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Tips and Pitfalls of Direct Marketing Through Bulk SMS

Tips and Pitfalls of Direct Marketing Through Bulk SMS

With the world's eyes now accustomed to reading the small screen of their smartphone, it was only a matter of time before a way was discovered to advertise through them. SMS text alerts as a marketing tool have proven to be highly successful in a number of different applications, and are ideal for businesses both big and small, so long as you know how to properly take advantage of it. The best thing about SMS marketing campaigns is that they are inexpensive in comparison to other methods of advertising your service, business or product. Plus, there is no real technical knowledge needed beyond being able to come up with compelling messages. This is especially true of bulk messaging, or what some refer to as text blasting. How Does Bulk Messaging Work? Bulk messaging follows the same concept as a group email, except the recipients receive their message right on

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5 Best Practices for College Recruiters

5 Best Practices for College Recruiters

For decades, businesses have recognized the benefit of bringing new minds aboard that are coming straight out of college. The job of a college recruiter is to entice the best and brightest to become a part of whatever team they are working for. The stakes are high and the competition tough, making it imperative that college recruiters learn how to make connections with this emerging job pool at their level and build strong relationships that last. Create a Compelling Online Presence Your potential new employees are born of the digital age, and are accustomed to communicating online. In order to attain their interest, your company needs to be online too, tweeting, posting and even blogging on a regular basis. Make it as personal as possible by using names and pictures. Choose individuals with strong personalities that people generally migrate, to manage your social presence online, and give them some

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7 Tips on How to Host a Successful Event for Your Church

7 Tips on How to Host a Successful Event for Your Church

Churches are the center of the community, hosting numerous events throughout the year in order to bring people together. When you are called upon to host one of these events, you are given a lot of responsibility. Follow these tips to help make every event your church hosts a success. 1. Set Up a Monthly Calendar A lot of time goes into planning events for your church, and the sooner you know what you have going on and when, the better. Use a large calendar and begin picking the dates for your various events so that you can begin to plan them as early as possible. 2. Know Your Budget It can be very easy to lose track of how much you are spending when picking out decorations and choosing caterers. With each event that you have planned you should first budget how much the church can afford to

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5 Extremely Useful Blizzard Survival Tips

5 Extremely Useful Blizzard Survival Tips

The only good thing about a blizzard is that you are usually given some notice that it is on its way. This should give you enough time to buy some cocoa, batten down the hatches and light a fire in the fireplace. Follow these five blizzard survival tips, and you'll stay safe and warm while the snow is piling on: 1. Add Extra Insulation to Your Windows and Doors A blizzard does not just bring snow. A blizzard blows freezing cold winds right up to the exterior of your home. If your home is not well insulated, that freezing cold air will make its way into your living space. Reinforce window and door frames by filling in cracks with caulking, or if the entire window is a problem secure a piece of plastic in front of it. Use old towels rolled up as an additional barrier for the space

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Tips on Getting Started With an SMS Marketing Campaign

Tips on Getting Started With an SMS Marketing Campaign

The cell phone has evolved into much more than just a phone. It provides you with access to music, video games, your social networks and of course instant advertising. With the high probability that an SMS text message will be read, businesses have begun using them as a way to draw in new customers. Businesses have quickly learned the value of text messaging as a marketing tool. This is an inexpensive way of reaching thousands instantly with just a click of the send button. Yet like email marketing, a business must ask permission of the consumer first before they start sending special deals and event invites via text message. Building an opt-in list is a must if you plan on using a text message campaign to build your business. You don't want a random list of names, but rather a database of interested customers where you can personalize messages

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How Advances in Technology are Improving the Quality of Education a Teacher Provides

How Advances in Technology are Improving the Quality of Education a Teacher Provides

Since the first classroom was opened, teachers have searched for ways to help them open the minds of young students. Imagine how lucky early teachers felt when they were first introduced to a blackboard, or even just desks for their students. Education has come a long way, and with the introduction of the computer and internet, a teacher can now focus almost all of their attention on ensuring that they create an interesting learning environment that sparks a child's thirst for knowledge. Technology Helps Teachers Save Time Almost all technology geared toward education takes time into consideration. Teachers spend a great deal of time, both on the clock and off, grading papers and planning lessons. Online lesson planning tools and calendars are extremely helpful for managing the entire year, not to mention the day to day activities and will save a teacher a lot of time once implemented. Planbook.com

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How Real Estate Agents Get More Closings By Using SMS Text Messaging

How Real Estate Agents Get More Closings By Using SMS Text Messaging

There is no denying that text messaging has become the preferred way to communicate, taking the place of making direct contact phone calls. People are quick to decline a phone call, but it is estimated that 97% of text messages are opened and read within minutes of being opened. Real estate agents have a great opportunity to take advantage of the convenience of text messaging to help close on more sales. Getting Started Text messaging your realty clients will be simple if you sign on with an automated text messaging service. These work online, with no extra installations to worry about. With a company like DialMyCalls, you can register a unique keyword for your real estate listings and begin collecting opt-ins. Potential clients can text your unique SMS keyword to 80123 which will automatically add them to your contact list within DialMyCalls – you can have the text message

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How A One Call System Can Work For Any Size School

How A One Call System Can Work For Any Size School

. School administrators are just as strapped for time as the teachers who work directly with the students. It is your duty to keep track of the many school rosters, ensure that there are no overlaps in scheduling and keep the different groups of people involved in your school up to speed with what is going on. Even a principal of a small school knows that all of this is not an easy task to accomplish. Simplifying Communication is the First Step Towards Simplifying Your School Day School principals, secretaries and support staff talk with a lot of people during the day. There are a lot of inside school conversations taking place, but there is also a lot of time being spent on sending various communications to the parents of their alumni. Emails about upcoming meetings from the principal, field trip information from teachers, and vaccination reminders from the

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Third Annual Tweet for Success Scholarship Contest Winners

Third Annual Tweet for Success Scholarship Contest Winners

Our third annual "Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest" ended last Friday and we have finally selected the winners. Four students will be receiving a $250 check to put towards their college education. Two of the winners were selected by receiving the most votes for their scholarship entry – the other two winners were picked by the DialMyCalls staff. This year the contest asked students to, in 140 characters or less, explain the benefits of online courses and degrees vs. traditional schooling. Over 12,000 students submitted an entry into this year's contest so it was extremely hard to pick only two winners. Below you will find all four winners and their Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest entries – each winner will be receiving $250: Top 2 Entries With Most Votes 1) Jazzlynsworld – 641 Votes – "Online Degree= Flexibility. Diversity Broadens perspective, Communication enhanced, Innovation through Virtual teamwork, Saves time

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5 Useful Tips for a Planned Utility Company Outage

5 Useful Tips for a Planned Utility Company Outage

The services provided by utility companies are vital for their customers. Whether it be water, gas or electricity, temporarily cutting the service is going to cause some inconvenience. In order to cut down on the amount of customers calling into the office asking why the service is disrupted and when it will be resumed, you can save everyone the headache by executing a plan for outages that has every customer involved in the communication loop. 1) Plan Ahead Once you know there is work that needs to be done which requires a disruption, your engineers should start planning on how it can be accomplished most efficiently. As much preparation as possible should be done ahead of time, and practice sessions performed to ensure that are no surprises that will cost more time. 2) Have Your Plans Readily Available for Your Customer When new customers sign on for your service,

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