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.

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SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Cody Ward

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. Here’ show they are using SMS messaging.

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Trending Sources

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. Create an SMS Marketing Team. Large SMS marketing campaigns aren’t DIY.

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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. Some of the top brands invest heavily in SMS today to communicate with customers because over 90% of SMS messages are read within 3 minutes of receipt.

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Nasty SMS Spam – turn off Facebook Mobile Messages #australia #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

SMS messages but no telephone number? I think these settings stop any chance of SMS from randoms… oh wait! I also poked around Messenger cos that app used to have SMS settings from Faceybookz but they said that all settings are now in Facebook.

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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%.

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Facebook's Revenue Dreams For WhatsApp Are Under Threat -- From Old-Fashioned SMS

Forbes Social Media

But most businesses are gravitating to SMS, and the trend is likely to stay that way Facebookwants to charge businesses to message users on WhatsApp.

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

Saying It Social

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!

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How to Use SMS Marketing to Boost Your Blog’s Audience

ProBlogger

Remember SMS? Once your site is mobile friendly you can start working on your SMS campaign. Don’t worry folks, the beauty of SMS marketing is that it’s not as tedious as email campaigns! Remember to test your SMS campaigns on multiple handheld devices and only send it when you’re completely happy with the presentation. However, SMS campaigns spike within the hour. The post How to Use SMS Marketing to Boost Your Blog’s Audience appeared first on ProBlogger.

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Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing?

yMarketingMatters

Mobile marketing is a multi-channel, digital marketing strategy aimed at reaching a target audience on their smartphones, tablets, and/or other mobile devices, via websites, email, SMS, social media, and apps. Mobile Marketing with SMS (Short Message Service).

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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?

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Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Cody Ward

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 sms

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Don’t Let Thumbs Dominate Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

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.

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Get Ready For The Mobile Marketing Explosion

Small Business Mavericks

Other mobile marketing tactics include SMS texting, check-in services like Foursquare and Yelp, and social-mobile apps. Mobile Marketing for Small Business mobile marketing QR codes responsive web design SMS texting Thanks to their mobile phones, people are now spending more time online than watching TV. This is no surprise to me, and it probably isn’t to you either. Television usage has remained the same since 2012.

CheatSheet: 4 Mobile Ad Platforms That Work

Convince & Convert

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.

5 Tips for a Fantastic Marketing Conference

Cody Ward

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.

The History of Marketing [Infographic]

Cody Ward

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.

More on Social Media and Language Skills

Socialized

The language of emoticons and SMS (text message) abbreviations might be appropriate for some friends, in some settings, but not for certain contacts and interactions in the academic and career worlds. Tags: Language Social Media Canadian Press descriptive emoticons grammar language prescriptive SMS students I was interviewed recently by Canadian Press , and subsequently a number of radio stations across Canada, on the effect of social networking on student language skills.

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The Mobile Imperative

Twist Image

There's a sad truth about mobile, but I don't want to hear it.

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Social Media Should Drop Dead

Twist Image

The passing of the data is centralized and controlled by local, independently operated SMS (text message) gateways. You can't kill a good online social network. The music industry cheered a very small (and mostly unheard) victory a few weeks ago when a court ruling ordered a complete shutdown of the peer-to-peer file-sharing network called Limewire.

[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?

Improvements to Google+

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the first time Google+ Hangouts, which I use quite a lot, support both location sharing and SMS. It now allows users to send location maps and to send and receive SMS without having to switch applications. for Android is out with SMS and MMS support, animated GIFs, location and status sharing. Google recently announced improvements to Google+ Hangouts and photos. The changes are designed to take some of the work out of messaging, video calling and photo editing.

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Role of Mobile Marketing to Grow Your Business

Social Media Marketing

Marketing Via SMS and MMS SMS and MMS advertising are getting an enormous change showcasing. Presently clients are getting offers and rebates or get advised available to be purchased through SMS or MMS. It is easily visible to the user instead of SMS.

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Email and Mobile - what blasts better?

Social Media Network Marketing

The recent understanding goes that email blasts are obsolete - when you compare this with mobile SMS.

Every word matters

Socialized

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. A couple years ago I wrote a competitive response for internal use

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Check Your Facebook in Skype

Mindjumpers

for Windows will have a Facebook tab that allows users to sms, chat or call their Facebook friends. If your Facebook friends have added their phone number in their Facebook profile you will be able to sms or call directly from Skype.

How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy

The Realtime Report

SMS Marketing. There is no better way to advertise a new product, service or deal than via SMS marketing. You can even opt for business SMS short codes that provide an inexpensive way for a customer to reply using your chosen keyword. How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy.

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Monday Roundup: Smart Integrated Communications

Waxing UnLyrical

SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic. Integrated communications is getting a lot of love from the PR space these days (I’m not sure why, because good communications were ALWAYS integrated).

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How To Protect The Privacy of One’s Mobile Device

The Realtime Report

NordVPN has put together some advice on how to protect one’s privacy on a mobile phone: Recognize suspicious SMS. Users should be careful about clicking on any SMS links or replying to messages. How to Protect the Privacy of One’s Mobile Device.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

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.

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Monday Roundup: Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign. Why: Has your business tried implementing an SMS campaign? Successful campaigns come in all shapes and sizes.

Going Mobile with B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Mobile campaigns that I have used typically have a higher response rate – I have seen our SMS messages get a 15-20% response rate which is huge if you think about that compared to standard banner ad response rates.

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Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE

Devumi

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. Different people have different tolerances and needs for SMS marketing.

3000 Year Old Marketing Techniques

Bill Hartzer

And when it comes to communication SMS marketing comes into its own. SMS Marketing Allows Instant Communication. But SMS messaging is about as close to being instantaneous this side of traveling faster than the speed of light.

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Social Media for NonProfits: Not Strictly Unprofitable

SocialFish

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.

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

Cody Ward

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.

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This Digital Agency Saves Hours Each Week Using Agorapulse

agora pulse

Social Media Solutions (SMS) is a Qatari digital communication agency that builds and manages reputations for nonprofit, retail, healthcare and retail clients.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability [Infographic]

Cody Ward

Pure360 is an email & SMS marketing provider based in the UK, who specialize in helping businesses get the best results from their campaigns.

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The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

Only for Android phone users and you’ll need the (free) Andoid app to make this work, but then you ca send and receive SMS messages from any PC or Mac using your Android phone number. For Google Voice users—make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox, and get notified of new messages. (US

Hurricane Sandy & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

By Adi Robertson From tweets to SMS to data dumps, social media goes broad and deep in a disaster. When a natural disaster strikes, social media sites are is often the first place people go to find, and share, information. Here are 5 must-reads on Hurricane Sandy and social media.