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SMS message or BMS to everyone who passes your booth?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by IamBob, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. IamBob

    IamBob Registered Member

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    I have a client in USA who wants to have a message sent to everyone's phone who passes his booth. From what I understand SMS spam is illegal and serious business if you get caught. I heard about proximity marketing by using a Blue Tooth device that will ask the person if they want to connect then you can send them a file. Obviously they need Bluetooth turned on so we can have a sign asking for that, but I haven't gotten a conclusive answer if this will work in the US. I saw a couple posts saying this wouldn't work on iPhones or Blackberries. Can anyone give me a concrete answer if this will work?
     
  2. moneyneeded

    moneyneeded Regular Member

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    Yes it would be illegal if a message is sent to everyone who passes his booth. However, he could put some type of promos, coupon, free estimate of services info at the booth with a short/long code number to get prospects. Check out the short code association website to find out all the legalities related to text message marketing. Good luck with everything.
     
  3. derfall

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    Zero Proximity Marketing out of Australia has a device for a trade show booth.
    I don't think the message is illegal. They would get a 300 character message
    asking permission to read the full message.

    Check out their other products. Some are waterproof for outside a building. The range
    is 300 feet. You can drive around with one and broadcast to 14 or 28 Bluetooth enabled phones. Another version with an array can cover a sports stadium.

    They also have a network of advertisers in the US for these devices.

    Another company with proximity devices is BlueMagnet. A little less expensive, but
    not waterproof.
     
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  4. moneyneeded

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    Hey I did not even know about BlueMagnet! That is amazing, I just checked out their website.