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    UWUA Organizes Utility Workers with a Text Message Campaign


    The recent Con Ed union lockout was massive in scale, involving over 8,500 workers from Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America. As the company and the union struggled to come to terms on a new contract, Local 1-2 faced the challenge of keeping all those workers informed and engaged – and they…

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    AARP Kicks off National Tour with Text Message Alerts


    The AARP is heading out on its nationwide You’ve Earned a Say bus tour to give seniors a voice in the upcoming election. And they’re using text to spread the word. Focusing on Social Security and Medicare, the bus tour will ask seniors from both parties to urge their candidates to make these issues a…

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    Text GIVE to 62262 to Donate to the Obama Campaign – A Press Roundup


    Yesterday the Obama campaign announced that they will accept political donations over text – a landmark ruling that opens up the political process to millions. Now anybody can donate to the Obama campaign merely by texting GIVE to 62262. The announcement generated news in major media outlets around the country. We were excited to see a…

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    How A Mobile Campaign Can Improve on Direct Mail


    Our CEO, Jed Alpert, spoke to American Express OpenForum about how a mobile campaign can improve your direct mail outreach. Direct mail marketing has been a staple tool for small businesses for decades. But a mobile campaign can achieve many of the same results as Direct Mail – for less money and with more measurable…

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    Capital New York On What Obama’s Text Donations Mean for NY Politics


    Capital New York just published an article about what the Obama campaign’s new text donations mean for New York City politics – and they feature our CEO, Jed Alpert. As you probably know, the Obama campaign just announced that they will accept mobile donations over text – a landmark ruling that opens up the political process…

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    Text GIVE to 62262 to Send a Text Message Donation to the Obama Campaign


    Today, the Obama campaign announced the huge news that they will be accepting political donations over text message – the first campaign in history to do so. That means anybody can now donate $10 to Obama straight from their mobile phones. This marks what the Chicago Tribune calls “the beginning of what could be a…

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    Nonprofit Quarterly Features the “Elegant Simplicity” of Text Messaging


    Today the Nonprofit Quarterly published an article that highlights mobile as “a simple, inexpensive way for nonprofits to reach their constituents” – and features the work of Mobile Commons and our customers. Any article that calls text campaigns “sexy” is all right by us, but the NQ piece also provides a great overview of the…

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    Last night on VH1, our client aired their annual awards ceremony – honoring not just socially responsible celebrities, but also young people who are taking action in their communities. And like just about everything DoSomething does, the Awards show had text messages integrated seamlessly throughout the event. Teenagers were given a variety of options…

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    Jed Alpert to Speak at the Mobile Insider Summit


    This Wednesday, at the MediaPost Mobile Insider Summit, our CEO Jed Alpert will be discussing how mobile can help your organization connect with your target consumers. Jed’s speaking on the Authors Roundtable. He and three other recent authors will be sharing their thoughts about which brands have developed successful mobile strategies, and what a world…

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    Time Magazine Features Mobile Commons


    As part of its Wireless Issue, Time featured Mobile Commons and our CEO, Jed Alpert. In an article entitled “Doing Good By Texting,” Time writer Kate Pickert explores how mobile can be used to bring about social change. She writes, To understand what makes the cell phone such a uniquely powerful tool for community organizing…

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