The New Business Advantage The Benefits of Mobile (SMS) Marketing
Customer Initiated, Customer Generated Customers have to request promos/offers to get them Customers will notcry “SPAM!” If they weren’t interested, they wouldn’t have texted in Customers can “opt out” at any time by simply replying “STOP” to any message
The Business Mobile Marketing Provider (Harness Mobile) Participating Businesses End User (Customer)
Types of Gateways (Aggregators) Tier 1 – Has agreements/software in place that communicates with all major and most minor wireless carriers (Open Market, MX Telcom, Motricity, mBlox) Tier 2 – Has agreements/software in place that communicates with most major and minor carriers Tier 3 – Has some agreements in place…
Dedicated Short Codes purchase for one business- (i.e., Walmart, Pepsi)
Dedicated short code(s) to be shared. (HMobile, Hip Cricket, Sumotext) Resellers of shared shortcodes- (buy rights to sell keywords to clients.) Cookie cutter applications, non-modifyable. Smaller margins, usually more expensive
Why Harness Mobile? HM is run through a Tier 1 Gateway, Open Market HM owns a dedicated (5 digit) short code. HM has a completely customizable, scalable software/application platform that will grow with and adapt to the changing market.
The Market The secret is out, mobile marketing is the new platform for effective customer contact # of text messages doubled from the June 08 to June 09 in the US 53% of texters are 35+ 25-49 age group, 72% use text messages 18-24 age group…just about everyone!
Easily Build A Strong Client Database Re-market to existing opted in customers New customers constantly opting in Develop customer profiles by sending identifying questions to respond to A strong or creative/fun offer will spark a viral response ( forwarding your offer to friends/family)
Track/Measure Existing Marketing and Advertising Efforts Mobile Couponing, Text2Win, Polling, VIP Clubs, Customer Loyalty Programs, Trivia, etc. Individual keywords for each marketing effort “Text PIZZA1 to 27922 for instant coupons” (in the local paper) “Text PIZZA2 to 27922 for instant coupons” (on a flyer) “Text PIZZA3 to 27922 for instant coupons” (in ValPak)
Real Time Marketing Messages Based on Real Time Market Conditions Slow Day? Send out a great special to get customers in the door. Surplus of Inventory? Send a BOGO offer Send out lunch specials at 11:30 Send out Happy Hour Specials at 4:30 Static ads are now interactive and modifiable at a seconds notice