We live in a new an improved digital age. For any business desiring to be competitive in this market adjustments in reaching the consumer must be made. Mobile marketing is more of a necessity than ever now that so many consumers access data via their mobile devices.
Make your messages fun. Remember that mobile can also be used as a source of entertainment. Make your messages interesting and exciting, while providing the subscriber with either meaningful information or entertainment. When subscribers are doing something or just waiting for something somewhere, they will look to mobile as an exciting or enjoyable distraction.
Only add telephone numbers from customers choosing to receive messages to build your mobile marketing database carefully. If you add telephone numbers of customers who have not elected to receive mobile marketing messages, you are likely to see a high volume of complaints and requests to be removed from your list.
Try not to add files to your message. If possible, you should only include a link. Adding large files, like pictures, to a message will only frustrate the customer, because you are adding to the download time. Also, you may be costing them extra money just to be able to view what you have sent.
Be consistent with your messaging volume. You should always let your customer know in advance how many messages you plan on sending out per week or month. When you do this, your customers know what to expect and will be waiting to hear from you. Make a good schedule and stick to it.
QR codes can be a great way to reach out to your technology-friendly clients. This is an easy way for people with smart phones to access your website and/or coupons. Examples of printed materials where the QR codes should be placed include: posters, business cards, flyers, brochures and catalogs. A QR code is a good way to immediately engage a potential customer who is interested by a printed ad.
When you are promoting a particular event, send the mobile marketing message a few hours or the day before the event. Customers that are genuinely interested in the event can easily forget the message if you send it several days before the event is to take place. You do not want your customers to miss out on anything.
If you often have great sales or give-aways, consider using SMS to get the word out. Text messages shine in their ability to cut through the clutter of an otherwise busy, application-filled mobile device. The messages usually trigger a pop-up notification on the system, making SMS a terrific choice for getting the word out about a sale that can’t be missed. But be careful to only text message customers who have signed up to receive them, as many people feel SMS mobile marketing is invasive. It could have the opposite effect than your intent.
Your emails will get a better response if they are mobile friendly. Let your recipients click on a phone number rather than a link. Optimize your pages so they appear properly on mobile devices. Checking email from a phone is becoming increasingly common, so any emails you send out need to take this into account.
Failure to make your mobile marketing cross-platform capable, will cost you dearly. The variety of mobile devices available is staggering, and there are multiple platforms to be compatible with. Your ad campaign should target iPhones, Android devices, Blackberry, Windows mobile and tablet devices.
With the tips and advice in this article you can position your business to take advantage of mobile marketing. Doing so can have the potential to widen your consumer base and profitability potential. If you want to be a true contender for the consumer dollar mobile marketing needs to be a serving on your marketing plate.