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    The Ad Council Helps Parents Improve Kids’ Oral Health with a Text Brushing Challenge

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    Kids hate brushing their teeth, and parents hate the constant struggle of reminding them. But dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, affecting 16.5 million children – especially children in low-income families. In a national survey, the Ad Council found that 75% of parents report that their kids…

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    Join Ti Chesley at the DC Cause Marketing Summit and Learn about the SMS Renaissance

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    Are you in DC tomorrow? Come join Ti Chesley, our Director of Customer Success, at Cause Marketing Summit DC. Ti will be speaking from 1:30 to 2 pm on Text Messaging: Engage Your Community & See Results.  Ti will be discussing the “SMS renaissance.” Just a few years ago, some were calling text messaging an out-of-date technology.…

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    “Text Consumers or Risk Irrelevancy in 2017”

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    “71% of online retailers are not addressing consumer communication preferences” says an article in Mobile Marketing Weekly. The statistic, based off an OpenMarket research poll, found that even as consumers are clamoring for SMS communication, most e-retailers haven’t adopted it into their outreach plans. Consumers – especially Millennials – overwhelmingly prefer to communicate with companies using…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Researchers send text message using chemicals A lab at Stanford replaced electric 1s and 0s with pulses of vinegar (an acid) and glass cleaner (a base). Whaaaaat? 2. Why Your Small Business Should be Using SMS for Customer Communications “Nearly 80 percent of people wish they could contact businesses via text.” This article gives small businesses some…

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    October Was Mobile Commons’ Biggest Month Ever!

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    October was Mobile Commons’ biggest month ever! Our customers sent tens of millions of texts throughout the month, blowing past our previous record-holder – which was actually the previous month, September. Of course, this was only a big month for us because of all the innovative, fantastic work from our customers. The election in particular…

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    The Clinton Campaign Launched an English & Spanish Text Hotline To Keep Voters Informed – And To Fight Intimidation

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    The Clinton campaign launched a text voter hotline, in English and Spanish, to give people the information they need to ensure they cast their vote – and to make sure they’re safe from intimidation or suppression. At its core, the hotline is a simple tool to clear up the jumble of state laws about voter…

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    Use the Mobile Commons Polling Place Locator to Find Your Correct Polling Place – Whether You’re Voting Early or on Election Day

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    Vote Early by Texting EarlyMC to 97779 More Americans than ever are voting early this year, breaking records across the country. According to the Washington Post, more than 41 million Americans have already voted – with many more voting today. If your state allows for early voting, you can find the proper place to cast…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Let KERA And Electionland Know About Your Early Voting Problems Electionland is a project that will cover access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election. 2. How businesses benefit from text messaging VentureBeat gives a good overview of SMS’ value proposition. As more and more…

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    Shine Can Help You Change Your Life Over Text Message Through On-Demand Life Coaching

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    Shine is helping people become their best possible selves – all over text message. The startup has launched a new on-demand life coaching service, offering subscribers individualized, full-time access to a certified coach who can help them map out a personal plan to success. Shine has been sending free, inspirational text messages every morning for…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Google rolls out text messaging to AdWords for businesses The feature lets developers add a text button to ads with pre populated messages such as “I am interested in a reservation. Please text me back more information.” The icon shows up next to the main ad in Google Search and as a message below…

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