Today marks the 37th Great American Smokeout, a day when cancer prevention institutes encourage smokers to quit, or to make plans to quit, even if just for a single day. As part of that effort, the National Cancer Institute is asking smokers and their loved ones to “Unite 2 Quit”. Tens of millions of smokers nationwide want to [...]
An article in the American Journal of Public Health documents how mobile health campaigns can reach undeserved populations with vital healthcare information. The article chronicles the development and execution of Text4Baby, a text initiative that provides pregnant and new mothers with nutrition and care information to help the development and birth of their children. In [...]
One of the most inspiring sites following Sandy’s devastation has been the thousands of people volunteering in the cleanup. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, New Yorkers are coming together to help their communities recover. But there’s still a lot more work to be done. And it can be a challenge to match volunteers [...]
The New York Daily News today features how Mobile Commons helped the Obama campaign win the election, and assisted New York and New Jersey in keeping citizens informed about where they could vote in the aftermath of Sandy. In an article entitled “Mobile might: Sandy’s wrath no match for B’klyn tech firm on election day,” [...]
When it’s vitally important that their message gets heard, major national institutions turn to Mobile Commons. Over the past week, our country has seen two historic events – the Northeast being battered by the Atlantic’s largest storm in history, and Obama’s reelection as president of the United States. For both the Obama reelection team, and [...]
Over the past week, Mobile Commons has worked with New York and New Jersey officials to be sure that all their citizens know where to vote. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many polling places throughout both states had to be moved. That meant that many citizens weren’t sure where to go vote – an [...]
Today and tomorrow, New York City’s Javits Center is hosting ad:tech, the premiere digital marketing and technology conference. Mobile Commons will have a booth setup at space 1545. Amanda, Rodger, Michael, Nick, Louise, and Sam from our team will all be attending for part of the event. So if you’re at the conference, or just [...]
This morning, WNYC’s New Tech City interviewed our CEO Jed Alpert. Reporter Manoush Zomorodi asked about how our polling place locator was providing accurate information in the wake of Sandy. The two also discussed how texting is a useful resource in any crisis situation. Read a transcript of the full interview below, or listen to [...]
Reform Immigration 4 America is using dramatic, conversation-starting graphics to rally and increase the size of their mobile base. The immigration reform activist group has created a series of eye-catching graphics that are being posted across social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Each image includes a text call to action, so that viewers can [...]
As New Jersey works to rebuild and assess the billions of dollars of damages from Hurricane Sandy, citizens are faced with another problem: where should they vote in Tuesday’s election? Much of the state’s infrastructure has been damaged. That means many traditional polling places may no longer be operating. To get the most reliable information, [...]
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