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How Can You Run a Successful Farmers Market?

  Fall 2017 Update: We have added a few suggestions to help celebrate the change of seaons at your local farmers market. Are you interested in running a farmers market? Farmers markets are awesome ways to help the community connect, provide people with high-quality local food, and have quite a bit of fun while doing so! Running a successful farmers market isn't easy. It's a lot of work – and though the rewards are great, you should know some of the basic rules about running a successful farmers market before you get started. We here at DialMyCalls have compiled a quick list of 5 tips that will help you organize, run, and manage a successful farmers market! Whether you're a market manager, or just interested in farmers markets, read on, and learn about these secrets to success!    1. Coordinate With Local Farmers, Consumers, and the Community This is the first

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5 Ways Utility Companies Can Increase Customer Satisfaction

  Utility companies are, traditionally, in a tough spot when it comes to customer satisfaction. Though strides have been made in recent years, utility companies suffer from some of the lowest overall customer satisfaction rates – placing behind industries such as airline companies and auto insurance companies. Common complaints include difficulty paying bills, late technician appointments (or no-shows), and poor overall customer service. To continue to compete in the competitive, low-margin landscape of utilities such as gas and power, it's important for utility companies to take the proper steps to increase customer satisfaction – and make the monthly payment of utility bills more than just a boring, unsatisfying chore. Here are a few ways that utility companies can increase customer satisfaction – and get a leg up on the competition.   1. Offer Online Bill Payments and Paperless Billing In our modern, digital world, customers have a certain set of

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The Most Common SMS Marketing Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them!

  SMS marketing is incredibly powerful – especially with short code SMS marketing services from companies like DialMyCalls. Using DialMyCalls, your business can quickly send hundreds of custom-tailored SMS marketing messages directly to customers – providing you with an extremely valuable marketing tool. It's been estimated that nearly 90% of SMS messages are read within three minutes of being received. When you compare this statistic to emails, which have only about a 25% open rate at best, it's easy to see the value of SMS marketing. However, text message marketing isn't foolproof. It's easy to make the mistake of using this technology incorrectly. So, to help you market more effectively, we've put together a list of the most common SMS marketing mistakes – and how to avoid them.   1. Improper Call to Action (CTA)    The problem: The Call To Action (CTA) is the heart and soul of your

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DialMyCalls Case Studies – 1st UMC of Unadilla (Church Calling)

  DialMyCalls offers a church calling service that is used by thousands of religious organizations all across the United States and Canada. Pastors, churches and religious organizations rely on our service to send out a automated updates and notifications to an entire congregation at once. Churches utilize our service to send out community event reminders, weekly church updates, prayer requests, fundraiser notifications, and much more. Let's take a quick look at how First United Methodist Church of Unadilla NY utilizes DialMyCalls: Why Did 1st UMC of Unadilla Need a Church Calling Service? Connect with the community for special events. First United Methodist Church of Unadilla, NY needed a church notification system capable of contacting 350-450 contacts at once. Why Did 1st UMC of Unadilla Choose DialMyCalls? "We were looking for a change in services due to an increase in price with the current solution and DialMyCalls had a good price

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6 Helpful Tips for Communicating via Text Message With Your Customers

  Did you just finish setting up your DialMyCalls account? Congratulations – you're now using one of the most effective marketing tools for your small business! Text message marketing is a powerful form of communication. In fact, around 98% of SMS messages are opened by customers – nearly quadruple the rate of email newsletters. But you can't expect to achieve marketing success without a basic understanding of SMS marketing strategies. That's why DialMyCalls is here with a quick, simple guide to help you communicate more effectively with your customers using SMS. Read on, and learn with us!   1. Ask Customers to Opt-In to Your Messages The first step to communicating with your customers is to start building a list of peopel who have "opted-in" to messages from your company.  If you already have a list of phone numbers, that's a good place to start – send a message to

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DialMyCalls Case Studies – Acrobat Outsourcing (Staffing Notifications)

  DialMyCalls offers a staffing notification system that is used by thousands of businesses all across the United States and Canada. Businesses, both big and small, rely on our service to send out a plethora of automated notifications such as employee notifications, event reminders, shift availability notices, schedule reminders, weather alerts, and much more. Let's take a quick look at how Acrobat Outsourcing utilizes DialMyCalls: Why Did Acrobat Outsourcing Need a Staffing Notification System? Acrobat Outsourcing required the ability to send out requests via text message to people to see who is available for shifts and get responses back via our 2-way texting feature when needed. Why Did Acrobat Outsourcing Choose DialMyCalls? DialMyCalls is very cost effective as well and Acrobat Outsourcing loves the capability of being able to send out automated phone calls in addition to text messages. What Features Do Acrobat Outsourcing Utilize? Importing contacts via Excel is

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Send Text Messages Using an Email Address

  Paying for cell phone service can be expensive. Especially if you have a really high-end phone, the bill for monthly service can be way out of your price range. So what are you supposed to do if you want to own a nice cell phone, but don't want to pay for service? One solution is to get your texting and calling done by other means. There are apps you can download that will allow you to text and call for free, but not all phones support these apps and you might be limited in the amount of call time you get or the amount of texts you can send. Thankfully there is one completely free way you can send text messages that doesn't require any other downloads or services, texting via email. Many people are completely unaware that almost every mobile company has an email address for texting that

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Hurricane Season Facts and Preparation Guide

  The winds and rains produced in a hurricane have the potential to do massive destruction in just a few hours. Even though we typically have a couple days' notice on their impending arrival, the force can still take us by surprise. Cities, towns, college campuses, schools, homeowners, and anyone else living at risk of a hurricane need to have a decisive plan in place for dealing with this type of storm.   Hurricane Facts and Information Your first step in preparing for hurricane season lies in knowing what you are dealing with. Forecasters may be talking about an approaching storm for days, but you won't be able to properly prepare yourself, school, or town unless you know what they are referring to. Tropical Depression – A tropical depression is a low pressure area with thunderstorms. These storms have winds of up to 39 miles per hour and are first spotted

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DialMyCalls Case Studies – Let’s Play Sports (Team Calling)

  DialMyCalls offers a  team calling system that is used by hundreds of sports leagues all across the United States and Canada. Leagues, Individual teams and coaches rely on our service to send out automated notifications such as game cancellations, team photo reminders, schedule notices, parent notifications, and much more. Let's take a quick look at how Let's Play Sports utilizes DialMyCalls: Why Did Let's Play Sports Need a Team Calling Service? Let's Play Sports needed an "idiot-proof" system to send out calls and texts to different regions for their sports leagues. Why Did Let's Play Sports Choose DialMyCalls? Let's Play Sports heard about DialMyCalls from someone using us for their gym memberships and decided to go with our service because of their recommendation. What Features Do Let's Play Sports Utilize? Let's Play Sports used DialMyCalls for automated calls but would rather send texts now. A lot of people would

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DialMyCalls Case Studies – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Emergency Notifications)

  DialMyCalls offers an emergency notification system that is used by tens of thousands of  organizations all across the United States and Canada. Customers rely on our emergency service to send various emergency notifications such as employee alerts, evacuation notices, extreme weather alerts, and much more. Let's take a quick look at how The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas utilizes DialMyCalls: Why Did The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Need an Emergency Notification System? In the case of an emergency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, they wanted the ability to notify approximately 5,000 employees and partners quickly and efficiently. Why Did The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Choose DialMyCalls? The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas liked the interface DialMyCalls offers as it was very easy to use. Our site was focused and specific on its functionality for their use. What Features Do The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Utilize? Ease of use has been

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