Published By: LivePerson
Published Date: May 17, 2016
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
Text messaging is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier, making it very appealing to financial advisors and their customers. However, if used for business communications, texts can create tremendous risk.
Less than a third of financial firms have a text supervision solution in place according to the Smarsh 2016 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey, the largest compliance gap facing financial firms today. Text messaging can’t be ignored by firms any longer.
Published By: Neustar
Published Date: Nov 16, 2009
Mobile has hit the mainstream in the U.S. At the end of 2009, the number of mobile subscribers had grown to 280 million, reaching 87% of U.S. households. The availability of unlimited data and text messaging plans has pushed consumer mobile usage beyond voice to text messaging and Internet access.
Until now, marketers have been limited to two relatively uninspired options for sending direct communications to consumers on their mobile phones: SMS (a.k.a., text messaging), and text-only, imageless email on devices like the BlackBerry and Palm Treo. But with the introduction of Apple’s iPhone and competitor operating systems like Google’s Android and Palm’s Pre/Pixi now offering similarly rich user experiences, email marketers have a huge opportunity to reach consumers anywhere, any time, on their mobile devices.
Text-messaging, or SMS, usage is on the rise while email usage is falling. Meanwhile many more mobile phones than personal computers are sold around the world. Long story short: Marketers who want to reach consumers with targeted campaigns had better put an SMS strategy in place. mobileStorm's new white paper, "SMS Or Die," explains why mobile marketing, particularly SMS marketing, is the ideal platform to reach consumers.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.
Published By: BlueHornet
Published Date: Apr 12, 2010
Email marketing service provider BlueHornet recently partnered with mobile marketing solutions provider SmartReply to develop an automated sign up process via mobile text messaging for email marketing communications. In this free case study, learn how Chuck E. Cheese's, a nationally recognized leader in full-service family entertainment and dining, used text messaging as a sign up method for their Chuck E-Club email program to grow their email list and increase engagement levels.
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