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.

Using Keywords with VMNs and Shortcodes (Part 1)

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Keywords are important in SMS marketing. In order to use them, you have to have two-way messaging. But does it matter if you have a VMN or shortcode? Yes, and no. In principle, they are the same. But practically there are differences. Find out all about them in this blog.

Do Cinemas Need to Use SMS Messaging?

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Every cinema experiences ups and downs in admissions. But do they have to wait for the next blockbuster to come along before seeing more ticket sales? Not if they use SMS messaging to connect with customers. Find out how in this blog.

Why SMS is the Perfect Tool for your ‘Beautiful Christmas’ Campaign

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Christmas is coming and with it plenty of opportunities to increase your retail sales or market your services. If you’re a hairdresser or beautician, you’ll know how busy you get during the festive party season. It’s still not too late to create an SMS campaign for Christmas and the New Year.

3 Golden Rules for Sending Your SMS Messages at the Perfect Time of Day

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Have you struggled to find the right time to send your SMS messages? Have you gotten complaints because customers found your messages too annoying? You might be sending them out at the wrong time of day. Follow these three simple rules and discover the perfect time for your messages.

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.