The Anatomy of a Good Business Text Message

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If you’re like most people, you’ve been writing business emails and making professional phone calls for most of your career. You’ve likely developed shorthands, techniques, and even templates to make your outreach as successful as possible.  Business text messaging is a new frontier for many people. And though 64% of consumers want businesses to reach out by text, many companies … Read More

Our Most-Read Articles of the Decade

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As we look back on the 2010s, we’ve learned a lot, shared a lot of our learning, and connected with some great partners along the way. We’re grateful for how we’ve grown and wanted to give a little back.  So here are our most-read articles — ever. You’ll see texting templates for sales and recruiting, comprehensive guides on how to … Read More

3 Ways to Collect Phone Numbers to Start Texting for Business

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We hear it all the time: you know text messaging is the way to get ahold of hard-to-reach contacts and start the conversations that close deals.  But, your database has been built on email outreach, and you don’t have the mobile numbers you need to connect over text. Moving to a real-time communication strategy takes a little change in thinking … Read More

Case Study: Why 16% of Red House Recruitment’s Placements Start With TextUs

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Red House Recruitment is a close-knit team, specializing in permanent recruitment for the automotive industry. Whether their finding talent who will take a client to the next level or finding a game-changing position for a candidate, they make it their mission to provide exceptional service and go the extra mile in all they do. So, when they realized they had … Read More

Make the Shift From Promotional to Conversational: TextUs CMO Andrew Kimmell Featured on the Conversational Marketing Podcast

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Our CMO Andrew Kimmell was recently on the Conversational Marketing Podcast. He talks with hosts Sara Pion and Sammi Reinstein about why text messaging is a strictly conversational channel, text-enabling your business number, and the megatrend that’s sweeping through the business landscape. Check out some clips of his podcast below, as Andrew breaks down how to build a conversational approach … Read More

6 Text Message Templates to Boost Engagement at Your Next Event

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A few weeks ago, we sponsored StaffingHub Live, the inaugural staffing event built to help firms scale faster, put on by our favorite source of industry intelligence, StaffingHub. At the event, executives learned a lot, made connections, and had some fun.  We also tested out the TextUs Concierge for the first time, using TextUs Next to answer attendees’ questions, share … Read More

Introducing the “Text Us” Call to Action

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If you’re like most companies, you’ve been using the tried and true “Contact Us” format: Visit Us. Email Us. Call Us. But these calls to action don’t meet the needs of today’s on-demand economy. In the age of real-time communication, your customers want a way to connect with you that’s convenient, quick, and personal — whether they are browsing your … Read More

Are You Getting Ghosted? Here’s How Your Texts and Emails Could Be Driving Them Away

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We’ve all been there. You’ve had a great back and forth with an excited customer, and then suddenly — nothing. It’s like your emails and texts are going into a black void. And you can’t figure out what happened. It’s not like the old days when you had in-person meetings where you could judge body language and facial expressions to … Read More

How to Use Text Messaging to Nurture Warm Leads

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Warm leads are the most exciting and the most fragile of your prospects. They’re interested, but how do you keep them interested without being too distant or too pushy? Since consumers prefer text messaging over other mediums, texting is the most effective way to bump these leads to hot. Here are a few ways to nurture effectively. Solve their problems ✨ … Read More

Call or Text Us: Why You Need to Text Enable All Your Business Phone Numbers Today

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Think about how you communicate with your friends and family. Chances are, you don’t spend much energy wondering if a phone number is textable — every friend, family member, acquaintance, and kids’ soccer coach that you communicate with has a single number that you can call or text without thinking about it. Communicating with your business should be just as … Read More