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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger Our press release that we joined Twilio’s Partner Program, and that our Platinum Success Plan Customers will be able to experience an early release of the Facebook Messenger functionality later this year. 2. How Amazon’s Connect Could Impact Twilio, Zendesk, RingCentral Amazon Connect is a self-service contact…

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    truth Uses Text Messages to Empower Young Activists to Take a Stand Against Cigarettes in Pharmacies

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    “Hey – It’s Cas! Need your opinion on something. In 2014, CVS stopped selling tobacco in its stores. Do you think that was the right move?” It was a simple text message, but it launched nationwide action.   In December 2016, truth began to call attention to the issue of tobacco in pharmacies among  “Finishers”…

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    Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger (Press Release)

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    Through partnership with Twilio, Mobile Commons messaging customers can now deliver automated campaigns via Facebook Messenger and SMS AUSTIN, Texas , March 29, 2017 /CNW/ — Upland Software, Inc. (UPLD), a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, today announced the company has joined the Twilio Partner Program as a SaaS Partner. Via Twilio’s cloud communications platform (TWLO),…

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    Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

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    Challenge: How do you connect attendees of a local event with an international organization? Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. J&J taps Hannibal Buress to convince millennials to ‘give a spit’ about bone marrow donation Johnson & Johnson is sponsoring “Give a Spit About Cancer,” an ongoing campaign to register potential bone marrow donors. They’ve partnered with DoSomething.org and Hannibal Buress to get young people involved. 2. How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe…

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    The Hottest New Mobile Device is a “Dumb Phone”

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    If you’ve been following the news from the Mobile World Congress (and who hasn’t), you may notice the big buzz has all been around an old phone. “The iconic Nokia 3310 was a global hit when it launched in the pre-smartphone days of September 2000,” writes CNN. “And now the classic is back: HMD rolled out…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. A Portlable Panic Button for Immigrants Caught up in Raids HUGE, a digital agency providing strategy, marketing, design, and technology services mostly to Fortune 100 companies, has partnered with our customer United We Dream to disseminate an app that allows people to select contacts they would want to notify in case of emergency and pre-load…

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    Going to NTC? Join Us For a Drink!

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    Are you headed to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference next week? Well, so are we! Mobile Strategists Jeri, Meredith, and Taylor will be in town from March 23-25. And on Wednesday, we’re hosting a happy hour for Mobile Commons clients and NTC friends. Join us for casual conversation and networking – and maybe a little…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Drop it like it’s bot: Brands have cooled on chatbots Facebook, like many brands, is focusing away from chatbots. Key quote: “Users expect personalized, human-like assistance from bots — and that’s where they fail, at least for now.”SMS is still the best way to reach everybody! 2. American Fundraisers Lag Behind In Texting The 2017 Global…

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    Nonprofits rank text messaging as the most effective tech for communicating. So why do only 3% of them use it?

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    Text messaging is the most effective digital communications tool, according to a new study. But only a fraction of American nonprofits are actually using it. The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report polled thousands of nonprofits and NGOs across six continents and 153 countries to gain a sense of how nonprofits are using technology today.…

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