Orange County, CA (PressExposure) March 16, 2013 -- Crush Local Marketing, whose mission is to help create 1000+ jobs by helping businesses grow online and offline, is offering 10 local businesses 100% free access to its robust SMS text marketing platform so they can start building customer relationships and increase their sales. Under the program, the selected businesses will get access and complete training until they make a minimum of $200, or 60 days, whichever comes first. There is no cost or obligation to continue.
"In a nutshell, businesses will be paid $200 to test an awesome marketing vehicle to experience firsthand the power of ethical SMS text marketing," says Tim Leary, founder of Crush Local Marketing. "SMS text marketing is the only method that lets business owners reach their customers instantly, wherever they are, and with a 97% open rate. The possibilities are endless."
SMS text marketing is well suited for many businesses - restaurants and bars, salons, retail shops, medical practices, service firms like auto repair or auto dealers. Uses range from daily specials to event notifications, appointment reminders so valuable staff time is not wasted making follow up calls, as well as building anticipation for sales or grand openings.
"How great would you feel if you owned a retail shop and you did an SMS campaign pre-announcing a 3 hour gigantic sale and you had a waiting line when you went to open that day!", says Leary. "We have a restaurant client that wanted to increase their lunch business. They advertised the SMS campaign in their restaurant, website and Facebook page for deals and added nearly 500 subscribers in less than 6 weeks. Business is good and customers are happy to be notified of specials and deals for their favorite items. And, it cost mere pennies to promote."
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is governed by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). CTIA mandates that all mobile providers provide easy opt out and help options to prevent abuse.
"Many businesses think that SMS is SPAM, so they do not use it," says Leary. "Nothing could be further from the truth. All subscribers must choose to sign up, opting in to being contacted. If they no longer wise to receive messages, they can just Reply STOP to end they are instantly taken off the list. Text "mobile today" to short code 72727 and see for yourself."
Brick and mortar businesses have a natural advantage using and promoting SMS. Signs can be placed in the store, at the register, on menus, table tents, on business cards and on all online media such as websites, Facebook, and other social media. Monthly plans range from $49.95 and up with no monthly contracts required.
"SMS marketing enhances all existing marketing, it does not replace it," says Leary. "If you are running traditional ads, put the keyword and short code in the ad to spike response. If you have a takeout service, include the code and offer in the delivery. If customers are standing in line waiting to pay, let them opt in right there for a discount on their next visit. The uses are only limited by your imagination."
Crush Local Marketing offers local online marketing in Orange County as well as nationally. The challenge for many businesses is that they survive off a single revenue stream versus the many that may be available. When hired, Crush Local Marketing will find and or create multiple streams of income to accelerate sales. If a business qualifies, Crush Local Marketing may be performance based, meaning the business pays no fees until results are delivered. For more information, contact Tim Leary at 949 270 0999, email Tim@crushlocalmarketing.com or visit http://www.crushlocalmarketing.com.