An A-Z of SMS Marketing: B is for Bulk Messaging [Infographic]
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.
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Often people think SMS messaging costs a lot of money. Particularly when they plan on sending thousands of messages. So in this blog I want to walk through an example of how much money SMS messaging can actually save property managers and housing associations.
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.
Businesses that sell to other businesses (B2B) are having trouble keeping up in the digital and mobile age. That’s according to a couple of eMarketer articles. The reasons for it are varied, but it may be mostly because they’ve been slow to acknowledge a change in culture.
Go Auto, a car dealership in Edmonton Canada, was using SMS messaging in their business for marketing. And their sales staff used text messaging on their mobiles to connect with customers. But it was all getting a bit out of control. They wanted something that would let them manage their SMS messaging better.
For many startups and small businesses, SMS Marketing is conspicuous by its absence from their marketing strategy, despite it being proven to be one of the most cost effective and most powerful ever forms of marketing. So why is it that small businesses are shying away from this awesome channel and how can they use it to their advantage? Here’s what the experts here at Fastsms have to say.
Sometimes bloggers or journalists get a bit carried away. They see some data or fact, and run off to declare there’s a trend you need to know about. The latest one I’ve seen is all about how to reach the generation of “cashless shoppers”. The argument goes that you need to use SMS messaging to reach customers because they are all shopping online – where you obviously can’t pay in cash.