MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service and is basically an upgrade to SMS (Short Message Service, or text messaging). MMS gives advertisers the capability to deliver multimedia content like photos, animation, video and audio. MMS may contain text with multimedia content, providing a more compelling marketing message.
MMS messaging is a great way for a variety of businesses to communicate with large groups of targeted customers, event attendees or employees. Banks can send customers account-specific messages to create a more convenient line of communication. Doctor’s offices use MMS to remind patients of upcoming appointments, and schools use MMS messaging to get in touch with parents or students to inform them of school closures due to weather or school-specific events.
Political campaigns frequently use MMS and SMS, as 98% of the population has access to a mobile device that can receive multimedia messages. Studies show that MMS business marketing performs four to five times better than online advertising for increasing brand awareness. For this reason, MMS is the most effective form of direct marketing.
Send Your Ideal Audience a Variety of Offers
CellForce has enabled its clients to reach users in many ways. Customers can be texted a keyword to receive a single, customized coupon or the business can mass send MMS mobile coupons to opt-in customers' mobile phone. You can offer discounts, buy one get one offers and more.
MMS coupons or promotions are messages sent to your targeted audiences that also offer them the latest products, services and upcoming offers. For example, an online event organizer can send an MMS message containing a bar code or QR code directly to event attendees' phones, to replace a printed ticket.
Why tell people about your new dish when you can show it to them? A customer needs your address? Reply with the address and a picture or video of your business for easy identification.
Other MMS messaging options include sending prospective job seekers information about current vacancies, and guiding attendees through conferences and trade shows. It’s also much less expensive to text a guest a map of a venue and a schedule of events than it is to print and distribute thousands of guides that get lost or forgotten – and ultimately thrown away.