販賣機即時收集數據 精準營銷

(報導於2017年9月28日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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傳統廣告要做到精準營銷,並不容易,但在數碼世界,一切皆可。

從事販賣機業務的SmartRetail夥拍IBM,結合視頻,利用鏡頭收集消費者性別及年齡層作分析及推廣。

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自動售賣機 AI推廣更貼心

(文章於2017年9月16日在 iMoney刊登)

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不論是大品牌或小商戶,要在香港開店,租金都是一大問題,因此近年有售賣各種貨品的自動售賣機出現,「其實我不太鍾意自動售賣機這個名字,因為立即聯想汽水機,其實我是想創造Automatic Retail(全自動零售)的新方向。」SmartRetail創辦人蘇俊豐在2009年創立公司,一改自動售賣機只賣汽水、零食的形象,變成賣健康零食,並配合機上屏幕做不同宣傳活動。貫徹健康的主題,最近他與IBM合作,採用對方開發的人工智能技術,售賣Fitbit產品。客人走近售賣機,機上的前置鏡頭能自動偵測其性別及年齡範圍,介紹相應的商品,客人可即時以信用卡、八達通等電子貨幣付款。配合不同商戶的市場推廣需要,屏幕可有相應的用途,例如客人可選擇觀看廣告以獲取折扣等。

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Get ready for the cognitive marketing revolution

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Everyday AI At Work Blog Series

Last month Chevrolet, the iconic US auto brand, launched the Chevy Global Positivity System to reinforce its association with a positive, never-give-up attitude, as part of its newest global brand awareness campaign. What’s notable about this is that the campaign breaks new ground in marketing by leveraging artificial intelligence to support brand engagement.

Chevrolet is leveraging IBM Watson APIs including the Watson Personality Insights – a cognitive computing service that extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes from things people have written – to help users of the Global Positivity System evaluate how positive they are through their social media posts by generating an overall positivity score. The Chevrolet Global Positivity System also identifies people’s most positive and least positive posts, their most frequently used positive words and emojis, and highlights their top three personality traits, such as excitement and self-expression. Then, the site encourages users to Find New Roads that may appeal to their traits, such as touring a museum or taking on a new hobby.

This may at first seem a little far-fetched but the Chevrolet campaign is just one example of how AI can be leveraged to reinvent branding and marketing. And that make the new field of cognitive marketing a potential goldmine.

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