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MYnetwork feature in The Huddersfield Examiner

You can see the original copy of the MYnetwork feature on The Huddersfield Examiner website or see page 8 of the digital version of the Kirklees Business News. 

SMileS SMS feature in The Huddersfield Eye Magazine

You can see the original copy of our feature on page 12 in the Huddersfield Eye online magazine.

The Q. to ask to ensure you pick an SMS provider who best fits your requirements: Part 3

This is the final part of a three part feature ‘The Q. to ask to ensure you pick an SMS provider who best fits your requirements’, read part 1 here and part 2 here.

Do you know the practice guidelines for Mobile Marketing?  

We will help ensure that your SMS Campaigns abide by the Mobile Marketing Association guidelines to ensure that you are getting people to opt in to receive your texts legally, make sure you include opt-out in messages all of which will ensure that your texts won’t be regarded as spam and you won’t receive complaints about your texts. You can also use our SMileS Managed Service where we will cleanse your data – this is a process of stripping out dead numbers, incorrect numbers, landline numbers and numbers that opt out of receiving your texts. This will give you more accurate data and make the whole process a lot simpler for you.

If you’re interested in mobile marketing and want to know more about our SMS business text messaging service and SMS solutions give us a call on 01484 465160.  

The Q. to ask to ensure you pick an SMS provider who best fits your requirements: Part 2

Look out for the final part of this three part feature on Friday, and  if you missed part one you can read it here

What connection does your SMS Operator use?

Ideally you want to pick a SMS operator who connects through a UK SMS gateway. It is much better to use an SMS provider within the country you are sending the texts from. For example, if you pick a provider from outside the UK SMS gateway it is likely to reflect with a bad delivery report with many texts failing to get through to the recipient as the text has had to pass through different networks before being received, making it a timely process.

Anyone who has used the SMileS service will know how quickly are messages are sent and received, call us for a demo if you want to trial our services. 

Ask for some background information about the company so you can get a feel for the company culture and work ethos. 

SMileS are based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, made up of a team of 9 local staff that take its customers seriously. Providing a no nonsense solution for businesses and resellers alike, all services are web based and therefore accessible over the Internet enabling usability wherever you are in the world. As a company we like to go that extra mile for our customers, we are always on the other end of the phone to help you with any problems you may be experiencing such as setting up campaigns. In addition, we will help advise you on the best ways to approach SMS Marketing to help make your campaigns effective and ensure you’re abiding by Mobile Marketing Association guidelines. We are not necessarily the cheapest SMS provider but we make up for it by offering excellent customer service, read our customer testimonials and case studies to see what our customers say about SMileS. 

SMileS SMS become book sponsors of the Little Book of Poems

SMileS SMS are the SMS providers for the Little book of poems text donation campaign. Little Book of Poems is a pocket sized book written in support of people living with life threatening illness, their families, friends and carers. All the money raised by the book goes to the fundraising (department) for Kirkwood Hospice.

In order to help raise funds for the production and printing costs of this book, Little Book of Poems have set up a text donation campaign where people can text ‘POEM’ to 78484 to make a fixed donation of £1.50.

In addition, to helping run their text donation campaign SMileS SMS has also become supporting sponsor of the book. Being a sponsor  helps to cover the print costs of the book, without which the book could not be sold to raise money for the hospice. There are two levels of sponsorship; you can become a book sponsor for £500 or a supporting sponsor for £50. Click here if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. 

Mark and Sara – Walk the Walk

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Mark and Sara have been enlisted to help a friend do the Walk the Walk ‘Moonwalk.‘ Walk the Walk is a grant making charity that’s committed to raising funds for vital breast cancer causes. The Moonwalk is a 26 1/3 mile walk, at midnight, wearing a BRA and takes place in London on 12/05/2012. In case you’re interested in participating in one of these walks yourself there’s a Moonwalk in Edinburgh on the 09/06/2012 and a Sunwalk in London on the 01/07/2012 and all details for these walks can be found here.

If you want to know more about what drove Mark and Sara to participate in the Moonwalk then visit their justgiving page. They are no strangers to doing their bit for charity, having either raised or donated thousands over the years.

If you want to help Mark and Sara raise vital funds for Walk the Walk then please make a donation on their justgiving page – any contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Why you should visit us at Stand 8 at The Yorkshire Mafia Conference

The Yorkshire Mafia Conference will be held at the Leeds Royal Armouries  from Wednesday 21st March – Thursday 22nd March 2012. If you want to find out more about this Conference such as seminars and who will be exhibiting you can visit the official conference website here.  

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There are over 3000 delegates coming to the conference and over 155 exhibitors, with SMileS SMS & ME Consultancy Ltd being one of those exhibitors. Seeing as the conference is going to be filled with plenty to do we thought we better tell you why you need to pay our stand a visit!

Firstly, if you visit our stand you will be able to learn more about what we do and we may offer up some services/products that might be of interest to you.

ME Consultancy provide customers with advice on their telecoms expenditure and implement telecoms solutions that will give you the best value for money from the services required. We can provide a full review of voice and data spend and provide access to a wide range of products from the BT retail and wholesale portfolio. Feel free to bring your bills along to the conference and we will do a free review there and then and identify any areas of cost saving or if you have any queries about your telecoms we would be happy to advise you on these matters.

Our sister company SMileS SMS is a business text messaging service. If you have any questions about Mobile Marketing then we are the stand for you.  We can talk you through the range of SMS technologies we have on offer and how you can use them to effectively engage with your customers. We will also be able to show your how our SMileS portal works, so we can show you how simple it is to set up campaigns, upload your database and how you can monitor the success of campaigns through statistics. We also have some great offers for you on the day including discount on keywords, managed service and credit/text bundles. We will also have one of our biggest SMileS customers – Total Fitness with us so they can tell you how texting works for them.

The second reason to visit our stand is there’ll be cake! Every Friday in our office we have #CakeFriday which is when Sara (our boss) from the team bakes cakes and buns for the office, we tweet about it and often have visitors in on this day. We take the #CakeFriday ethos to all the conferences we exhibit at so why not come say Hi, have a chat with us and grab yourself a cake!

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SMileS SMS chosen to get word out for the Yorkshire Mafia

You can also read this feature on The Examiner website.

ORGANISERS of a major business conference have turned to a Colne Valley firm to keep delegates and exhibitors up to date.

The Yorkshire Mafia, which holds its two-day conference next month, has chosen Golcar-based text messaging specialist SMileS SMS to provide the SMS platform that will provide delegates and exhibitors with all the latest information they need to know about the event.

SMileS owner Mark Evans, a long-standing member of The Yorkshire Mafia, said: “I love the concept of The Yorkshire Mafia – about highlighting the strength and breadth of abilities that lie within Yorkshire.

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SMileS SMS helps Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

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Golcar-based SMileS SMS is working with the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust on a campaign to alert young people to testicular and ovarian cancer and raise funds for medical research.

Staff at SMileS raised £150 for the trust by taking part in Tinsel Tuesday – when people wear fancy dress to raise cash for the trust’s Gonads Campaign. Gonads is the medical term for ovaries in females and testes in males. To make a donation, text “GNAD42 2” to 70070 to donate £2.