In a city where there’s so much to do, sometimes it can be hard to keep on top of all the exciting cultural events. So WNYC has launched a text message campaign to send New Yorkers the precise time and location information for all the city’s major summer concert and performance series. Now New Yorkers [...]
The MTA’s revolutionary Bus Time™ initiative – the mobile service that provides customers with real-time information on the nearest bus – has just passed a major milestone. Since the service launched its first borough-wide expansion in January 2012, riders have sent 1 million text messages requesting transit info. When commuters text a bus stop code [...]
After a winter filled with coyote sightings throughout the Boston metropolitan area, citizens were concerned about what all the wildlife meant for them. While animal experts assured the populace that coyotes aren’t dangerous for people, Bostonians still worried about their children and their pets. WBUR, NPR’s news station in the Boston area, wanted to help [...]
The Los Angeles public radio station KCRW is dedicated to keeping its listeners informed about the issues that matter most to them. And what matters more to a city dweller than where to find good food? That’s why KCRW has launched a mobile program to provide Angelenos with restaurant recommendations over text message. Every week, [...]
Last weekend at the Crossfit Games, some of the best athletes in the world competed to determine who was truly the fittest man and woman on earth. But the weekend wasn’t just about maxing out deadlifts. It was also a chance for some of the strongest athletes to help out society’s most vulnerable. Crossfit has [...]
We’re excited to announce a new text messaging campaign from Simon & Schuster that is revolutionizing how authors can communicate with their fans. Launching at San Diego Comic-Con, the campaign gives Young Adult readers the chance to enter contests and correspond directly with some of their favorite authors. That includes Scott Westerfield, the New York [...]
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Partner with Mobile Commons for Young Adult Text Campaign to Debut at Comic-Con San Diego Contests and marketing campaigns will connect authors with their fans using young adults’ favorite mode of communication – text messaging NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has partnered with Mobile [...]
Mobile Marketer released a list of the “Top 10 SMS campaigns of Q2” – and we were delighted to see that two Mobile Commons customers made the ranks. The National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT and the Arbys/Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign were highlighted as mobile initiatives that “really us[e] the medium in an effective [...]
Buying union is a point of pride with many Americans – and particularly with union members. So Union Privilege has created a text resource to help union members make sure they’re buying union-made goods on national holidays. Over Memorial Day and on the Fourth of July, for example, Union Privilege texted out a link to [...]
In 2009, the passing of California’s Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex couples from marrying, ignited a storm of protest across the state. There were large rallies across San Francisco and Los Angeles. But what about those people in less urban areas who wanted to get involved? The activist mobile provider, CREDO Mobile, set up an SMS [...]
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