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The 5 Best Church Texting Solutions For Budget-Minded Congregations

Texting solutions can give your church a big bang for your buck. It costs just pennies to send texts which get extraordinary engagement rates.

Text messages get better engagement rates than email and all other marketing channels by orders of magnitude. Contacts open only 21% of emails, whereas an internal study showed that 98% of people who received text messages from our platform read them.

So, all you have to do is pick the first cheap church texting solution you come across and start blasting texts, right? Not so fast.

Not all church texting services are made alike. You need a platform that is reliable, responsive, easy to use, has a robust feature set, friendly customer support, and, yes, a good price.

We've been a leader in the church text messaging space for over a decade, so we know what to look for. We'll give you a handful of options to check out below.

10 Big Agency Marketing Ideas That Small Businesses Can Copy

Is your small business struggling to achieve the marketing traction that it deserves? After a few months of dwindling sales, you're left scratching your head...

Why isn't our marketing working and what do we need to do to right this ship?

The fact is, many small business owners and marketers face this exact challenge. In our experience as an industry-leading text marketing provider, we've heard from thousands of small business owners and marketers just like you. This experience has given us insight into some of the most effective and results-driven marketing ideas.

That's right... we know what works and what doesn't work when it comes to small business marketing and we're going to share that insider intelligence with you.

How to Send an Appointment Reminder Text Message and Reduce No-Shows by 75%

Do appointment no-shows plague your business? When customers fail to show up for important appointments, it could cost your business hundreds or thousands of dollars annually. Fortunately, there is an easy, simple, and cost-effective method for drastically reducing the number of appointment no-shows.

An appointment reminder text message is the best way to drive attendance. In fact, the most successful businesses and organizations have been using text messaging for many years with a ton of success. Put simply, if you haven't invested in a robust text marketing platform for your business or organization, you are behind the curve.

If you are just getting started with appointment reminder text messaging, there are a few practical steps you can take to make system adoption and management easy. Following these steps doesn't necessarily guarantee success in the long term, but it will certainly point you and your business in the right direction.

How SMS Compliance Actually Benefits Small Business Marketing

There are a few complexities surrounding text marketing that your business needs to know about. Why? Sending a message to the wrong person at the wrong time can put your business or organization at serious legal risk.

On the other hand, a welcome text message to the right person is a powerful and effective way to communicate important messages to prospects and customers. The most successful enterprises know that business text messaging is a proven and cost-effective way to send important sales alerts, appointment reminders, and more.

When building a compliant text message marketing program, your goal is to protect people from receiving non-compliant or unwarranted text messages. Because text marketing is a permission-based activity, all recipients must opt-in to your text marketing program. That means that prospects and customers must give their permission for you to send them messages.

It might seem like a hassle now, but getting your contacts to opt-in is the only way to send compliant text messages. Moreover, SMS compliance can actually benefit your small business in the long term.

7 Phenomenal Hotel Marketing Ideas You Should Steal and Use Today

For you to be an effective hotel marketer, you need to be aware of — and master — a wide variety of skills. Successful marketing strategies require you to understand the full breadth of hotel marketing topics, skills, and tools available to you.

Once you learn how to build powerful campaigns, potential guests will be impacted by your brand whenever and however they choose to plan, research, and ultimately book their trip.

We have the experience to know what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to hotel marketing. You can leverage our insights and avoid wasting time weeding through ineffective tactics.

Check out these phenomenal hotel marketing ideas that are absolutely worth investing in right now.

How to Do School Marketing Like a Boss

Times have changed. The school landscape has become more competitive than ever before, thanks to online learning. Students are no longer stuck having to choose between moving away from their families or attending a local school. Through the power of the internet, they can attend school anywhere they would like.

When students have a wide range of choices, that means you also have a wide variety of competitors. If your school is struggling to attract new students, then it’s time to get serious and build a marketing plan with some powerful marketing tactics.

If you learn how to identify and prioritize the right strategies, then you’ll soon be attracting an increased number of students. We are here to help. Let us show you how to do school marketing from start to finish.

The Savvy Marketer's Hotel Marketing Strategy Checklist

The most effective hotel marketing strategies are a combination of powerful individual components. If your hotel marketing strategy is lacking or producing unfavorable results, then it’s time to take a look at each of the pieces to find what’s missing or broken.

It can be difficult to know what to include, what to do, or what not to do — that’s where we come in. We’ve worked with hundreds of hotels over the past decade and have some insider tips to share with you.

We’ve assembled those tips into the ultimate strategy checklist that you can use as you start to build your plan.

5 Hotel Mobile Marketing Tips to Get More Reservations

From hotel reservations to rental car pick-up, consumers are using their mobile devices for more travel-related tasks than ever before. In fact, recent data shows that 26% of travel searches in the fourth quarter of last year occurred on a mobile device.

As a hotel marketer, you don’t have all the money or time in the world to commit to mobile marketing practices that don’t work for you and your business. When new reservations are lacking, you have to find a mobile marketing solution that works – fast.

Fortunately, there are a few tips and strategies that you can take advantage of right now to immediately increase reservations. Following these expert tips will even save you some valuable time and money along the way!

How Text Messaging for Schools Is Making a Difference in 2019

Leading schools have already recognized that technology has not only drastically changed classroom learning, but also how parents, teachers, and staff communicate. They’ve changed their methods to accommodate the shift. Have you?

If you haven’t started using text messaging as a communications channel, then you’re falling behind. Text messages are one of the best ways to make sure your messages are received because they are opened and read almost 5 times more than email (98% to 20%).

A lot of school administrators learn how to streamline these communications through trial and error, but you don’t have to learn your lessons the hard way. We’re here to give you some communications shortcuts that are perfectly positioned for the education industry. We’ll show you how schools are leveraging text messaging in 2019 and how you can get started as well.

What Is the Best School Text Messaging System in 2019?

Are you frustrated with the lack of engagement your school gets from their communications with students, parents, and staff?

If so, you're in good company. As a leader in the text message marketing industry for more than a decade, we constantly talk to new customers who have found that printed materials, emails, and social media just aren't getting the job done like they used to.

Fortunately, bulk Short Message System (SMS) messaging can solve your communication and engagement woes. An astonishing 98 percent of text messages get read, and 90 percent are read within the first three minutes.

So, when you're looking for the right platform to leverage the power of this communications channel, don't settle for average. You need the best school text messaging system.

But how will you know the best when you see it?

We'll show you what to look for in a bulk SMS software for schools below.

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