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TextMagic : A bulk SMS service for businesses, whose features have been used to benefit charitable organizations and foundations as described in the case studies on their website. The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”. And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. And, with 1.5

Direct marketing is dead. Long live direct marketing!

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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. 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.

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Social Media for NonProfits: Not Strictly Unprofitable

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This is considerably cheaper than other promotional activities like sending out flyers, SMS etc. We have some amazing examples of social media campaigns by non-profit organizations. In fact, they were some of the earliest adopters of social media because it was a free platform to spread awareness. However to gain all these benefits, you need to take certain actions. Measure Benefits.

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What You Need to Know Before You Install Facebook’s Messenger App

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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. This is the sole reason they give in their FAQs about the change: Why is this changing? Image credit ).

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[Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?

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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. Interested in mobile strategy?

Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan

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This post on SmartBlog on Social Media is an interview with the Mgive Foundation, which helps nonprofits implement fundraising campaigns using mobile and SMS. There is also acurated list of links to current news articles about the earthquakeand reactor situations&#. More analysis and info from Beth Harte here ). See also Google Crisis Response. Geoff Livingston has some starter tips. Thanks!

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.

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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. believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast. disagree that apps are the answer. Here are five reasons why. 1.)

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata

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Patrick Meier is a director of crisis mapping at Ushahidi, which is a platform that unifies data gathered from multiple sources (SMS, e-mail, web) and distributes it onto a visual map or timeline. by Wendy Harman, Social Media Director, American Red Cross – Reposted with permission (original post appeared on the NTEN blog ). On January 12, 2010, I didn’t personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. The American Red Cross is mentioned more than 1,000 times per day on the social web. Crisis data = people. Now they have the tools.

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

SMS, really? In terms of rate of response, the simple SMS dominates the market. When you break down the figures involved in SMS marketing , the results can be quite staggering. Of all the SMS messages sent on a daily basis, 98% are opened, with 83% opened within 3 minutes. Flexibility : The variety that SMS marketing offers is almost endless. Why it Works.

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SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

A recent infographic by Mogreet , a leader in mobile video and MMS messaging, stacks up the usage and engagement of SMS & MMS mobile communication against social media’s top players Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. SMS and MMS are powerful marketing tactics that can get your message directly to your audience and more importantly, they’ll see it.

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7 Tips to Leverage the Power of SMS Marketing

Convince & Convert

Not all SMS marketing campaigns are created equal. There are some companies who fully integrate SMS marketing into their business strategy and others who see it as a side project. If you’re already on board with SMS marketing, here are some tips and suggestions on how to maximize your success. 1. Create an SMS Marketing Team. SMS is all about immediacy.

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Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com If you haven’t started looking for ways to add SMS text message marketing to your marketing mix, now is the time. One of the great things about SMS is that nearly 100% of all devices on the market are SMS enabled , making it the mobile channel that offers the widest reach possible. Have you tried using SMS yet in your business? Having S.M.A.R.T

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Android Facebook Messenger Users Can Send, Receive SMS Messages

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Facebook is giving Messenger  users with Android devices the option of accessing their SMS messages via the application. Users who choose to activate the feature will see their standard Messenger messages in blue and their SMS messages in purple, and those SMS messages will support text, images, videos, stickers , emoji  and location sharing. Select “SMS” from the list.

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Facebook: No SMS Charges for Account Kit Until August 2018

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Facebook announced that developers using its Account Kit , initially introduced at F8  in April, will not be subject to SMS charges until August 2018. Software engineer Calvin Mak said in a blog post  that when August 2018 rolls around, standard SMS rates will apply for apps with more than 100,000 confirmation messages per month, adding that FbStart  apps will be permanently exempt.

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SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic

Kikolani

Text message or SMS marketing delivers insanely higher ROIs and ridiculously higher sales than any other digital or conventional media. Take a moment to let these figures sink in: Papa John’s SMS marketing campaign boosted sales by 33% and generated an ROI above 500%. Silverstone, a British motor racing circuit, drove a 680% ROI from its integrated SMS campaign. Busines

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Why Your Business Needs an SMS Strategy

Bill Hartzer

With the power of mobile marketing set to reach a peak over 2014, there has never been a better time to get your business a piece of the SMS action. However, as well as the obvious efficiencies involved, there are a number of other clear benefits of opting for SMS marketing. Sending an SMS is a direct and dynamic way of reaching your target market. The element of surprise.

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SMS Marketing in Business Statistics

Engaging Brand

have been researching mobile for business over the last few years and wanted to share with you this infographic from Slicktext which looks at specifically SMS marketing. Marketing marketing in business digital marketing social media marketing mobile marketing slicktext sms marketing

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Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots

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Google analytics Google's Allo internet browsing IRC MMS news feeds PR nightmare SMS social media management social media platforms Tay by Microsoft ui user interfaceFacebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger. To understand the growing power, here are ten social media truths about chatbots.

Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Links Toward 140-Character Limit?

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Twitter 140 characters Bloomberg links Photos SMS Text Messages URL shorteners URLsNo, Twitter is not increasing its 140-character limit  for tweets, but users may soon be able to pack a lot more information into them, regardless. Bloomberg  reported that photos and links will not be counted as part of the 140-character limit, with the change possibly taking effect in the next two weeks. According to Bloomberg, links added to tweets currently occupy 23 characters, even when URL shorteners are used. Readers: What do you think of this potential change to tweets?

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Twitter Stalking via SMS

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Twitter’s launched this with the idea that you can get Twitter updates from your favorite companies, as many tend to tweet out offers that are only available to the Twitterati. However now you can utilize “Fast Follow&# by texting “follow USERNAME&# to 40404. You’ll then start receiving all of updates from that user via texts on your phone. crazy, right?).

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The Digital Marketing Streams Of 2013

Engaging Brand

Although this can take the shape of several different marketing methods, one of the most common is SMS marketing. To learn more about SMS marketing, you can check out Slick Text’s Beginner’s Guide To SMS Marketing. Over the past couple years there’s been a huge increase in the amount of buzz surrounding certain types digital marketing. Social Media Marketing. Mobile Marketing.

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Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

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SMS Communication – There has been a boom of success stories relating to SMS marketing campaigns. Once you get that opt-in permission however,  you’ll get their full attention as 98% of all SMS are read. Content Marketing Email Marketing Lead Generation Mobile Marketing Online Advertising b2b b2c Eloque lead generation lead scoring marketing automation Marketo Oracle SalesForce smsWhether you’re a B2B or B2C company, it’s advantageous to manage your customers and prospects in one of the many customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

The Mobile Imperative

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advertising analytics app brand brandadvertising cloudcomputing connectivity consumer corning data digitalecosystem ecommerce glass html5 ipad loyalty marketer marketingresearch mediachannel mediapurgatory mobile mobileapp mobiledata mobilefriendly mobileweb onescreen roamingcharges smartphone sms socialmedia tablet textmessaging theyearofmobile utilitarianmarketing youtubeIt's not heaven.

The History of Marketing [Infographic]

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SMS messaging on mobile phones gets introduced in 1992 and twenty years later is still at it’s infancy. Content Marketing Email Marketing Online Advertising Paid Search Search Engine Optimization Social Media google history internet marketing mobile marketing sms social mediaIf you’re looking for a quick and easy Marketing 100 class then look no further than this great infographic created by HubSpot and designed by BlueGlass. Starting with mass printing, the infographic moves you through the different mediums of posters, magazines, newspapers, and billboards. Anyone?

Now People Can Join Your Facebook Fan/Business Page via SMS/Text.

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Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Now People Can Join Your Facebook Fan/Business Page via SMS/Text Message Just found out about a neat new way to get more “Likers&# to your Facebook Page, via text message! The best part is you can incorporate this method with your offline advertising.  Have a local radio spot? Tell your listeners to text “like username&# to 32665, where “username&# is the part of your Facebook Page’s URL that follows facebook.com/username. 32655 is FBOOK, in case you were wondering.

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5 Tips for a Fantastic Marketing Conference

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Content Marketing Email Marketing Online Advertising Social Media conference event event marketing keynotes live mobile sms speakers statisticsI recently attended a marketing conference in Indianapolis, IN called Connections - “Inspire the Future” The event was put on by ExactTarget , an international email marketing service provider. The event pulled together 4,000 marketing clients and industry thought leaders all learning together. Tell Success Stories – People love stories and are excited to learn if the content is structured like one. What made it stand out?

Five Forms of Mobile Media

Geoff Livingston

Primary Communication Methods. 1) Short Messaging Service (SMS) : Second generation or 2G digital cellular networks (PCS) enabled SMS, which was the death of pagers in the 90s. Mobile app savvy application apps gamification geolocation gowalla GPS Key Yarmosh mobile savvy apps smartphones SMS webImage by Paul Swansen. Twenty years later the technology is still going strong.

Get Your Business Moving: 9 types of Mobile Marketing

Harp Interactive

SMS: (short message service):  Also known as ‘texting’: Advertisers can send relevant marketing messages in form of texts. Your customers are not confined to their homes or offices. Why should your marketing be? It’s time to cut the cord and set your marketing-mix free to keep up with your active customers. And don’t think cell phones are the only mobile medium worth considering.

Show 377 - How to make your brand reach the next billion

Engaging Brand

SMS marketing through free air time. Pod Casts marketing tips customer surveys the engaging brand nathan eagle jana sms marketing emerging market what are emerging markets localisation localization brand strategy social marketing marketing podcast anna farmery mobile marketingThis weeks  The Engaging Brand podcast  is ready! - The free audio podcast for business covering social media, managment skills and marketing tips. Jana has created the first large-scale mobile platform to enable global organizations to engage directly with emerging market consumers in over 85 countries.

5 Ways To Maximize the Marketing Budget

Engaging Brand

Mobile marketing is a cost-effective marketing strategy that allows a business to connect with customers who opt in to a subscription that sends them information such as advance notices of sales, special savings and other discounts through the SMS (Simple Message System) text messaging system. As a result, they may second-guess themselves, especially with regard to how they spend money.

Every word matters

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This is especially important in today's foreshortened communications environments like Twitter, Web banners, SMS, and advertising taglines. Every word matters. Whether you're writing to persuade, to inform, or entertain, nearly every word choice affects the meaning of your message. couple years ago I wrote a competitive response for internal use

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[COMIC] The Complexity Of Social Media Communications

SocMed Sean

It all remains to be seen how humans will filter and process the massive amounts of data that are being thrown at us via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and SMS text messaging. Social media…it’s a whole new shift in the way we communicate, right? But are we prepared for the vast range of communication channels that are available as new social media platforms launch? Cheers!

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CheatSheet: 4 Mobile Ad Platforms That Work

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Click to read more » mobile flash banners mobile advertising mobile platforms mobile targeting off madison ave + spinsix rich media SMS streaming radioWhether your brand is B2B or B2C, marketing to your consumer is becoming more and more difficult, fragmented, and sophisticated. Because of media fragmentation as well as the on-the-go nature of today’s consumers, it is important to leverage all mediums possible to reach your target audience, including mobile. The challenge is what type/platform of mobile.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability [Infographic]

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Pure360 is an email & SMS marketing provider based in the UK, who specialize in helping businesses get the best results from their campaigns. If one of your digital marketing tactics is email marketing then you understand that the most important aspect is actually getting your content to your subscribers. This is one of the most common questions from marketers. Infographic by Pure360.

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How Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience [Infographic]

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It’s easy for technology start-ups and web service companies to understand the importance of communicating with customers through channels such as social media and mobile technology. They have it ingrained in their DNA. It’s more difficult for companies that have a long-standing culture of face to face or direct mail interaction, to adopt these methods.

17 Productivity Tools for the Ultimate Business Gain

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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? Let’s dive in. join.me. before.

Don’t Let Thumbs Dominate Mobile Marketing

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Click to read more » mobile email marketing Jeff Rohrs mobile marketing SMSI don’t mean to scare you or create undue cause for alarm, but there are enemies in our midst. Enemies that operate with such stealth that we fail to see the power they wield over the majority of our marketing efforts today. Enemies that are here with us now… AS WE SPEAK!