Keep Your Campus Safe with Text Message Alerts
Trying to reach teenagers has become increasingly difficult with the many advances in technology, so why not target them using their communication preference – the cell phone. 18-29 year olds are the hardest to reach by email, but 95% of them are texting on their cell phones. As a result, text message marketing for colleges and schools is the most effective and cost efficient way of reaching students.
In the event of an emergency on a college campus, the safety of the students and faculty are very important. In today’s fast-paced world, there is no technology that can reach people faster than the mobile phone. In order to ensure the safety of all campus residents, the quickest and most efficient way to inform them is via text message. This is the only notification system that is a near guaranteed read among college students. In addition to emergencies, a college campus can use text message marketing to keep students and alumni informed about sports and upcoming campus-wide events.
Secondary educational programs can also benefit from this program. They can inform students about game or practice cancellations as well as upcoming events and sport scores. In addition, on snowy days, students stare at their television set waiting to see their school’s name pop up to see if school is cancelled. Some schools make robocalls to homes letting the residents know about the cancellation, but there is nothing more annoying that receiving a phone call at five am while you are sleeping. Instead, send out a text message letting students and their parents know that school has been cancelled or delayed for the day. This is the fastest and easiest medium to use to get the word out.
In today’s society, 91% of all consumers have their mobile device within reach 24/7 – even when they’re sleeping! This is why text message marketing is easily the most efficient way to stay in touch with your students. If your school does not use this easy-to-use program already, it is a must for the 2015-2016 school year!
Advanced Telecom Services has been in telecommunications for over twenty years. Our team of experienced mobile experts is here to answer any mobile marketing questions you may have. Check out our other programs or get started with text message marketing today!