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2 December 2019

5 messaging tips to stand out this holiday season

Standing out at the noisiest time of the year is hard, but making sure your customers hear you isn’t impossible. It’s about choosing the right message and strategy.

With 90 percent of messages opened within 90 seconds, SMS is the perfect channel to cut through and capture your customers’ attention. And with rich messaging that can take you beyond 160 characters, you can delight them too.

Mobile landing pages enable engaging, personal holiday campaigns. Sent via SMS, you can include timely information and unique links for each recipient so they know how to keep in touch with your business these holidays.

5 tips to delight your customers and your staff

‘Tis the season to take customer engagement to a new level. Extend your messaging with mobile landing pages sent to anyone you need to talk to – your customers, staff, suppliers and more.

1. SMS greeting card

Send a SMS and mobile landing page to thank your customers and wish them a safe and happy holiday.

2. Holiday hours

Use a mobile landing page to share your availability during the holiday season, especially public holidays.

3. Party invites and confirmations

With the ability to track recipients and send unique links, request RSVPs, and send maps or links to party venues.

4. Share your own holiday tips

If you’re in the business of caring for people, share your own hints and ideas in a mobile landing page for a more personal touch and to avoid last minute website updates.

5. New Year greetings and planning

Get in early and start your customers thinking about planning for 2020.

Need ideas? Try these:

To save you time, we have created these templates to get you started. Simply choose your favourite design and follow the steps at the end of the article.

Header image Headline Body copy SMS copy
There’s only 3 weeks to go! And we’re still here to help you out. A holiday message from us: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Thanks, from all of us On behalf of the whole team, we wanted to say a special thank you. A holiday message from us: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Our holiday hours The team are taking a well-earned break, and our hours will be reduced between 21 December and 5 January. An update on our holiday hours: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Wishing you a safe New Year We’ll be back from 5 January to help you achieve your goals. A New Year’s message from us. ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Ready for the party? Here’s all you need to get to the 2019 party. Your entry to the 2019 party. ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

All the best for 2020! We look forward to seeing you again in the new year. A New Year’s message from us. ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Thank you for choosing us. We know you had a choice. We look forward to helping you again in 2020. A holiday message from us: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Happy New Year! If you need help with your New Year’s resolutions, we’re here. Usual hours from 2 Jan 2020. An update on our holiday hours: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Thank you. Thank you for supporting our business. We look forward to seeing you soon. A holiday message from us: ${mlpUrl}

Reply stop to opt out.

Get started in these easy steps:

Not yet a MessageMedia customer?

Sign up today, then continue to the steps below.

If you haven’t used mobile landing pages before:

  1. Log in to the portal and request mobile landing pages (under Extensions).
  2. View the guide on sending your first mobile landing page.

Ready? Let’s create your campaign:

  1. In the portal, select the mobile landing page called “Maniwaki”.
  2. Choose a template below and copy/paste into the landing page editor.
  3. Save your landing page and add the SMS copy into your message.
  4. Edit text (if required).
  5. Send to your customers!

Need help? Contact us for any questions.

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