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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    DoSomething.org Integrates Text Messaging Throughout Its Annual Awards

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    Last night on VH1, our client DoSomething.org 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

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    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

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    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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    MTA Bus Time Hits 1 Million Texts – A Press Roundup

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    We announced earlier in the week that the MTA’s revolutionary Bus Time program had passed a major milestone – one million incoming texts. As Bus Time spreads from Staten Island throughout New York’s 5 boroughs, the milestone proves that the program is being adopted and used by commuters. Below are a few of the press highlights.…

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    Celebrate the Summer with Event Information Texts from WNYC

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    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…

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