Most of our customers use text message marketing for promotional purposes, but occasionally, we do see some that use it as a communication tool. For example, hundreds of churches and educational institutions have joined up with us, in hopes of having an immediate way to spread information to a large group of people.
Here are 5 ways text message marketing will benefit your educational institution.
1. Spread emergency alerts in a matter of seconds.
If you’re a parent, you know how important instant communication can be when dealing with a potential emergency. With text message marketing, you will always stay in the loop. If something happens at your child’s school, you’ll know how and what to do at a moment’s notice. Something like this could save lives, if used correctly.
2. Keep your community in the loop about important events.
Chances are, your local community loves to be involved in sports games, musicals, concerts, and other school events. Get in touch with community members and alumni with just the click of a button.
3. Use as a staff communications method.
Many organizations use text messaging as an internal communication method. This can be true with schools as well. If you use text marketing as an internal communications method, it will help keep all staff members alert and aware to important changes.
4. Text message marketing is cost effective.
Most schools have some form of communication set up, whether it be printed flyers or a mass call system. Usually, these can be quite cost heavy, especially if you’re institution is actively involved in new projects. Instead of blowing money on ink or a call system, spend 1/4 of the money on text message marketing.
5. 95% of all text messages are read within the first 5 minutes.
It has been proven that 95% of all text messages are read within the first five minutes. This shows that text message marketing really is one of the best, if not the actual best way to reach hundreds, even thousands of people within seconds.
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