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  • The weather’s heating up, the sun seems to be always shining – and the ‘out of offices’ are turning on. We’re entering the travel industry’s busiest season – is your business ready to keep up with the mobile-first world? Today, booking a holiday isn’t as simple as walking into a travel agent’s office, discussing budgets […] The post Tap and Travel: The Endless Opportunities for Tourism with SMS al...

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  • More and more businesses are choosing to introduce mobile messaging strategies to engage with the 85% of UK adults who own a smartphone. Of course, integrating new channels into your existing marketing mix can be complex and time-consuming, but it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, a recent customer of Textlocal integrated and tested […] The post Exploring the opportunities of an SMS integration ...

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  • Telecommunications regulator Ofcom has hailed the UK as a “smartphone society’, leading to more businesses thinking of ways to connect with their target audience via mobile devices. In 2018 there are now more ways than ever to connect instantly with an audience and when it comes to planning an event or festival, SMS provides the […] The post Events Teams: Joining the ‘Smartphone Society’ appeared ...

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  • The World Cup is one of the most widely viewed sporting events in the world, in 2014 the beautiful game reached more than 3.2 billion avid viewers. This is the one sporting event that brings entire nations together in support of one team, each hoping that theirs will be the one to bring the cup, […] The post Winning with SMS this World Cup appeared first on Textlocal.

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  • 85% of UK adults own a smartphone, this ever-evolving and undeniable rise of mobile usage has given customers the ability to access their accounts and finances from anywhere, at any time. The question is, how can providers support the more challenging expectations of the 24-hour customer? Almost 20 million consumers use their bank’s app to […] The post SMS, supporting the rise of anytime, anywhere...

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  • With the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex asking for charitable donations as their wedding gifts, charity has been on the forefront of our minds recently. With time as a precious commodity for both charity workers and their supporters, could the convenience of SMS boost efficiency and donations? Time is Money With many charities depending […] The post Receive, Click, Donate: SMS Opportunities f...

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  • Traditional recruiters are facing an increasingly tough market – the answer to this dilemma is clear: adapt and modernise to the mobile society. With the rise of national job sites and apps, two-thirds of the UK’s job seekers are bypassing the recruiter to find their next role direct. The latest research has found that 89% […] The post Recruiters: Fighting Back from Apps appeared first on Textloca...

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  • Keywords are an excellent way of catching current and potential new customer’s attention. Short and simple phrases, linked with short codes make getting in touch with your business easier than ever. So how can you make the most out of them? How do keywords work? Keywords are either a single word or short phrase.  Which […] The post Keywords: Using Language to Your Advantage appeared first on Textl...

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  • In only a few short months, new GDPR regulations will replace the current Data Protection Directive. Although there have been many different opinions and scaremongering rumours around, we’ve been reflecting on the golden opportunities GDPR will bring… The new GDPR regulations, which come in to force 25 May, are the most important changes to data […] The post The GDPR Opportunity with SMS appeared ...

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  • We are undeniably living in a smartphone society with UK adults looking at their mobile devices on average at least 150 times a day. Consumers are becoming more reliant than ever on their smartphones using them to shop, socialise, organise their day, finances and so much more. Given our obsession with our mobile devices, it’s […] The post Why SMS is the key to great customer engagement for insurer...

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  • Unsurprisingly an estimated 10 million people in the UK will be watching the racing event of the year, the Grand National 2018. As this iconic event kicks off the racing season in just a few days, millions will be desperate to see which horse triumphs and of course whether they’ve backed a winner. The Grand […] The post Are you betting on the right engagement channel? appeared first on Textlocal.

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  • With the restaurant industry reporting revenue losses from no-show bookings, could SMS be the answer to empty tables? The Guardian’s resident restaurant critic, Jay Rayner, recently included a short but important story in the ‘News Bites’ section at the end of his latest review: “Restaurant no-shows have become a serious issue in the industry.” Writing […] The post Battling restaurant no-shows wit...

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  • SMS has come a long way since it was first invented 25 years ago by Neil Papworth, a software developer from Berkshire. Text messages are no longer the plain 160 – character messages we’ve come to know and use every day. SMS is now a great way for businesses to send two-way communications, and Messenger […] The post Lesson 101: Auto-responses and SMS forwarding functions appeared first on Textloca...

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  • In any emergency, communication is key both to advise people on how to stay safe as well as to minimise panic by giving people the correct information. However, in order to deliver this information, businesses and governing bodies need to have access to the fastest and most reliable system for communicating to the public. SMS […] The post Stay informed during severe weather with instant SMS update...

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  • With 56.5 million mobile users and 79.14 million active mobile devices, there’s no denying that the United Kingdom is a mobile-first society. As Valentine’s Day has just passed, it made us wonder: just how much do we love our mobile phones? SMS is fast becoming the main communicator for brands and, particularly with new GDPR […] The post Which mobile user are you? appeared first on Textlocal.

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  • Amazon Go has opened its doors to the public, introducing the concept of an entirely new shopping experience. Raising the question what is the future of retail? Following on from the success of self-check-out in stores, the evolution of mobile technology and AI has paved the way for totally checkout free shopping. Despite queuing being […] The post Is the future of retail not only contactless but ...

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  • January, the month-long linked with bad weather and dwindling bank balances, is almost over and pay day is within touching distance – so how can retailers make the most of this?  It’s a universal trend for consumers to tighten their belts at the start of a new year. With many companies paying employees earlier than […] The post Making the Most of Payday with SMS Marketing appeared first on Textloc...

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  • One of the country’s leading property companies, ZPG, has reported that an incredible 75% of all visits to its house hunting platforms are made on mobile devices. With this staggering figure in mind, we ask: how can estate agents fully harness the power of mobile to increase sales and boost customer satisfaction? With 79.14 million active mobile devices in […] The post Phone is Where the Heart Is:...

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  • As we begin 2018 and reflect on 2017, it’s clear that the mobile marketplace has grown rapidly, transforming the way we work, rest and play. As Britain now has more than 80m active mobile phones in circulation for the first time, we thought we’d look ahead at what 2018 is likely to have in store […]

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  • This week, a study published startling results after conducting research on GP appointments – revealing the extent of a longstanding issue: one in five patients regularly miss their appointments. Could SMS be the solution that the NHS is looking for? The Findings The study looked at more than 500,000 people across the country from research […]

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  • Discover how omni-channel communication is transforming the future of council communications. As the majority of consumers become more comfortable with technology, we are increasingly finding that they will choose automated services until an agent is the last option. The convenience of using our mobile phone to communicate through new and more efficient channels than voice […]

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  • If you’ve stumbled upon this post, the chances are you’re probably wondering what does MMS mean? And how can your business use it? You’ll find these questions answered, plus everything else you need to know about MMS in this blog. In 2001, MMS was the Japanese picture messaging system Sha-Mail introduced via J-Phone. However, the […]

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  • Learn about the latest recruitment trends set to impact the industry and help agencies stay ahead of the competition. 2017 has provided the recruitment industry with many obstacles over the course of the year, including the ongoing talent shortage, leaving 65% of recruiters worried (Jobvite). But despite this, the past 12 months have proved to […]

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  • Like all marketing channels, practice makes perfect. To help you speed up this process and give you a head start with SMS marketing, take a look at this quick list of do’s and don’ts. Since 2005, we’ve helped over 165,000 businesses send millions of SMS campaigns. Whether it’s a simple appointment reminder or a seasonal […]

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  • As the market value in the gym and fitness industry reaches an estimated £4.7 billion this year, what sort of challenges does this present? And how can you tackle them? According to Leisure DB’s latest report, the news is very positive for the fitness industry. Their research reveals that there are now 9.7 million fitness members […]

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