What is Text to Win?
Text to Win, also known as Sweepstakes, is a feature within the PRO version of IMU that allows you to automate you very own sweepstakes, prize give-aways, promotions and more!
Imagine eating at your favorite restaurant, and you see an advertisement saying “Text (MEAL) to 407-299-2088, for a chance to receive a free dinner for two” … You immediately pull out your cell phone and text in, hoping to receive that free meal. The restaurant gets your contact information, and can now send you out different product updates, specials, and more pertaining to their establishment. You are happy to receive these updates, because you love eating at their restaurant.
How to use Text to Win / Sweepstakes
• Generate a “buzz” for your business: Create awareness for your business by setting up a campaign. Tons of companies are utilizing these campaigns as a means of generating awareness for the products or services they offer. Simply create a display like:
• “TEXT in for your chance to win a FREE VIP OFFER”
• “TEXT in for your chance to win a FREE CAR”
• “Want to win a FREE cruise vacation, text in NOW”
• User friendly and easy to use: People can text a keyword like (WIN) to an associated number, and be entered for a chance to win a special prize from your business. Our software will automatically select the winner and send a digital response code directly to their cell phone.
• Creates a marketing database: As people text in for their chance to win, our software automatically captures their cell phone number, creating a list of contacts you can reach out to. Using our Bulk SMS feature, you can send a unique message to these contacts that have opted-in (subscribed), letting them know about your offers, sales, and promotions.
Note that there are rules and regulations that affect how BULK SMS can be used in certain jurisdictions and geographic territories. Some of these are discussed in the RULES AND REGULATIONS section of our web site. It is a condition of the license agreement of IMU software that you be familiar with, and abide by these rules and regulations in your area.
• One system, endless potential: Using Pangolin’s Text to Win / Sweepstakes feature, you can reach audiences of 100 to 100,000 or more. Whether your are a DJ, large corporation, or local business, our system can help you set up your very own text to win campaigns, that you can run yourself. Save time and money with Pangolin!
Pepsi used Text to Win in their “Play for a Billion Sweepstakes”
Specially-marked packages contained unique game entry numbers. Users SMS to the short-code “PEPSI” (73774). They send the game entry number using SMS, and receive a text message confirmation in reply.