What is a Shortcode?
It's a 5 or 6 digit telephone number that can send and receive text messages with mobile phones. They are commonly used for marketing campaigns such as text-to-win promotions or voting campaigns (think American Idols), but they can also be used as information services (for example, Text "traffic alerts" to 97233).
Shortcodes enable a two way communication channel between you and your clients! Think of the endless possibilities...
800 590 0028
Call us today!
They can be once off campaigns:
Text-to-win: Text "Top Table" to 97233 to win a free meal
Informational: Text "Showing tonight" to 97233 to get a list of tonight's movies
Give aways: Text "Happy Hour" to 97233 to get a free drink
They can also be used for ongoing relationship marketing:
Text "Weekend events" to 97233 to receive weekly updates on who's playing
Text "Specials" to 97233 to receive discounted offers
We make mobile marketing easy by allowing you to rent keywords on our shortcode.
Did you know? "The open rate for a text message is 95% and email 20%"
How does it work?
Dream up any campaign, start a free GraphicMail account and do a keyword search to see if the keyword is available on our shortcode. If it is - rent it for a month or longer, depending on whether you're doing a short term mobile campaign or intend to use it as a ongoing communication channel.
When you rent the keyword we'll create a list in your account with the same name as your keyword. Anyone texting to that keyword will have their mobile number added to that list. This makes it easy for you to select a winner from a list should you be running a promotion.
If you're using it for relationship marketing then send text campaigns to members of that list on a regular basis. Mobile marketing has a 95% open rate (compared to 15 - 20% for email) - as reported by Jupiter Research and Neustar - and engagement is significantly higher in the mobile environment.
BUT text campaigns are just the start!
Texts limit you to 160 characters. You can use GraphicMails mobile site builder to send mobile coupons and unlimited information to you clients by pushing them to your mobile sites via a link inside a text message. Learn more!