The 4th of July is a time to celebrate throughout the United States. Communities of every size enjoy parades, fireworks displays, block parties and more. Bulk texting can help coordinate volunteers, drive attendance, and notify attendees during the event. Here’s how you can improve every step of your event with bulk texting.1. Use Bulk Texting to Coordinate Workers and Volunteers
Independence Day events can be a lot of work to organize – and require a lot of labor to pull off. If you’re in charge of this monumental task, consider using a mass texting platform like EZ Texting to make it easier. Instead of sending an email and hoping it gets read, or calling and hoping someone picks up, use text messaging, which has an average 98% read rate. It’s the perfect way to send out a mass message like, “Reminder – Grant City’s 4th of July Event is tomorrow. All volunteers meet at the grandstand at 9am.”
2. Use a Keyword to Gather RSVPs and to Opt-In Attendees
A Keyword campaign is a great way to connect with event attendees, and open the lines of communication with them. Consider posting signs...Read more
Sometimes you won’t receive a message because you’ve opted out of receiving texts on that number before. To check if you’re opted out, text the word “HELP” to your short code number. If you receive back a message saying to call us, you’re not blocked, and you should try again. If you don’t receive a message back or receive a message saying, “Service Access Denied,” you'll need to call your phone carrier and ask to remove a “short code block” on your account.2. The system is not accepting my contact list. Why is that?
First check what format your customers list is in. EZ Texting accepts XLS, XLSX and CSV files. Each row should represent a single contact. It's best to place your phone numbers in the first column followed by fields like first name, last name, email, and note. Only phone number is required. As long...Read more
So how do you capitalize on all these June occasions? Check out these tips:1. Make Sure Your Text Subscriber List is On Point
Ramp up your efforts to build your list with a Keyword campaign. You could do a special one to target customers interested in Father’s Day deals by creating signs, adding text to your website, or email signature like this, “Join the EZ Golf VIP Club! Text DADS to 313131 to get a 20% off discount on all golf merchandise”
2. Craft Text Promotions That Speak to Customers
As with the example above, make sure that your text messages promote offers that your customers will want to use. Adding an image will really make it pop! For example, “Receive a free commemorative golf ball from EZ Golf when you show this...Read more
Nothing compares to the love of a good dog – except supporting an organization that gives that love back! This June, EZ Texting was privileged to get a visit from the four-legged friends from Wags & Walks – a rapidly growing dog rescue organization in Los Angeles.
EZ Texting’s dog-friendly Santa Monica office got the chance to meet with several adorable rescues and their intrepid, volunteer caretakers. EZ Texting also made a contribution to this worthwhile organization.
In addition to lots of petting and hugs, Wags & Walks also shared information on the 3,500+ dogs they’ve saved to date from high-kill shelters, as well as their adoption process and foster programs.
EZ Texting employees sure love dogs, and were happy to have the chance to celebrate with Wags & Walks!
Zeke and Mr. Peanuts are a couple of the dogs who visited our office. You can see them and the other dogs available for adoption on the Wags & Walks website .
Situation crafted a clever text promotion that transformed the restrooms of BroadwayCon into high school bathrooms right out of the show. Instead of scrawling burns, the graffiti on the bathroom mirrors told visitors, “I’ve got gossip…text ‘FETCH’ to 797979”.
Follow Up with Flair - This Is, Like, a Really Huge Deal
The auto reply included a selfie of the show’s queen mean girl, Regina George, and a welcome message that sounds like it’s coming straight from her. During the convention they followed up and sent funny messages to keep interest high. At the close of the convention they updated their auto-reply to reflect the closing of the campaign.
So Good It Burns - Making a Hit on Social Media In addition to bringing a smile to visitors faces and boosting direct engagement, the MEAN GIRLS...Read more
What kind of company looks like it’s run by a bunch of clowns? EZ Texting did on Thursday, May 24, when employees across the U.S. helped raise funds for Red Nose Day! Red Nose Day is a yearly event that raises awareness and funds to help combat childhood poverty. Our Austin, TX and Santa Monica, CA office purchased red noses in support of the cause, and put them on to show our spirit!
Our Santa Monica office got in the swing of Red Nose Day.
EZ Texting in Austin, TX got their noses on and showed they care!
This year’s Red Nose day is over, but there’s never a bad time to give. You can learn more about Red Nose Day and the great organization behind the event on their website . You can also donate year-round!
EZ Texting is the leading provider of easy-to-use, self-service marketing solutions for thousands of businesses across the US & Canada. We specialize in helping local businesses grow and retain their revenue through proactive outreach and engagement. Our solutions also support customer service, collections, and logistics...Read more
If you’ve seen a sign that says something like, “Text EZSTAY to 313131 to subscribe” you’ve seen a short code in action. Here, EZSTAY is the Keyword and 313131 is short code. Usually, short codes are an easy-to-remember number. In some cases, they can be customized to spell out a word. Consumers should have no difficulty remembering a good short code.
What is a Shared Short Code? When you sign up for a texting service like EZ Texting, you will be assigned to one of our shared short codes. Multiple businesses may use the same short code, but the EZ Texting system ensures that texts meant for you end up in your Inbox. If you’re looking to grow your list, you’ll want to try a Keyword...Read more
In this example, “Text GRILL to 313131 for a 30% off coupon” GRILL is the Keyword and 313131 is the short code. You can advertise your Keyword and short code offer in store, on brochures, and on your website. Anyone who texts into that Keyword gets opted-in to your subscriber list. EZ...Read more
Mass texting is not a one-size fits all opportunity. Instead, it can work for many different use-cases, and for organizations of all sizes. Texting is a powerful tool for connecting with your audience. It boasts a 98% open rate and nearly universal usage, especially amongst younger age groups. Online text messaging platforms like EZ Texting allows you to text from your laptop to an audience of thousands with minimal effort.
So how can you make it work for you? Let’s explore the key ways that businesses and non-profit organizations benefit from mass texting.1. Notifications – Quickly Reach Many People at Once
If your business needs to send notifications or reminders to lots of different people, texting is a great way to do it. Gain efficiency with these kinds of text messages:Delivery notifications Event reminders Requests for volunteers
2. Promotions – Make Sure Your Offer Connects with Your Customers
If you’re selling something, then marketing that something is the key to your success. Because of its impressive reach, mass texting can help you make sure that your opted-in followers get your message. Drive business with these kinds of...Read more