Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What Does Your Gym Need to be Successful?

Whether you’ve just opened up a gym or you're a long time owner, one of your responsibilities as a gym owner is to make sure your marketing message is being heard over the hundreds of other advertisements your customers encounter on a daily basis. One way to do that is to communicate directly with your customers through the channel they use the most. Today, that channel is text.

Research shows: 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating (Pew Research Center).

That’s a high volume of potential customers who could be reading your text messages right on their mobile phones. Your text messages can do any of the following for your contacts:
  • Remind customers of promotions and sales
  • Alert patrons of days the gym will be closed (holidays, bad-weather advisories) 
  • Notify clients of a special exercise event
  • Motivational texts to encourage people to fulfill their daily exercise requirements
  • Create a contact list just for your staff to recognize a job well done   

Helpful Hint: According to RateYourBurn.com, the number #11 rule to running a successful gym is introducing social media into the instructor training programsSuccessfully connecting instructors with members outside of the gym is a great way to boost member visits. With SendTree’s text messaging service you can guide members through your doors without leaving your office! So what are you waiting for?

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"Mobile Technology Fact Sheet." Pew Research Centers Internet American Life Project RSS. N.p., n.d. Web.
"RateYourBurn | 15 Tips for Running a Successful Fitness Studio Business."RateYourBurn | 15 Tips for Running a Successful Fitness 
          Studio Business. N.p., n.d. Web. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rotary Clubs: How to Use Your Thumbs for Good

Regular Communication: Your Rotary Club's Key to Success 

Regular communication among club members is an essential part of any well-managed Rotary Club. To keep your Rotary Club running smoothly you’ll want a simple tool that allows you to send important news to your club members in the form of a text message. Today, that tool is SendTree.  

What is SendTree?  
SendTree is a group messaging service that allows organizations to instantly share information with all their contacts through text. It’s group communication in the form of a text message.

Use SendTree as a tool for staying connected. Build an effective network among your Rotary members with SendTree’s group text messaging.

How can your Rotary Club benefit?
Routine updates, meeting reminders, and announcements are just a few examples of the type of text messages Rotary Club’s send to keep every member up-to-date on club happenings. Consider these ways to keep members informed and engaged: 
  • Notify Rotarians of upcoming events and meetings
  • Welcome new members
  • Motivate volunteers with an inspirational text message
  • Remind members of duties and responsibilities between meetings
  • Update members of fundraising events
  • Share results of community outreach programs
  • Recognize the contributions and efforts of participants
  • Share meeting minutes for anyone who couldn’t attend a meeting  
  • Alert members of volunteer opportunities 

How does SendTree work?
You write and send messages from your computer. Then the messages are delivered as text messages to your contacts. 

It takes just minutes to send a message
  1. Log in to your SendTree account
  2. Type your message
  3. Send it to your contact list  

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In today’s day and age text is king. People rely on their mobile phones to stay connected with one another. Not to mention text messaging is still the simplest, most convenient way to instantly share news with your contacts. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Need to Stand Out From the Competition? SendTree Can Help!

What other food in the U.S. is as popular as pizza? It’s one of those dishes that practically sells itself. Being one of America’s most loved dishes means there’s plenty of competition among pizza restaurants. For some entrepreneurs, it can start to feel like your voice is being drowned out by rival pizzerias. So what can you do differently to stand out from the competition?

The key to success will likely involve a good marketing plan. So how can you be sure your marketing message is being heard over the hundreds of other ads your customers encounter daily?

Marketing Solution: SendTree’s Group Text Messaging Service

SendTree helps all types of organizations stay connected with their audience with a feature known as a group text messaging service. All it takes is a few minutes at your computer and you can send text notifications, alerts, and news to all of your contacts in the form of a text message.

Having a strong message in mind is one of the most important rules of text message communication. For pizzerias, you could use text to do any of the following:

Text Notifications Examples

  • Mobile coupons to notify customers when you’re offering discounts 
    • What’s the best part of using SendTree in a moment like this? You don’t need to hire an expensive graphic designer to get people to notice your ads. Text notifications are a simple, straightforward way to alert customers of deals.
  • Special promotion times – like around lunch and dinner.
  • Stay connected with your regulars – if you know them by name, you’ll want to get them added to your contact list ASAP 
  • Menu notifications - According to the #5 tip on the Top10 Tips for Starting a Successful Pizzeria article, pizza restaurants should offer more than just pizza on their menu (Food Service Warehouse). With SendTree, you can instantly tell customers about the other delicious items available at your restaurant.

Don’t let another minute slip by! Start reaching customers on the device they love to check: their mobile phones. For pizza shops, one of the best times to engage your audience is when their tummies start rumbling. Send text messages around lunch and dinnertime to “hook” potential customers before they decide on a place to eat.

Rahm, Jason. "Top 10 Tips for Starting a SuccessfulPizzeria." Top 10 Tips for Starting a Successful Pizzeria. Food Service Warehouse, 
          n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coaching 101: Side-Step Game Day Blunders with SendTree

Preparing your team for the big game is one of your most important responsibilities as a coach. All good coaches approach games with care and planning - but sometimes even the most thorough plans fall through. You may find you need to contact your entire group in an instant with team related news. For example:   

Last Minute Snags to Avoid 
  • Forgetting equipment or team gear
  • Neglecting to send directions or parking info
  • Reminders about snacks or refreshments for players
  • Practice times and locations
  • Weather delays or cancelations 

As a general rule of thumb, most coaches show up 45 minutes prior to the start of the match to set-up (Coach’s Clipboard). That is a big window of time that you may want to reach out to your assistant coaches, staff, or parents with details about the match.

With a group text messaging service, like SendTree, you can instantly engage and inform all of your contacts with one text. Send group text reminders, alerts, or updates to keep communication simple and clear.  

Text is king to your audience  

One of the great things about text message communication is its ability to cut through the clutter and noise your audience swims through daily. It’s a great tool that allows you to reach people while they are on the go. As studies have shown people are constantly checking their phones for text messages and alerts. The Pew Research Internet Project reported that:
67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
It’s a given that people want to stay connected with each other. It just so happens that amidst all the other forms of communication – text continues to be one of the easiest, most efficient ways to do that.

At the last second – make your efforts count

No matter what the issue – when a last minute problem arises you can quickly communicate with your coaching staff, assistants, players, and the players’ parents. When someone forgets their gear, the game logistics, or when you just need to share information with your group fast – SendTree can make that happen. Stay connected with the people who matter most to your team today!

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