If you're trying to get the word out about an upcoming event, text marketing may not be the first thing you think of. Most organizations rely on emails, social media, phone calls, and direct mail to drive traffic. Texting is different, and complements, each of these tactics by providing the highest ( 98% ) and the fastest ( 90% under 3 minutes ) open rates. So why rely on one outreach tool, when you can make a bounce with texting.
Here are some ways make texting work for you and your event:Increase Attendance with a Reminder Text
Text reminders are both easy to set up and very effective. With a mass texting service like EZ Texting, all you have to do is upload your opted-in contacts, write a message and hit send. You can also make recurring messages if you want.
Encourage Guests to Arrive on Time with Text Incentives
Encourage attendance by offering a special gift or prize to the first guests who arrive at your event. This motivates your audience to show up on-time! You can offer a discount, giveaway or special seating depending on what kind of...Read more
Want to drive traffic (and sales) during the off season, or make sure your big sale really pops? Sending a promotional text can make a big difference. Consider these kinds of promotions:New product announcements Invitations to exclusive sale events Special offers and coupons
You can schedule several promotional messages at a time for a long-term marketing campaign, or you can send out a message immediately. These messages help you to build customer loyalty as well as boosting revenue.Send Targeted Text Messages to Specific Audiences
Create groups based on their sales history or interest area in order to maximize sales. SMS platforms like EZ Texting make it easy to create audience segments for your targeted text sends....Read more
March Madness is the best time to watch college basketball, but it can also be the best time for your hospitality business! Sports fans travel to the 14 different host cities to watch their favorite team play in the tournament. This means they will need a place to stay. And with a 24% increase in chicken wing orders, they’ll also need a place to grab a bite to eat with other fans! How can your hotel or restaurant bring March Madness fans through your doors with text messages?
Create a Smooth Experience for Your Guests
March Madness is a great opportunity for hotels. WalletHub also expects 71,000 people will travel to San Antonio for the Final Four, and all the other host cities will likely see a large amount of visitors. Create a smooth experience for your guests to really set yourself apart from the competition with text reminders.
Prompt your guests to sign up for text reminders when they make their reservation. Then, send a reminder message when their reservation is coming up soon. Include their reservation date and time, the address of the hotel, and and special amenities that you want...Read more
Everybody texts their friends, but have you thought about customer text messaging? Sending the right text messages can make a real, positive impact on your retail business.
Drive sales and foot traffic with promotions. Boost engagement and satisfaction with product guides. Encourage repeat visits with timed offers. Improve customers relations with chat and notifications. Text messaging can help you improve on all of these fronts!
Get Started Now1. Promotions
Customers love to receive alerts about sales, coupons, and other specials via text. It's a win-win for both of you. They get to save, you get bigger sales.2. Product Education
Make it easy for customers to enjoy your products to their fullest. Send useful product information via text after each purchase. EZ Texting makes it easy to sort buyers into groups so you can send personalized messages with relevant content.3. Birthday and Anniversary Specials
Give a little special something to your customers on their special day. Your customers will now have a reason to visit that they may not have before. EZ Texting lets you set up automated reminder texts so you can set it and forget...Read more
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11th this year. Are you and your customers ready to spring forward? Texting can help.Don’t Pull the Covers Over Your Head
During the first few days after the switchover, it’s important to be extra aware of shifting schedules - and bleary-eyed co-workers ! Daylight Saving Time also presents a great opportunity to engage with your customers and increase sales -- think golf clubs and BBQs . So how can texting help ease the Daylight Saving Time transition and strengthen your customer relationships? Check out these suggestions:Send a reminder message - "Set your clocks forward an hour!" What better way to show your customers that you care than to send them a friendly SMS reminder about the time change? Let your customers know if your business will be making any adjustments due to the time change - they'll appreciate that you're thinking of them. Your business is located in an area that does not observe Daylight Saving Time - let your customers know that you will not be ‘springing forward’ and here are the hours of operations and here are the new time differences. Kep you employees in the...Read more
Text marketing is a proven strategy to reach customers quickly and easily. In a month packed with holidays like this March, there are many opportunities to promote sales and engagement with your contact list. Here are four to consider:St. Patrick’s Day
The holiday of green can mean big business for restaurants and bars. Consider sending a reminder of a great deal or a special promotion for early-bird visitors to your establishment. EZ Texting also provides free downloadable MMS templates if you just want to send a St. Paddy’s greeting to keep your organization top-of-mind.
March means college basketball is reaching fever pitch! Retailers selling team merchandise could consider text coupon offer. Sports bars can promote specials for game days. Hotels can remind customers to book early for travel to tournament locations.
This holiday, and the days leading up to it, can make an impact for a range of industries. Texting can help! Churches can use texting to remind texting to notify and remind congregants and volunteers about special service, Easter egg hunts, and other timely events. Restaurants can offer special discounts or offers for family...Read more
Incorporating texting into your marketing mix can be a great way to see immediate results. But have you ever wondered what’s the best wording for a retail text promotion? How do you get the most bang for your 160 characters? Your text promotions should capture attention and spur a positive action. If you include the right elements and the right tone, you should be all set for success.
Here are 5 Tips for Wording a Retail Text Promotion: Give Them Something Good - If you’re going appear on someone’s phone, you better have something good to say! Subscribers love to save money, so discounts, special offers, and coupons are a great way to go. Make Sure They Know It’s You - Your contacts may subscribe to multiple business text programs. Make sure they know it’s you when you text them. Include your company name or a link to your website. Respect Their Time - Only share important information or something that benefits your subscribers! Be 100% on their side and don’t waste their time with needless updates. Give Them a Way Out - Remind your customers that they can text STOP to opt-out. That way they...Read more
At EZ Texting, we talk a lot about how text marketing can help you grow your list and increase sales. But many organizations strive for something else. They try to engage with subscribers and help them succeed. Can texting boost engagement and spread positivity? The answer is yes!
Uplift and Engage One of EZ Texting’s nonprofit clients, A Beautiful Me , is on a mission to “foster self-worth in all women of all ages.” On their website, A Beautiful Me invites visitors to sign up to self-esteem boosting text messages. Founder and executive director Karen Palka explains, “Instead of eliminating the phone in the hands of youth, we supplement and provide a positive text 2x per month.” In addition to making a positive impact on subscribers, the organization has found that the text program has helped convert supporters into donors. Encourage and Remind Another client explains how they use EZ Texting to keep fitness clients engaged: "We use EZ Texting to administer a portion of our nutrition coaching. So, they may receive reminder texts, a message with a link to check in on, or links to lessons for a daily reading. We have found that sending...Read more
EZ Chat enables you to have one on one text message conversation with contacts. This gives you a key advantage when you consider the following numbers:Texts are used by 97% of Americans and it is the most-used app 52% of customers would prefer texting customer service over their current method Texting can reduce the cost of customer service calls from $20 to just pennies
The writing on the wall is clear: your customers want to text, they want to do so with you, and texting has tangible benefits on the bottom line. So what can business and organizational leaders do to better engage with customers?
They can leverage EZ Chat, which is a tool that allows customers and contacts to have personalized, private, one-on-one conversations using text messages. EZ Chat uses a standard 10-digit phone number.
See how EZ Chat can strengthen your customer service and lead to measurable growth:
Getting EZ Chat
EZ Chat can be enabled on any existing 10 digit landline, as well as any phone number you purchase from EZ Texting. If you want to buy a new line, EZ Texting’s platform allows you...Read more
National Donut Day? Go Skateboarding Day? Ask a Stupid Question Day? Believe it or not, these are all one of many unofficial holidays, and while they don’t have the same cache of Christmas or Thanksgiving, they’re nonetheless celebrated.
And they also give businesses the chance to capitalize on them to boost sales. The trick is matching the right holiday to your company’s goals, and choosing the right tool to promote it. You’ll have to get creative and find the right holiday, but check out how some of EZ Texting’s solutions can help you drive growth:
Keywords and Short Codes
EZ Texting’s clients are on a shared short code (such as 313131); to ensure that contacts’ text messages end up in the correct mailbox, clients advertise special keywords . If you’re a retail store wanting to celebrate National “Wear Red” Day on the first Friday in February, you may want to advertise the following on social media or wherever your customers might see it: “Text WEARRED to 313131 to get a special discount at Carrie’s Clothing on National “Wear Red” Day!” The six-digit short code is 313131 and customers will text it...Read more