Black Friday: Benefits for Your Business

With its origins in the USA, Black Friday is the name given to the first shopping day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday benefits many businesses and has become the most important retail business day. This is because many retailers can often make enough sales to put them in the black for the year and boost annual …

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What Can USSD Be Used For?

What Can USSD Be Used For?

Since the early 2000s, mobile users have used Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), often referred to as ‘Quick Codes’, to check mobile data or airtime balances and to receive one-time pins for certain processes. Now, around 20 years later, businesses have realised that this simple text-driven technology has more potential. Businesses often have to reach …

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Defining Your Marketing Message: What, Who and Why.

A clarion marketing message can literally be the difference between phenomenal success in a marketing campaign or a dismal failure. A wise commander once said; ‘If the trumpet sounds an indistinct call, who will prepare for battle?’ Similarly, what customers to do largely depends on what they hear and that is entirely up to us …

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Grow Your Business With USSD

5 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business With USSD

Today’s businesses should be on the lookout for ways to market and communicate with their customers in a better, faster, and more secure way. Mobile communication has been forging ahead as an excellent tool for all the above needs – after all, who doesn’t have their phone with them all the time? Unstructured Supplementary Service …

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What is Omnichannel Marketing? What Does it Mean for My Business?

What is Omnichannel Marketing? What Does it Mean for My Business?

Those of us with children (and some without) will remember the artificial intelligence known as the Omnidroid from The Pixar movie The Incredibles. The nefarious strategy which made this evil droid so successful was that it learned from the problems it encountered and wound up being able to defeat any superhero, on any platform, by …

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Why Should You Choose White Label Products

Why Should You Choose White Label Products?

Are you guilty of reinventing the wheel in your business? When we look around at the incredible technical innovations available in business today and the amazing minds behind them, there’s very little that we can conceive of that hasn’t already been done. This fact has created a massive white label market which has opened doors …

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Heres How to Use Text Messaging in Your Business

Here’s How to Use Text Messaging in Your Business

Consumers are bombarded with numerous messages every day. From social media alerts to promotional emails and calls, the world has become incredibly busy. Businesses now face the challenge to break through the noise to reach customers simply and conveniently. Since the first text message that was sent in 1992, text-based messaging has evolved into the most popular …

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WhatsApp for Business Its benefits and how to use it

WhatsApp for Business: Its benefits and how to use it

Founded in 2009, WhatsApp has risen to become one of the most used instant communication applications with around 300 million active users daily. Since its launch, this easy-to-use application has mostly been used for casual chats between friends and family, however, with WhatsApp’s new business solution, there is a lot of buzz around its benefits …

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Why Network Operators Should Embrace RCS

Why Network Operators Should Embrace RCS

Every day billions of people around the world communicate via text messages. Because of its inclusivity and simplicity, it has become a powerful method of communication. Its popularity has resulted in businesses moving away from the usual business-to-customer calls and emails, to more basic text-based messaging. Text messaging, specifically SMS, is both affordable and efficient, …

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Texting In Business

Texting In Business – How Unprofessional!

A few years ago, taking out your phone during business hours to send a text message to a colleague, supplier or customer may have raised some eyebrows. Texting to communicate business-related information was seen as highly unprofessional. But is it still? Or has the increase in the benefits of text messaging made it more acceptable to send …

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