If your organization is new to text messaging then you probably have some initial concerns.
Like how do you balance emailing, calling, and texting so your audience doesn't just tune out? Because the last thing anyone wants is to spam their customers.
To help you avoid this - I briefly go over the basic principles of when to email, when to call and when to send a text message to your audience. We also have a full guide on our blog that you can read here.
Every business should have some sort of emailing strategy. This is the most-widely accepted communication channel by today's consumers.
This is the best channel for longer pieces of content that may include images, videos, or multiple links.
Easily reach large groups of contacts
Recipients are used to receiving a bunch of Emails - so you're less likely to get any backlash if you send too many
Unlikely to get opened or read
Calling is becoming less and less of a focal point in today's business outreach strategy. Often times it's best to use phone-calling as a way to receive inbound communications from your contacts instead of cold-outreach.
Best for long exchanges
Low answer rates
Texting is quickly becoming a more preferable way for consumers to interact with businesses for updates, alerts, and reminders.
It's best to use text messaging for timely reminders, special offers, or for businesses who deal with their customers on a 1-on-1 basis.
High open/reply rates
Quickest time to response when compared to emailing or calling