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Mobile 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 into 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 premise 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.

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