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DialMyCalls Changelog

DialMyCalls Changelog

The DialMyCalls developers are constantly improving our mass texting and calling service to make it the best communication platform around! Below you will find the official changelog which will show all updates*, bug fixes and new features that are added to DialMyCalls’ mass notification system: November 2019 — PHP 7.3 Improved Vanity Number searching. Updated pricing page. Updated V3 confirmation page Improved contact groups listing. iOS Version 3.10.1 Released Android Version 3.10.0 Released October 2019 — Pushed several updates and fixes to V3 reporting. Added clickable hyperlinks to 2-way text messaging window. Fix user counts for contact groups (V3). Access Account permissions hotfix. Several updates pushed to mobile apps. Fixed “Non-Mobile” status on broadcast reports. Fixed recording playback on iOS mobile app. Updated uploading contacts modal. September 2019 — Improved functionality of embeddable customer widgets. Updated “Refer-A-Friend” is now live! Advanced filtering for V3 reports updated. August 2019 — Fixed

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How and Why You Should Send Video via Mass Text Message

How and Why You Should Send Video via Mass Text Message

Sending video in mass text messages is a great way to connect with customers and create a response. The internet and mobile usage has fundamentally changed the way people shop for goods and services. On the other side of the coin, digital marketing techniques have also drastically changed the way businesses communicate with their audience. But eCommerce and mCommerce are crowded, competitive fields. While the internet and smartphones have opened many doors for online companies, they’ve also made it more challenging to make an impact on your target audience. Now more than ever, it’s imperative for companies to stand out from their competitors. One compelling way to do this is with emotional, visual marketing techniques. Why Is Video a Great Marketing Tool? Video is essential to making emotional, long-lasting connections. It also gives companies many opportunities for use. For example, you can make a branded video that can be shared

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Why Influencers Should Start Building Up A Mass Texting List Now

Why Influencers Should Start Building Up A Mass Texting List Now

Influencers are Building a Mass Texting List and Here’s How to Do It More than half of U.S. consumers own a smartphone. 90% of those consumers use their mobile to shop online. The wedding of mobile and eCommerce has already happened, and it’s a match made in heaven. For progressive businesses, taking advantage of mass text marketing is ideal for growing their customer base. Mass texts can also drive traffic to your online store location and increase your conversion rates. Mega influencers like Gary Vee and some of the biggest names in business are taking advantage of this digital marketing technique. Are you ready to take your marketing game to the next level? Below, we’ll look at some of the most successful influencer texting campaigns. We’ll also show you how to build a mass texting list for your business, no matter your niche or industry. Why Is Mass Texting Good

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Short Code, Long Code, Bulk… What? Sorting Out Communication Terms

Short Code, Long Code, Bulk… What? Sorting Out Communication Terms

SMS short codes, vanity numbers, and bulk messaging — communication isn’t just face-to-face or pen-to-paper anymore. In a world of laptops and smartphones, mass texting service and call broadcasting, there are endless ways to communicate. Smart communicators will learn to harness all of these avenues to communicate quickly and clearly with large groups of contacts. Whether you need to communicate with employees, volunteers, or parents, knowing the ins and outs of mass text messages and voice broadcasting is a huge benefit. Below, we define the most important and most confusing popular online communication terms. These include SMS shortcodes, longcodes, bulk messaging, toll free, vanity numbers, computer to mobile, MMS, local numbers, and virtual numbers. SMS Short Codes An SMS short code is a 5-6 digit number used to send or receive text messages. Usually, this number is short so that it’s easier to remember. The ease of use of these

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7 Mobile Marketing Tips That Work

7 Mobile Marketing Tips That Work

Up to 96% of Americans now own a cell phone of some kind. The prevalence of mobile devices makes mobile marketing campaigns uniquely suited to reach the vast majority of the population. Mobile messages have the ability to reach up to 96% of Americans. However, simply getting a message to an individual’s phone doesn’t guarantee that they’ll be interested. Some mobile marketing campaigns are more successful than others. Here, we dive into 7 tips for mobile marketing that will drive your campaign towards success: a consistent voice, mobile-friendly emails, optimized content, mass text messaging and voice calls, videos, an easy to use website, and personalization. 1. Keep a Consistent Voice Odds are, your audience is receiving mobile text messages from a variety of sources. You aren’t the only business they’re hearing from. Because of that, it’s important that all communication from you in unified under a single voice and message.

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No One Really Wants an Auto Reply: Tips for SMS Personalization

No One Really Wants an Auto Reply: Tips for SMS Personalization

No one really wants to be on the receiving end of an auto-reply message. They fill up your inbox, they’re annoying, and they’re generic. But with the right techniques, you can utilize automated text messages as important tools to keep your audience informed and engaged. What makes the difference between an annoyance and an engagement opportunity? Personalization.  Taking a recipient’s name, location, interests, and opinions into account can make your automated text messages relevant. This relevance is what keeps your audience happy. Say My Name, Say My Name: Using Names in Automated Text Messages A recipient’s name is one of the easiest identifiers to gather and use to personalize communication. Each contact is usually paired with a name, so it’s easy to include as part of an automatically generated message. The inclusion of a name lets the recipient know that an automated text message was intended for them. It wasn’t

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Why Nonprofits Need a Marketing Mindset for Communication

Why Nonprofits Need a Marketing Mindset for Communication

Nonprofit marketing may sound like a strange phrase. After all, marketing is about earning money — and nonprofits aren’t in it for the money. Right? Wrong. Nonprofits still require money to function. To support their cause, money is involved in some way, shape, or form. Because of this, nonprofit marketing is just as important as marketing for businesses. In fact, nonprofit marketing can be even harder. While businesses earn money in exchange for a product or service, nonprofits must convince their audience to give them money for nothing in return. This added difficulty of raising funds makes it even more important that you send all communication from your nonprofit with a marketing mindset. The Difference Between Marketing and Nonprofit Marketing Consider these three goals of marketing and how they transfer to the nonprofit sphere: Increase Sales. When talking about nonprofits, this really refers to fundraising. Nonprofit organizations want to follow

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Sent From My iPhone: Why Texting is the New Email

Sent From My iPhone: Why Texting is the New Email

A single electronic note in a crowded room can make nearly everyone reach toward their pockets in unison. You know the note — the tinny, bell-like toll or the lower, sustained buzz of a notification. These sounds are so widespread that no one in the room would be confused if their phone showed no such notification. After all, almost everyone has a phone. It’s up to businesses to determine how they’re using them. Because of this prevalence, all communication has the potential to bring customers, clients, businesses, and employees closer than ever before. With each step, people become easier and easier to reach. But to close this communication gap, organizations, businesses, and individuals have to keep up with the latest trends. One of the important communication trends is the growing use of texting over email. Advantages of Text Messaging In this day and age, both desktop and laptop computers are

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Top 5 Food Truck SMS Marketing Tips and FAQ

Top 5 Food Truck SMS Marketing Tips and FAQ

Running a food truck business can be a rewarding opportunity to show off your food making skills, as long as you can get customers to your truck. This type of “on the move” business puts you at a slight disadvantage against the typical eatery since a loyal fan may not always know where to find you. You could invest in a megaphone, neon lights or even a bat signal to stand out where you’re parked, or you could take the easy route and market your business through text messages. SMS marketing is an easy and cost effective way of keeping in contact with your loyal customers. The concept is simple, they “opt in” to your service by giving you their cell phone number – just offer a free drink in exchange for those digits and you’ll be amazed at how many oblige – then you are permitted to send text

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What Is 10DLC (10 Digit Long Code Messaging)?

What Is 10DLC (10 Digit Long Code Messaging)?

10-Digit Long Code Messaging, or 10DLC for short, has been a useful tool for SMS marketing and customer communications for quite a long time. But in the approaching months and years, it’s likely that 10DLC will become more important than ever. Why? Because SMS short codes are going away, and 10DLC will become the new standard for sending bulk SMS messages. In this article, we’ll explore everything that there is to know about 10DLC numbers and SMS text messaging. Let’s get started now. What Is 10DLC Messaging? 10DLC, as stated above, stands for “10-digit long code.” In the world of SMS marketing, a “long code” number is just a standard telephone number – in the structure (555) 123-4567, for example. This term distinguishes long codes from “short codes” which are shorter 5-6 digit codes that, traditionally, have been used for SMS marketing and other such commercial uses. A short code

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