Text Marketing / SMS Marketing Blog

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Mass Texting Campaign Ideas for Small Businesses

Mass Texting Campaign Ideas for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, we challenge you to think outside the box. Don’t use mass texting as yet another [...]

Mar 2, 2017
Emerging Text Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Emerging Text Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Sure, these texting trends have been around for a while. But, this year, they’re finally getting picked up by the [...]

Feb 13, 2017
If You Can't Answer These 3 Questions, You're Not Ready to Text

If You Can't Answer These 3 Questions, You're Not Ready to Text

Ready to take the bull by the horns and grow your SMS marketing list? Not so fast. Before charging forward [...]

Feb 10, 2017
How to Pitch Text Marketing to Your Boss

How to Pitch Text Marketing to Your Boss

Let’s say you work for a small business, or you’re the head of marketing at a large corporation. After comparing SMS [...]

Feb 8, 2017
Top Resources to Help You Become a Text Marketing Pro

Top Resources to Help You Become a Text Marketing Pro

If you want to grow your text marketing list and experience campaign success, you must educate yourself on beginner tactics and [...]

Feb 7, 2017
You Asked, We Answered! 5 Common Text Marketing FAQs

You Asked, We Answered! 5 Common Text Marketing FAQs

You’ve got questions; we got answers. Check out these five most common SMS marketing FAQs. I have a huge database [...]

Feb 3, 2017
What to Look for in an Irresistible SMS Campaign

What to Look for in an Irresistible SMS Campaign

With mass texting for businesses, it’s all about the offer. If your promotion is so so, your list just won’t [...]

Feb 1, 2017
3 Things You Can Do Today to Immediately Grow Your Text List

3 Things You Can Do Today to Immediately Grow Your Text List

What’s a text marketing list if it’s not growing? A stagnant database of old numbers won’t bring you value. Keep it [...]

Feb 1, 2017
How to Promote a Product Launch with Mass Texting

How to Promote a Product Launch with Mass Texting

Because mass text messaging boasts an undeniable open rate, thousands of retail store owners use SMS to promote new product arrivals. [...]

Jan 27, 2017
Take the Stress Out of Corporate Communications with SMS

Take the Stress Out of Corporate Communications with SMS

You send out internal emails, but nobody seems to care. You post flyers in the break room, but they get [...]

Jan 26, 2017
6 Step System That Will Help You Start Texting Customers Today

6 Step System That Will Help You Start Texting Customers Today

You’ve decided that text messaging is definitely the next logical step in your marketing mix. So where do you begin? Let [...]

Jan 20, 2017
Text Marketing Platters Up New Business Opportunity for Agencies

Text Marketing Platters Up New Business Opportunity for Agencies

Social media marketing, content creation, branding … at this point your agency might struggle to distinguish itself from local boutique competitors. [...]

Jan 20, 2017
Here's How We One Upped Our Platform in 2016

Here's How We One Upped Our Platform in 2016

2016 was a red letter year for Slick Text. More than ever, we honed in on “giving the people what they [...]

Jan 18, 2017
These 3 Features Enhance the Quality of Your SMS Subscribers

These 3 Features Enhance the Quality of Your SMS Subscribers

Want to increase the qualification of each subscriber, and prevent any unwanted numbers from receiving messages or even joining your [...]

Jan 17, 2017
4 Often Overlooked Text Message Marketing Best Practices

4 Often Overlooked Text Message Marketing Best Practices

Our rapidly advancing digital world forces marketing managers to step up their strategy. If you’ve been exposed to text marketing in the [...]

Jan 13, 2017
Here's How Podcast Personalities Use Text to Download

Here's How Podcast Personalities Use Text to Download

Text marketing isn’t just for those selling a product or service. If you operate in the digital space, have a decent [...]

Jan 5, 2017
How One Text Can Create an Influx of New Clientele

How One Text Can Create an Influx of New Clientele

Let’s pretend you own a local hair salon. Business is decent; you aren’t complaining. But, as more pop up salons [...]

Dec 21, 2016
New Year, New Marketing: 4 Must Have Strategies for 2017

New Year, New Marketing: 4 Must Have Strategies for 2017

When it comes to marketing, 2017 is destined to be a red letter year. Here’s four strategies that we’ve got our [...]

Dec 15, 2016
How to Insert a GIF in Your Text Message Campaign

How to Insert a GIF in Your Text Message Campaign

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know the awesome-ness we refer to as MMS. Picture messaging is [...]

Dec 14, 2016
How Text Marketing Exponentially Increases Customer Value

How Text Marketing Exponentially Increases Customer Value

From a marketing perspective, if you’re not providing value to your subscribers, and even customers in general, they won’t engage [...]

Dec 12, 2016
Don't Make These SMS Mistakes Right Before the Holidays

Don't Make These SMS Mistakes Right Before the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of year; that’s one thing we can all agree on. But, if you try to [...]

Dec 3, 2016
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 31 Holiday Shopping Statistics

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 31 Holiday Shopping Statistics

Tis the season for shopping, savings, and celebration. As a marketer, this is potentially your biggest and busiest time of [...]

Nov 30, 2016
Ten Minutes to Text Marketing List Growth

Ten Minutes to Text Marketing List Growth

If your text marketing list isn’t consistently growing, you’re missing out on huge opportunity. Even if you have thousands of [...]

Nov 29, 2016
One Crucial Thing Text Marketing Requires

One Crucial Thing Text Marketing Requires

You must, above all else, know your customers. If you don’t understand your customers and what they want, your list won’t [...]

Nov 23, 2016
Importance of Consistency in Offer Development

Importance of Consistency in Offer Development

With any marketing technique, consistency is always key. If your offers are sporadic, and don’t follow an anticipated promotional flow, [...]

Nov 21, 2016
Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry About Opt Outs

Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry About Opt Outs

You probably read that title and thought, “Wait … shouldn’t I pay attention to opt out rate?” And the answer to [...]

Nov 18, 2016
How to Provide Excellent Customer Service This Holiday Season

How to Provide Excellent Customer Service This Holiday Season

For small business owners, the holidays can be a “make or break it” time of year. Some companies go overboard with [...]

Nov 14, 2016
This is Exactly Why Retail Stores Love Text Marketing

This is Exactly Why Retail Stores Love Text Marketing

It’s all about the promo. Text marketing draws attention to the offer. It’s not about having long, drawn out conversations with [...]

Nov 9, 2016
Back to the Basics: Why SMS Marketing is So Appealing

Back to the Basics: Why SMS Marketing is So Appealing

Compared to other marketing methods, what makes SMS so special? In general, it boasts an ROI that most marketers dream [...]

Nov 7, 2016
How to Fight Text Message Spam

How to Fight Text Message Spam

You’ve probably all experienced it. One new text notification from a random number you don’t recognize. This number can either [...]

Nov 2, 2016
How Text Marketing Can Grow Your Business in Less Than 24 Hours

How Text Marketing Can Grow Your Business in Less Than 24 Hours

Most small business owners shy away from digital marketing because they’re afraid of playing the “waiting game.” If you’re nodding [...]

Nov 1, 2016
Don't Miss These Basic List Growth Techniques

Don't Miss These Basic List Growth Techniques

No other marketing tool truly compares to text messaging. Knowing that over 90% of all text messages are read within [...]

Oct 31, 2016
Spice Up Your SMS Marketing Offers with These 3 Tips

Spice Up Your SMS Marketing Offers with These 3 Tips

With SMS marketing, you must make sure each campaign creates value. Failure to recognize this important concept will result in [...]

Oct 27, 2016
Top 3 SMS Marketing Features for Retail Stores

Top 3 SMS Marketing Features for Retail Stores

Next to restaurants, retail stores make up a good chunk of our customer population. We cater to brick and mortar [...]

Oct 26, 2016
Trick or Treat: 3 SMS Marketing Campaigns for Halloween

Trick or Treat: 3 SMS Marketing Campaigns for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Make the most of this spooktacular season with 3 interactive SMS marketing campaign ideas. [...]

Oct 18, 2016
People Who Experience SMS Marketing List Growth Value This Concept

People Who Experience SMS Marketing List Growth Value This Concept

Give the people what they want. If you work in marketing, you understand the value of this concept. To deliver customer [...]

Oct 17, 2016