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    Jed Alpert on the Mobile Beyond Podcast

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    Our CEO, Jed Alpert, went on the Mobile Beyond podcast to talk about his new book, The Mobile Marketing Revolution, and how companies can best take advantage of the fast-changing opportunities offered by mobile communications. The far ranging conversation talks about when a mobile app works and when it doesn’t, the mobile web, and why every…

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    NYC Department of Health Doubles Smokers’ Quit Rates Through SMS

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    When the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene piloted a smoking cessation text messaging campaign, they got remarkable results. Not only did the text campaign double quite rates in heavy smokers, it also greatly decreased the likelihood of smoking again for certain groups. Here’s how it worked. The NYC Department of Health…

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    How To: Schedule a Broadcast

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    In this How To video, we walk you through how to schedule a new broadcast to your mobile list from the Mobile Commons system.

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    DoSomething.org’s Bully Project Launches a Survey Via Text and Email

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    The riveting new documentary Bully is not just taking on bullying in the theaters. It’s also using a powerful web and mobile campaign to mobilize kids and adults across the country to take action on this heartbreaking issue. Joining forces with the film are DoSomething.org’s Bully Project, Spark Notes, and teen spokesperson Victoria Justice. Central…

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    “Justice for Trayvon” Mobilizes Support with Text Campaign

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    In the wake of the tragic and racially fraught shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Marton, the Justice for Trayvon movement has gained a huge crowd of vocal supporters. Now, backing the movement has become as easy and immediate as sending a text. By texting TRAYVON to 30644, supporters enter a quick text conversation that allows them…

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    Create Real-Time Text Chat Through Our LivePerson SMS Integration

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    A mobile messaging campaign is conversational by its very nature. You text out information to a wide number of people; they respond; then you send them further information based on their responses. For most organizations, those conversations are largely automated. In some cases, an organization might want to have its staff members send direct messages…

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    How To: Add a New User

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    In this How To video, we walk you through how to add a new account user in the Mobile Commons system.

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    The Obama Campaign Deploys “New Cellular Weapon” – Instant Donations

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    The Obama campaign has just debuted what Time is calling “a new cellular weapon” – “one-click” campaign donations over mobile phones. Obama 4 America has always been one of our most innovative customers; their mobile outreach is unparalleled when it comes to engaging their base, reaching out to undecided voters, and raising money. Now, with…

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    About Mobile Commons

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    Check out our introductory video, which gives a brief overview of what a Mobile Commons campaign can accomplish, with a particular focus on advocacy.

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    National Alliance for Hispanic Health Uses Health Screenings For List Building

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    At free health screenings provided by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, community members receive screening tests and information about diseases and health risks. Recently, the NAHH decided to take their screenings one step further – and use them to enroll people in their Buena Salud club, an outreach platform that provides health information via…

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