Geofencing Me In! A Great SMS Strategy

beach-1212638_640Ever heard about geofencing?  It’s a great way to specifically target either your customers or those of your competition.

Andrew, the CEO at Bizness Apps, just release a great summary of how geofencing works, incorporating some best practices for SMS marketing in general along the way.  We’ve shared his great infographic below and you can check out his entire post here.

The concept is pretty simple:  when your audience enters a specific area- usually within a few miles of your businesslocation- they receive a unique message just for them.  Some examples of these are:

  • Pick up reminders. Ideal for prescription or dry cleaning businesses.
  • Service reminders. Think oil-changes or dental cleanings.
  • Complimentary offers.  As an example, knowing that much of their business comes from folks in an auto accident, think of a car rental agency targeting a body shop.
  • Special offers.  Why not hit nearby folks with a special SMS message for tonight’s dinner special?
  • Thank you.  How about a simple thank you for a recent purchase or visit?

proximity-150698_640You can flip this strategy and target folks visiting a competitor.  If a competing florist a mile away from your shop is making inroads into your business, an effective strategy could be to present users within a mile or two of their location with a unique offer.  Needless to say, the variation are almost endless.

Of course, like all SMS strategies, you’ve got to tread carefully and not overwhelm folks with constant messaging.  Overmessaging will result in folks opting out, so we recommend not exceeding 4-5 messages per month as part of any messaging strategy.

Geofencing Infograph

Geofencing is still another feature of our SMS and MMS programs which help deliver even better business intelligence to our clients.

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3 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing Matters To a Small Business

Social media marketing has been known as one of the best marketing strategies for quite a while now. This is one of the main reasons why it is very important that you, as an online entrepreneur, utilize it to your full advantage.

JVI Mobile Marketing has a managed service called JVI Social. One of the greatest joys of helping small businesses with their social media is that I am always looking for new ideas, tips and ways to keep people engaged!

1. Increased Recognition For Your Brand

The internet is so vast that you have to grab all the opportunity that you can to improve your brand recognition. Since social media networks are widely used these days all over the globe, using it to your advantage is a must. It can serve as a voice for your brand which can help you build your reputation and visibility.

Through social media, you can attract potential customers and it will be a lot easier for them to get in touch with you through this medium. Also, using social media platforms allows you to become more recognizable not only to your existing customers but to their personal contacts too, if they share or repost your content.

2. Better Opportunities

Social media marketing also provides you with better opportunities in terms of converting potential customers to buying clients. Social media allows you to connect with an infinite web of relationships through your followers, existing contacts and target audience. By posting a video, a link to a blog, a campaign or perhaps a simple photo related to your business or any topic relevant to your company, you will be able to spark a reaction. Each of these reactions obtained from a single post is a chance for a possible conversion.

3. Increased Traffic and Conversion Rates

If you use social media marketing the right way, you can tremendously increase your website traffic and even your conversion rates. All this is made possible by social media because it promotes interaction between 2 individuals or a group. This makes marketing more efficient because of the addition of interaction between multiple human beings.
Inbound traffic to your site is greatly increased as well since you will no longer be limited to potential customers belonging to your personal contacts and existing customers.

If you use the right social media marketing strategies, you’ll be able to attract the existing members of your niche or followers in a specific social media platform that you’ve selected. This also gives you better chances of increasing your sales potential.
If you are not yet into social media marketing, you better start as soon as you can because the longer you wait the more opportunities you are missing.

In addition, we need to be accountable and help you get the most out of your social media or we are not doing our job. Katerina Petropoilou nailed it recently when she wrote “5 Lifesaving Tips for Your Social Media Manager”. She writes great stuff that allows me always to stay calm, and get things posted efficiently.


Read Katerina’s awesome article here


Here is an overview of the 5 Lifesaving tips(full article) 

1. Creating a Content Strategy

Know what to say, when to say it, to whom and how often!

2. Visual Visual Visual

Images, videos, gifs or infographics will be worth the conversion difference.

3. Connect With Your Audience 

Building Brand Loyalty takes effort and time. Put some time aside every day to connect, your engagement will be legendary!

4. Plan Ahead

JVI Social uses an automated system so we can schedule posts weeks in advance. All of our small business clients have a weekly strategy session for at least 5-10 minutes.

5. Switch it Up

No one is perfect. If something isn’t working, you can change it up and not skip a beat!

Other Useful Links:

Take a look at this article about creating a Social Media Calander by Venita Chin:

Need more engagement on Instagram, Mark Bustalino’s got you covered:

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