When you decide to give text marketing a try, it can be hard to know what to say in your first few bulk texts. The aim is to get people to act on what you say, so you need to word it carefully. To help you out, we've listed our four top tips for writing a marketing text and provided loads of examples to get you on the right track.
When writing a marketing text bear in mind that not only is it about what you say, it's also about the way you say it. For your text marketing to be successful always follow these four rules:
1. Aim to be short and sweet.
2. Create a sense of urgency.
3. Tell people how you'd like them to take action.
4. Always use a link shortener (like bit.ly) when adding any links in your texts. If not they'll take up too many characters, plus a shortened link always looks neater.
If you need more help take a look at this article: How To Write The Perfect Sms Offer.
We've split our sample texts into four categories to make it easier for you to identify the text template you're looking for. Once you've found the one you're after simply edit it to suit your business, needs and offering.
1. Marketing texts
2. Promotional / Sales Texts
3. Date / Time Reminders
4. Notifications / text alerts
These are all about increasing awareness. After you've done the hard work of collecting customer details and getting them to opt in, you can use bulk text to show them other ways to find out more about your business and gather extra information for other forms of marketing (like email newsletters).
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You'll use these texts to get people to buy something from you or encourage them to keep buying from you.
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We're all busy and often forget things. That's why these kind of texts are fantastic for customer service and going the extra mile. They're also great for confirming people are going to show up, which gives you time to fill the slot with someone else if they're not.
Thanks for booking your cut and colour with Mark at 3:30pm on Tues 27th June. If you're still able to come please reply 'YES' to this message. If not, reply with 'NO' and we'll call you to re-arrange a time that's good for you.
Our opening times are 11am-10pm Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays). Times vary on Bank Holidays but we'll text to let you know of any changes.
Your parcel will be delivered today between 10:45 and 11:45. Not going to be in?
You're in! Thank you for booking with us, your reference is: 123456. We look forward to welcoming you on 1st March 2018. Any questions?
Thank you for your payment of £50.00 on 27/05/2017.
Hi, I'm Josh, Business Development Executive at Reach Interactive. I have a background in sales and marketing and I love interacting with different industries both domestically and worldwide, and seeing how they adapt to the ever-changing consumer.
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