SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts
DECEMBER 23, 2016
It’s also set to be a massive stage for SMS messaging. According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS.
How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone. Other applications of SMS in epidemics.
How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives
JULY 31, 2015
One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life.
5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS
AUGUST 24, 2015
Reason #2: SMS resolves customer complaints and issues faster than other channels. Speedy responses can also help hotels stay in good standing. Reason #3:SMS saves a record of every customer interaction. Reason #4: SMS fosters a better client relationship than phone calls.
Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens
DECEMBER 4, 2015
It makes sense then, that a program aimed at teens challenged by behavioral health issues would offer a way for them to seek help via text message. A local effort to help youths in distress. ” Across the country, more people are turning to texting to seek help for their problems.
How SMS Can Improve Students’ Study Habits
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Text messaging is a great tool for helping students adhere to their studying goals. Here are three ways that SMS can keep students stay on track with their study plans and achieve their test day goals. You can also include their assignment to help them get started.
SMS Nation: October Edition
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Here we cover how text messaging is helping people to register to vote, sell their unwanted belongings, and kick their harmful shopping habits. Texas uses text messaging to help people register to vote.
How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Here, we’ll identify why text messaging is an effective tool for helping patients and present ways in which healthcare providers can use SMS at their own practice. That’s why text messaging is so helpful. Here are four other ways to complement patient care with SMS.
Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!
JULY 16, 2015
SMS texting is a great way to do it because it’s the most popular form of communication, and the one most likely to be viewed by recipients. text messages a day and that SMS campaigns have a 99% clickthrough rate? SMS is the way to go!
How to Sound like an SMS Pro
APRIL 13, 2015
Whether you want to explain text messaging in layman’s terms to a coworker, need to pitch a text messaging campaign to your boss, or just for your own edification, here are three easy steps to sounding like an SMS pro. The first step to sounding like an SMS pro is learning the lingo.
Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives
OCTOBER 13, 2014
While data collection is a byproduct of CTL’s main objective—to help teens in need—it is useful because it allow researchers to access valuable data. Use data analysis to improve volunteer management by noting when people are available and which volunteers are most likely to help.
Why Apple Relies on SMS
JANUARY 2, 2017
When Book asks for an example of a company smartly using SMS, Murphy mentions Apple’s Genius Bar, where Apple technologists help customers with support issues. The channel they have chosen to manage that experience is SMS,” Murphy says.
SMS Nation: July Edition
JULY 6, 2015
Here, we’ve compiled three recent stories about SMS that caught our eye about how text messaging is impacting our daily lives. New report finds that people prefer SMS to Facebook Messenger. Thanks for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation!
Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Post surgery care is similarly bound up with checklists and guidelines that can confuse patients rather than help them with their recovery. How SMS Helps Patients Prepare for Surgery. Study: Using SMS to encourage pre-surgery showers.
Three Myths of SMS Marketing Debunked
AUGUST 18, 2014
Here are three common myths about SMS marketing debunked. Throughout the text message conversation, the user will see, “Reply STOP to quit, HELP for info.” Myth #3: SMS marketing is a trend and it will soon die out.
Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment
AUGUST 8, 2014
So for high school seniors who are overwhelmed by confusing paperwork, SMS may be the best way to break the fear barrier. A text message reminder can help teens stay on top of their paperwork and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks.
Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
But organizations across the country are turning this notion on its head by using SMS messaging to boost civic engagement. What it is doing with SMS shows that any company can use the technology to drive engagement and capture its audience’s attention.
Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions
JULY 20, 2015
Text message appointment and medication reminders also help ensure that patients stay on top of the ball for post-discharge care. The post Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions appeared first on Mobile Commons.
SMS Nation: September 2015, Nonprofit Edition
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
Welcome to this month’s nonprofit edition of SMS Nation! From overall text message strategy and success to text therapy, SMS is making great forward strides in supporting the goals of nonprofits. The post SMS Nation: September 2015, Nonprofit Edition appeared first on Mobile Commons.
SMS Thought Leadership Series: Text Messaging Strategies for Behavior Change
JANUARY 12, 2016
A recent clinical trial on reducing binge drinking among young adults revealed some interesting insights on how to design effective SMS interventions. Personalized feedback also helped remind participants that other people care about their well-being and believe in their ability to change.
ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool
Cell Phones in Learning
APRIL 25, 2013
I can see this tool being extremely helpful in elementary classrooms, where the teacher can give a quick update at the end of each week. I could see this portion of the service being helpful for divorced or single parents who may not communicate well with their child''s other parent.
New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking
MARCH 22, 2011
Put simply, text messages help people stop smoking. The studies found that real-time texting dramatically increases the accuracy of people’s reporting, and can serve as an effective tool for helping them quit altogether. A text a day keeps the cravings away. Two new studies show that text-messaging can “measure and intervene in urges people have during smoking cessation programs.”.
Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing
MARCH 25, 2015
Digit is a proactive banking tool that uses text messaging to help users save money, rather than just tracking their spending habits. The SMS advantage for financial savings. The post Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing appeared first on Mobile Commons
4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. That said, here are effective ways in which the use of smartphones can help learners master a new language: 1.
How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind
JULY 18, 2014
SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. Planned Parenthood , for example, had overwhelming success using SMS chat.
What’s New with SMS and the World Today
JANUARY 8, 2015
Here are a few interesting stories about SMS that are circulating the web. Text messaging can also be used to build brand identities, guide citizens to polling booths, help parents locate resources, and much more. We’re always keeping an eye peeled for text messaging news.
4 Ways Text Messaging Helps Individuals Recovering from Addiction
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Four ways text messaging can help recovering addicts. Here are four examples of SMS programs that can help individuals recover from addiction: 1) Daily Reinforcement Messaging: The road to recovery is a long one, and one that requires daily motivation.
Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools
MARCH 5, 2015
Text messaging is a powerful tool to help teens in crisis. The post Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools appeared first on Mobile Commons One of the biggest problems with bullying is how uncomfortable it is for victims or witnesses to report it.
Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign
JULY 14, 2015
Why SMS is the best choice for Take Back the Tap. Studies show that young adults are 40 times more likely to respond to an SMS call to action than an email one. The post Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign appeared first on Mobile Commons.
Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild
JUNE 25, 2013
In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. In particular, SMS has the widest reach of all mobile channels and can be leveraged in conjunction with other channels.
SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Make Your Health-Related Text Messages More Effective
APRIL 1, 2015
Finally, reference your own credentials and experience when you think it will help people trust that you know what you’re talking about. Say, for instance, that you have successfully helped a woman named Karen quit smoking with text message support.
How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy
AUGUST 18, 2015
Furthermore, it’s surfacing as the most effective tools available to the healthcare industry in helping people stay on top of their health. These two factors make text messaging the perfect choice for helping college students take charge of their own well being.
BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make Health Insurance Enrollment as Simple as Texting with a Friend
MAY 17, 2016
BeneStream will text people annual reminders to renew their Medicaid starting 3 months in advance of the renewal date, and also offers more personalized help when required. But when they can text ‘Acme Corp Benefits’ and receive personalized help, they get the connection“ said Karasik.
How Your Text Message Inbox Has Changed for the Better
DECEMBER 28, 2015
These days, it’s likely that your SMS inbox includes messages that aren’t from people you know personally. The accessibility of SMS also helps capture high attention rates as consumers regard texts as intrinsically interesting and timely, and consider them intimate and selective.
Mandalay Bay Uses SMS to Help Book Their Guests
AUGUST 24, 2016
They’re helping guests book their hotel stays over text. The Tatango blog writes that one SMS promotion from Mandalay Bay “links SMS subscribers directly to their reservations page, which is mobile optimized.”
American Eagle Outfitters Sees Winning Strategy in SMS
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters may have found the answer: Leverage the power of SMS and give customers the chance to win $10,000. The company also sent notifications via SMS and email to any customer who was already in the store’s database.
Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
From open questions to simple thank-yous to accidental butt texts, any automated SMS campaign is likely to receive unsolicited messages. You can also invite people to text in questions during a pre-scheduled Q&A session and respond to each one in real-time via SMS.
CitizenshipWorks Connects Immigrants With Low-Cost Legal Help
MARCH 20, 2012
Many more don’t know where to turn for help at all. Fortunately, CitizenshipWorks is launching a new SMS campaign to connect both English and Spanish-speaking immigrants with informational services. SMS for Citizenship. For millions of people around the world, becoming a United States citizen is a long-held dream, the doorway to opportunity. But many immigrants find that, once they arrive on American soil, the actual process of becoming a citizen is a confusing legal morass.
Help People in Your Community Live Healthier Lifestyles with a Text Message Campaign
MARCH 29, 2013
The campaign is a project of the National Association of Community Health Centers , an umbrella group that helps address the need of more than 9,000 community health centers across all 50 US states. Our new healthcare edition can help you achieve similar outcomes in your own communities.
Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
In order to help improve the health of young urban mothers, the survey wanted to investigate how they communicated, what methods they preferred, and to find out if cell phones can be an effective measure in helping them access resources to help with their pregnancy.