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In the dynamic landscape of digital marketing, brands are constantly reassessing their advertising and marketing strategies to maximize impact and engagement. Recently, there has been a notable shift as some brands are pulling advertising dollars from channels like X, and redirecting their focus towards more personalized channels, like Community, the SMS engagement platform that connects global brands, public figures, music artists, entertainment partners and sports teams to their audiences at scale. Here are some ways in which Community has helped brands retain their trending statuses on social channels without the additional advertising costs.
The Ever-changing Social Landscape
X stands as a social media giant, known for its real-time conversations, rapid dissemination of information, and a vast user base spanning diverse demographics. Brands have previously leveraged X to connect with their audience, share updates, and participate in trending discussions. However, as social channels face more scrutiny over moderation policies and safety of its users, advertisers are recognizing the power of integrating SMS channels to enhance brand engagement, visibility, and conversion. Here’s how:
SMS Engagement Marketing
In recent years, Community, the SMS marketing platform, has emerged as a powerful tool to establish a more direct and immediate connection with one’s audience. SMS messages, with their high open rates, cut through the clutter and deliver messages directly to the user's mobile device, while also cutting down on spam, hate speech, misinformation, and more. Additionally, access to zero and first party data has made it incredibly easy for brands and businesses to utilize this information to create hyper-personalized messaging.
SMS marketing has proven to be a huge compliment to social strategies. The synergy between Community and social channels, like X, begins with the strategic construction of a thoughtful communication strategy. While X serves as a platform to build brand awareness and engage followers, SMS marketing invites interested users to opt-in for direct communication like targeted campaigns, exclusive offers, time-sensitive info, and more. This dual-channel approach ensures that brands are connecting with an audience genuinely interested in their products or services, fostering a more receptive and engaged consumer base.
Community was tapped to help with a campaign around a movie’s trailer. The result was conversion of 10s of thousands of fans who texted into the number, which also caused a viral swarm on X that helped the trailer trend.
The shift from X advertising to SMS marketing reflects the evolving landscape of digital marketing and the quest for more direct, personalized, and cost-effective communication channels. While X remains a valuable platform for brand visibility, the challenges of ad saturation and fleeting content have prompted brands to explore alternative avenues. As technology continues to advance and consumer preferences evolve, the integration of SMS marketing into the broader advertising strategy holds immense potential for brands looking to navigate the ever-changing digital marketing landscape.