We are focused on making everything about marketing easier for you which is why we have made gathering mobile numbers something that ANYONE can do with our prebuilt campaigns.
The first step is to activate text messaging if you have not done so already by clicking on your INBOX tab at the top of your dashboard. At this time this feature is only available in the USA, UK, and CA. This will ask you to enter an area code you are familiar with and then select from a list of available numbers.
Once you have selected a number, let’s go back to your dashboard and visit the Campaign Library.
There are two campaign types of campaigns you may want to launch to start gathering mobile numbers exclusively.
The first campaign is the opt-in landing page called Sign Up For Text Updates.
The other is a Promotional Campaign. This campaign type comes packed with one email and one social post that is focused 100% on getting your existing database and network to give you their phone number. Please choose the one that suits you best.
Click on SELECT, put in the date and time you want the communication to send, and then select where you want to post on Facebook and who you want to send the email to, and then hit Save and Publish.
You can now click on the communication icon from your Dashboard to review the email and social post and make any edits.
Both the email and social post are going to drive people to the opt-in landing page where they will sign up to get text updates.
Most other campaign types will ask for a mobile number in the registration box from the landing page, but providing the mobile number is optional and not mandatory.