Echo Dot, Fire TV Sticks Win Black Friday Weekend | CMO Strategy

Welcome to the latest edition of Marketer’s Brief, a quick take on marketing news, moves and trends from Ad Age’s reporters and editors. Send tips/suggestions to eschultz@adage.com. Walmart shoppers were apparently hungry for food storage on Black Friday. Read on to find what surprising item led sales for the retail giant on the critical shopping day. But first, what was hot at Amazon. Alexa, wrap … Continue reading Echo Dot, Fire TV Sticks Win Black Friday Weekend | CMO Strategy

Amazon’s Black Friday deals include Echo Dot for just $30

The Echo Dot, which is usually priced at $50, will be on sale Black Friday for $20 off. Taylor Martin/CNET For this Black Friday, Amazon is offering dozens of deals on TVs, Amazon devices, video games, toys and smart-home gadgets. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday revealed a slew of its planned price cuts just ahead of next week’s sale, adding that Black Friday will include … Continue reading Amazon’s Black Friday deals include Echo Dot for just $30

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot

Ever since Amazon (AMZN) created the Amazon Echo, the “Siri for the home” voice assistant, every company and its brother has rushed to come up with one almost exactly like it. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Take, for example, the Amazon Echo Dot. Like the full-size Echo, it responds to your commands and questions from across the room—but it’s a tiny, sawed-off one … Continue reading Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot

Google Home Mini review: Google’s new smart speaker is great, but the Echo Dot is better

As sun surely follows moon, the appearance of the Google Home Mini was inevitable, ever since the search giant launched its first smart speaker this time last year. Now, at last, Google has a range of smart speakers to rival Amazon’s with a smaller, cheaper unit to go alongside the larger Google Home. It was about time, too. Up until now, if you wanted to … Continue reading Google Home Mini review: Google’s new smart speaker is great, but the Echo Dot is better