Are you at the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC? If so, come visit us and say hello! We’re in Booth 431 – and we’ll be here through Wednesday. Over the past few years, mobile technology has revolutionized how doctors, governments, hospitals, and health care providers can connect with patients. At Mobile Commons, we’ve worked [...]
Twenty years ago, on December 3rd, 1992, Neil Papworth sent the first ever text message. Papworth was an engineer working on a project for Vodafone, and used his computer to send the text to Vodafone Director Richard Jarvis. It read “Merry Christmas.” Text messaging actually was conceived in 1985, by a German communications researcher looking to [...]
It’s been a busy couple months at Mobile Commons. We were proud of our work with the Obama campaign and on the Sandy response, and delighted by all the great feedback we heard about those initiatives. But we’ve also been working with numerous other clients on their election outreach, on year-end mobile engagement campaigns, and on the daily [...]
Have you started planning your year-end campaign yet? A holiday campaign can be a great way to connect with people no matter what your goals – whether it’s to inspire some last minute giving, remind consumers of a compelling product, or offer a special opportunity. And it’s not too late to get started. Here are a few simple ways you [...]
Mobile Commons has been nominated for a Mashable Innovation Award! Mashable today announced its “Innovation Index”, which “celebrates recent tech, digital and social innovations that have redefined your world.” The index is divided into 15 categories, including media, entertainment, gadgets, and social good. For each category, one expert curator has selected 5 nominees. Now it’s [...]
DoSomething.org has created a text message game to teach students about the consequences of bullying. “The Bully Text” is an interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style SMS game meant to replicate a student’s first day at an average school. Participants are faced with different challenges—overhearing a student being called a slur, receiving a gossipy text, having to wait for [...]
Domino’s Pizza is teaming up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with the Domino’s Thanks and Giving Campaign. Beginning on November 12th, customers can order the St. Jude Thanks and Giving Combo from Domino’s (either in-store, over the phone, or online), which includes a [...]
TechPresident has a great piece about the OccupySMS campaign, which uses text messaging to connect people in need after Hurricane Sandy with people who have the resources to help. The article discusses how, like many of the best ideas, Occupy SMS was built to fill a need: “It started with our actual experience in the [...]
Crain’s New York has a great feature on how Hurricane Sandy and the election gave Mobile Commons our biggest week ever. In an article entitled, “Text-messaging firm gets busy,” Crain’s describes how the concurrent events created a variety of vital public needs: The four-year-old Dumbo-based tech company, which runs text-messaging campaigns for businesses, nonprofits and [...]
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is using a new text campaign to turn mobile donations into a mobilized community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The program is using text message donations from all over the country to support Brooklyn nonprofits that are working in the area to help those whose lives have been upended by [...]
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