Mobile Marketing Campaign: Simple Vote
It seems that at this time the culture we live in revolves around public opinion more than any other to come before it. At times it seems a bit insane but we vote on everything from our favourite flavour of crisps, to who we think should run the country, to who we think should get kicked out of a bizarre multi-coloured house in Hertfordshire.
Whatever the subject, people love having their say – and it is a great way to market a product or service as well as gather invaluable data; not just hard data such as phone numbers for future campaigns but when you’re planning on selling something to the mob, its a good idea to find out what they think at some point!
A simple vote campaign from FASTSMS was born for this kind of stuff, in the past this type of campaign has been behind everything from Big Brother & Pop Idol to government opinion polls on smoking and driving habits.
By running a few keywords simultaneously you have the makings of a really successful simple vote campaign…
Simple Vote Example: A well known reality TV programme invites viewers to vote for evictions as follows:
To evict Charlie text VOTE CHARLIE to 87007
To evict Godzilla text VOTE GODZILLA to 87007
Simple Vote Example: A radio vote on a topical issue of the day might want to collect listeners’ opinions on using mobile phones whilst driving. They would ask their listeners to:
Text BAN to 88010 if you want to ban any use of mobile phones whilst driving
Text HANDS to 88010 if you think hands-free kits are safe enough
Text OK to 88010 if you think mobile phones are safe under any circumstances.
These really are easy to setup and run, with the data easily exportable into a spreadsheet, you can even get qualitative data as well, where people can text HANDS followed by their reasoning to 80010 – this really engages your audience maintaining or improving your relationship with who are effectively your customers.
All businesses are subject to the law when it comes to advertising and marketing. Companies cannot make false claims or mislead consumers via advertising materials, for example. Designed to protect consumers and commercial clients, the law regulates most forms of marketing in some way. With companies carrying out various forms of marketing activity, it can be difficult to keep on top of the relevant laws and guidelines. By working with SMS marketing experts, however, you can ensure that your marketing campaigns are fully compliant with the necessary laws and that you’re able to connect with your target audience lawfully and effectively.
More and more recruiters and marketers are now realising the powerful impact SMS marketing can have. Fast, direct, discreet, and accessible to a candidate even when they might not be able to talk on the phone, they are still able to check their phone for text messages.
Sending a text message to the wrong person can be embarrassing. I've done it many times. Thankfully though, they were just simple messages like "be home soon" or "I'll tell you later". Innocuous, harmless and easily explained away. But what if you make a mistake with your business SMS messages?
With its 456 character limit, SMS Marketing challenges us to be succinct, ensuring we pack the most into our punch and deliver powerful and effective calls to action in a minimum of words. With some research and planning, it is still possible to craft great messages that get results and still stay well within the limits. In this article, we share 9 power words and phrases to help to you do just that.
It was late Thursday afternoon on a busy week when I heard the familiar jingle. I received a text message from the company I rented a DVD from about a week prior (I know, who rents DVDs these days - but stay with me). They wanted to ask if I’d forgotten about it, since I hadn’t yet returned it. Indeed I had forgotten.