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Is SMS dead?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by K, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    So after the FTC went HAM on some big publishers pushing sms, is the market now dead or can you do this legally?
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  3. Effect

    Effect Affiliate affiliate

    I dont think it's dead I just think you need to be very clear and strict with how you do it
  4. romanos8

    romanos8 Affiliate affiliate

    no sms is not dead in fact I am using a lot this way with a software called "sms studio professional"
  5. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    Now the FTC is dead, SMS may be alive! lol!
  6. johnoffermarket

    johnoffermarket Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    I don't think SMS is completely gone, but as an observation, most of the mobile offers I've come across these days specifically restrict SMS as a source of traffic. This is not across the board, of course, but logically as advertisers crack down on SMS more and more. the method becomes less useful to you as a publisher.
  7. JakeMA

    JakeMA Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    I agree exactly with Johnoffermarket SMS is still about and best to just stay clear of US. Affiliates with CA and UK traffic seem to be going strong still as they're less strict with the so called 'spam' mentality.

    As John mentioned though its hard to come across an offer that allows SMS traffic.

    If there are any SMS marketer hit me up ;)
  8. joshthomas

    joshthomas Affiliate affiliate

    I think it depends on how you look at SMS and how you define affiliate marketing. We do SMS for a group of businesses that pay us based on the usage of the discount offers we promote. Technically, we are doing affiliate sales, but it is self-promoted, not through a normal affiliate clearinghouse.

    The businesses enjoy the increased traffic to their businesses and the fact that they do not have to mess with it. We have offered to sell them the script we use, but they always decline and want us to do the work. SMS is far from dead, it is just not a free-for-all concept any longer.
    BassOz likes this.
  9. Bulkness

    Bulkness Affiliate affiliate

    SMS isn't dead because mobile phones aren't dead.
    EZmob and cashmoneyaffiliate like this.
  10. cashmoneyaffiliate

    cashmoneyaffiliate Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

    I still push SMS but not in the US only Europe pretty much anything goes but in the UK you must provide a way for people to opt out

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