The Commons: The Mobile Commons Blog

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    Your Weekly Mobile News Roundup

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    SMS News MessageBird, a profitable rival to Twilio from Europe, introduces support for chat apps – While Twilio is pretty focused on enabling app developers, his company looks more to enterprise companies. Also, as a reminder, in April I reported that KPN unit iBasis agreed to sell its A2P & P2P SMS hubbing business to the company. Notable for M&R.…

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    Greenpeace’s Mobile Subscribers Were 60% More Likely to Become Monthly Donors than Non-Subscribers

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    Challenge: How Do You Turn Supporters Into Monthly Sustainers? Fundraising is a perennial challenge for any nonprofit. With so many great causes and an unstable economy, it can be difficult to raise donations. Even an organization’s most committed donors can forget to make their usual gifts. That’s why Greenpeace phone bankers called their supporters and asked…

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    Your Weekly Mobile News & Strategy Roundup

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    SMS to success with new technology for small business – an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about how small businesses using SMS. How you can use SMS in modern marketing – Strategy will make or break an SMS campaign. Here are some good tips for engagement. How SMS = Real-Time Engagement, Lifetime Loyalty – Tim Fujita-Yuhas, Director of Product…

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    How Should YOU Be Using Mobile? Let These 4 Organizations Be Your Guide

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    This post originally appeared on Salsa Labs’ blog. For the original post, click here. Everybody knows that mobile is the best platform to reach the most people. But sometimes, the medium can seem so vast and powerful, that it can be hard to get specific about what, exactly, your organization should be doing. We at…

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    Your Weekly OTT, Secure Messaging & Healthcare News

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    This week, we had so much news to share we’re breaking it into multiple posts! Apple Developer Conference: A More Open Siri, and Other Upgrades – Lots of messaging updates pertaining to iMessage and Siri…. including opening both up both to third party developers. Big news! 78% of Consumers Believe SMS is Fastest Way to Reach Them – a great…

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    Your Weekly SMS/MMS News

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    Crisis Text Line gets $23.8 million from tech A-listers – Started by Nancy Lublin, former CEO of DoSomething, CTL just raised some cash! The most successful tech IPO of the year just rocketed up another 10% – Twilio saw some volatile activity following its IPO! Ernst & Young Announces SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Named EY Entrepreneur…

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    Everytown & Moms Demand Action Drive 188,000 People to Call Congress in Support of #NoBillNoBreak

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    Challenge: How do you turn a mass movement of popular support into real political pressure? Since the Orlando shooting, gun violence prevention has been a national flashpoint. However, even in the wake of tragedy, real legislative change stalled in Congress. Gun safety politicians have been taking extreme measures to force the issue. In early June,…

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    The Brady Campaign Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy to Turn Massive Social Support Into Political Action During Senator Murphy’s Filibuster

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    Over the past weeks since the Orlando shooting, an outraged nation has demanded more gun control. On June 15, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy launched a filibuster on the Senate floor to call on Congress to act and bring existing legislation to a vote. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about…

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    The United Auto Workers Use a Crucial Negotiation to Double Their List Size

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    Last fall, with a contract renewal looming, the United Auto Workers were negotiating with the Detroit Three auto manufacturers. The negotiations extended past their expected close in September, and on into the late days of November. As the negotiations dragged on, eager auto workers wanted to hear updates about how the discussions were progressing. The…

  • Your Weekly Mobile News

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    SMS Assist, a No-Glamour Start-Up, Becomes a Unicorn – SMS Assist is a company that connects property managers with external vendors. It just scored $150M in new investment from a high-profile Goldman Sachs investment team. Here’s how Facebook Messenger will change banking – Chat bots will help banks automate tasks further by making it seamless for the users to…

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