When it comes to reaching consumers, marketers have a smorgasbord of channels to choose from. There are traditional options such as print, radio, TV trade shows, and direct mail, and newer options such as websites, blogs, search, social media, messaging apps, and email一you can even reach consumers in their on-the-road-navigation software.
Why, then, would consumers be interested in yet another marketing channel?
Enter SMS (or “smart message services” AKA texting).
SMS has been around for nearly 30 years, and as such is one of the older communication technologies going. It’s stuck around, in part, because it’s immediate, useful, and inexpensive to deploy. It’s a direct way of communicating without too much disruption. Traditionally people have thought of SMS as a channel reserved for important or close communications between friends, colleagues, and family.