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    [SMS] Anonymously Ask A Black Person First 3 Day Numbers; 4900 Page Views, Top 5 Show Hacker News & Tons of Penis Questions
    SMS Questions Received: 230. SMS Questions Sent: 262. Last Friday, I wrote the blog post “ Anonymously Ask A Black Person via SMS (ABP) is Back Online ” in which I listed our core values, features list and goals. I was at Google I/O and wasn’t expecting a big flood of text messages to come in. didn’t have to wait long as I immediately saw traffic increase and more traffic means more SMS. Either way, more Hacker News comments and traffic from Reddit started to increase the number of SMS questions coming in and the team was ready. – Morpheus. Stats.
    [SMS] 5 Mobile Data Points You Need To Know From Chetan Sharma, Flurry & ABI Research
    Mobile data is growing, but voice & sms slowing ( A new fact-packed report from Chetan Sharma confirms that the global mobile industry is still the most vibrant and fastest growing sector on the planet. Total global mobile revenues are forecast to hit $1.5 trillion in 2012, which is equal to over 2 percent of global GDP. The report also found that 2012 will be the first year that non-messaging data revenues make up the majority of the overall global data revenue (53 percent). SOURCE: [link]. ” In the U.S., for example, 70 percent of device sales are now smartphones.
    [SMS] Get your Share of the 123% Growth in Mobile Purchasing
    Sart to collect mobile phone numbers to enable your mobile marketing through personalized SMS. 3. Or How Mobile Devices will Make 90% of Your SEO Efforts Obsolete in the Future. In the past it has been important for a business to have good SEO in place to get found on the search engines through their target audience. Businesses optimized their websites and published content with keywords on a frequent basis. In the last years content marketing has emerged and a new era began on how to manage it to get found from customers who research on search engines and than in social media.
    [SMS] 9 Reasons QR Codes are Bad for Your Brand
    Posted in QR Codes. The tale of the QR code is a sordid story. The QR (Quick Response) code was originally the trademark name for a two-dimensional barcode system. It was invented in 1994 by Denso Wave, a Toyota subsidiary, as a way to track vehicles as they were assembled, and to scan components at high speeds. While Denso Wave holds the patent on the technology, they granted free license on it, going so far as to publish the specs online, and allowing anyone to use it. Unfortunately, as we all know, free doesn’t always mean good and I think QR Codes take that assertion to a whole new level.
    [SMS] Mobile commerce: how brands are falling behind
    The report looked at mobile applications, mobile sites, mobile marketing (including SMS) and overall innovation and integration, ranking brands included in the study on their Mobile IQ score. Tweet A recent report has revealed that the majority of premium brands are failing to keep up-to-date with the opportunities presented by mobile marketing. The latest L2 Prestige Mobile IQ report suggests that use of effective mobile marketing practices is currently surprisingly low amongst top brands. And those languishing at the bottom: How are these brands letting themselves down with mobile?
    [SMS] How Complex Is Your Communications Landscape?
    My initial reaction was that Chris is an extreme case (and he is!), but I quickly counted 10 for myself (3 email accounts, Facebook, LinkedIn, SMS/Text, Voicemail, Twitter, Google Voice, and face to face) and suspect that most of us have five or more. George Hollister. In a recent blog post titled Our Many New Phones , Chris Brogan laments the number of locations that he checks for messages each morning and asks the question “Have we really improved the world?”    Chris checks email, Twitter, web sites, blogs, etc.—a total of 13 locations daily.  And with you. Tweet This! Digg this!
    [SMS] New Ways For Using QR Codes
    Your bookmarked links can be easily shared via SMS (text) or email, as well as some other methods. This Can you scan a QR code at 30,000 feet? Indeed you can – even without an Internet signal. The logical question is where is the value if you cannot link to the web? Read further and I’ll share some insights. Use QR Codes to BookMark Links. Since I had the time on my flight today, I scanned every code in the Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine to test whether or not they were valid codes – including a red one, and another that had a questionable quiet zone.
    [SMS] 4G, Location & Personalization Will Change The Mediascape Of Multicultural Marketing
    There’s no shortage of data that indicates that multicultural mobile users generally over-index their use of SMS, mobile web, and mobile advertising, as well as smartphone adoption. The use of SMS is much higher among diverse mobile users. This level of receptivity toward SMS bodes well for marketers pushing location-based offers and promotions via text notifications. Mobile is a global opportunity. But how can brands and marketers address a multicultural audience? A. Granted, one could say that these dynamics will impact all mobile users everywhere on the planet. bottle.
    [SMS] OpenMarket’s Alex Moir: Move Beyond Mobile Marketing To Mobile Commerce Transactions & Loyalty Schemes
    The campaign, managed by the mobile marketing agency Sponge, awarded consumers with 25 pence of phone credit for texting in unique code (which appeared on the bottles and cans) to an SMS short code. SOPHISTICATED SMS: More brands are using text messaging to intensify the engagement with consumers and add value by integrating location , for example. The last weeks have seen a raft of reports analyzing the next big thing: mobile commerce. — confirms that mobile commerce is top of the agenda for the vast majority of UK retailers and marketing professionals. 13:10].
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [SMS] Texty: Texts From Google Chrome Via My Android Phone
    Texty , available in private beta, brings SMS text messages to and from your Chrome browser in real-time, immediately as they hit your Android device. Sending a New Text to Someone In My Google Address Book Now, instead of having to stop what I am doing on the laptop to pick up the phone and text, leery of getting yet another text shortly afterward and getting interrupted again, I just manage all my SMS texts via Chrome and keep going. Recent Texts Between My Wife and Me (In Texty) If you are one of the early testers of Texty, getting started is very easy.
    [SMS] One More Reason To Start Marketing Online
    Just like CDs killed the cassette tape and electricity killed the kerosene lantern, the Internet (e-mail, SMS, Twitter, et. The U.S. postal service is dying. And it’s the Internet’s fault. al.) is killing snail mail. Watch this interview with the U.S. postmaster general. In other words, what he’s saying is the U.S. postal service is dying a slow death. It’s not a fast one. It’s a slow one. But there are some stark implications here for businesses. If you’re used to sending out direct mail literature, your costs are going to continue to climb.
    [SMS] Why Online Banking on Mobiles Will Soar
    Consider this: There may be reporting on the demise of e-mail due to the rise of social media, however college students still see e-mail and SMS as critical mediums for online communication. Since 2008, consumers have been moving from brick-and-mortar banking to online banking at an impressive rate. This trend is welcomed not only by consumers who like the convenience of anytime banking, but also by financial institutions that like to streamline operations and cut down costs. opening an online savings account ). There are many critics that point out that will not happen. Meanwhile 4.2
    [SMS] SEO goes mobile and you should embrace this trend of location based marketing
    Look out for a two SMS marketing software which enables you to do and to control your messages. The use of mobile devices is increasingly growing. Tablets and smart phones have become state of the art technology around the globe. People are consuming video, audio, social media, games, news, books and periodicals on the run. By the growing use and demand of mobile apps people become more dependent of them. Popular services like Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare, Groupon and other are using apps to stay in touch with their audience. 3rd Jump start your mobile marketing the smart way.
    [SMS] Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.
    According to Pew, only 29 percent of adults with cell phones use apps on their phone, compared with 72 percent who use SMS (text messaging) and 38 percent who access the internet. Remember, the adoption rate for SMS is 2.5 * deep breath * There. said it. And I know I’m going to get a lot of grief over it, so let the debate begin. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and my thinking has been influenced by research, including the September Pew Internet report on “The Rise of App Culture,&# and a r eport on global mobile statistics from MobiThinking.
    [SMS] Six Simple Ways to Measure Owned, Earned and Paid Social Media ROI
    Mobile marketing is the perfect complement to social marketing, and measurement can easily be achieved: Did you use a  push SMS system  to drive traffic to a mobile-friendly site? There’s a popular misconception that it’s difficult to use targeted metrics to measure your social media ROI. Not true. Nor is social media only good for measuring an increase in brand awareness, although that’s definitely a measurement gauge. The fact is, social media can offer some of the best metrics for measuring your ROI. Measuring your success isn’t too difficult, either. Twitter.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [SMS] Why and How You Should Get Proactive About Customer Service
    Martin notes that providing a range of service channels lets companies use tools such as email and SMS to serve customers who prefer less intrusive communication options while providing live service alternatives such as chat, video and voice for those requiring more urgent attention. Delivering a superior customer experience is the new marketing battlefield, says Gartner, projecting that by 2017 half of all consumer product investments will fund innovations that improve consumer experience. This puts customer service front-and-center in today’s marketplace. Industry Insider
    [SMS] Facebook’s Messenger App: What You Need To Know
    One permission says that Facebook may  edit, receive, read, and send SMS messages. In recent weeks, Facebook has been the talk of the town by making it required for mobile users to download their Messenger app to send their friends messages from their mobile device. Users have been outraged by the change and many have gone to the app stores to leave negative reviews, resulting in a one-star overall rating for the app in Apple’s App Store for its current version. Although it should be noted that all versions of the app have a rating of 3.5 stars.
    [SMS] Mobile Takes Bigger Bite Of Marketing Pie; Mobile Commerce Moves To Cross-Media
    To achieve this, Macy’s provides consumers multiple ways for consumers to participate, including QR codes, SMS, MMS and the Internet via PC. SMS is a particularly powerful medium because the vast majority of devices can do it and the majority of shoppers are texters.) The fit between mobile and retail is obvious. It is on the road to becoming mainstream – and yet the avalanche of shopping apps on the market is squarely aimed at smartphone owners. Does it makes sense to exclude these shoppers from the action? Macy’s doesn’t think so.
    [SMS] Mobile is the New Digital Native
    Do you build a mobile-enhanced micro-site that allows you to make quick offers and use push SMS marketing to promote? Smart businesses know that understanding your audience is key to your overall success. It doesn’t matter if you’re business-to-consumer or business-to-business focused – your audience, and their interaction with you, is what defines how well you meet your goals. Which is why this new report from Exact Target is key reading for any business, small or large. Mobile Excess Needs Mobile Access. Are You Thinking Smart? amongst others.
    [SMS] The Changing Customer Service - Social Media
    If there is birthday greeting to be sent out then perhaps an SMS would go out. Due to Social Media the way customers are now serviced has taken a change. This change is for the good. Previously like all other things, we have experienced the good and the bad customer service and care that was implemented. There were some corporates who managed well, while the others managed to frustrate the customers even more. And it goes without saying, that though we have good possibility via the Social Media there will be some who will perform well and others who may not. They still exists.
    [SMS] Facebook Email? Um, not really
    The new Facebook messaging will incorporate email, Facebook messages text (SMS) and other chat clients like Jabber all collected in an email address that will be If you’re a social media geek you already know about Facebook’s live session today to introduce their new messaging system. If you’d like to see the re-caps go here. Facebook’s Zuckerberg says This is NOT email, “Email’s too formal&#. The whole thing will be rolled out initially to a few thousand people and then gradually to the rest of the network.
    [SMS] Beluga Connects Japan Quake Survivor With Pregnant Wife
    With the horrific earthquake in Japan destroying lives and devastating communications lines, trying to connect survivors of the disaster was nearly impossible Friday and into Saturday with phone lines down and SMS unavailable throughout much of the country. No SMS and no voice calls at all were possible for nearly 10 hours. One man, stranded 10 miles from home, found a way to connect with his wife, 8 months pregnant, using Beluga , the group texting application launched at the end of 2010 , recently acquired by Facebook. Beluga
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [SMS] Twelve Steps to A Strong QR Code Campaign
    They also can make use of the GPS, phone, SMS, Internet connection, and more. Stephanie True Moss is the founder and chief creative officer of True Moss Communications, Inc. and editor of The mobile revolution is happening! Increasingly, mobile smart phones and tablets are shifting our attention away from our desktop and laptop computers to our mobile devices. As consumers access the Internet from these devices, marketers need to be focused on finding shortcuts for quicker and easier entry points. Learn and experiment. Plan for Mobile. Give something extra. Specify dates.
    [SMS] 4 Translation Apps for iPhones
    Your translations can be emailed, SMS-ed or shared via social media. The vexing lack of communication brought upon mankind since that Babel thing is nearly solved. The creative developers that bring you the following iPhone apps are leading the way. With today’s technology bringing the world together in new unprecedented ways, a good translator is fast becoming not an option but a necessity. Translate Professional. Translate Professional , optimized for the iPhone 5, is especially handy because it can be used offline. Text can be translated amongst 50 languages. Translator For All.
    [SMS] Trends: Twitter Changes Language Much Like the Telegraph Did - The.
    SMS was quite popular before twitter, and encourages the same sort of vowel-dropping and shorthand. English teachers were already commenting on the use of SMS shorthand in students papers before twitters rise to prominence in the last several years. Yeah, SMS should take the credit for this. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? This chart from 1891 illustrates how phrases were condensed down into single words to adapt for what then was a new medium. Could "RT" become something we use in everyday speech? LOL, brb, ROTFL, WTF?, KTHXBAI.
    [SMS] Fifteen Incredible Mobile Statistics
    billion are SMS enabled. 3. Love your smart phone? Debating a tablet? Gone app crazy? Check out these stats on the mobile market … 1. Smart phones. “Of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones in use, 1.08 billion are smartphones.&#. 2. Smart phones. Of those, 3.08 Mobile. One half of searches are done via a mobile device: smartphone,tablet, etc. 4. Mobile. 86% use their mobile devices (smartphone/tablet) in conjunction with watching TV. My question, aren’t most of them watching TV on their mobile device too? 5. Mobile Apps. Apps have been downloaded 10.9 Mobile Web.
    [SMS] Make The Grade: Taking The MMA Mobile Marketing Certification Test
    From mobile penetration to the nuts and bolts of arranging and executing an SMS campaign, this test has it covered. Mobile is not just about adapting PC content to smaller screens. Using mobile to drive positive results for brands and advertisers requires marketers to grasp a wide range of concepts , ranging from campaign types and formats, to consumer best practices and privacy, to mobile measurement and metrics. Put another way, mobile marketing requires us to master a laundry list of fundamental skills. This is where the Mobile Marketing Association comes in. Get certified!
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [SMS] New Images Suggest "Shared Circles" Coming Soon in Google+
    This would completely replace just about every feature Twitter has of benefit (other than perhaps the 140 character limit and SMS interface if you call those benefits) - it will be interesting to see what happens as more and more Twitter users get Google+ accounts. In a recent blog post (language), Rohrweck uncovered some new images hinting at the possibility of sharable Circles to others you want to share to in Google+. Such functionality would be comparable to Twitter Lists, which anyone can subscribe to. Great job Florian! Technology google+ social google plus
    [SMS] Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.
    According to Pew, only 29 percent of adults with cell phones use apps on their phone, compared with 72 percent who use SMS (text messaging) and 38 percent who access the internet. Remember, the adoption rate for SMS is 2.5 [Editor''s note - this post originally appeared on November 11, 2010.  I thought it would be fun to repost it today, January 22, 2014 - and see if things have changed. Rather than edit any of this post, I''ll hand it over to you. What do you think? Was Lindy right, 4 years ago? The floor is yours.]. ————– * deep breath * There.
    [SMS] How Twitter Changes Us
    Twitter, the new SMS? From Gina Gotthilf at Blue Glass : What has changed, nonetheless, is the way its users interact with the platform and the nature of content being distributed – not due to Twitter’s own efforts, but to those of its users. What can we expect moving forward? For starters, we’re facing a whole new world order of communication. know, I know, everyone says that about everything all the time. But look at it this way – Twitter forces us to condense our thoughts into 140 characters. Beyond wishful thinking, here are a few considerations we can expect for 2011 and beyond….
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [SMS] MyFirstTweet – A Very Telling Story
    It’s been wonderful to watch a once simple SMS communication app turn into a behemoth of the landscape. I am a huge fan and advocate. Happy 8th birthday Twitter ! remember you when you were so little, still trying to find your place in the sea of social media and look at you now. Today for their birthday Twitter launched their #FirstTweet site so members could discover their first Tweet. Of course I couldn’t resist and what I saw put a big smile on my face. Just got twitter working. This could be dangerous. Koka Sexton (@kokasexton) June 30, 2007. New to @twitter.
    [SMS] 30 Days of Shopping, Stalking, and Tracking the Fastest Growing Retailers
    Consider that of the Hot 100 Retailers with brick and mortar stores, only: 2% used in-store signage to promote email or SMS (text message) engagement. 8% used in-store signage to promote their social communities on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I know I have not been writing much on the blog. However, there is a big reason why and it was just released for public consumption yesterday. My first full scale research report for ExactTarget. We tracked the 100 of the fastest growing retailers over a 30 day period through shopping, social, email, website, in-store employee behavior and much more.
    [SMS] 7 Powerful Tips for a Winning Twitter Sales Strategy
    Use Twitter for SMS Marketing. Twitter SMS is a highly underutilized feature. Whenever you meet a new customer, ask them to follow you through SMS to get updates on the latest products, discounts, competitions etc. Your customers can subscribe to free SMS updates by sending ‘Follow @YourUsername’ in SMS to 40404 (this code is different for every country, here’s the list ). Whenever you Tweet, your subscribers will get it as an SMS. Make sure you create a separate Twitter account for SMS subscribers so that they don’t get all of your Tweets.
    [SMS] Social Photos: When a picture is worth 140 characters
    Will the evolution from the written letter to email to SMS to twitter continue to photo sharing apps that let pictures speaks for themselves? Image: Download Squad. Over the last weeks we have witnessed the peaceful demonstration in Egypt that overthrew President Mubarak’s regime. In the last few days we watched the protests it has inspired in Yemen ,  Iran , Bahrain and Algeria. On one hand You Tube videos have provided critical transparency as to what was happening on the ground in real time in Egypt. In short, how we consumer information is as important as what we consume.
    [SMS] How Will Gen-Y Change the World: A Gen-Y Mini-Series (Part 4 of 5)
    Having the ability to SMS donations for Haiti relief was truly amazing. Why didn’t we SMS relief for them. Home It’s Josip Archives Let’s Talk The Word on the Web How Will Gen-Y Change the World: A Gen-Y Mini-Series (Part 4 of 5) Written on June 4, 2010 by Josip Petrusa 0 Comments Tweet Share Save Smart phones, pads/tablets, apps, social media, social networking, laptops, wifi and 3G are all commonplace aspects of everyday life. Gen-Y and all Millennials are growing with this. We are networking, connecting and living off apps more now than ever before.
    [SMS] The Bees Awards Winners 2010
    Here, we will list the winners of the 16 different categories of the event: Best 140 Characters (SMS, Tweet): Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. Tweet Earlier we wrote about The Bees Awards on the blog , which is the 1st international social media competition for marketing and communications professionals. Two days ago, the winners of the competition were revealed at an event at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and founder of the Bees Awards, Bastien Beauchamp, tells us that the event was very well received. Best Use of a Micro-Blogging Platform: Phéromone, the interaction agency.
    [SMS] 17 Productivity Tools for the Ultimate Business Gain
    Ever been so busy doing something on your computer that you wanted to send a SMS message from your computer without having to pick up your phone? Here’s what my messages to my phone look like — I am constantly bombarded by popups so I don’t usually miss anything: See the other two options next to Notifications, Push and SMS? “SMS” lets you send SMS messages from your phone to a desired contact. (It does not support MMS.). In short, it’s easy to work remotely these days, especially with the tools available to us in this day and age.
    [SMS] 22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets
    SMS other social networks are built on SMS revenues such as SMSFun. Twitter has probably done their dash with doing SMS deals by now. Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. One, should we monetize other people’s activity? Two, how can Twitter make money? The first question is ethical – if money and currency is about a show of worth, a menu of value, then yes, we can monetize conversations and activities. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Customer Pays Twitter .
    [SMS] How To Have Value Added Conversations In Social Media
    The medium could be phone like telecon, SMS and so on, it could be over net like GTalk, Yahoo chats, emails, Social Networking Sites and so on. We all hear about having conversations on Social Media platform. We hear about have 'engaging' conversations. Involving humans to converse, share, comment, post and so on. Thereby creating better value added networking environment. Lets just step back and understand what is the meaning of conversation. The essence of conversation is broken down by the 'sending' and 'receiving' criteria. The reasons are plenty.
    [SMS] What Separates Effective Mobile Marketing From Noise; Why Mobile Is The First Screen
    wasn’t alone in my view that SMS is a reach strategy that often leads to an opted-in relationship with a customer or prospect. The best insights I’ve seen or heard about consumer behavior on tablets were shared during a seminar in New York conducted by the Direct Marketing Association in collaboration with the online news destination Mobile Marketer. The messenger was Craig Etheridge, vice president of mobile advertising sales for USA Today at Gannett Digital. What is Etheridge seeing? Mobile users average six-minute session times, but they return often. His mobile marketing do’s?
    [SMS] Why We Need to Take a Stand for Our Privacy
    Allows the app to send SMS messages. Over the weekend, I posted this status update on my Facebook profile. Every day it seems I read a new privacy concern regarding Facebook. From the Messenger App recording audio and video without your knowledge , to Facebook always resetting your Privacy settings to the default Public setting whenever an update goes through, to people appearing in Sponsored Ads without permission – it’s becoming equally tiring and concerning. As it turns out, I didn’t wait the few days I was planning on doing the thinking around my use of Facebook.
    [SMS] How to Market Banking to Gen Y
    Consider this: There may be reporting on the demise of e-mail due to the rise of social media, however college students still see e-mail and SMS as critical mediums for online communication. On July 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that “Gen Y lacks confidence about making financial decisions&#. Despite stepping up their marketing efforts, investment companies claim that they cannot get the attention of Gen Y. Meanwhile 4.2 million people say they like Apple iTunes on Facebook. As another example, Schwab, which began sending Twitter feeds in mid-June 2010, has 277 followers.
    [SMS] The Changing Customer Service - Social Media
    If there is birthday greeting to be sent out then perhaps an SMS would go out. Due to Social Media the way customers are now serviced has taken a change. This change is for the good. Previously like all other things, we have experienced the good and the bad customer service and care that was implemented. There were some corporates who managed well, while the others managed to frustrate the customers even more. And it goes without saying, that though we have good possibility via the Social Media there will be some who will perform well and others who may not. They still exists.
    [SMS] The Millennials Uncanny Ability to Absorb
    My dad won’t SMS Text. And for the record, my doesn’t have a cell-phone or understand how to SMS either lol. I do believe all this technology does bring us a sense of advantage since frankly we live in it. And for the record, my doesn’t have a cell-phone or understand how to SMS either lol. I do believe all this technology does bring us a sense of advantage since frankly we live in it. And though I myself replied that the posted would be finished yesterday, after I began writing, a whole can-of-worms seemingly opened up. So enjoy! How could it not be?
    [SMS] The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps For Developers, Businesses & Brands
    Achieving App Impact: Using SMS To Encourage Ongoing Engagement. Months of research, hard work and teamwork enter a new stage today as I deliver the final manuscript to the team at Adams Media for a new kind of app book ebook that equips developers, small businesses and brands with the business basics they need to produce and market mobile apps. If you want to create an winning app you must have a broad base of knowledge that allows you to indentify your target audience and delight them again and again. Mobile App Economy is booming. alone having downloaded an app. App marketing matters.
    [SMS] Coke Wields Mobile Advertising & Coupons To Close The Purchase Funnel
    Consumers can then click on the ad to redeem it immediately, or save the offer for later. (If the person  chooses to save the deal, they will receive a SMS message with a link to the redemption code that can then be used at any time during the promotional period.). Mobile has the unique capabilities to deliver the right ad to the right person in the right place/context. But it’s a new pilot in the U.S. ” Read between the lines, and Coke clearly has it’s eye on the prize. Granted, this pilot is sharply focused on coupon redemptions. Mobile’s true role.
    [SMS] Mobile Marketing Association Mobile Forum Analysis @ Mobile Marketer
    Once people have responded to a mobile advert over a third (39 percent) continued on to make a purchase. • In the UK and France, opted-in SMS advertising proved most effective at soliciting consumer response at 40 percent and 21 percent respectively. It’s also interesting to note the high marks for opted-in SMS advertising that came from brands (Coca-Cola, for example) and is echoed by Lightspeed findings. I’m back from the Mobile Marketing Association’s Mobile Marketing Forum event in London and recovered from a cold I picked up along the way.
    [SMS] Postcard from Kajiado: Cheap chinese phones and the internet
    The problems are legion – from the fact that only genuine brands like a Nokia or Samsung are easily and directly set up with the mobile operator’s internet connectivity by receiving an SMS to the fact that the OS was rarely well configured or programmed.  Downtown Kajiado, Kenya, 21 Oct 2011. One lady we’d met earlier this week  confessed shamefacedly to using a fake Nokia for browsing – she worked for a Safaricom dealer – apparently she was saving every penny towards buying a laptop for Christmas.
    [SMS] Texty Rebrands as MightyText, Adds Call Info to Chrome
    You can respond from the desktop via SMS to say "call me back later" or dismiss the notification and pick up the phone. The second addition is missed call notifications, where popup notifications will immediately display on the desktop showing who the missed call was from and the timestamp, again with the option to follow up by SMS. It's extremely convenient. Today, the extension added some great new features, expanding from texting to call information, and has rebranded as MightyText. Of course, performance on ChromeOS is great as well. Texty Chrome MightyText
    [SMS] Top 10 Apps for Windows Phones
    Input your details once, then send them quickly and easily via SMS or email to new contacts. Back in July 2011, I pointed out 4 smartphone releases to keep an eye on , including the  HTC HD7S  , which is claimed as the most robust Windows smartphone out there. Given the good reception of this Windows Phone, here is a list of top 10 apps available for this smartphone. 1. Lyrics by MusixMatch. Price: Free. One of the few great Windows apps we’ve found that’s not ported from another platform, Musix Match is a lyric search system that gives you access to over five million songs.
    [SMS] Tips To Get You Started On TSU [For Personal Use, Business Use, Brand Use] - Social Media
    You can invite new members via email or SMS through the website and the app. Put it on Facebook, Twitter, SMS, EMAILS, LetterHeads and so on. Tsu is a great Opportunity. When I say 'Opportunity' it means ' a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something' - Repeating this: ' set of circumstances'. This means that there are a couple of things you need to wok towards so that you can achieve success on TSU. What Is TSU?: First thing first get to know the Social Media Platform: TSU is pronounced as 'sue'. Why Should You Be On TSU?: 3.Network For Business. Million Users ​?​
    [SMS] 23 location-based terms every marketing agency and business should know
    SMS – Short Message Service. SMS – Social Mapping Service. Recently a few reports stated despite the popularity among tech evangelist many individuals were unaware of location based applications such as @TriOut, @Foursquare, @brightkite, @whrrl, @gowalla and more. The reports also stated due to the limited amount of awareness but still having millions of users there was little value in using various location-based applications in marketing campaigns. Sadly, I believe that is half-way true. GPS – Global Positioning System. Latitude and Longitude. Leaderboard.
    [SMS] Skype down: How does this affect your marketing?
    Vbuzzer offers everything from computer to phone calling, faxing and SMS, to web conferencing, video email and more. In these days where the ability to communicate is important to stay in touch and to do business a total down of a service can mean the difference between success and failure. Kommunicaton is an important part of the business building process. Especially if you have something to sell what is much more expensive you need to open all possible channels to stay in touch with your target client and deal partners. It is vey useful to have a backup system for cases like this!
    [SMS] Social Networking Stats: Facebook To Acquire WhatsApp, #RLTM Scoreboard
    In a blog post about the acquisition, Facebook also noted that WhatsApp’s messaging volume approaches the SMS volume of the entire global telecom industry. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. via  VK. via  Vine.
    [SMS] Will India See a Rise in Digital PR?
    Pitching journalists via phone calls, e-mails, and SMS’ are not the only ways of securing media coverage anymore. Ed: A version of this post originally ran on September 20, 2013 on We republish it with minor edits and updates. Sixty two! Yes, the rupee is 62 against the U.S. dollar (as of December 1, 2013).  To us Indians, it looks like the dollar is on an escalator and the rupee is on a ventilator! Image: Amit Kumar  via Flickr,  CC 3.0. The falling rupee has hit many Indians, and seems to have caught up with the Indian media in the past few months. ABP Pvt.
    [SMS] Behind the Scenes of the Ford Fiesta Movement
    By executing these challenges, teams are able to earn points (collected through event RSVPs, Foursquare check-ins, SMS interaction, and more). Two weeks ago, myself and Alyssa Gardina were selected from an application pool of over 1000 people to participate in the Ford Fiesta Movement program, representing the city of Dallas. I’ll explain the program in more detail if you’re interested, but if you’re short on time — over the next four months, we’ll be counting on participation from you to make this program a successful one. About the Fiesta Movement. About the Challenges. Challenge #1.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
    [SMS] New ICANN Regulations Require Domains to be Verified by Email or Phone
    the telephone number of the Registered Name Holder (and, if different, the Account Holder) by either (A) calling or sending an SMS to the Registered Name Holder’s telephone number providing a unique code that must be returned in a manner designated by the Registrar, or (B) calling the Registered Name Holder’s telephone number and requiring the Registered Name Holder to provide a unique code that was sent to the Registered Name Holder via web, email or postal mail. In the new ICANN agreement , the WHOIS Accuracy Program Specification has been updated. Domain Names
  • DEVUMI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [SMS] Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE
    You can do any number of things: SMS marketing Have a mobile friendly website Social media marketing for mobile Build a mobile app Knowing what you have now, and where you want to go, is always the first step. The trade off may be some integration issues as you won’t have that separate website for smartphones with pop-ups for SMS campaigns – but even then a talented developer can reach a work around. 4. SMS mobile marketing is tricky A big part of any mobile marketing campaign is using SMS, or text messaging, techniques. Not likely. UH HUH. Literally! 7.
    [SMS] Dear Gmail, Look out. Love, Facebook
    By allowing users to view entire conversation strings with friends or family, and to seamlessly communicate with them using their preferred messaging system (email, chat or SMS), Facebook took ownership of the merger of previously divided conversation platforms. Image: This week Facebook announced their “modern messaging system,&# setting off a flurry of blogosphere exchanges as to whether Facebook will trump Gmail. TEMPERATURE: Facebook is built of warm contacts (family, friends, friends of friends and the odd random suggestion). informal. immediate. personal. simple.
    [SMS] 2010 Mobile Influencers: Trend Predictions in 140 characters (6th report)
    Advertising:  networks,  SMS, display, search, premium. “2010 Mobile Influencers” is the sixth and last report from the series “ 2010 Influencers Series: Trend Predictions in 140 Characters “. Findings: Major trends in 2010 Mobile: Across many of these predictions, we have identified the following trends suggested to influence Mobile in 2010: # Payment      # Commerce      #Metrics. Smartphones: Apple, Apps, iPhone, Google, Android. # GPS      # Location      # Augmented Reality. Gaming      # Music      # Video. View more documents from TrendsSpotting. 2010 Consumer Trends. 2010 Mobile.
    [SMS] Top 6 Rules of Digital Marketing: Learn from Matomy and Other Masters
    In fact, with so much of your competition concentrating on SMS, now is the best time to make sure that your emails (and list) are greater than they have ever been. 3. It’s easy, in our web-dependent world, to think that—especially if we’ve been doing this awhile—we know all there is to know about digital marketing. After all—knowing that we need a website and a social media presence is old news. At the same time, though, the web moves fast. Just look at how often Google changes the rules and metrics for SEO! Without further ado, here are today’s top 6 rules of digital marketing. 1.
    [SMS] Why Communication Can Make Or Break Your App Experience
    SMS Everywhere: Twilio Now Enables Messaging to over 150 Countries Worldwide. As we use apps to do more, the role of communications — both in enabling a good app experience and in encouraging lasting engagement — has never been more important. Add to that a raft of recent research that shows our requirement for customer service and support via mobile apps is also on the rise, and it is difficult to find a more compelling case to integrate communications capabilities in your app. Lynda Smith, CMO of Twilio , is my guest at Mobile Presence on the WebmasterRadio.FM website.
  • KYLE LACY  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [SMS] Five Digital Trends Changing the World Now and Forever (Presentation)
    We all know that mobility is changing the way consumers interact with brands from email to SMS messaging. I had the utmost pleasure to spend the last two weeks in Australia and keynote the Connect Tour for ExactTarget. The presentation is based around what I believe are the five trends changing business and the world. They are ongoing and perpetual and will change the way we look at business, consumer behavior and ultimately the use of technology to reach consumers. Below is the deck and a brief description of the five trends. Moments. Does your website shift based on screen size?
    [SMS] [Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?
    data point from an SMS campaign was another trigger for our approach to responsive design. The CDC KNOWIT campaign is an SMS-based service that sends HIV testing location information based on a five-digit zip code query via text. More research exists regarding the effectiveness of empathy in SMS-based HIV medication adherence and intervention. The first of hopefully many case studies of the awesome work that ICF (the company we consult for) does every day. This one is w ritten by Jeremy Vanderlan, Mobile Practice Lead. Interested in mobile strategy? Contact us. Conclusion.
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [SMS] Who's Using Twitter in the US? Some New Demographics [Charts]
    As SMS use grows, marketers need to plan ways to leverage SMS as a valuable part of the marketing mix. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Who’s Using Twitter in the U.S.? Some New Demographics [Charts] by Pam Dyer on May 3, 2010 Share A new Edison Research report draws many interesting conclusions about U.S. Twitter users. The report summarizes the most recent data from a three-year tracking study conducted by Edison and Arbitron. The findings will help you better understand Twitter usage and assist in your social marketing efforts.
    [SMS] How to Make a QR Code for Your Web Site
    Enter the URL, Text that you want displayed, a Phone Number, or even an SMS (a message). 3. My friend Josh just reminded me this morning that I had not set up a QR Code for my blog yet. have to admit that I have heard of and actually used QR codes, but I have not taken the time to actually set up a QR code for my blog. Here is how to set up a QR code for your web site or for any web page for that matter. What exactly is a QR Code? In short, it’s a barcode that you can scan (usually using an iPhone or Smart Phone) and when you scan it you are taken to a web site. Generate it.
    [SMS] 5 Ways To Increase Your Mobile Web Traffic
    Access to customer support personnel via data capture forms, click-to-SMS, or click-to-call? Mobile is BIG. Really big. In fact, mobile — with a deeper penetration than electricity and safe drinking water — is the most pervasive technology ever invented. If 2011 was the year when mobile data, specifically mobile apps and mobile Web, reached the masses, then 2012 will be the year that companies everywhere on the planet do more than merely ‘go mobile.’ ’ They will focus efforts and resources on providing people an optimized experience on mobile. In the U.S. Staying ahead.
    [SMS] 5 Best Practices for a Successful QR code Marketing Campaign
    Tap to SMS (text). Are you wondering how to use QR codes to enhance your marketing? Just getting started with QR codes? Scan this code for a comprehensive article on the basics - How to Use QR codes to Grow Your Business. This article (now updated) first appeared in Social Media Examiner  where I am a regular contributor.  It’s another great resource to help you with your small business marketing. . Why QR codes? QR and other two-dimensional (2D) codes can be readily integrated into your current business marketing practices to bring your online content to a mobile audience in real time.
    [SMS] 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads
    Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly VP Co-Authors Corporate Blogging for Dummies (Out Now!) | Main | Firebelly at Blog Indiana » August 13, 2010 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads Tweet 1. Twitter Launching Official Tweet Buttons This Week By Ben Parr Twitter is launching an official Tweet Button for sharing articles on websites and counting how many times a URL has been shared. the Tweet Button is designed to be the most comprehensive counter of retweets and shares across Twitter’s network. It is a single line of code that can be added to any website.
    [SMS] Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)
    In fact, I wrote a post years ago about US Airways using SMS to allow passengers to sign up for their frequent flyer program. But that’s when SMS was still cool. I understand QR codes are the new “it&# thing, the Taylor Lautner of calls-to-action. And indeed, given the increasing ubiquity of smart phones ( 41% in the U.S. according to new research by my client ExactTarget), many of your potential customers have the capacity to interact with your QR code. The example above is a bit of mixed bag in this regard. Design. You certainly know that this ad features a QR code.
    [SMS] Second Screen Engagement: the Social Dimension of the TV Experience
    When there’s a spike in SMS costs, I know what my wife has been watching. This week I moderated IAB Belgium’s annual Think Digital congress. knew a few of the speakers, but it’s always interesting to rediscover what they say and many presentations were absolutely worthwhile. One of the speakers who made a lasting impression, Olivier Blanchard of Red Chair Group , will be back in Belgium on June 30 for our second collaboration already this year, the Social Media Day Antwerp , where he provides a full afternoon social media training program. That’s the little plug, thank you very much.
    [SMS] Handbook of Online India: New TrendsSpotting Report
    Indian Mobile Market: Penetration, growth, GSM versus CDMA subscribers, price per services, SMS growth, consumer satisfaction and loyalty,mobile music. 6. Trendsspotting Handbook of Online India. View more documents from Taly Weiss. TrendsSpotting has released its new research cover: Handbook of Online India. Globally India is the seventh largest internet market. However, its internet penetration of slightly less than 3% points to tremendous growth potential. TrendsSpotting’s Handbook of Online India captures the most updated statistics covering modern India markets. India Online 2.0:
    [SMS] Handbook of Online India: New TrendsSpotting Report
    Indian Mobile Market: Penetration, growth, GSM versus CDMA subscribers, price per services, SMS growth, consumer satisfaction and loyalty,mobile music. 6. Trendsspotting Handbook of Online India. View more documents from Taly Weiss. TrendsSpotting has released its new research cover: Handbook of Online India. Globally India is the seventh largest internet market. However, its internet penetration of slightly less than 3% points to tremendous growth potential. TrendsSpotting’s Handbook of Online India captures the most updated statistics covering modern India markets. India Online 2.0:
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [SMS] Is Your Marketing the PITS?
    This can be replying to a text SMS message for more information or signing up for a newsletter. When I took my marketing degree back in 2001, part of the course was learning about the  Four P’s of Marketing  –  Product, Price, Place  and  Promotion. These terms have been the mainstay of marketing since the 1950?s, when Neil H. Borden published an article called  The Concept of the Marketing Mix  , although the actual phrase The Four P’s was coined by E. Jerome McCarthy in 1960. Persuasion. Same goes for ideas – unless you get folks to buy into your ideas, they’ll fizzle out. Intent.
    [SMS] Optimize Your AdWords Campaigns
    Send SMS. I have been working with a client to optimize their AdWords campaigns. Ideally landing page content would include the best quality, relevant keywords to help improve AdScores. Doing this increases the opportunity that the ad will be seen while decreasing the cost/click – In other words, optimization of on-page content should lower ad costs, allowing for a bigger bang for the buck. This sounds simple enough and it is, so long as communication flows between the individual creating content and the Ad Manager. You are shocked to hear that doesn’t always happen, right?
    [SMS] Why Twitter is Trying to Turn Itself Into Facebook
    SMS was the original way to tweet, and the SMS limitation was 140. But nowadays, fewer and fewer users are using SMS to tweet, so why not increase the limit? Tweetable Moments That’s the beauty of social media: There aren’t specific rules about how we have to use it. joelcomm Tweet This. The Future of Twitter. Joel Comm is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and consultant. He and Dave Taylor just co-wrote “ twitter power 3.0 ,” the latest edition of his book first written in 2009. In 1995, he started one of the first 18,000 websites in the world.
    [SMS] Egypt: Social media as a life or death proposition
    One-to one interaction between individuals connecting via Facebook, SMS, or Twitter, irrespective of time, distance, or delay. Image: We Love Apple. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians, many wearing bandages from from days of street fighting, turned out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday for what they are calling the ‘Day of Departure’ , a nationwide call for the immediate removal and prosecution of Hosni Mubarak who has ruled the country for 30 years. Which side do u wanna take?  jan25. Please. People protested and brought down governments before Facebook was invented.
    [SMS] What You Need to Know Before You Install Facebook’s Messenger App
    Allows the app to send SMS messages. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———— This morning when I logged onto Facebook (yes, still trying to break the habit), several friends were talking about Facebook forcing users to install Facebook messenger. Then I noticed the message from Facebook that soon theyll be deleting access to Facebook messages from the mobile app, as all mobile messages will be going through their Messenger app. This is the sole reason they give in their FAQs about the change: Why is this changing? Messenger is much faster.
    [SMS] Hierarchy Of Communication
    Members communicate in IM/SMS. Not all types of communications are equal. When you meet someone in person you form a deeper relationship with them than thousands of online interactions. We’re increasingly seeing a hierarchy of contact. At the lowest levels members talk via contributing content which others read. It’s slow, thoughtful and not interactive. At the higher levels are immediate response, real-time communication and stronger context (i.e. talking by IM is stronger than chat-rooms – you had to add that person to your instant messenger). Members communicate in person.
    [SMS] 52 Cool Facts About Social Media - Danny Brown
    Twitter started as a simple SMS-text service. It is amazing to me that it started as a SMS-text service and that 60% of users are outside of the United States. removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts Danny moderator Pending approval Rate Down Rate Up px; width: px;"> It makes me wonder if its because Twitters short-form text is so similar to SMS, which has a higher uptake in Europe and Asia than it does in the U.S.? And to get to the figure of a fact a week for a year). Enjoy! Facebook 1. Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S.
    [SMS] Best iOS Apps for Cell Phone Tracking
    Once you install this app onto an iOS device, it allows you to track the call logs, SMS logs and emails etc. The term Cell Phone tracking refers to tracking the physical location of your cell phone device. There are a number of cell phone tracking apps that not only help you track the location of your device but also enable you to enjoy a number of other useful features. If you own an iOS mobile device then you should definitely consider installing the following cell phone tracking apps: by Martha Johnson. Find My iPhone. Or were you going to find it using this? Find My Friends.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [SMS] How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks
    Confirmation Code SMS (Text Message) Issues. SMS/text messaging. Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? If so, then you’re in the right place. The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Facebook Support. The reason? They have over 150 contact forms! Report a Sign Up Issue. Mobile.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [SMS] Utah Just Made Government Across the U.S. a Little More Closed
    Never mind the fact that SMS and Text messages aren't even sent by means of phone numbers any more (they are mostly sent through IP addresses and similar protocols), but we'll assume they are. For instance, what if someone sends a private direct message to Twitter or Facebook over SMS? I don't get political on this blog very often (honestly, I hate politics), but when I do you can know either 1) it's technology related, or 2) it's important to me. This one is both of those. It would seem like a legitimate cause at the front, but there are some serious concerns.
    [SMS] 5 Helpful Social Search Articles
    Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly at Brainstorming & Social Media Optimization Summits | Main | Flickr Friday: The Content Grid » September 03, 2010 5 Helpful Social Search Articles More and more consumers are either bypassing traditional search engines and seeking information from their networks on social sites OR theyre going to the traditional search engines and then consuming content from social sites in the search results. Here are 5 articles to help you understand social searchs relevancy to your business. 1. Your comment has not yet been posted.
    [SMS] Direct marketing is dead. Long live direct marketing!
    This might be through a direct mail campaign, some banner advertising or SMS marketing (see GlobalMessaging for more information on this). Guest post by Sophie Davidson. ———— Direct marketing is all about communicating directly with people. Like most forms of marketing, direct marketing has changed over the years and the old way of doing things is most certainly on the way out. This, of course, depends on your customer base as there are still a lot of people out there who prefer to buy from a catalogue. Test, test, test. Upselling and cross-selling. Potluck
    [SMS] Mobile Trends and Augmented Reality: RWW Unconference
    They will SMS friends when they have a specific need, call from their mobile when their need is more obscure, or choose to call from a landline when they have a more general interest in learning whats new. I was honored to participate in the RWW Mobile Summit which took place today in Mountain View, California. The event was structured in a unique unconference style, great for encouraging brainstorming and insights sharing. While the topics of interest were freely suggested, it came by no surprise that Augmented Reality enjoyed most of the attention. standardization.
    [SMS] How Much Emphasis Should MBA Programs Place on Social Media?
    Students need to know how to reach different types of customers across multiple platforms that include web advertising, SMS and email along with social media marketing. For students earning an MBA degree, courses in social media trends have become an integral part of the curriculum. To capitalize on this growing marketing segment, some universities are even offering Social Media MBAs. Rutgers University, according to U.S. News and World Report, has started to offer what it calls a “mini-MBA” in social media marketing. The key to digital marketing transcends social media.
    [SMS] Facebook Page Managing Updates for Admins
    Mobile: View more detailed instructions about connecting your Page to a mobile device and managing your presence via email, the mobile website, iPhone or SMS. Facebook Pages help brands, businesses, and public figures build a presence to connect with the people who like them on Facebook. For administrators of Pages, managing the content and look of that presence is one of the most important aspects of building a successful Page. Facebook has launched a redesigned Page Manager to make managing Pages easier and quicker. You no longer need to go to a different interface.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
    [SMS] 5 Fun Twitter Quizzes
    Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Fridays Fun Online Finds | Main | Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site » July 09, 2010 5 Fun Twitter Quizzes Its Friday and todays fun finds are 5 Twitter quizzes that are sure to entertain you, enlighten you, and help you unwind after a busy work week. You know what they say - all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! How addicted to Twitter are you? The Ultimate Twitter Quiz How much is your Twitter account worth? The Twitter Spelling Test Which type of Twitter user are you? Have a great weekend!
    [SMS] Bake Social Into Your App To Succeed
    At a basic level, this means employing SMS and/or app push to listen, inform and show that you are genuinely interested in cultivating and curating a community around your mobile app. Whether you want your app to be discovered or your brand to be heard, the key opportunity in the shift toward mobile is engagement. Mobile users not only log in more frequently; they also spend more total time on social media sites. Most of us (as much as 91 percent in India, compared to 42 percent in the U.K.) access social networking sites from mobile devices.
    [SMS] A Billion People
    billion people also watch TV, use mobile phones, walk down the street, eat bread too, but we don't advise organisations to spend more on billboards, adverts, sms ads etc.That's because we can't reach most of them. One of the most common arguments for using Facebook is a billion people use it. It doesn't matter how many people use the platform, it matters how of them you can reach. People aren't browsing Facebook looking to become fans of pages. So if you want them to become a fan you usually have to send them from somewhere else.
    [SMS] How Are You Reaching Your Targeted B-to-B Audiences?
    The study gives insights to different channels – direct mail, email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Mobile Twitter and SMS. I recently attended Content Marketing World in Columbus where I got a glimpse of the 2012 Channel Preference Study by Exact Target. What surprised me in this world of “Post PC Era” where mobile seems to be taking over the world, that the old standbys of direct mail and emails are still alive and well. Email is by far the most acceptable due in part to the channel’s familiarity, flexibility and universality with 91% using it on a daily basis.
    [SMS] QR Code Generator. 7 QR Code Generators that provide analytics/tracking.
    When most people who are new to QR Codes Google the term QR Code Generator they land at Kaywa’s website [link] which provides a simple way for anyone to generator a QR Code from a Website URL, Text, Phone Number or SMS. QR Codes which stands for quick response codes are taking off among brands and agencies looking for new ways to gain attention and engage with customers/users. Sound familiar right? Regardless just look at the graphic below that shows the amount of google searches from 2004 to now for the term QR Code. via 2d code. link] (free and paid options). link]. link]. link].
    [SMS] Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 35 – Tungle, Delicious, Yobongo and Fring
    How to get divorced via SMS. The whole crew was in the house for this roundtable of TheSocialGeeks. Join  C hris Miller ,  Caleb Elston , Sarah Perez ,  Jeff Smith ,  Corvida and  myself as we cover todays announcements: The sale of Tungle to Research In Motion (RIM). brief jab at the BlackBerry Playbook. Caleb talks what it is like to launch Yobongo at SXSW and futures. The sale of Delicious to AVOS (the YouTube founders new corporation). Fring new 4-way video chat ability. Look for a full Fring review on TheSocialNetworker.
    [SMS] Stopping Event Spam with Google Plus Hangouts
    You have to do this for EACH calendar you connect to Google Plus if you are being pinged with emails and SMS messages. When a friend Circles you on Google Plus, Google sets as default everything to “opted in” Your friend then yells at you for spamming them which is totally unfair. Tell ‘em to read this to fix it. The first thing is to go to MY CALENDARS in Google Calendar. This is linked to your Gmail account and you can get there through Google does two things. auto adds events you are invited to, to your calendar.
    [SMS] IMPACT: Mobile Marketing Absent From U.S. Elections; Will We Appreciate Advertising On Twitter?
    Of these 19 apps can access their location and five apps can access their SMS and MMS messages. The U.S. midterm elections” were held this week. Did mobile really make a difference in any race? The prediction that the Democrats were going to lose seats in the Senate and House of Representatives came true. But, judging from the absence of mobile in campaign efforts (at least in my home state of Washington), political parties and interest groups lost much more: the opportunity to reach us on our mobile phones. Fast forward to 2010 and mobile is the missed opportunity. Way too many.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [SMS] 5 Ways to Add Mobile Mojo to Your Marketing Mix
    SMS (text messaging) campaigns Flowers says SMS is best used for getting people to join a list, take a survey, ask questions for a Q&A, text to donate, or in an interactive texting campaign. Here are gave great examples of how SMS campaigns are used to help achieve goals for various organizations: California Teachers Association  used SMS (texting) to build support for Wisconsin teachers. She realized it right away, she said, and went on a mad dash to find rice. Alas, the rice method didn’t work to revive her iPhone. Another expensive lesson learned.
    [SMS] World Cup Social Media Fever: 53% of US Smartphone Users Plan To Use Facebook To Discuss The Games
    Facebook (53%), tied with SMS(phone texting), beat out Twitter (28%), phone calls (25%) and Skype/chat apps (18.8%). With the 2014 World Cup in full swing, it has become evident that soccer has taken over social media, especially when it comes to Facebook. Facebook remains the preferred outlet for fans to discuss the tournament’s action, as more than half of U.S. smartphone users following the World Cup plan to communicate through Facebook while watching the event, according to eMarketer. During Monday’s action between the U.S. The Germany-Portugal match generated over 8.9
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [SMS] Will Google+ Be an Email Killer?
    Facebook attempted this last year when they merged Facebook messaging with chat, SMS (text), and email. What happens when you combine the world’s largest search engine and email provider on a red-hot social networking site? Google has already integrated killer search capabilities into Gmail, which accounts for approximately 38% of all email usage worldwide. Now they are inviting you to import your Gmail contacts into Google+.  In addition to that, you are free to do the same with your Hotmail and Yahoo mail contacts. What do you suppose Google is up to? Social networking is social.
    [SMS] OpenMarket’s Andrew Darling Talks Mobile Giving
    How do companies drive awareness of their SMS donation channels? How can the charitable sector can leverage mobile to connect with the public and collect donations on a massive scale? We talk with Andrew Darling, Associate Director of Market Development at OpenMarket, a company providing payment and messaging services to mobile retail and commerce clients worldwide. The benefits and the business models around mobile are the topic of Empowering the Charitable Sector with Interactive Technology II (September 15, London). Mobile for good. Multi-channel matters. Damian Collins, MP.
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