#4 – YouTube
YouTube is becoming increasingly popular over the years. But creating a YouTube channel for your community is a great way to get content to your users. Put important content in a funny or interesting video, and you will be amazed at how quickly it spreads.
This is also a great way to get people involved in your community, especially students. Some people just love film-making, and will gladly help out.
#3 – Twitter
Unless you’ve been in a shell for the last 4-5 years, you certainly have heard of Twitter. Using Twitter’s hashtags is a great way to get information to only those who really care about it.
With the introduction of Vine (Twitter’s video service), Twitter is more effective than ever at getting information out even using video. Also, Twitter is famous for working well on mobile devices which now makes up over 65% of the market.
The one downside to Twitter is the learning curve. Whereas most people from the technology-familiar generations pick it up pretty quickly, many people in the 40+ age range have a hard time figuring it out.
#2 – Facebook
Facebook used to be a community fit only for the younger generation. If you were a youth group, and wanted to get in touch with your people, Facebook was the tool for you. If you wanted to get in touch with the parents of your youth group, or the congregation of your church, then you better find another way.
But this has changed over the past couple of years. Because of the user-friendliness, the number of users ages 30+ has skyrocketed on Facebook. Even the 65+ category has seen tremendous growth. They may be on there just to check some pictures of their grandkids, but while they’re on there, they certainly will read a message from you.
#1 – Mobile Text Alerts
This may seem self-serving since this is a Mobile Text Alerts blog, and it is. But we really believe that Mobile Text Alerts is the best way to get information out to your entire community.
With text-messages, you hit about 90% of all Americans, and 85% all read those messages within 30 minutes of receiving it. This is tremendous coverage when compared to YouTube or Twitter or even Facebook.
And when you throw in our new phone system that can call with your message to those that don’t have access to texting, we are confident that we can get your deliverability rate up to 100%