Grand Rapids Mobile Marketing, Social Media Experts

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Mobile marketing the next big breakthrough for all businesses.
Grand Rapids mobile/social media experts all agree that Mobile marketing has just exploded over the last two years. In 2008 mobile marketing commerce grew from 400 million to 3.4 billion in 2010, and growth is predicted to be explosive in 2011. (Mobile commerce daily)
SMS marketing (text messaging)
There are a number of ways to provide mobile marketing for all types of businesses. But one of the most universal tools that have the best response rate is text messaging. Currently there are more than 285.6 million mobile subscribers in United States alone. Stated another way, that’s 91% of the population.
There are almost 3 times more mobile web enabled phones in use then there are desktop computers. Is it any wonder that text messaging is growing so fast? Just check out these numbers.
Research shows that 95% of all text messages are read, and typically are read within 4 min. of being received. Currently 99% of all phones have SMS capability. And text messaging grows at a rate of 92% every year. And the figure that really baffled me was the age bracket of 15 to 59 are all responsive to text messaging.
There is no other form of media advertising available today was such a high response rate, such high open rates, for such a low price. Returns on investment with text messaging versus other forms of advertising are amazing.
Text messaging is more than just two people communicating. Text messaging provides the opportunity for businesses to send out reminders of scheduled appointments, provide contests for interactivity with their customers, provide information about their products services or brands, and the biggest and most beneficial is to provide coupons to bring a rush of new customers into their business in a short period of time.
Bottom line is this, SMS has proven to be a very cost-effective way to engage in mobile marketing, and your return on investment is greater than most other forms of advertising.

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