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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. A U.S. senator reveals calls to the U.S. Capitol switchboard have SHATTERED the previous record Never in the history of the country have more people contacted their elected representatives than they have recently. 2. Messaging is missing from luxury brand’s social strategies: report Facebook Messenger is the clear winning platform for B2C communication capability, causing 81…

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    The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network Is Using Text Messages to Connect Vulnerable Populations with a Life-Saving Drug

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    Problem: How do you provide a vulnerable population with access to a life-saving drug? PrEP, a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission, has the potential to save lives. But many of the people most at risk face barriers when attempting to access the medication. They often are not aware that…

  • Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) speaks during a press conference at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Regional Academic Health Center on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Harlingen, Texas. Cornyn was joined by Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a tour of the Harlingen VA facility and UT-RGV Smart Hospital. The panel also engaged in a discussion with local veterans regarding problems faced in seeking healthcare at the local clinic. (Jason Hoekema/Valley Morning Star via AP)

    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Poor John Cornyn: His pesky constituents keep calling Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reported that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. A great reminder that phone calls work! 2. A Low-Tech Guide to Becoming More Politically Active “In an era that…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. T-Mobile may be following Sprint and Rogers to offer RCS in Google Messenger RCS is the next-generation of text messaging — you can send messages longer than 160 characters, have improved group chats, read receipts, high-resolution photo sharing, typing indicators, and more. But it’s not data. 2. Trump’s New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai May Drain the…

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    Text Messages are the Best Way to Drive Phone Calls to Legislators

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    Political activists know that phone calls to Congress are the best way to influence legislators. But what’s the best way to actually get your organization’s supporters to pick up the phone and make those calls? At Mobile Commons, we have run phone call campaigns for dozens of activist and political organizations, as well as commercial…

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    Phone Calls Are the Best Way to Influence Legislators. Here’s How to Set Up Your Own Call-In Campaign

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    In these divisive political times, activists across the spectrum are working  to have their voices heard on Capitol Hill. The best way to get legislators’ attention, according to the New York Times, is through call-in campaigns. “A phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. The future of everything in travel (hint: don’t look to Silicon Valley) The future is conversational, according to this article. Lots about WeChat. 2. Would SMS Communication Help Your Business?: Top 5 Business Models That Would Benefit from Text Communication This article “dives dive into the top 5 business models that may benefit from the use…

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    Add Mobile Fields to Your Web Forms for Fast List Growth – With No Drop Off in Conversions

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    Whenever we discover new best practices for mobile campaigns, we’re always eager to share them with our customers  (and the world at large). And we’re particularly excited about this latest tactic, because so far it’s had great results. Adding a mobile field to your web forms can be a quick way to bring in new…

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    Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

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    Everytown for Gun Safety has been leading the fight for common sense gun legislation for three years. In the process, they have rallied millions of concerned citizens to their cause. When gun safety issues arise, Everytown launches massive call-in campaigns to give their supporters a voice. Last July, Everytown and Moms Demand Action drove almost…

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    Feeling Political? Here’s How You Can Take Action Via Text Message

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    We’re living in a politically charged time. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking action around the country, and millions more are looking for how they can make their voices count. Are you looking for a way to get involved? Dozens of advocacy and GOTV organizations make it easy via text messaging. Simply text their…

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