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The massive increase in the use of SMS text messaging by business organisations is largely due to its flexibility and simplicity in meeting a very broad range of requirements in a wide array of applications. There is something in it for almost everyone!

We have Scout groups organising trips via SMS; health clubs sending special offers; windmills on wind farms texting diagnostic details to engineers; travel companies warning of delays and web servers notifying staff of technical faults. And that’s just off the top of my head!

Our Business SMS Guide is a comprehensive free document with hundreds of ideas on how SMS can help get more customers, keep more customers, reduce operational costs, improve quality of service and ultimately save you money and generate more profits. We also offer a range of free guides to specific business sectors such as travel, recruitment, salons and food outlets. Click here to see a list.

So when we spot an interesting new use case or a new angle on existing use cases, we’ll post it here. And if you want to set us a challenge in coming up with a use case for you get in touch and we’ll figure it out.

The new year is a time of year when traditionally people set out to take back control of their personal finances. It is also, however, a time of year when people are feeling financially stretched - even more so as we go into 2018 with inflation at the highest levels in many years. All this is great news for money lenders, who can help their customers to get things under control with personal loans. So how can such companies use SMS Marketing to their advantage. We share some ideas from the team.

People today place a much higher value on freedom, and with this has come a new demand for flexibility in the way we work. For the UK’s booming small business sector, this often means a preference for flexible, on-demand office and workshop space that are free from the traditional long-term, rigid contracts. SMS Marketing is the ideal solution for providers of such services to increase revenue in 2018. Read on for five great ideas to get you started...

At a special time of year like Christmas, it is important that the whole family look and feel their very best for the traditional festive gatherings - and pooch is no exception. In fact, UK families are spending more than ever on their four legged friends, and for Britain’s many dog grooming parlours this means that there is money to be made - and SMS Marketing is one of the most effective tools available to do so. Read on for some inspired ideas.

Getting fit and active is expected to be one of the UK's most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2018. This is great news for the UK’s growing number of personal fitness instructors who can expect a surge in demand in the new year - provided of course that people know where to find them. SMS Marketing is a simple, low cost solution that is perfect for managing both existing clients and new leads to ensure a fully booked start to 2018.

As Christmas rushes ever closer, it's time for retailers to pull out the stops and do all they can to ensure the best possible sales at this all important time of year. When it comes to last minute marketing, SMS Marketing is a cost effective and low cost solution that far outperforms any comparable channels. So how can retailers use SMS Marketing to give their Christmas sales a final boost? Here are 7 tried and tested tips, presented in a useful infographic.