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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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    4 Key Takeaways from SalesForce’s Analysis of SMS Retail Campaigns

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    How often should you text consumers? What day is best to send your SMS broadcasts? Every organization that runs a mobile campaign asks itself these questions. So as a service to all of us, the SalesForce Marketing Cloud blog analyzed 14 retail SMS programs running from January to June. They came away with some fascinating…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. Why You Should Still Care About Your Mobile Strategy  According to a recent report by Adobe and eConsultancy shared via Mobile Marketer, “only 20 percent of companies and 11 percent of agencies have a defined mobile strategy that stretches out at least 12 months.” 2. Grant for study to fight self-harm with a SOS SMS text…

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    How the Clinton Campaign Used Mobile Messaging to Engage Supporters During the Presidential Debate

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    More than 80 million people tuned in to the first presidential debate, making it the most-watched debate in American history. You heard Secretary Clinton shout out her website from the podium – but that was just one of the digital platforms the campaign harnessed for the big event. Knowing they had a national audience, Hillary…

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    Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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    1. 5 Reasons SMS Marketing Is Essential to the Modern Marketplace The Huffington Post says it best: “The simple fact is that the modern marketplace is changing, and text has become one of the best ways to reach out to your customers.” They list five reasons why any company trying to reach consumers needs to consider…

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    Parents Together Creates a Text Message Quiz to Raise Awareness For Working Mothers

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    Being a working mother can seem like an Olympic event. That’s why Parents Together – a national nonprofit that provides a community for parents – launched a text message game called The Working Mom Challenge. Timed to the Olympics, the game raised awareness about the difficulties faced by working mothers in the United States. Most…

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