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Mobile Campaign for Salon Marketing

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Conventional ways of salon marketing are not that effective. There are many salons available now. You need to find another way for your business to be noticed and convince your customers that your salon is better than the others.

How are you going to do that if your salon is small? How are you going to compete with the big players? SMS marketing will give you the edge and increase the number of your customers.

People have access to their mobile phones all the time because they need it for communicating with others. With SMS marketing, your ads are directly delivered to your customers without worrying that it won’t be noticed. If you use a traditional like posting a banner, if a competitor decides to put up a bigger and fancier one, your banner will surely be ignored.

A mobile campaign can also be used as a communication channel. You can easily ask your customers about their experience in your salon or open your business line for suggestions. Giving the best customer experience is one way of increasing customer loyalty. Most of the time, people will want to share their great experiences in your salon to other people.  This is why customer loyalty is important. The more your loyal customers spread good words about your salon, the more customers you will have.

Typical salon marketing methods like distributing flyers are not very effective in catching people’s attention. This is because they are static and common. With text messaging, sending discounts at specific times can create the right push on your customers to take your service.

There are many advantages in using mobile marketing as a salon marketing strategy. It’s cost effective and beneficial especially for small businesses. If you are interested with this marketing idea, consider Qittle Salon Mobile Marketing

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Written by Casey McConnell

October 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

Do people really want to get text marketing from my salon?

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Why You Should Choose Qittle

  • Our clients enjoy industry-leading deliverability.
  • Track the performance of your text messages with our charts and graphs that are populated in real time.
  • Use one of our professionally designed text marketing ideas or one of your own for permission-based text marketing campaigns.
  • Easily set up, organize, and leverage your customer opt in list to boost your mobile marketing efforts!

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Please leave a message!

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We recently spoke to one of the largest Recruitment and Staffing firms. Their phone messaging program averages 60% – 70% direct to voice mail when they send messages to their clients.

Why Mobile? Why Not?

1. 99.9% of all cell phones can receive a text message
2. 98% of all text messages are opened
3. Our clients are seeing 30% – 40% redemptions of mobile offers

Written by Casey McConnell

August 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

Texting

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Texting has become an indispensable medium of communication today. Many people simply cannot live without text messaging, and the convenience that it brings to our lives is incomparable. Most, if not all, think of their cell phone as an essential daily tool that they can never go out without, and its importance has become very apparent with the never-ending production of new cell phones that are popping onto the market today.

SMS, which stands for short messaging service, refers to the short text messages that are being exchanged through cell phones. Several years ago, this term covered only text messages but now it also includes messages that contain all sorts of media – from images, sounds, and videos. Now more commonly called as MMS, these messages are important tools of communication and provide people with easier and faster dissemination of information.

Texting today is not only used for personal communication purposes where one cell phone user can pass on a message in limited characters to another via a cell phone. Because of its prevalence and the huge number of people that it has access to, texting is now commonly used to distribute information such as news updates, promotional offers and other forms of marketing and information sharing. Businesses also use text messaging for practical business purposes such as confirming deliveries, instant communication between client and service provider and many more.

Texting has a number of uses that are starting to shape the world today. From carrying mission-critical information, to content delivery, donations and even entertainment uses (e.g. TV voting). It has become a powerful tool that is used by a variety of companies, charities and business organizations today.

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Qittle™ helps businesses harvest the power of mobile everyday.  1.866.606.7151.

Zolarium Tanning Studio in Denver Colorado using Qittle Mobile Marketing

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Written by Casey McConnell

February 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

QITTLE MOBILE MARKETING COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FORT COLLINS CHAMBER

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Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce members will be able to get a 60 day free trial

ASPEN, COLO.January 28, 2010 – Mobile Marketing Company Qittle joins the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and offers an introductory trial for all members.

Through the Fort Collins Chamber’s Member to Member discount program, Chamber members can take advantage of a 60 day free trial and launch a mobile marketing campaign for their business using the Qittle mobile marketing software platform. Interested parties can visit www.fortcollinschamber.com and pull the Qittle coupon off the Membership Directory.

“We are very excited to welcome Qittle into the Fort Collins Chamber membership! Qittle has a unique offering for the Northern Colorado community with many possibilities for professional and non-profit organizations.” Annie Keith Member Relations Coordinator

Qittle is a paperless, low-cost, no-spam, easy-to-use mobile coupon and messaging software solution, which provides end users with SMS messages sent directly to their mobile phones—no printing and no clipping required.

Text Messages now outnumber mobile voice calls three to one, according to the Nielsen Company. Consumers are using their mobile devices more as a computer than a traditional cell phone. SMS (Short Message Solutions) or texting is the largest use on a cell phone today. This is also where brands and businesses have the best opportunity to engage their customers or potential customers. Nielsen reports “Monthly messages sent or received jumped to 584 a person in the quarter ending in September 2009, a 60 percent increase from a year earlier.”

“We are excited to have a presence in Fort Collins and to be working with the Chamber. It was a natural fit for our company to expand into Northern Colorado and Fort Collins has always been a technology leader.” Casey McConnell CEO of Qittle

QITTLE MOBILE MARKETING COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FORT COLLINS CHAMBER

Effectively communicate with customers with Mobile Marketing

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No. 2 “Applying Makeup”
You’ve used Qittle’s Q.tips to clean the ears of your customers so that you are able to communicate effectively with them. What else? You can also use Q.tips to apply makeup to their face (book that is!). This Q.tip No. 2 is all about socializing and looking as pretty as possible to enter that popular club where all of your customers are dancing. There are hundreds of social networking sites where individuals sign up and connect with each other. Social networking is another way to reach your customers and drive them to opt into your already growing database of mobile numbers.

Not up to date on the social scene? Here’s a summary of a few top players:

Facebook‘s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

Twitter. A real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices, Twitter asks one question, “What are you doing?” Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message or the web.

YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on the YouTube website and across the Internet through other websites, mobile devices, blogs and email.
Consider these statistics: The number of minutes spent on social networks in the U.S. rose 83% in April 2009 from the same month a year ago according to Nielsen Online.
The total number of minutes spent on Facebook surged 700% YOY to 13.9 billion in April 2009 from 1.7 billion a year ago, making it the No. 1 social network for the fourth consecutive month. (Reuters, June 2, 2009).
It’s a big party! So slap on some makeup to your brand, join in and reap the rewards. By including your brand on social networking sites, your information is easily viewed by many and virally disseminated.
Social networking sees more traffic than email or Internet searches. Unlike other forms of marketing, however, the emphasis should be on the quality of followers and not quantity. Followers are weary of marketing speak so assess your target audience and dress up your page with something fun; put some creativity into it. Make it interactive with contests, mobile voting, videos. Remember to include your SMS calls to action!
The social networking fad will run its course like everything else. But if you jump on the bandwagon while it’s hot, you could grow your mobile contact database for use well beyond the death of the tweet and blog.
Let Qittle help you set up your social networking presence on the 40 most active networks. Once those are set up, you can update your status on all 40 at the same time with a click of a button, right from your Qittle account. Call us now to get started.
1.866.606.7151

Written by Casey McConnell

January 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm