Want to get people to actually show up at your events?

February 28, 2014 | Back to the Blog

One of the most difficult jobs of being a group leader is actually getting your groups to attend group events.  The most common excuse for missing events: “I forgot about it!”

Email reminders get you half of the way there.  People get the information, and can reference back to it later if they need to.  Unfortunately, email has become a mess of notices and spam.  Did you know 144.8 Billion emails are sent every day?

Last week, I woke up one morning and checked my email and had two “You’ve won $1,000,000,000” emails, three offers for vacation packages, and six different weight loss pills.  I quickly skimmed all my emails and went ahead with my day, not realizing until later that I missed an important email from my church reminding me to make sure I brought silverware to our church picnic that day.  When I arrived at the picnic, I had to respond “I forgot about it!”

Want to know the trick to stopping this excuse once and for all?  SMS Text Messages.  Text messages are not nearly the mess that emails are.  Over 95% of all text messages are opened, and they can instantly reach your audience wherever they are.

When my wife wants me to remember to bring home milk for our one year old daughter, she doesn’t email me, because it is not that reliable.  She sends me a text message, because it is the best way to get that information to me in a timely manner.

Sending a text message to one person is not very difficult on a phone, but how about 20?  How about 200?  How about 2,000?  How about 20,000?  That’s why we created Mobile Text Alerts.  To quickly and easily send out mass text messages to get the information you need to the people you need at an affordable rate.

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About James Pelton

James Pelton is the Founder and CEO of Mobile Text Alerts

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