.

To learn more, read the full press release here.

Welcome Conversation Man. Our conversationalist in residence.

We’ve got a new member of the team. He goes by ‘Conversation Man’ and is helping us elevate our understanding of the power of conversation, what it means to the human experience and what that means to our work.

Dr. John Reed has three social science degrees from Oxford University including a Ph.D. He subsequently worked in London for several years with historian and philosopher Theodore Zeldin, author of ‘Conversation’ and ‘An Intimate History of Humanity’.

Each month, Conversation Man will be publishing a blog on, well, conversations. He’ll discuss how to stimulate and think about the power of conversation. He’ll explore strange new conversational worlds, and seek out new life and new conversations with his unique insights and style. Join us on this journey by reading his first episode ‘The Adventures Of Conversation Man‘.

Did you miss our event on ‘Voice Commerce And Best Practices’?

Forget your FOMO. You can watch it now, or if you’re short on time, we’ve put together a write-up for your lunchtime reading.

We heard from world leading brands and expert practitioners like Comic Relief, Diageo, Mediacom and Amazon Alexa! We covered the future of voice assistants in your life, brand communications and voice commerce.

With nearing half of homes in the US & UK owning smart speakers, brands are taking the opportunity to connect with consumers at home using voice assistants. The success stories showed us it’s clear to see this is where the future is headed.

Don’t miss out. Watch the on demand live stream, for free now or the 2 min teaser below: