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SMS Marketing?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Aniela, May 22, 2020.

  1. Aniela

    Aniela UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'm curious to know if there's a "SMS marketing" equivalent to the Mailchimp and Awebers of the email marketing world?

    Similar features in regards to you load up your opted-in customer mobile numbers and then can send out promotions etc.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Aniela Member since: Mar 28, 2020
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  2. dotcomdude

    dotcomdude UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    'send bulk sms' on Google gives lots of choice...
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: dotcomdude Member since: Jul 27, 2018
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  3. Aniela

    Aniela UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks. I'm sure if someone asked about business credit cards you would tell them to Google it also. :rolleyes:
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Aniela Member since: Mar 28, 2020
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Correct.

    You asked if the was such a thing. Google lists loads of them. You just need to decide which one is best for you
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. Aniela

    Aniela UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'm not sure people come onto forums like this, asking questions to be told 'Google it.'
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Aniela Member since: Mar 28, 2020
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  6. sarky

    sarky UKBF Regular Free Member

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    How 'bout: "SMS marketing is the work of the Devil"?
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: sarky Member since: Jul 7, 2010
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  7. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  8. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I would recommend text local, I think he used to be a member on the forum, good service.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  9. Aniela

    Aniela UKBF Regular Free Member

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    OK. I'll back out of this forum. You're the epitome of utter useless responses and what makes certain parts of forums look bad. Disgrace to the industry.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Aniela Member since: Mar 28, 2020
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  10. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Why? You asked a question and were given the answer. There are plenty of providers. You just need to do some research and find one that works for you.

    If you had asked for recommendations the responses would have been different.

    Not sure what industry I’m a disgrace to.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  11. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Take your pick.

    Speaking of disgrace, bulk SMS marketing is a disgrace to multiple industries.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Asked the wife and she said I’m a disgrace full stop.
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    You must get used to being called a disgrace after a while?
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  14. busowner987

    busowner987 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: busowner987 Member since: Aug 27, 2019
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  15. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    If you can't be bothered helping the op then why bother posting or being on a forum like this?
     
    Posted: May 22, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  16. PDM31

    PDM31 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Posted: May 26, 2020 By: PDM31 Member since: Jul 10, 2018
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  17. jo.ann

    jo.ann UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Does sms marketing bring visible benefits? How does this work for you? we are currently focusing on emails, though they suggest everywhere that SMS is displacing emails. Is it worth moving actions or implementing them at the same time?
     
    Posted: May 27, 2020 By: jo.ann Member since: Feb 22, 2019
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  18. dotcomdude

    dotcomdude UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I hate spam email, but accept it as part of publishing an email address somewhere - and at least my email provider tries to mark all appropriate email as spam.

    SMS spam is in another league because it is delivered to my phone. I love to hear stories of call centres and the like being fined millions because of sending SMS spam!
     
    Posted: May 27, 2020 By: dotcomdude Member since: Jul 27, 2018
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  19. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Give me your phone number and I'll start sending you marketing texts. See how long it takes before you block my number.
     
    Posted: May 27, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  20. columbo

    columbo UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Esendex are great.

    As other posters have alluded, this medium must be used in moderation but it's highly effective for customer re-activation.
     
    Posted: May 27, 2020 By: columbo Member since: Jan 27, 2013
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