An SMS marketing business plan will describe how you can help small businesses brand and expose themselves through tailored text messaging and other social media campaigns. With consumers turning more and more towards social media sources for information about businesses and products, and with more and more people using handheld devices and smartphones, it is a natural extension for SMBs to being marketing themselves through SMS. But how can a business develop and manage its own campaigns, when it's busy trying to focus on its core business model? Most can't, and that's why they turn to specialty providers. SMS marketing companies claim a unique sort of expertise: the know-how and methodology to create and disseminate snippets of information via a short message service (SMS). The SMS marketing business plan should discuss:
• The types of service you offer
• The plan rates you've designed (if not all projects are custom)
• The sort of carriers you can service
• The customer base you're best at targeting
• A sample messaging campaign you have developed or directed
The SMS marketing business plan also needs to consider the industry itself. Where does a short message service specialty company fit into the larger advertising industry? Do most providers offer this as their stand-alone service? What are the combined revenues of companies in the space? More importantly, you should be able to look in detail at the companies that you're in direct competition with. What are their strengths and weaknesses? What sort of sales do they get and what are their margins? Knowing these things can help you gauge your own business performance going forward. The team at MasterPlans.com has worked with all sorts of marketing firms on their business plans, and we can help you get your document in shape for your funding presentation. Call a consultant today at 877-453-2011 to learn more!
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