SMS Guides : General Guides to Best Practice + Industry Specific Advice

sms guidesSMS messaging can be used in a myriad ways to expand marketing strategy, to enhance operational efficiency, to save money or a combination of all three.

We find that many customers begin using SMS technology for a single purpose but find more and more uses for it as time goes by. We are always looking out for ways of spotting new uses and sharing these and general best practice across our thousands of users.

We produce general guides such as our SMS Buyers Guide, Business SMS Guide and Mobile Marketing Guide as well as sector specific guides such as our Recruitment Guide and we plan to keep adding to these. All can be accessed using this link.

Within this section of our blog you will find further tips and ideas for getting best use of SMS in all aspects of your business or organisation.

How the Travel Industry can use A2P Messaging

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The travel industry has made some inroads into using SMS messaging, but hasn’t yet taken real advantage of the potential of A2P messaging. Find out how it can be used to save time and provide the high-quality service today’s mobile travellers expect.

Beware “Economy” SMS Services

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New SMS providers are popping up all the time. Sometimes they make outrageous claims and offer inferior services called “economy” messaging. Read about one recent example, and why using economy routes will likely cost you more money in the long run.

SMS Marketing for the Beauty Industry

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In the 21st century, it’s easy to lose track of all the technology needed to make you the biggest profit and improve your reputation. With our simple SMS services, you can drag your business into the modern age with relative ease, reducing missed appointments and increasing your bottom line.

5 Ways to Use SMS to Save Money and Improve Your Retail Business

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Every good retail business owner knows that the key to success is keeping his or her customers happy. Your level of customer service should be all encompassing to succeed and should consist of more than just being polite to the customer at the till.

5 Steps For Tracking Your SMS Marketing Success

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Ever wonder how well your SMS marketing campaign actually worked? If you’re sending SMS messages with links for your customers to follow, it’s actually fairly simple to set up a system for tracking your success. Read on to find out how.

Event Promotion : Use SMS Marketing to Fill Empty Seats

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If you run paying events – music, drama, sport or even fine dining, training courses or workshops, you’ll know the hardest seats to fill are the last few and they are also the most profitable if you can sell them. SMS is an immediate and compelling means of event promotion that can shift those last few places.

Beginners’ Guide to SMS Marketing – July 2016 Update

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If you’ve considered SMS marketing to new and existing customers by text message but dismissed it, it really is time to think again. SMS continues to outperform and outreach all the newer models of communication designed to replace it. The latest competitor to run into difficulties against business text messaging is mobile internet advertising.

What You Can Learn From a Bad SMS Message

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In last week’s blog I covered how the Trump campaign sent unsolicited SMS messages to voters. This week I’m stuck on the same topic, but from a totally different angle: what we can learn from that failure. Because honestly, their biggest issue might not be violating the law. It might be the people they have writing their SMS messages. It’s time to dissect the message that spawned the law suit, and learn what we can from it.