The Do’s and Don’ts of SMS Marketing

Sms marketing (also known as text marketing) can be an effective way of achieving your marketing goals. The best brands use text message marketing to connect with their subscribers, share promotions, and deliver mobile alerts.

SMS Marketing gives them a direct line of communication with their customers, which is extremely valuable when implemented properly. Even with videos, reels, and GIFs taking up a large percentage the content landscape, text marketing remains extremely popular. In fact, 70% of customers subscribe to text marketing messages.

But what is it that sets text marketing apart from other marketing tools? In this blog, we will talk about why SMS marketing has become so popular and what are the best practices you can adopt for your business.


The Benefits of SMS Marketing

  1. Direct and Instant Delivery – Texts are one of the most immediate marketing channels. They also help you connect directly with your customers, increasing the likelihood of swift responses. 95% of text messages are opened and replied to within 3 minutes of delivery.
    Time-sensitive messages can be delivered instantly, allowing you to deliver relevant and urgent messages to your customers. For example, if you run an e-commerce business you can let customers know about a limited time sale or send them a promo code with a link to your online storefront.
  2. High Open Rate – Users are always on their mobile devices and frequently communicate using texts. Which is why marketing text messages have a higher open rate of 98% compared to emails with an open rate of 20%.
  3. Higher Conversion Rate – CTAs in text messages also drive higher conversions. With no images or wordy clutter, the CTA and message in texts are clear and concise, leading to higher response rates. 45% of messages are responded to versus an email response rate of 8%.
  4. Personalization and Customization – Since text messages go directly to your customer’s inbox, they are a more personal means of communication. Formal sales language can be replaced with casual tones as if you are talking to a friend. This develops a deeper and more emotional connection with your customers, building loyalty. Of course, only go the informal route if it fits within your brand’s messaging style.
  5. Cost-effective – Compared to other marketing campaigns and efforts, SMS marketing is relatively inexpensive. With high open and conversion rates, text marketing offers a higher return on investment, making it a cost-effective component of your marketing strategy.
  6. No Spam – Email marketing attempts can often get lost in your target audience’s spam filter, whereas SMS marketing typically won’t. Once customers opt-in, they are sure to get your marketing messages, because there is no chance of it being sent to their spam folder.
  7. Quick Feedback from Customers – You can strategically use text marketing to receive instantaneous feedback from customers. Using polls and surveys, you can understand the preferences of your customers, market trends, and the voice of the users much better.The Dos and Don’ts of Text Marketing


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The Do’s 


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Getting Started

SMS marketing is widely used today across industries. With the right strategy, you can reach your audience personally and forge a deeper connection with each customer.

If you are new to the world of SMS marketing, partner up with J Arthur & Co. We specialize in web and marketing services, particularly in SMS marketing, and can help you create a winning strategy and campaign, setting you up for a successful SMS marketing launch.

We’ve worked with multiple businesses across various industries helping them with their web and mobile presence. Connect with us today to find out how we can help you!