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Your Customers Want to Hear From You More Than You May Think

We all know that communication is essential in any relationship; the same goes for business.

Comparing Shout Group Chat to Facebook Groups

It’s 2022. The golden era of Facebook groups is over. Gone are the days when starting a Facebook group felt like the only accessible option for building a successful community, team, or business online.

Digital Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Social Selling Business

5 things every social seller should incorporate into their strategy!

Looking for an alternative to Emotive?

Run a small business? In the market for a text marketing solution? Compare Shout and Emotive's platforms.

How to Grow Instagram Sales Using Shout

When used with Instagram, Shout helps you promote your products better, convert more leads into customers, and make more money.

How to Add SMS to Your Email Marketing Efforts

Looking for an alternative to Skipio?

Shout and Skipio both offer text messaging solutions to small businesses. Their specific feature sets and pricing structures, however, cater to different types of small businesses.

The Most Effective Way to Reach Millennial Customers? SMS Marketing

14 Common SMS Marketing Mistakes That Might Be Slowing Your Sales Growth

Read about 14 of the most common text marketing mistakes that could be hurting your sales growth and how to avoid them.

Everything You Need to Know About Using Emojis in Your Business Texts

Emojis help add personality to your texts, and they can also help convey your message more effectively.

Why Text-to-Order is the Next Big Thing in eCommerce

Text-to-order is the next big thing in eCommerce. Why? Because it allows customers to order products and services through SMS messages. This is a huge trend that is growing in popularity as more and more people are using their phones to communicate.

What You Need to Know About Consent And SMS Marketing

9 Types of Text Messages to Use in Your SMS Strategy

Text messaging is an effective way to connect with customers and build business relationships. To get it right, you need a strategy that includes multiple types of SMS messages.

The Ultimate Text Marketing Guide for Social Sellers

When it comes to marketing your business, text messaging can be a powerful social selling tool. To begin, you simply need to figure out what message you want to send and why, ask people if they are okay with receiving text messages from you, and find an SMS messaging service like Shout that fits your needs.

17 Tips to Help Your Business Text Like a Human

Customers will keep coming back if they feel like they've had a good experience. So how can you enrich your relationship with customers and make sure they have a positive interaction with your business?

11 Customer Service Tactics Social Sellers Should Adopt

Whether you're a freelance digital marketer engaging on social platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Tik Tok, or you're trying to grow a network marketing business by harnessing your personal connections online, customer service is a central pillar for your social selling efforts.

What is “Conversational” Text Marketing

Conversational text marketing is a type of marketing that uses text messages to communicate with customers and clients. It is a more personal way to connect with customers, and it allows businesses to build relationships with their customers that are based on trust.

Why Your Text Messages Don't Get More Responses

Do you ever send text messages and feel like they don't get the response you want? You're not alone. In fact, many people and businesses alike have this problem.

The 5 Best Messages to Keep Your Group Chats Engaging

With so many chat platforms available, you may feel hesitant to start one more group and invite your contacts to join one more conversation. We get it! That’s why developing a strategy for what you’ll post—especially when the group chat gets a little stale—is so important.

8 SMS Tactics for Text Marketing Beginners

SMS marketing can be a great way to improve your customer relationships and encourage engagement with your business. By sending text-based campaigns that cater to short, personalized messages, you can entice subscribers to browse your website. Once there, they can take advantage of exclusive sales and much more.

Looking for an alternative to Project Broadcast?

Shout users switch from Project Broadcast because Shout is more affordable, provides more messaging options, and offers features like group chat, invoicing, and shipping.

SMS Marketing Secrets You Should Know

From using opt-ins to making sure your messages are compliant with government regulations to using incentives and deals to get subscribers excited, following the SMS marketing secrets we revealed in this blog will help ensure that your efforts are more successful.

Shout: The Perfect Way To Build Communities of All Kinds

With no algorithms controlling what you see, no shadow bans silencing your voice, and no ads or spam cluttering up the conversation, Shout provides the most authentic experience for businesses and those wishing to build communities.

Best Practices for Using SMS to Grow Your Following

Good marketing puts people at the center of everything, and that's exactly what an online community does. Learn how to grow your community via SMS marketing.

Shout is for Everyone

We believe that all business owners, community leaders, and thought leaders deserve a space to grow, and we believe more strongly than ever that Shout can be that space for every member of the gig economy.

How Personal Connection Can Skyrocket Your Social Selling Business

By getting to know your buyers on a personal level, you create trust and credibility that can skyrocket your business. Learn how.

Why You Shouldn't Rely on Facebook or Instagram to Grow Your Audience

As organic reach declines and ad prices continue to increase, it's become clear that small businesses shouldn't rely solely on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms to grow their audiences.

Conversational SMS Marketing: A Complete Beginner's Guide for 2022

Conversational text marketing is a great way to engage with customers one-on-one after they reply to your messages or when they initiate the conversation themselves. Learn how to develop your SMS marketing strategy this year.

Ways to Welcome a New Team Member in Shout

It's always exciting when a new member joins your team, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to welcome them and introduce them to your business. Fortunately, Shout makes it super easy—literally as easy as texting a friend!

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Business Texting in 2022

Texting is a great way to communicate with customers and clients. It's informal, quick, and efficient. It's transformed both marketing and media. Here's how to get the most out of this marketing channel in 2022.

Shout's 2022 TCPA Compliance Checklist

Text messages are one of the most effective ways to communicate in 2022. If you're just getting started with SMS marketing, you may not realize that texts are highly regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. They're subject to TCPA rules and regulations, and violating those rules can lead to hefty fines. This post will help you stay compliant and avoid fees.

What's New With Shout? January's New Features and Enhancements

New feature highlights to help you connect more genuinely with your audience, work more efficiently with automations, and sustainably grow your business or community.

How to Use Shout to Get Better Customer Feedback and Improve Google Reviews

You work hard to earn prospective customers for your business. And when it comes time to make a sale, you work even harder to deliver the highest quality products and customer service that you possibly can. So why is it so difficult to translate that hard work into meaningful customer feedback and reviews once you’ve closed the deal?

Not Sold On SMS Marketing? Here Are 8 Benefits That Will Change Your Mind

4 Powerful SMS Marketing Campaigns You Can Launch Today

SMS messaging is a great way to engage with your customers and help them develop a deeper love for your products and business. Whether you plan to streamline your customer service process or build your sales funnel, Shout has all the tools you need to get started.

3+ Simple Ways to Kickstart The Ultimate Text Marketing Strategy

Ready to get started with SMS marketing? Here are 3 tips to set your strategy up for success.

3 Companies Crushing SMS Marketing and How to Emulate Their Success

SMS is a powerful way to build customer loyalty and encourage people to keep coming back to your business. Get inspired by these 3 companies who use SMS in surprising ways.

15 Skills Your Social Selling Team Needs To Succeed In 2022

Social selling is a modern-day approach to lead generation and is an essential part of building relationships and trust with your target audience. Use these 15 tactics to help you expand your skills in 2022.