Most businesses and organizations are always looking for new ways to bring in more customers or members.  What’s so great about text messages?  We’ve already discussed reasons and ways to get started using SMS text message marketing. (For more reasons why you should use SMS text message marketing, read this from Huffington Post.) Building on… Read More »

If you have Phone Alerts (mass voice messages) added on to your Mobile Text Alerts account, then you can use the “Phone Messages: Send a Message” page to send out your pre-recorded messages.  This tutorial will walk you through how to navigate that page. When Should the Message Be Sent? From this box you select… Read More »

  Adding to the discussion regarding the invention of the phone-brella, girls falling into manholes, and the government giving out millions of dollars to prevent texting injuries, we now come to the next chapter in the “people love texting so much” series: the creation of the word “wexting.” Yes, people are actually using this word… Read More »

Life hacks are all the rage right now, so I thought I would do a little digging and find some technology life hacks to make you feel organized and awesome!   PopSugar has some great life hacks, including the following: Using the hands of Lego characters to hold cords and wires Putting your phone in… Read More »

If you send out a message and subscribers reply to your message, you can view these replies from an inbox on your Control Panel.  This tutorial will walk you through the “Message Replies” page. The Inbox Your Message Replies Inbox looks like this:   From this page you will be able to see a detailed… Read More »

Have you ever thought about using mobile surveys to interact with your group?  Curious about your subscribers’ opinions on a particular topic?  Trying to get a head count for an upcoming event?  The ability to generate and send out mobile surveys is a new feature that is available for your Mobile Text Alerts account. With… Read More »

Technology can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Don’t get me wrong; I love smartphones, laptops, tablets, and all that jazz.  But if not monitored correctly, these useful tools can become a source of much grief for families as more and more teens and pre-teens (and even adults!) engage in potentially destructive behaviors such as “sexting.”… Read More »

Sometimes you may want to save templates of messages so that you can use the same wording in future messages without having to type it all out every time.  This tutorial will walk you through the “Message Templates” page so that you understand how to do this. Create a Message Template To create a message… Read More »

Business marketing is so tricky!  It takes a lot of planning, researching, observing, experimenting, and (if we’re honest) a bit of guesswork. Among all this educated guesswork is the wonderful world of text marketing.  While text marketing sounds like a great idea, the concept can be quite overwhelming, especially for small businesses.  Where do you… Read More »

We live in a text-happy world.  Everyone from 8-year-olds to 88-year-olds seems to be texting! Despite the prevalence of texting throughout society, many people still misuse and abuse it in their everyday lives.  (I suppose it should come as no surprise; people have abused words as long as language has been around!) We need some… Read More »

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