9 Reasons SMS Marketing Works [Infographic]
Even with the huge surge in popularity of popular instant messaging apps such as Messenger and Facebook, SMS messaging continues to be one of the UK’s favourite ways to communicate and although the number of messages sent daily has fallen since its peak, it remains a dominant and important channel for the majority of the UK’s population.
With the vast majority of the population now owning a mobile phone and most adults keeping it within arm’s reach almost all the time, it is the perfect place for businesses to reach both new and existing clients in real time, with SMS Marketing messages typically being read within minutes – if not seconds – of receipt. But what other benefits does SMS Marketing have to offer? In this infographic, we take a look at some of the most important features.
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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about using SMS messaging to contact your list after some sort of trigger – they made a purchase, had a birthday, or some other event or date. I’m going to build on that concept a little bit more in this post and share how you can really offer just-in-time SMS messages by integrating with your existing systems.
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SMS messaging supports all sorts of use cases. Most of the time, businesses consider it an expense. But for some businesses, there’s a method that could turn that expense into income. See some examples of how it works, and if it might be for you in this blog.
When it comes to SMS marketing, a large number of small to medium sized businesses often consider it to be a tactic that is only used by large corporations. It can however, when used correctly, transform your marketing efforts.
In the second instalment of our visual A-Z of SMS Marketing, we follow on from our previous infographic on the topic of API integration with a new infographic that looks more closely at what is bulk messaging. We illustrate the cost effectiveness, explain the meaning of credits and messages, and take a look at the character limits available.
Are startups afraid of using SMS marketing? Is it because they’re afraid of annoying customers and breaking the regulations? I don’t think so. If your startup isn’t using SMS marketing already, it’s probably because you don’t know all the facts. Find out why SMS is actually perfect for startups.
Can SMS marketing increase sales numbers? In the next entry of our Results Series you’ll see the kinds of results that real companies achieved. We’ve rounded up sales numbers and timelines to show you how well, and how fast, SMS marketing can improve your sales.
With the rapid increase in technological development that defines the 21st century, companies across all sectors are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. In the modern, technological economy, a company’s ability to connect with its customers and provide top-quality user experience (UX) is fast becoming an essential component of any successful business. Customers now have the ability to thoroughly search the market to find a company that can provide them with the best possible deal. In a corporate environment that is more competitive than ever, what is the best way to truly stand out from the crowd? One of the fastest growing techniques is the use of SMS marketing.
SMS messaging can be a one-way, or a two-way affair. Sending coupons, sale notifications, or event announcements are all one-way messaging. The recipient doesn’t need to reply in order to use the information sent. In two-way messaging though, recipients can reply to your messages. And that makes it much more interesting, engaging, and potentially a lot more work to manage.
You might not have run an SMS marketing campaign yourself, but you are likely to have received some form of SMS communication from a business. Whether that’s a commercial brand running a competition or a healthcare provider, such as your GP or dental practice, sending you an appointment reminder. If you have run an SMS marketing campaign before, you’re likely to already be aware of the effectiveness of the platform for communicating with customers, but might need help justifying your use of SMS messaging to other people or departments in your business. Here, we’ve listed out the key reasons SMS marketing is so effective.