About Mobile Commons

Our Company

Mobile Commons’ technology powers today’s most effective text messaging campaigns. We work with some of the biggest brands, government agencies, healthcare groups, and nonprofit organizations in the country, transforming the way that our society uses mobile to communicate. Our customers achieve extraordinary results, including Obama 2012, New York City, New York MTA, Viacom, Tumblr, National Cancer Institute, Humane Society of the United States and many more.

Mobile Commons is based in Brooklyn NY with offices in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA.

Mobile Commons Platform

Mobile Commons platform is a self-service, out-of-the-box solution for managing mobile and text messaging campaigns. Mobile Commons’ web-based dashboard makes it easy to get started with text messaging, while our feature list scales to meet the needs of the most sophisticated mobile marketers. Our secure servers process millions of 2-way text messaging conversations and phone calls. Our customizable backend database integrates with the most popular 3rd-party CRM & email providers and can be easily extended with our API.

Mobile Commons’s award-winning products are backed by the most obsessive customer service and mobile strategy team imaginable.

Founding Story

Many years ago, Jed launched a Britney Spears text message horoscope campaign: fans received text messages from Britney and then called in to hear her read their horoscope.

Soon after, while volunteering for a nonprofit advocacy organization, Jed had the crazy idea to re-use the Britney mobile program. This time, instead of connecting people to a recording of Britney, it connected callers directly to their Senator. It was an instant success!

Ben and Jed met soon after. Ben taught Jed all about the cloud, software as a service, and scaling.  They immediately realized this functionality could (and should!) be available to anyone from an easy to use web interface.

With our humble roots empowering nonprofit organizations, Mobile Commons has grown to become the premier platform for running text messaging campaigns, whether you are reaching a classroom or a country.