The Mobile Marketing Tidal Wave, Zero Competition, Just Send a Few Text Messages and Cash In

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Did you know that over 260 million Americans carry mobile phones? That's over 85% of the whole of the country's population. Did you also know that there are 5+ billion active mobile phones in the world right now? This number is growing rapidly, and as we all know there are over 300,000 android phones selling per day right now. It has also been estimated that in 2012, 9 trillion messages will be sent and delivered globally.

Now here's another nifty fact. Text messaging alone has a 7 to 8 times higher open rate than email. The open rate for text messages is a whopping 97% open rate, compared to email, which is only 20%. When you get a text message, what is the first thing that you're going to do? Read it, right? But do you open all your email messages that come into your inbox, or do you delete a whole chunk thinking that it's spam? The speed of which a text message is opened is also usually much faster than that of email, occurring in the first few minutes, as opposed to an email, which might take a few days to read, if opened at all.

How Businesses Win With Mobile Marketing

Keeping all of the above in mind, the timing is ripe for SME's to start to take advantage of the multi-trillion dollar mobile market. Why? Because businesses can no longer effectively update customers through email marketing. Email inboxes of customers are getting spammed by all types of services, that customers no longer have the appetite to sift through their emails one by one. But, as we know (at least in the next few years), practically all new messages sent to mobiles are opened and read, and most are opened within the first few seconds too.

Method For Profit

Let's take the example of a restaurant:

1) Restaurant signs up to a text messaging service, and obtains a short code for the service - this means that whenever a customer texts the short code to a specific number, they subscribe for text coupons.

The person who gets all the answers correctly is given prizes. Since prizes are involved the public tends to participate and are much more interested hence the company is able to reach out to them.

SMS marketing is another technique that is being actively employed by marketers. It is found that many small businesses in comparison to big businesses have benefited from employing this technique. In this technique short messages are sent to the public explaining about their company's products. Marketers are trying to reach out to as many people as possible hence SMS marketing plays an important role in bringing up the sales.

The latest trend that is being observed in the business world is integration of social media and mobile marketing. Many marketers have found this technique to be extremely profitable and are working to enhance the features of this marketing technique to make it even more efficient. Usage of social websites for marketing has its own advantages such as free promotion of products and publicity for the company.

According to a news brief by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the next year will see a boom in mobile marketing as more businesses use advertising strategies that fully incorporate text messaging and other SMS techniques. Additionally, the majority of those businesses are already using mobile to increase their advertising budgets over the same twelve-month period.

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