Infographic: Smartphones

Infographic: Smartphones
Jun19

Check out this great infographic on the state of smartphones in 2013:

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10 Best Text Message Marketing Services

It is quite obvious to marketers that text message marketing is a great way to reach your customers on a very intimate level. With 91% of all Americans within reach of their mobile devices 24/7, text message marketing is ideal for connecting with consumers when they are most likely to buy! Although choosing text message marketing is a no-brainer, there are so many text message marketing services out there that it can be confusing for marketers to decide which program to use. We have compiled a list of the ten best text message marketing services that will hopefully help to aid you in your text message marketing efforts. 84444.com is a text message marketing service based in the suburbs of Philadelphia. 84444.com offers a full suite of services includes text interactive, text broadcast, text vote, text contest and text coupon. Some of the best features of this service include: Easy to remember short code: 84444 Custom keywords · Users have the ability to search for open keywords at any point on the service’s site. Easy-to-use text contest and sweepstakes · Allow companies to create an opt-in database Text Vote · Offers both multiple choice and open vote options · Customized, automatic and video reply messages Excellent Customer Service · Phone and email assistance · Live Chat · Video tutorials CellitSpark by ePrize is a subset of CellitStudio that offers entry-level text message marketing options at an affordable price for small businesses. CellitSpark offers text message marketing, mobile coupons, campaign launching and real-time reporting. Some of the best features of this service include: It’s affordable price for small businesses Double-Length Message Options · Can extend the length of your text messages past the standard 160 characters Real-Time Reporting · Tracks opt-ins and opt-outs and where people are signing up for the service (email, SMS, web etc.) · Keyword activity · Number of coupon codes redeemed and where Useful Customer Service Tips · Tips located on the right corner of the screen to help users as they go through the process. EZtexting is a New York based text message marketing service with over 50,000 clients. Their services include SMS text messaging API, dedicated and shared short codes, gateway services, custom app development and general mobile marketing consulting. Some of their best features include: “Pay & Go” payment option · no monthly fees, 2.5 cents/standard message Quick-start service · You can start sending messages immediately after registration Ease-of-Use · Entire website is very easy to navigate Easy subscription management · Can easily upload contacts via an Excel CSV file 24/7 support · Available via a variety of channels · Chat, support ticketing...

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Hawaii Bans Texting and Driving

Hawaii has recently become the 40th state in the United States to ban texting while driving. The director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Barbara Harsha, stated, “This action sends an important message to all Hawaii drivers: cell phone use and driving do not mix.”  In addition to text messaging, all hand-held cell phone use is also prohibited by the new law. The campaign for banning texting and driving began in 2007 when smartphones with text message capabilities started gaining popularity in the United States. A majority of states acted quickly when it came to banning cell phone use while driving. Currently, only ten states do not have legislation concerning texting and driving, but progress is being made in several of these states. Texting bans are currently pending in both Texas and Florida, two of the largest states in...

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List Giant: Identifying Ideal Prospects Through Mailing Lists

List Giant is a mailing list broker that helps marketers to compile affordable mailing lists of their ideal prospective customers. Marketers have the opportunity to choose from compiled, specialty and customized lists.  Based on how much a marketer is willing to pay for their services, List Giant will provide thousands of already compiled lists for the marketer’s perusal, or a List Giant consultant will build a customized mailing list for the company based off of their specified demographics. List Giant builds each mailing list based on specific geographical and housing information, as well as other basic demographics. After compiling the list, List Giant allows marketers to access your list in a variety of ways. Marketers can download their mailing list directly from the site in minutes, or if they prefer, have it mailed directly to their offices. List Giant even buys back marketers’ old and outdated lists and exchanges them for new ones. List Giant has 24/7 support for any and all questions that users may have. Overall, List Giant is a great way to identify and reach prospects in your target...

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