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    “Justice for Trayvon” Mobilizes Support with Text Campaign

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    In the wake of the tragic and racially fraught shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Marton, the Justice for Trayvon movement has gained a huge crowd of vocal supporters. Now, backing the movement has become as easy and immediate as sending a text. By texting TRAYVON to 30644, supporters enter a quick text conversation that allows them…

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    Create Real-Time Text Chat Through Our LivePerson SMS Integration

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    A mobile messaging campaign is conversational by its very nature. You text out information to a wide number of people; they respond; then you send them further information based on their responses. For most organizations, those conversations are largely automated. In some cases, an organization might want to have its staff members send direct messages…

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    How To: Add a New User

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    In this How To video, we walk you through how to add a new account user in the Mobile Commons system.

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    The Obama Campaign Deploys “New Cellular Weapon” – Instant Donations

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    The Obama campaign has just debuted what Time is calling “a new cellular weapon” – “one-click” campaign donations over mobile phones. Obama 4 America has always been one of our most innovative customers; their mobile outreach is unparalleled when it comes to engaging their base, reaching out to undecided voters, and raising money. Now, with…

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    About Mobile Commons

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    Check out our introductory video, which gives a brief overview of what a Mobile Commons campaign can accomplish, with a particular focus on advocacy.

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    National Alliance for Hispanic Health Uses Health Screenings For List Building

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    At free health screenings provided by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, community members receive screening tests and information about diseases and health risks. Recently, the NAHH decided to take their screenings one step further – and use them to enroll people in their Buena Salud club, an outreach platform that provides health information via…

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    How to Build Your Mobile List: 3 Rules for a Great “Call to Action”

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    When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list.  In the previous post in this series, we talked about how…

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    Conferences – Come Find Us in San Francisco!

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    It’s finally spring, and you know what that means – it’s conference season! This coming weekend and next week, Mobile Commons will be attending 3 different conferences in the San Francisco area. If you’re at any of these – or just in the San Francisco area – please come say hello. ISIS Sex:Tech – Sunday, April…

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    How to Build Your Mobile List: Add a “Call to Action” to Your Existing Media

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    When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list.  One of the strengths of a mobile campaign is how seamlessly…

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    National Safe Places Launches Live Text Chat for Teens in Danger

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    National Safe Place is an incredible organization that connects teens and children in trouble with convenient places they can get help in an emergency – schools, fire stations, libraries, and other friendly locales where they can be safe if they’re threatened. For years, their TXT 4 HELP program let young people text in to find…

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