Two way messaging: Is it essential?
When we consider the importance of two way online text messaging it is best to remember that SMS is a communication tool, just as a phone, email client or online chat facility. Now imagine receiving an email you couldn’t reply to, or worse, a phone call where you couldn’t respond – it just wouldn’t work!
As text messages can be used as a method of one way communication, sometimes people think its natural to treat it as such – but think about the person on the receiving end. A Fastsms Virtual Mobile Number enables this essential, but often overlooked, send/receive opportunity.
With Fastsms your number is yours, and yours alone – it is not a 5 digit shortcode filtered through keywords. Any replies you get come straight back to you, so you receive them as quickly as you would do as if to a phone.
A great way to add another level to your employee and customer communications is to advertise your number as a contact option, helping you keep in touch through an individual’s preferred medium.
Many SMS providers will tell you how important two way messaging is and then charge you the earth for the privilege when the cost to them is actually very small…
A Fastsms Virtual Mobile Number is just £99 a year, a tenth of the price of some of our competitors – in fact, we think they are so essential that if you buy 5,000 credits we’ll give you one for FREE…
To find out more about communications solutions from Fastsms including Virtual Mobile Numbers click here or call us on 0800 954 5305 for a FREE demonstration.
Social media platforms pop up so frequently it's hard to keep track. And if you're doing any mobile marketing, it can really create some confusion about what to do and which platform to do it on. This blog isn't about choosing a social platform, but it does address how focusing on social and SMS marketing together - but differently – can lead to greater success in your mobile marketing.
Marketing messages, whether in print or electronic have many parts to them. In the beginning there’s the hook that entices someone to continue reading, and near the end is the call to action. That’s where you make it clear what you want someone to do after reading the message. There are many parts in between these two, but these are, arguably, the two most important.
Fastsms signed up a year ago with Feefo to provide feedback from customers of what they thought of our products and services. Read their comments here.
It's an app world out there. The average mobile owner has about 40 apps installed at any one time. But they usually use approximately 15 regularly. Personally, that's about right. Though I would bet I've had many more than 40 apps before, but I get around to deleting some eventually.
Twitter is a great place to quickly scan and see what is going on in the world, or in a particular niche topic. I was looking around at SMS related topics the other day and found many good (and some not so good) articles. But I also found many more pleas for votes from musicians, bands, and even illustrators.
In many of our previous posts, we have discussed the whys and hows of SMS marketing, listing the benefits, and the impacts on lead generation. There’s no doubt that by employing a marketing strategy that uses business SMS as a medium that your processes will become more efficient and your leads will become more targeted, meaning a better ROI. Here we will look at the best practices for SMS marketing to ensure your campaigns are offering the best for you and your users.
You’d think a large, multinational company would have all the resources and planning it needed to run an SMS marketing campaign. But that isn’t always the case apparently. Find out the big mistake this one company made and how you can avoid doing the same thing in this blog.
Does the thought of cold calling fill you with dread? You might think it would be easier to use SMS messaging instead. And though it’s legal to do so in some circumstances, you might want to rethink using it that way. Read the full blog to find out why.