SMS - A New Personal Marketing Medium now available on mail2grow.
The mobile phone is the first truly personal medium – always held, always on – opening up many new opportunities for marketing…
It has the power to reach as much as 89% of the population of Australia, and has the fastest growth and unwavering support of any “new” media.
SMS (Short Message Service) or texting has had a phenomenal effect on the population, a recent study found that as many as seven out of ten mobile users in Australia prefer to send or receive a text than use make a voice call.
This willingness to send and receive SMS gives organisations a foot in the door and more than enough room to influence a decision.
It is important to leverage the strengths of the device to succeed in your efforts so your message has to be;
Personal | Exclusive | Immediate | Convenient | Functional | Engaging
mail2grow has many SMS features you will not see in the majority of Australian Web-2-SMS sites. You do not have to pre-pay with a card or have to use un-trackable international messaging.Please find a full list of features below.
Quick Send SMS
Send smaller amounts of SMS quickly from your desktop. If you need to quickly send a message to 2 or 30 people use Quick Send SMS.
Personalise all SMS Communications
As with our email campaign tools you can quickly create personalised SMS when sending to your database of contacts. Add any information held about that customer as part of the message and maximize your responses.
Create Scheduled SMS Campaigns
Create your messages and schedule them to send at any time to the minute. Get your message into your customers pocket exactly when you want it to be there.
Collect SMS Reponses
Set any campaign to record the replies from your SMS blast outs. Multiple responses can be recorded and are recorded in fields set at the time of sending. For example you may require your customers to send in their age and email address.
Your customer can send the SMS in this format “John firstname.lastname@example.org” and the response can be set to update an existing field or populate a new response field.Use them for;
- Field One - Age
- Field Two - Email address
- Information updates
- Referring contacts
- General data collection
- Updating fields within your database
Multiple Phone Interfaces
We have included three different mobile phone interfaces to give you an idea what your message will look like on each phone.
Divert SMS Reponses to any mobile
Every message will be sent out via the system number (required if you wish to receive responses and add them directly into mail2grow) or if you wish you can enter any other mobile number. Mail2grow will then send the message and it will appear as if it has come from your mobile number. All replies will be sent to your mobile number if you change this.
Sending SMS campaigns are restricted to 160 characters which you can fit quite large messages into. If you are running out of space to enter your all of your message, instead of using abbreviations which can be misinterpreted use our compression tool.The compression tool allows you compress the message using very clear abbreviation reducing the overall size without compromising the message itself.