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SMS Cements Top Spot as Most Read Medium

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We’re always pleased when industry bodies report figures that support mobile marketing. The Mobile Marketing Association recently released an absolute corker on Twitter.

“97% of SMS opened, 83% in one hour but typically within 4 minutes”

If ever there was a statement that should encourage marketers to incorporate an sms service into their marketing, this is it.
This figure is in bold contrast to email open rates that are really struggling at around 15%.

So why is it that most UK businesses don’t have a mobile strategy? We’ve pondered this at length and we believe it’s just down to inertia. Marketers feel most comfortable doing what they have always done. Despite sms services being available for over a decade, it is still considered to be slightly alternative, edgy and dangerous. There is also a tendency for people to think that it’s going to be very technical and complex.

The reality is very different; mobile marketing is, simply using the mobile phone as a way of communicating with customers, prospects of staff. It’s really no more complicated than that.
One of the main benefits is that there are no set up costs, so you can get your first campaign up and running with a very low budget and like traditional direct marketing channels you can very easily measure the response that you achieve. As sms software is incredibly easy to use, you don’t need to come from an IT background to initiate a new sms marketing programme.

Set up a free account (which comes with 10 free text credits) and you’ll soon gain an insight into the potential applications for sms marketing in your business. If you’d like to discuss any aspect of your mobile strategy, please feel free to call us on 0117 9249207.

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