Mobile Marketing : SMS Text Messaging Campaigns : Inbound and Outbound

mobile marketingMobile marketing refers to a wide range of activities that businesses can use to promote their business or achieve efficiencies in their operations. The “Mobile” bit implies that these interactions occur between the business and the mobile devices of its customers or potential customers – i.e. to and from their phones, tablets and to some extent laptops.

The main element of this is SMS Marketing where text messaging is used to build opted in mailing lists, promote brand awareness, publicise events and distribute special offers.

Inbound SMS marketing persuades potential customers to text in to a Shortcode or Virtual Mobile Number a response that includes permission to send them further marketing messages. This might include competitions, voting campaigns or basic enquiries. Once you have acquired an opted in list you can run outbound SMS marketing campaigns to share product information, special offers, opening hours, event notifications and much more.

Mobile marketing also covers banner advertising on mobile websites and Bluetooth Proximity marketing. This is a technique where a retail premises can send out marketing messages to passers-by via Bluetooth.

Read the posts below for lots of examples of how Mobile Marketing works. You can also view our detailed Mobile Marketing Guide.

Can You Use SMS for “Cold Calling”?

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Does the thought of cold calling fill you with dread? You might think it would be easier to use SMS messaging instead. And though it’s legal to do so in some circumstances, you might want to rethink using it that way. Read the full blog to find out why.

Is SMS Marketing Complicated?

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How hard is it to use SMS marketing? If you’ve been told it’s complicated, you heard wrong. Using SMS is simple, though there are a few things you should know. This blog shows you how simple it can be, and provides links to useful resources.

How a Text Marketer can Learn Valuable Lessons from Long-Form Copywriters

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In terms of storytelling, SMS text messaging is probably as far removed from long-form, direct-action copywriting as you could be. However, the SMS marketing writer can still learn a lot of lessons here with regard to overall approach, content and composition.

9 Factors That Prove SMS Marketing Really Works

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Marketing is all about finding the balance between gaining a personal relationship with a client and communicating in a professional manner. SMS marketing is all about experimenting with that balance and has now become a highly popular form of marketing. Here are 9 reasons why SMS marketing actually does work.

3 More Reasons to Use SMS Marketing This Year

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If you’re still not sure about why you need SMS marketing, this blog takes you beyond the usual statistics to show three convincing reasons why you do. Find out how it provides value to you, and your, customers a variety of ways.