Run SMS Contests via Shortcode Keywords

SMS contests are a great way to engage contacts, regardless of industry. For all organizations, it is important to create customer loyalty and trust, and one way to do this is to offer exclusive promotions, contents, and information. Customers and potential leads always want to feel as though they are in a position of receiving exclusive content - almost like a VIP. Some companies do this with the aforementioned promotions and information through the typical channels of email and social media. But, you can take this to the next level with SMS contests.

 

There are several benefits to hosting SMS contests:

 

  • Leverage a new channel: SMS is a powerful communication channel that businesses are only starting to use. Set yourself apart from the competition by offering clients a way to connect (and win!) through SMS.
  • Gain more information: By using a shortcode to host your SMS contest, you gain access to more information about your clients. You may already have their email address, but now you have a more direct method of communication — their cell phone number.
  • Offer your clients more: It's one thing to receive exclusive content and promotions. Sure, it's great to receive a discount but often these messages are either ignored or looked at and forgotten. An SMS contest is a fun way to directly engage with your clients so you stand out in their minds next time they require one of your related services.

 

SimplyCast's SMS tool allows you to engage with your clients directly through two-way communication. With shortcode keywords, it's easy to provide your contacts with a way to opt-in for SMS communications and SMS contests. If you'd like to learn more or receive a free quote, contact us today! A member of our sales team would be happy to help you find a custom SMS package that suits your needs.

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