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News, tips & advice from FastSMS

SMS 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 SMS 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 the best use of SMS in all aspects of your business or organisation. If you would like more information on a specific topic please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.

SMS messaging is one of the most cost-effective forms of marketing available. Like any marketing, though, it is vital to plan your campaign effectively to ensure maximum success. So let's look at a few basic principles that will help you make the most of your online SMS marketing.


You need concise, memorable and high-impact content with a clear call to action in your SMS messaging. That, in a nutshell, is what's needed to achieve with any marketing or engagement communications in any form. But this is never truer than with an SMS campaign when your business text messaging has to rely on a small window of recipient attention.


Nowadays, there are an increasing amount of companies using SMS marketing, but you can stay ahead of the trend by using it more wisely with our killer strategies list. Best used as part of your marketing mix, alongside other strategies, this should complement other points of contact and deliver an intuitive and responsive customer service that is unrivalled by competitors.


SMS messaging is one of the most effective mobile marketing channels. The proof is in the data, of course. In this blog post, you’ll discover how many opt ins businesses get, and how quickly they get them once they give SMS messaging a go.


As a small to medium-sized enterprise, you will always be looking for ways of expanding your marketing outreach and public relations efforts without too much additional cost to your company. Chances are your budget is tight and you are limited in the extent in which you can advertise too. That's where SMS comes in.