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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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    MTA Bus Time™ Hits 1 Million Text Requests – press release

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    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…

  • WBUR Makes a Mobile Map of Coyote Sightings in Boston

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    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…

  • KCRW Sends Angelenos Restaurant Tips over Text Message

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    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, …

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    Publisher’s Weekly Features Simon & Schuster’s Text Message Campaign

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    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…

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