SMS advertising is a wireless way to promote products, services or businesses via SMS text messages.
a lot of ways to utilize text messaging on the field of marketing. The role
of SMS messages in advertising campaigns has never been more important.
Sending bulk messages
Sending out tons of
SMS messages at the same time is probably the most
common and the most efficient way of advertising. SMS messages are much more likely to be read than spam e-mails.
It can be safely said: they always reach their destination and people will surely read
them. You can write any kind of content into a text message, itís up to your
marketing strategy how convincing you will sound. Itís like ínormalí advertising
(posters, TV commercials), but in a cheaper and more personal way. Its cheaper
because setting up your own SMS system means a one-off cost Ė after that you can
use it as much and as for long as you want. While hiring a huge billboard nearby on
a busy highway lasts only for weeks or months and you will have to pay again and again
to extend the time of the ad. The personal part talks for itself: a short
message addressed to the target person is more personal than any other kind of mass advertising.
As it was already said before you can fill up an SMS message with various contents.
You donít need to advertise your product or service directly, you can act less obvious.
For example, different SMS services such as premium rated messages
or SMS betting can be provided. This way, your customers are having fun using your entertaining
service while also learning something about your product.
Sending premium rated messages
Premium rated messages contain information of certain topic (e.g. latest news, weather
forecast, sport results, horoscope) for the subscriber who pays for them daily, weekly
or monthly. You can smuggle some drops of knowledge about your product into these
messages. This way it will sound less straight. For creating premium rated services,
first you need to setup a database on your server (e.g. MS SQL database server)
with keywords and related content. The mobile users send in an SMS message containing
a keyword. The SMS gateway checks the database for a relevant response (content)
and sends it back to the mobile user.
Find your unique utilization way of using SMS messages in your advertising.
To get more information, please visit the following websites:
The Ozeki NG SMS Gateway website
The best site about SMS integration