SMS Marketing – What to look for in 2018 [Infographic]
SMS Marketing has gone from strength to strength over recent years and all the evidence indicates that it is set to surge in popularity in 2018, as consumers continue to move away from the computer screen and instead use their telephone handset as a hub for communications. Despite the popularity of instant messaging apps such as Messenger and WhatsApp, SMS continues to enjoy the fastest response rates, as well as maintaining trust in an increasingly challenging business world. So what should you be looking for in 2018 and how can you adapt your SMS Marketing to fit the trends? Here’s a handy infographic to help you.
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