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The Secret to Closing More Deals? Start texting.

Posted by TextUs Team on Dec 12, 2018 1:21:35 PM

If you aren’t texting, you’re missing out on potential deals. Sales have had to pivot since inception, from door-to-door salespeople to letters to phone calls (a big leap!), then calls to email. And, just as you would’ve been missing out on great connections if you hadn’t started emailing your prospects in the past decade, today, you need to text your contacts. Just take a look:

Let’s put those numbers into words.

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Topics: SMS, Text Messaging, Definitive Guide to Business Texting, Business Texting, sales

SOS: How to Use Texting For Announcements and Emergencies

Posted by TextUs Team on Dec 4, 2018 10:56:51 AM

Use texting for quick announcements and emergency blasts to internal staff and contacts. Brief enough to grab attention and more widely-accessed than email or calls (which may be jammed during an emergency), texts are a great way to quickly get time-sensitive messages to your audience.

Reasons you might send an emergency text:

  • Impending catastrophic weather
  • A national emergency affecting your business and customers
  • An active, dangerous situation inside your building

Prepare on how to send an effective SOS text so you’re ready if the emergency strikes.

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Topics: Business Texting, SMS, Text Messaging

How to Use TextUs to Make Mobile Scheduling Easy

Posted by TextUs Team on Oct 30, 2018 5:41:48 PM

Remember when you had to message back and forth endlessly just to find a time to meet with a contact? How people would wander off during the scheduling process if it was taking too long to get a meeting on the books? How sometimes you would double-book meetings, not realizing you’d offer the same time slot to two people?

If you’re thinking something like, yes, because these things happened this week!, then we’re going to take a moment to geek out to you about digital scheduling services. If your company isn’t using a platform like Calendly or Doodle or their sales tool cousins, like Hubspot’s Meetings or Drift Meetings, please try one of them out right now.

Aren’t they awesome!?

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Topics: meeting booking, Text Messaging, Business Texting

IT Staffing Firm Meridian Technologies Improved Response Rates by 240% and Increased Submissions with TextUs + Bullhorn

Posted by TextUs Team on Oct 18, 2018 10:11:27 AM

Meridian Technologies, an IT staffing firm, knew the power of texting. “If you’re not texting candidates, you’re behind the eight ball,” said Justin Van Tassel, Director of Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Training & Development.

Their recruiters were using their personal cell phones to text with prospects and candidates and seeing great response rates over email and phone outreach alone.

But not everyone was comfortable using their personal cell phones, and as a result, Meridian wasn’t able to adopt text messaging company-wide. What’s more, when the staffing firm was using a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) model, management had zero insight into the quality, frequency, and efficacy of text outreach. This left a big hole in their analytics.

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Topics: SMS, Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Case Studies, Bullhorn, Text Messaging

TextUs Integrates with Greenhouse to Add Text Messaging to Your Talent Acquisition Process

Posted by TextUs Team on Oct 16, 2018 1:32:35 PM

We’re happy to announce that we’ve integrated with Greenhouse, the applicant tracking system and talent acquisition software that optimizes the entire recruiting process. TextUs for Greenhouse enhances your ATS experience with integrated text messaging, improving workforce productivity, increasing communication efficiency, and boosting customer engagement.

With the new integration, Greenhouse users can send and receive personalized text messages directly from their ATS to communicate in real-time with your candidates. The integration also allows users to track text touches directly from candidate profiles.

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Topics: Partner Network, marketplace, greenhouse, Staffing and Recruiting, SMS, Business Texting, integration

Our New COO Is Obsessed with Team Growth, Customer Happiness, and Her Bike 🚲 😀

Posted by TextUs Team on Oct 10, 2018 1:45:52 PM

We are extremely excited to announce that Ericka Hyson has joined our team as our new Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Ericka will drive team development, make sure our clients are happy and successful, and spur more of this wild growth we’ve been working so hard for these past few years.

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Topics: News and Updates

5 Text Messaging Templates to Kick Off a Conversation

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 31, 2018 9:25:00 AM

Nowadays, it’s expected that businesses use text messaging. In fact, 64% of customer prefer text messaging over voice when it comes to customer service. Because texting for business has become the norm, you can use it much in the same way you would phone or email to get a conversation with a prospect going. The biggest difference? That’s right -- people actually read their text messages.

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Topics: SMS, Marketing, Text Messaging, Business Texting, 101 Text Message Templates, sales, Sales Acceleration

Staffing Hub Introduces The Staffing Show Podcast, Sponsored by TextUs

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 20, 2018 3:03:31 PM

Staffing Hub, the go-to site for staffing industry intelligence, just introduced The Staffing Show, the only podcast that delivers tools, tips, and tactics from the staffing and recruiting industry’s top executives and thought leaders. TextUs is proud to co-sponsor The Staffing Show.

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Topics: Bullhorn, SMS, Staffing Referrals, Text Messaging, Staffing and Recruiting, Business Texting, podcast

9 Text Message Templates to Book Meetings Faster and Fill Your Calendar

Posted by TextUs Team on May 30, 2018 2:04:07 PM

Sometimes, the right message is all it takes to get a meeting with your contacts. And text messaging is the perfect medium for setting appointments. It helps you ask simple questions and get quick answers back, just what you need to fill your calendar.

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Topics: SMS, Templates, Text Messaging, Business Texting, Sales Acceleration, Staffing and Recruiting, Inside Sales

Come Enjoy the View on the TextUs Rooftop for the Boulder Startup Week Crawl! 🍻🍔

Posted by TextUs Team on May 15, 2018 8:15:52 AM

TextUs is psyched to be a part of the 8th Annual Boulder Startup Crawl today. Stop by the our offices to come enjoy the amazing rooftop view and get a taste of the TextUs experience (and our grilling skills!), take a peek at our offices (where the magic happens), and meet the funnest team in town (🍻).

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Topics: Boulder Startup Week, News and Updates

Stream the 2018 State of Staffing Webinar Now

Posted by TextUs Team on May 2, 2018 11:08:10 AM

You can now stream the 2018 State of Staffing Webinar, featuring an in-depth exploration of the data from the State of Staffing report. It also offers actionable tips on how you can align your outreach strategy, candidate experience, and tech stack to fuel optimal growth.

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Topics: Staffing and Recruiting, Business Texting, Text Messaging, SMS, Marketing, Customer Service

Are Your Competitors Placing Talent Faster Than You?

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 24, 2018 1:22:29 PM

Your team works hard to source candidates, connect with top talent, and fill open positions as fast as possible. The race to scoop up talent is real, and you know that if your team isn’t the first ones out of the gate, your odds of winning plummet. But, do you know how your team compares to industry averages for days to close?

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Topics: 2018 State of Staffing, Text Messaging, Staffing and Recruiting, Business Texting, SMS

7 Ways to Use High-Volume Business Texting to Reach More Contacts Faster Than Ever Before

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 16, 2018 2:43:46 PM

Maybe you have bad associations with texting a lot of people at once. You think “mass texting” and you might picture the worst kind of business communication -- anonymous, generic outreach or promotional messages that don’t meaningfully consider the audience on the other side of them.

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Topics: SMS, High Volume, Product Updates, Sales Acceleration, Staffing and Recruiting, Business Texting, Marketing

Introducing TextUs High-Volume - Turn Up the Volume on Your Business Texting to Instantly Reach Thousands of People

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 9, 2018 2:52:17 PM

When text messaging first started being used for business, campaigns were all about impersonal marketing. Contacts received bland, promotional messages from 5-digit numbers. These messages didn’t inspire conversation or connection -- often they were just interruptions that got quickly deleted.

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Topics: High Volume, Product Updates, Text Messaging, Business Texting, News and Updates, SMS

Over 70% of Fast-Growth Staffing Firms Use Text Messaging to Follow Up with Candidates, Engage Talent, and Schedule Appointments

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 6, 2018 2:11:45 PM

In the recent State of Staffing Benchmarking Report, surveying hundreds of staffing and recruiting professionals, fast-growth staffing firms are more likely than their slower growth peers to use text messaging at every stage of their relationships with candidates and talent.

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Topics: Text Messaging, Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, 2018 State of Staffing

Introducing Nate Bishop, TextUs’s New VP of Sales

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 29, 2018 12:23:39 PM

We’re excited to announce that Nate Bishop has joined the TextUs team as our new VP of Sales. Before joining us here at TextUs, Nate was the Strategic Alliance Manager of North America at Bullhorn ATS and the Director of Sales at CloudCall, a cloud-based, ATS integration and voice services platform. Earlier in his career, he served as an enterprise sales engineer at Hewlett Packard.

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Topics: Sales Acceleration, Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Text Messaging, News and Updates, Inside Sales, Press

TextUs Partners with Staffing Referrals to Help Staffing Firms Find More Qualified Candidates

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 20, 2018 11:59:41 AM

We’re excited to announce that TextUs has partnered with Staffing Referrals, the only referral management software built for the staffing and recruiting industry, to help recruiters get more referrals through text messaging.

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Topics: App, Text Messaging, Staffing Referrals, Staffing and Recruiting, Business Texting, Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms

2018 State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 15, 2018 10:42:57 AM

We’re excited to share StaffingHub’s 2018 State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report, co-sponsored by TextUs, Erecruit, and StaffingReferrals.

StaffingHub surveyed hundreds of staffing industry professionals to understand the strategies, tools, and tactics that the most successful staffing firms use to grow faster.

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Topics: Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Sales Acceleration, Text Messaging, Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, 2018 State of Staffing

Text from Your Business Number on Your Mobile Phone with the TextUs App [Update]

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 9, 2018 3:18:52 PM
Here at TextUs, we pride ourselves on being customer-oriented company. That means we’re constantly listening to our customers and updating our software with the features that you need most.
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Topics: Text Messaging, Business Texting, Mobile, App

Don't Send That Selfie: How NOT to Use MMS for Business

Posted by TextUs Team on Feb 20, 2018 9:41:17 AM

You might be excited to get going with TextUs MMS, generating new leads through promotional pics or speeding up an onboarding process with photos of documents over text. But, you also want to make sure your MMS communication is appropriate, constructive, and useful.So, here are 5 ways NOT to use MMS for business.

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Topics: MMS for Business, MMS, Text Messaging, Business Texting