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We really appreciate the business that our customers provide, but when you get the short code wrong, your promotion is pretty much, well, worthless.
Remember, if you are promoting our 84444 short code, the short code has four 4′s in it. This advertisement came up, well, a little bit short.
Invisible Fence franchisees? Please contact our sales department and we’ll give you the first month free just to get you back involved with our text message marketing product. We don’t think we got a fair shake with this advertisement.
Radio Advertisers: The best way to get the short code across when advertising it on the radio is to read it as “eight – four, four – four, four.” We find that adding the pause in the middle of the fours adds to the recall of the short code. It’s really a great short code if you promote it right!
It’s a great endorsement when a university says that your text message marketing program is good enough to be used by it. Because, after all, if you work at a university like Princeton, you must be pretty smart!
84444.com has been used by many colleges, universities, and schools for many different reasons. Here’s just a few:
- Voting — Local American Idol type competitions at the local school have used our text message voting and the students love it!
- Emergency Alerts — Problem on campus? Texting is a great way to keep students safe and out of harms way. Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, knows it.
- Sports Information — Scores, schedules, cancellations, and news are a great way to keep family, friends, students, and alumni informed and in touch with their school. Our texting site rode along with Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four a few years ago. Check out Tiger Text at Princeton.
- Cancellations — School cancelled or early dismissal? Let parents and students know by text message.
- Cafeteria Menus — Duke University uses us to let students know about specials on campus.
- Advertiser Promotions — Grambling University uses 84444 for advertiser sponsored commercials on the scoreboard during games.
- Book Store — At West Virginia, the student book store runs specials and contests to encourage university merchandise sales.
- Recruitment — At Pierce College in Philadelphia, advertisements on public transportation encourage prospective students to inquire about the college and the leads go directly to the admissions department. Even Huntington Learning Center has realized how this great tool can be good for business.
- Hospitals — The University of Texas uses text messaging to keep in touch with its student body.
There are a lot of companies out there that are good at sending text messages. The difference at 84444 is that we coach you along the way. This includes training webinars that give you more information about our text message marketing and other mobile marketing products.
In this video, ATS President Bob Bentz gives an overview of text message marketing.
Check out our upcoming webinars here.
Fall is for football and Fall is for tailgating.
That’s why the Bank of America recently used our 84444.com technology to give away a deluxe tailgate package at a University of Michigan football game. All participants received a koozie and one lucky winner received tailgating chairs, table, tent, portable grille, plus game tickets.
Led by dynamic quarterback Denard Robinson, the Wolverines are off to a strong start this season at 5-2 and are in contention for the Big Ten title. Its only losses are non-league games to top rated Alabama and unbeaten Notre Dame. Clearly, winners us 84444.
Go Wolverines! Go 84444.com!
OnNovember 2nd, at 2 p.m. EST, Bob Bentz will be leading a webinar focused on text message marketing. Bentz, President of Advanced Telecom Services, will review the results of a study on text message marketing service 84444 as well as providing attendees with more mobile marketing tips .
“Your Message on The Move” introduces the 84444 service and the success it has for businesses. For more information on this webinar, click here
If you are looking for a mobile marketing company to work with, it’s best to get testimonials from other successful 84444 customers. Here’s a testimonial from one of our fans that we just couldn’t pass up sending to you. There are others as well, but if this one doesn’t convince you that 84444 is the best source for text message marketing in the USA or Canada, then I don’t know what would.
Lately, we’ve been noticing a lot of text messages coming to our 84444.com platform that use the keyword “GLEE.”
Now, I know that the television show GLEE is tremendously popular, but why all of the text messages?
Well, we’ve apparently found the answer: Text GLEE to 94444
“GLEEks can text GLEE to 94444 to receive weekly never-before-seen bonus material, New Directions set lists, a special message from Chris Colfer (“Kurt Hummel”) and much more for the GLEE fan on-the-go.” Apparently, this isn’t the only show that Fox is promoting via mobile. It is also providing a similar service for the shows HOUSE, NEW GIRL, BONES, and FRINGE. According to the Fox Terms & Conditions, joining the mobile fan club can get you up to 15 text messages per month from the organization.
Fat Finger Texting
It’s not suprising that viewers would be texting to the wrong short code number. After all, the screen is pretty small and it’s easy to hit the wrong number, especially when its as close as the 8 is to the 9 on the small screen.
So, for all of you GLEEks out there, be sure that you use the correct short code number, 94444.
For those of you that wish to be involved in text message marketing for your business or organization, however, you’ve come to the right place when you text RESULTS to 84444.
In today’s world of fast-paced rising technology, text messages may be the closest thing in the digital marketing world to a guaranteed read. In fact, 94% of all text messages are opened immediately upon receipt. Unlike cyberspace, the SMS world remains to be a spam-free marketing network. Consequently, the average person responds to a text message within 90 seconds, even a promotional one, whereas e-mails take 90 minutes. E-mail is just so yesterday!
Since consumers are more likely to read text messages over e-mails, you can’t ignore this one-on-one marketing medium. Text message marketing allows you to send the right text to the right people at the right time. These interactive SMS campaigns convert prospects to customers, which translates into profits.
First, your clients must choose to opt-in (receive your text messages). Whether it’s through a contest, mobile coupon, or voting poll, patrons can quickly type in the keyword and short code, and voila! In seconds, your consumers have your personalized message right there in their hands.
SMS promotions allow you to increase traffic to your company by providing consumers with text messages informing them of your discounts and/or specials. Lucky for you, most Americans always have their cell phones nearby, even when they’re sleeping, so you are able to reach them no matter where they are. Compared to other marketing strategies (radio, TV, or print ads), text message marketing will deliver a better return on your investment. In addition, this easy to use program allows you to test out different messages daily to see what works best. Selling a product or service to 18-29 year olds? They’re the hardest to reach by e-mail, yet 95% of them are texting on their cell phones.
Think about it. How often do you leave your cell phone behind? Most likely, never. Do you know anyone who doesn’t have a cell phone? Some employees even have two – one for work and one for personal use. As a result, there are currently more cell phones than people in the U.S.
As the growth of mobile continues to explode, so does your opportunity to reach this vast audience of consumers. Convert them into your customers with text message marketing that targets only qualified prospects – those who have chosen to receive your message. These savvy consumers are using mobile to shop, access mobile coupons, do price comparisons, book reservations, and more. Smart shoppers require smarter marketing. Text message marketing allows you to deliver information to patrons they way they want it – fast and easy.
A leader among text message marketing companies, Advanced Telecom Services is your one stop mobile shop delivering a program tailored to meet you and your consumers needs. Try out our do-it-yourself text message marketing solution at www.84444.com or take advantage of our concierge service where we put our expertise to work for you. Whether you want to implement an interactive text message campaign, mobile website, custom QR code, or mobile app, ATS has the experienced media professionals you need ready to get you started immediately.
(Sources: CTIA.org 2012; Pew Research 2011)
Over the past weekend, American Eagle Outfitters’ aerie used text message marketing in order to drive more sales. After achieving one million “likes” on Facebook, aerie sent out an SMS to consumers that included a free shipping mobile coupon. Those who had not already “liked” the company on Facebook were encouraged to connect with the retailer online in order to receive the weekend long offer.
The text message sent to opted-in patrons read, “Whoa! 1,000,000 likes! A million thanks isn’t enough… be our friend on Facebook and get free shipping on everything through 5/13!” The message also included a link to aerie’s Facebook page.
This marketing tactic of combining mobile and social media allowed aerie to send out a time-specific deal to a targeted audience that increased the company’s social media presence while also encouraging more sales on their website and mobile site.
Tim Miller, expert in the mobile marketing industry explained that every company should pursue collecting SMS opt-ins. These mobile opt-ins encourage sales during certain times of the year when your company may need a sales boost. Having a list of interested consumers allows you to access them whenever you’d like. “It is like having your own TV or radio station with all of your customers tuned in all the time,” Miller stated.
Interested in doing this type of campaign for your company? Connect to 84444.com where a team of experienced professionals are ready to get started with your mobile marketing program!