Episode #19 Ishay Tentser, CEO of Initech

Ishay joined the podcast to share a few different projects that his agency has worked on, as well as a perspective of what’s happening outside the US. Ishay’s firm, Initech, has been in business for about a decade and within the last 2 years they’ve begun to focus on Facebook Messenger applications.

They are based in Israel and Ishay travels regularly through Europe and provides some anecdotes about what’s happening outside the US.

Here are a few links for contact or campaigns and examples mentioned in the show.

Ishay’s contact information. ishay at initech.co.il — http://www.linkedin.com/in/tentser

Israeli Chatbot Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/TLV-Marketing-Chatbots/

Here is a presentation on bots. https://www.slideshare.net/IshayTentser/messenger-as-a-new-marketing-platform-70853206

Finally, a demo of the internal Messenger Loyalty bot mentioned at the end of the episode. https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/341778542908006

Episode #17 Arte Merritt Co-founder and CEO of Dashbot

Arte Merritt joins the podcast to talk about Dashbot and analytics for conversations and bots. Dashbot helps builders track what’s happening on their messaging and conversation applications. Dashbot works on messaging channels like Facebook Messenger and SMS as well as voice devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

The most impressive thing about Dashbot has been their growth. They’ve processed 7 billion messages for 10’s of thousands of bots and messaging applications.

You can find them online at http://dashbot.io and on twitter @dashbotio.

Episode #16 – Here’s why messaging is worth investigating

We’re starting something new with The Chat Bubble. This is the first episode in a series that will explain terms, share best practices, strategies and benchmarks for messaging and how organizations’ approach to the channel. We’re keeping these episodes short and of course we’ll still be interviewing people in the space regularly.

This episode talks about messaging as a channel, and why it’s worth understanding.

I look at messaging as one of only 5 communication channels in existence (Face to face, mail, phone, email and messaging). It’s a natural progression along the timeline of personal and business communication and messaging will be the primary communication channel on new devices (VR, AR, autos).

Hope you enjoy.

Paul de Gregorio, Director of Digital Engagement at Open, shares amazing messaging + fundraising examples

Wow what an episode! We’re chatting with Paul de Gregorio. He is the Director of Digital Engagement at Open – a full service agency in the UK that also builds messaging technology. Paul is a true believer in the power of messaging and he’s also designed and executed amazing messaging campaigns for organizations.

I edit every podcast after recording them and when I re-heard Paul’s description of the Break Through Breast Cancer campaign, it blew me away. It takes a lot of planning and the right strategy to make a campaign like this seem so simple. http://opencreates.com/2012/10/you-know-right/

We also discuss One Love Manchester and the fundraising from the benefit concert for the attack in Manchester. http://opencreates.com/2017/06/one-love-manchester/

The big news which was just announced today… the Stand for Rights Facebook Live campaign was nominated for an Emmy. http://opencreates.com/2017/07/what-do-ru-pauls-drag-race-benedict-cumberbatch-open-have-in-common/ Here is the longer description on the Open blog. http://opencreates.com/2017/04/stand-for-rights-stand-for-freedom/

Finally, Paul writes a regular newsletter focused on activism and the use of messaging in activism. Signup here and follow Paul on Twitter @pauldegregorio

Episode #14 Kate Myers, co-founder of Shop or Not

This episode is recorded live, so the conversation flow is a little different. Shop or Not is a really cool idea. Once you text in and sign up, it’s possible to make a purchase via SMS with one simple message.

We talk about Kate’s journey as an entrepreneur through her time building photo and video apps and how she arrived in the world of messaging. Shop or Not is a company to keep your eye on, so it’s really interesting to hear how they think about commerce and data.

Be sure to sign up at their website, (https://toshopornot.com/) or simply text in the word HELLO to 347-482-0881.

Episode 12: Stevan Simich CEO of Tact and creator of Mogli

Mogli is an SMS platform built inside of Salesforce. They focus on impact work in the US and abroad. We review a few interesting international campaigns and get some specific recommendation around doing SMS internationally.

One of the more interested things about Mogli is where I met them. They had a booth at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, a tradeshow that I had been to at least 5 times. It made me realize how big the space is, given that I hadn’t heard of Tact before, and they hadn’t heard of my previous employer or any of our campaigns. We’d been working in the same space for years!

It’s exciting to hear new stories and chat about an internationally expanding business.

Episode 11 with Seth Louey from Botlist

I loved chatting with Seth about roadtrips in your 20’s, moving to tech centers and everything that’s happening in the messaging space. I feel like I’ve really made it as an interviewer when I can get a guy like Seth to admit his infatuation with Christian Gray bot.

This is a fun, fast moving conversation about the current situation with Messaging and where the space is heading. Hope you like it.

Episode 10 – Danny Freed of Joy talks about tracking emotion and bot growth

On this episode of The Chat Bubble we talk to Danny Freed, the creator of Facebook Messenger campaign, Joy. Joy helps you track your mental state, the same way that Fitbit tracks your steps.

Joy has been featured in several publications and in the Facebook Messenger list inside of the app. We discuss how Joy came about, the state of the messaging space and where everything is heading.

Find Joy online here, http://www.hellojoy.ai/ or search for Joy on Facebook Messenger.

Episode 10 – Danny Freed of Joy talks about tracking emotion and bot growth

On this episode of The Chat Bubble we talk to Danny Freed, the creator of Facebook Messenger campaign, Joy. Joy helps you track your mental state, the same way that Fitbit tracks your steps.

Joy has been featured in several publications and in the Facebook Messenger list inside of the app. We discuss how Joy came about, the state of the messaging space and where everything is heading.

Find Joy online here, http://www.hellojoy.ai/ or search for Joy on Facebook Messenger.