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Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th April 2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By BKH
Re: Careful what SMS reseller/whitelabel you use

Well put. I would add that not just because they use a shortcode are they a true SMPP provider. There are companies out there that use shortcode to collect the incoming but use long codes or smtp...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 22nd February 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,259
Posted By BKH
Re: Best Mobile SMS Text Marketing Service

I use and enjoy Txt180's white label platform but I also did a lot of research on both Lime and Avid. Both are very good, robust platforms, Avid has been around a while and between the two of them...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th February 2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By BKH
Re: If You Had it to do All Over Again...

Dave, I have done quite well for myself throughout the year I have been offering SMS to businesses and in fact, hope to be at part time with my 9-5 in a few months and by end of year will be just a...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th February 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By BKH
Re: NFl SMS campaign numbers

Yeah, definitely not a good thing. I did not opt in so I did not see that side of it. I think that has a lot to do with who is providing their platform, just could not handle the volume. Maybe for...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th February 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By BKH
NFl SMS campaign numbers

Thought this info might be useful to some fellow SMS providers and marketers.

With the NFL's SMS campaign over the Superbowl, the awareness of SMS campaigns to nearly every business owner I talk...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th February 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I am selling the leads as low as $10 a lead and as much as $25 per depending on the lot. The only two lots that pay me per sell is my friends lot! An interesting note however, my friends lot...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 15th February 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Hello, I finally have all the updates from the lots and wanted to share. Everything has stayed pretty consistent since the onset. I've added some new ones that either have not been a full month yet...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th February 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By BKH
Re: The Death of QR Codes?

I pronounced QR codes "dead" (to me at least) about six months ago. Not for any other reason than, it just was not effective for me or my customers. I was adding QR codes to all of my text campaign...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th February 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,096
Posted By BKH
Re: Avid Mobile or Lime Cellular?

Between the two I would say I prefer Avid's platform, however, it is at a much higher cost. Lime offers a nice medium between platform and cost! The big question is going to be which of the two...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th February 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Campaigns

Patti, I'm sorry I dont know of any but I can tell you that running a campaign can vary dramatically depending on A:the platform you use and B:the type of business using the service. You can find...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th February 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By BKH
Re: How To Answer This Question?

I was going to say this is the reason that he asked the first question. He has used or been approached to use systems before and thus the response. You really have a couple ways of approaching it,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd February 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By BKH
Re: ?????important

The guidelines actually state (they may have changed since I last read them in OCT) they must give written or verbal notification of the opt in so this should be fine. I tend to hang on the safer...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd February 2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Of the five that I have lost since starting, one is going out of business, and one is now under new management and the new manager was not interested in renewing. One lot thought that it was too...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd February 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By BKH
Re: ?????important

It is spamming even if the people gave your client the phone numbers and said that they can contact them but did not specifically state that they can be contacted via text.
There is a massive...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd February 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Each lead does carry a time stamp with it and there is about a third of them that come through during business hours. Three of the lots that I work with have refused to pay me on one, two and five...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st February 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Hello, Just wanted to give an update on how things are going but I don't have numbers from all the dealerships as of yet. I have lost two dealerships but I have signed up 6 new. I do have the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th January 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By BKH
Re: Is Free SMS marketing To Clients Good or Bad?

Chuck, I have seen a lot of SMS companies use this logic for as free week or month but what always ends up happening is in 7-days when the trial is up and they haven't done anything with it (because...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th January 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By BKH
Re: Who Is Sccesful Selling SMS

Ed, I have been successful in both! It really depends on who you are selling to. I sell a lot better face-to-face and therefore I try to hit businesses that I can walk into and talk to a decision...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th January 2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By BKH
Re: Any services that offer true MMS marketing?

There is a company called anchor mobile that does MMS, you can check them out at anchor mobile dot net.



AT&T and Verizon were the only companies allowing MMS on their systems until this past...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th January 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By BKH
Re: Is Free SMS marketing To Clients Good or Bad?

Aaron knows what he is doing here! I suggest never offering FREE. An option you may take is by increasing your price or adding a sign up fee and offering a waive of the sign up fee or (my favorite...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th January 2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I will have some updates hopefully this weekend! I have not had a lot of sales time because I have been training a new person to handle all of the managed accounts for me, but there is still some...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th January 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Hello, when I originally pitched this to my friend thats the way I pitched it. He didn't like the dot idea and said he'd rather they not be there even if it was auto1, auto2 as opposed to auto.1,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th January 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

A lead is a unique number that texts in...I say unique because there are several people that will text in to several cars but I only charge as one lead. I have never had the problem of high...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th January 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

You most certainly can! I prefer using the generic codes so that the print is solid with the short code. When the car sells they just move the print add to the next car. Personally, I think it is...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th January 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Hi Angie, The way I use the system the wireless user is not opting to receive texts specifically, they are opting to be contacted. That's the beauty of receiving a call, answer if you want or send...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th January 2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

You most certainly could! I just give the contact to the sales manager and it is up to him/her to disperse them to the sales people. I can tell you that all of them that I know of as of now are...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th January 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By BKH
Re: Who Owns The SMS List?

So are you just wanting to not allow them to take their list elsewhere or are you wanting to use them?
If your just wanting to keep them from taking the list that would work but the end user is only...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th January 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By BKH
Re: Who Owns The SMS List?

Zoro, the regulations do not allow for anyone else to text the list so why would you be interested in them. When a customer opts into a keyword they are opting to receive the messages from that...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th December 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Marketing Message?

Bryson, thanks for the great info in the PM. Whats in the message is just part of the scenario, you have to figure the time that they are sent as well. You will get your best response from a good...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd December 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Hello all, It's been a while since I've been on just because everything has been so hectic with work and the holidays but I wanted to give an update.
I lost two accounts after just a month so I will...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 9th December 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Mike, I can tell you that I have come into this objection a lot! Some just say "no" because they have it others you need to overcome the objection. The service that they have with cars.com they...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 7th December 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By BKH
Re: Any ideas on how to pitch SMS?

If you're talking about Sammy Sosa, he generally grounds out to third on an inside slider :) Customer retention, communication tool, lead generator, I think you really need to taylor it to how it...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th December 2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Done!



I have not had any success with QR codes in any of the other companies I work with but I'm still wondering if maybe I was just not presenting it correctly.



I actually use the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st December 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

My signs have a design on them with a picture of a car in the background and just say:
For more information text A1234 to 33938 from your wireless phone. and small print that has MSG/DATA rates may...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th November 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

They have been very helpful and have worked well in either getting what I need or giving me the ideas to make it work. I don't pay the $5 set up and only pay $1 a month on any generic (a1234)...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th November 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

They do normally charge $2 per keyword (I've worked a deal with them for generic keywords) and at that it is still profitable. With 100 cars at $200 and generates about 60 leads at my $15 per lead...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th November 2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

The cost on the listings I charge ranges from $5 to $10, less for more listings. I had set amount of listings for them. For example $50 for five listings, $75 for ten or $100 for twenty. I did go...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th November 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Bryson, I think you may very well be right! I am charging in the $10-$15 range and I have seen a huge response. It started out pretty slow the first week but I started getting calls back from...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 18th November 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I use the txt180 reseller platform but really any platform will work with this idea...it's just a matter of what the platform offers you.
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Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

A side note for anyone that gives this a go:

There is a lot of management to these accounts as I get nearly two emails a day to change the response when his cars sell and he needs them added to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I live in the states and live in CA but do business in AZ, NM, UT, NV and CA. The majority of my stuff is in NV.

Not every car has a keyword but I'd say 80% of them do. His new lot probably has...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Marketing Service Recommendation

txt180 and lime cellular are good cost efficient options to look into. Also avid mobile looks very stable but a bit more expensive.
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Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th November 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

We are considering a lead a new phone number that opts in, but there are a few that are opting into multiple keywords. They are getting the info on the camaro and the mustang so it shows as two opt...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th November 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

So I met with my friend at the car dealership and think it may take another round of use before I will be able to get some solid stats. The numbers are a lot (no pun intended) different this time...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th November 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,338
Posted By BKH
Re: Text Message Marketing Providers

You were told by whom...a company that's been around a while and offers QR codes lol.

The longer a company has been around, obviously the more established they are...it has nothing to do with...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th November 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Thanks Chris! I actually made the decision to go with shortcodes a while ago knowing that my margins would not be as big but my target customer is the large corps that need (hopefully) a lot higher...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th November 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By BKH
Re: QR codes for Realtors

Kayla, I would be real interested in hearing how this works out over the next couple months. I have gone completely away from QR codes and have stuck to just SMS. My experience has been less than...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd November 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Thank you! I think I may have found a way around tracking a converted sale but I'm doing some testing on it with my friend now to make sure it works...I'll fill you in as I know more.



I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,046
Posted By BKH
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

My biggest hurdle is with the bigger corps...getting in front of the decision maker ! I would love to hear any and all ideas of how you get from walking into a business and getting the appointment...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By BKH
Re: adding church members to sms list?

Thank you! I can see there not being enough of an attendance to justify it for the churches over there but do they not still contact them in some way, phone call or email? That is really what the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By BKH
Re: adding church members to sms list?

Churches may not "sell" anything but you are very off base as to whether or not they could use it. I signed up one church just to get out alerts as to events that they had going on for youth groups...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th October 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I think your right! Break it down to a higher per lead charge and not worry about if it converts or not.

Its good to hear you got stuff working with auto trader...I was wondering about how it...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Susan, This was my original intention, a flat fee, but I got paid for conversions...Idk though how I would find out if the lead converted outside of trust...maybe someone could chime in with an idea?...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By BKH
Re: adding church members to sms list?

I don't know if it could be a market for mobile sites but who knows until you try. As far as why churches use them...I already have double digit churches using my service. They really don't use it...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By BKH
Re: adding church members to sms list?

I use txt180 but I wouldn't recommend going with any platform based solely on the ability to upload. From what I recall there is a good majority of platforms that will allow uploading of some sort,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,660
Posted By BKH
New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

I have a friend who is the sales manager for two different Auto sale lots, one new with about 90-125 cars and the second used with about 50-60 cars on the lot. I gave him free accounts to see what...
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