Creates human-read voice experiences for publishers, media companies, and brands that drive engagement and revenue across audio platforms.
SpokenLayer is the leader in short-form audio production, distribution, and monetization for media and brands. We distribute content everywhere people are listening – Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Spotify, iTunes and beyond. Based in the heart of New York City, we’re backed by Beasley Media Group, Guardian Media Group Ventures, Betaworks, North Base Media, Graham Holdings, Matter VC, and other amazing investors.
“Will Mayo, Chief Strategy Officer at Spoken Layer, said the best analogy may be how websites built today are agnostic to whatever browser someone uses. “There’s too much focus on the skills features. Just make it simple and don’t make it interactive,” he advised. “At the end of the day users don’t care, they just want their content.”
“SpokenLayer…announced the hiring of Andy Lipset as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. “Today represents a pivotal moment for both me and the company as we scale to meet the market demand and growth, and build our capabilities for the next phase of SpokenLayer,” said Mayo. “Andy has a unique background and a deep understanding of the audio business, and has built and scaled some amazing companies. I’m so excited to have him on board so we can finally work together side by side! Having him lead our team is not only a badge of pride for what we’ve built at SpokenLayer, but a statement on the potential and scale of the voice-first audio market as a whole.”
“We’re committed to bringing our readers the most compelling journalism on all of the platforms on which they expect us to be,” said Idalmy Carrera-Colucci, senior director of editorial operations at Tribune. “That’s voice now.”
“We were curious how long it would take to port our top performing Alexa Skill to Bixby, and we were able to do that in the first half an hour of the coding session! We then went on to build two more Bixby capsules that afternoon…” — Will Mayo, CEO SpokenLayer
“Being there is the KPI for success – if you’re not, someone else will steal your share over time. People have the mental space for 3-5 spots for apps/experiences they use – if you don’t become one of those slots now, the cost to acquire a user will be significantly more expensive if not impossible.”
“SpokenLayer is already the No. 1 voice provider to Amazon and Google, powering voice experiences on smart speakers for the world’s top media companies…it is now offering brands unique, voice-first marketing opportunities across these major platforms, from host-read messages to more integrated opportunities.”
“TheStreet, Inc. a leading financial news and information company, announced today that TheStreet’s daily market updates are now available on smart speakers worldwide…The Street worked with SpokenLayer, the largest provider of spoken media content for Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other platforms, to produce and distribute the experience across the modern voice ecosystem.”
“While Al Jazeera also works directly with device manufacturers, those relationships are often bespoke and slow moving. SpokenLayer, which works with major publishers such as Condé Nast, ESPN and Oath, makes it easier to widely and quickly distribute content on all devices.”
“Voice is everywhere. According to BI Intelligence research…by 2022 half of the households in the US will have some sort of smart speaker. Will Mayo, CEO and founder of SpokenLayer, has been in the industry since before there was a voice industry to speak of. In his opinion, voice is a huge opportunity for brands and publishers to capture audience attention in a new way. He has worked with companies like Time Inc., Wired, and Bustle to deliver content and brand experiences through voice-activated devices.”
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