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Jan
21

Text Enable Your Business Landline Phone

We recently text-enabled our long time landline phone here in the office and we learned something very interesting.

People are Texting Our Landline

We’ve already received several text messages from customers and prospects.  In most cases, they simply didn’t realize that it was a landline.  In some cases, they didn’t even think to call they line — they simply prefer to text.

Text to Landline is a great tool for lead generation and for customer service.  Watch this video for more information.

 

May
6

Canada issues reminder on new regulations regarding text message marketing

84444.ca

Effective July 1, 2014, all text messages in Canada delivered over Common Short Codes must adhere to the country’s anti-spam law (Canada’s Anti-Spam Law – CASL) with the main provision being, “the sender will need to obtain consent from the recipient before sending the message and will need to include information that identifies the sender and enables the recipient to withdraw consent.”

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is recommending that all content providers and future Common Short Code users such as clients using shortcode 84444 be familiar with all regulations regarding text message marketing, and if assistance is required to contact the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) or seek independent legal advice.

More on the upcoming regulations can be found on the CWTA website.

 

Apr
15

Race for the Ring

London Jewelers sponsored Race for the Ring at Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday.  Over 220 couples participated in a text message scavenger hunt with the grand prize being a $20,000 diamond ring!

London Jewelers Race for the Ring

Over 220 couples learn the rules for Race for the Ring.

 

Contestants were given clues via text message.  When they answered the clue, they were then given their next challenge.  To solve the challenges, couples needed to find various landmarks in the park and retrieve the correct responses.  The game was ninety minutes long and varying point values were given for each question.

Scavenger Hunt games

Contestants hustled around the park to solve clues received via text message.

Watch as the final winner receives a phone call, only somebody’s Mom called at just the wrong time!

 

scavenger hunt proposal

As hoped, the game culminated in a proposal for the winners.

The game was promoted by XVoke with the text messaging technology provided by ATS.

Apr
9

ABC Uses ATS Mobile and Text Message Voting

Remember the days when not everybody really knew how to send a text message?  Watch this video and you’ll see that it really wasn’t that long ago.

ABC’s Wide World of Sports hired ATS Mobile to provide a text message voting program to allow customers to vote for the best male and female skater in its show.

 

Dec
25

Unique QR Code and Text Message Promotion

QR Codes and text marketing

When using a QR Code, always add a text message option for feature phones and those who don’t scan QR Codes.

Most people hang Christmas lights at their homes, but not if you are the president of a mobile marketing agency like ATS Mobile.  Scan this QR Code or join the text message marketing promotion when you’re in the neighborhood for a special Christmas wish.

 

Oct
14

Razny Ring Race is a Mobile Success

The Razny Ring Race in Chicago used ATS Mobile’s Treasure Text technology to run its Ring Race.  Watch the video for more information about how your jewelry store, auto dealer, or university can benefit from an exciting mobile promotion like this.

 

 

You can also check out Razny’s Facebook page for more pictures of the Razny Ring Race!

mobile scavenger hunt technology

atsMobile and Treasure Text is proud to be a part of this great promotion by Razny Jewelers.

The Razny Ring Race was organized and promoted by Dasher Mobile.

Jul
31

Pretty Canadian Girl Shows Love for 84444.ca

Luxie is a pretty young woman in Canada that sent supports our 84444.ca mobile marketing site.  Luxie’s employer had some great success with using 84444 for her business.

Mobile marketing in Canada is in its infancy so few customers are receiving many text message promotions on their Blackberry’s and other cell phones.  That really helps the messages stand out, said Luxie.  We agreee that Luxie is a standout.

Luxie and her company had some great success with mobile marketing platform 84444.ca.

Jun
24

Miss Virginia Text Message Voting

Advanced Telecom Services will once again be providing premium SMS text message voting for the Miss Virginia Pageant on Saturday night.  ATS also provided the text message voting for the 2010 Miss Virginia pageant.

2011 Miss Virginia Pageant

Vote by text

Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant used text message voting for 84444.com to help choose Caressa Cameron as Miss Virginia 2010.

Miss Virginia 2010 Caressa Cameron

  • When: Tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m.
  • Where: Roanoke Civic Center
  • Cost: $35 per person tonight and $45 per person Saturday night
  • Info: 877-482-8496; www.hometownbanktix.com; Roanoke Civic Center box office
  • Online voting: Online voting closes tonight at 10 p.m. To vote for your favorite contestant, go to www.missva.com. Voting is unlimited and costs 99 cents per vote.
  • Text voting: Text message voting opens Saturday night after the top 11 finalists are announced during the finale. Voting is unlimited and costs 99 cents. Standard text message fees apply.
  • On TV: Watch the finale Saturday on WSET (Channel 13) at 9 p.m.
  • Online: Watch the pageant live and for free at www.missva.com

To vote for your favorite Miss Virginia contestant viewers will be able to text VA<number> to short code 56665.  Do not put a space in between the VA and the number.  All text messages cost .99 per vote.

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