Friday Five – November 1, 2019

FunnelAI’s Friday Five is a collection of five of the coolest news articles and ideas from us and the tech industry.

1.Tech News: Personalization is key, especially when it comes to burgers. McDonald’s is implementing AI in its drive-thru to recommend what customers might want before they order.

McDonald’s drive-thru AI knows what you want before you order

McDonald's Drive Thru and building


2. Tips for Dealerships: Sales experts and marketing strategists everywhere are trying to make sense of Generation Z. This group of tech savvy youngsters already make up 20% of the world’s population.

Is Your Dealership Ready for Gen Z? [Infographic]


3. What We’re Learning: “If you’re in business, someone’s got to buy something for you to make money. Spending the time to truly know who your prospects are makes motivation crystal clear.”

How to Motivate People to Buy

Illustration of hands shaking with people walking over the arms


4. What We’re Reading: “Social media isn’t just a way to promote your business. It also provides an avenue for interacting directly with customers and addressing customer questions and complaints. But customers now expect different things from businesses today, and social media demands accountability from brands. Sprout Social recently conducted a survey exploring this new customer service world. Here are some of the top insights from that study.”

You’ve Got 24 Hours to Respond to Customers on Social Media


5. This Week in Tech History: October 30, 1938

“Orson Welles broadcasts his radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, which reportedly caused panic among listeners who believed the theatrical presentation was a real news broadcast. Regardless of the actual levels of panic caused, The War of the Worlds is one of the most famous radio broadcasts in history.” – https://thisdayintechhistory.com/

Orson Welles performing War of the Worlds.

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