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With the national average for smartphone penetration now at 72%, it is interesting to look and see what cities in the United States have the greatest percentage of users that own smartphones.
Of course, if you are looking for a way to reach smartphone owners, you also have the option to do push messages via apps.
Take a look. Where does your city rank?
If you’re in the spa industry, you know how dull it can be at times when customers don’t come in or simply don’t show up. You’re sitting and waiting to book appointments for people. Can you say boring? But, what happens if you don’t get much traffic at your spa? Well, there’s a way to gain more patrons! Text message marketing will help bring in customers by sending coupons, specials and beauty tips directly to their phone.
How convenient is it that you can send reminders to customers about their appointment? It’s a win-win for you because you won’t be bored or lose money! Sending mobile coupons and style tips get customers engaged and want to come to your spa.
Since we’re all so tech savvy, why not use it to our advantage and start texting local deals and specials? Spas aren’t the only ones who should jump on this bandwagon. Restaurants and apartments should do the same.
Residents need to know when repairs are taking place, correct? Well, with text message marketing, they’ll receive the latest updates about their apartment. This will make your job so much easier because this way you won’t have to deal with angry tenants. This tool can also be used in an emergency because it opens a line of communication.
People are always using their phones to browse websites, search for directions, download applications and listen to music. When we pull up a website, we’d prefer it be accessible and not difficult to read.
When a website is clear and concise, this allows customers to easily locate the phone number to either make a reservation or call for pickup. We’re always using Google maps to find places, so we need to be able to locate the destination.
You can grow your company just one text message! It can’t get any better than that.
84444.com is a mobile marketing company that creates sweepstakes, coupons, campaigns and sms marketing and will help grow your business. They can assist you with reaching more customers and establishing a relationship with them. It’s a smart and easy tool to have because well, who doesn’t like to text?
Feel free to browse the 84444.com site for more information about their text message marketing program and how you can get your business involved.
With the help of the Competition Bureau and the Office of the Privacy Commission, CASL will enable this Taskforce on Spam to use economic sanctions against advertising agencies which use spam, fraud, spyware, or even malware tools for the purpose of finding out more information on consumers without their consent.
The penalty for an individual advertiser who violates CASL per penalty $1,000,000 while the penalty for an organization is $10,000,000 per penalty.
CASL is the product of a mulit-year Taskforce by industry professionals, law enforcement, and other entities created in 2004 responsible for studying spam and malware in online advertising.
This new legislation was officially materialized through the organization of 25 recommendations in a 2005 report from the Taskforce on ways to reduce ad-related spam.
Starting on July 1st, all SMS texts must have:
1. the sender’s name along with the name of other parties if sent upon another’s behalf.
2. the sender’s mailing address
3. Other relevant contact information (including URL and/or contact number)
4. A clearly visible “Unsubscribe” button.
Requests for consent must also have such information included for consumers, as well as a specifications about the function of the product discussed in detail in the CEM.
For more details on how to ensure that your text message marketing efforts to consumers are within the legal specifications of CASL, contact us today.
At a time when text-message is as natural as eating for many people, small businesses need to integrating SMS marketing into their customer service efforts.
According to Demandforce:
- 91 percent of cell phone owners keep their devices within three feet of them.
- 2 out of 3 people suffer from the fear of being without their phone, or “nomophobia”.
- Most cell phone owns open their text messages within 4 minutes of receiving them.