Mobile Marketing Success Stories
Select testimonials from a few of our clients
"SUMOTEXT powers our dedicated short code 32700 (EAS00) and provides in-game messaging solutions for our most popular titles like Madden NFL. Their platform and API's have always been reliable, but their support and flexibility to adapt to our changing needs is why we renewed our relationship through 2014."
Jaime Stella, Senior Producer
"The New York Racing Association has been at the forefront of technology and thought leadership in the thoroughbred racing industry since 1955.
NYRA tracks contribute more than $2 billion annually to New York State’s urban, suburban and rural economy.
More than 1.6 million people attended the live races at NYRA tracks.
Since 2009, NYRA has leveraged the SUMOTEXT short code platform and SMS Gateway
for our mobile alerts and mobile fan promotions during our Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course meets.
We recently renewed our relationship through 2013 because of the tremendous service, support, reliability, and value that SUMOTEXT provides."
Nicholas Aquilino, Director of Marketing
The New York Racing Association, Inc.
"SUMOTEXT runs their business like I do mine - 24/7.
It doesn't matter what time of day, night, or weekend I call, they're always there to help us with last minute tips, tricks, and ideas to execute the best mobile promotions at our events.
We had tried other services in the past, but have renewed with SUMOTEXT for 3 straight years."
Nathaniel Morris, Ph.D
Founding Member of BOYZ II MEN
4 Grammy Awards and over 60MM records sold
"We chose SUMOTEXT because of their platform and the experience they brought from other
large restaurant operating groups. The trial program they designed went so well that we leased a dedicated
short code and now promote the service at all 79 of our locations. The response has been great and the ROI has been unbelievable.
With so much emphasis today on email and social media, we have found that the mobile
opt-in is the easiest way to kick-start our guest relations and ultimately deliver positive,
motivating messages that enhance all of our marketing channels."
Ron Long, Chief Operating Officer
Apple Sauce, Inc. / Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
"As a digital agency of record for the Boar’s Head Brand, MODE chose SUMOTEXT to provide a short code for customers to
text their email address while waiting in line at thousands of grocery deli departments. SUMOTEXT has been a wonderful partner.
They always tailor programs specific to our clients' needs and make the entire process simple and seamless.
SUMOTEXT has been responsive, direct, and best of all, available to answer any questions as we continue to explore and harness mobile marketing. "
Nicole Reyes, Project Manager
MODE Branding and Interactice Agecy
"With world-class racing and auction facilities, we want Keeneland to continue to be known as an industry innovator. Though we initially went with another provider, this year we migrated to the SUMOTEXT SMS Gateway. Integration was quick and smooth, even with the additional carrier compliance requirements they made us aware of. We are confident that our thoroughbred owners, breeders, and bloodstock agents are going to love our new mobile alert features at this year's sales."
Brad Lovell, Director of Information Technology
Keeneland Association, Inc.
"Apart from recruiting, the U.S. Naval Academy uses SUMOTEXT to organize personnel. For example, during summer training exercises in San Diego, all 800 midshipmen opted-in to the unit's keyword. In one instance, a Nuclear Guided Missile Submarine had a last minute schedule change to pull into the harbor early to pick up 40 midshipmen. The midshipmen, who were on an authorized afternoon break, were all over the base idly waiting for the appointed hour. By sending one field alert from my phone using SUMOTEXT, all 40 midshipmen showed up within 10 minutes and were able to get onto the transfer boat at the revised departure time. This saved the Navy and the tax payer thousands of dollars."
LT Brian E. Ray, Training Officer
US Naval Academy PROTRAMID
"As the definitive marketplace for connecting landlords and tenants in Southern California, we've helped more than 1 million renters search for housing and hundreds of thousands of landlords use us to assist them in finding responsible tenants to fill their vacancies. After spending months trying to figure out how to use short codes to do SMS the right way, SUMOTEXT was a breath of fresh air. They provided real transparency into the mobile ecosystem and advised us on all of our partnership and technology options - including how to do it without them! Fortunately, we wanted a partner and SUMOTEXT has justified our decision every day with exceptional advice, service, and customizations to their core product. We started immediately on one of their shared short codes, but our dedicated short code (27368) is now live and our programs have been provisioned by every wireless carrier. We feel like SUMOTEXT is a core part of our team and our members and landlords are loving all of our new 'mobile' initiatives."
Kevin Miller, Chief of Operations
"Our grocery stores had never tried mobile, but knew we needed to explore the channel. SUMOTEXT as helped us create sustainable loyalty, run turn-key promotions, and even understand our targets better. They also brought creative ideas on how to get the word out without heavy spending. We appreciate partners who can help us understand our business and develop programs that are customized for us, not just off the shelf. They have been gracious and helpful with each step in getting our programs underway and providing support. They are simply honest, good guys to work with."
Tim Bade, Director of Marketing
Price Cutter, Ramey, Smitty's, Save-A-Lot, Food Pyramid
"After sending out our first message offering half price wine we had a large table come to the restaurant in response. One of the customers told me they had intended on going to D'vine Wine for the evening and then having a late dinner on that side of town. After they received our text they changed their plans and decided to come downtown and have wine and dinner in one place. Their ticket was over $1,200. Had we not been using SUMOTEXT, they would have dined elsewhere!"
Chuck Harris, Executive Chef/Owner
Spindletop Steakhouse & Continental Cuisine
"SUMOTEXT has been the most successful marketing tool ever for Scarlet. As soon as merchandise comes in or if we decide to have a last-minute promotion, we can send a text message and in less than 10 minutes the phone is ringing and people are walking through the doors!"
Jeanne McNeil, Owner
Scarlet Boutique & Salon
Little Rock, AR
"If you do what SUMOTEXT tells you to do, there is really no way to fail. We've been using it for 6 months and have well over 1,000 opt-ins. We love that our mobile coupons are portable and viral. Imagine, my customers have given me thier mobile phone number - and permission to send them text messages! As a business owner, what more could I ask for? This is a no-brainer."
Saed Hamad, Owner
3 Dairy Queen Locations
Nash County, North Carolina
"We've tried other mobile marketing agencies.
SUMOTEXT is fun, fast, and effective. We were at $400 in sales at 2:00PM on Saturday. We sent a text message to our database of 200 VIP members and did $2,500 in sales over the next 2 hours! You just can’t do that with e-mail.”
Brian Kidd, Owner
"We chose SUMOTEXT to help us compete against bigger brands with bigger budgets in a crowded marketplace. We signed up over 700 members in our first month by offering a free 10’ pizza for joining our mobile VIP club. Our staff focused on up-selling and add-ons and sales actually increased by 25% over previous weeks. The results have continued and mobile marketing has now replaced coupon mailers, newspaper, radio, TV, and email. This is a very powerful and affordable marketing channel that everyone must try."
Thomas Ricci, Owner
Hungry Howie’s Pizza #617
"Bike, Blues & BBQ was the first major motorcycle rally to use text messaging. Our 400,000 attendees really appreciated the regular reminders, updates, and directions while the organizers and vendors were able to maximize participation and attendance. Based on popular demand, we plan to promote the SUMOTEXT service even more next year!"
Bob Corscadden, Managing Partner
jimbob Creative, Agency of Record
Bikes, Blues & BBQ
"We tried another well-known mobile platform first, then discovered SUMOTEXT was leagues ahead of anything else available in the market. Our little store is now up to over 3,000 opt-ins and I actually have to be careful when I send a message becuase of the immediate response I get from our customers. They comment that they are eager and excited every time their phone goes off. We use SUMOTEXT to promote new products, announce special events and promotions, and stay connected with our regulars. Our business has used many different avenues of marketing - some of which are coupon magazines, email marketing, door hangers, and coupons. In terms of costs and return rate, mobile marketing is a game-changer."
Jason L. Hutto, Franchise Owner
Smoothie King of Central Florida
"Our franchisees couldn't be happier with the support and service as well as the ideas SUMOTEXT provides at a moments notice. Their service and technology is leagues ahead of any other and very cost effective. We get immediate response from our customers and feel that SMS loyalty and rewards pays for itself every time. Our promotion to give a free soda if you opt-in today works miracles for getting new clients into the data base. Our customers tell us they look forward to our text messages as they are short, sweet, and to the point. We would really encourage everyone to try it.
Paula Wild, CEO
NYPD Pizza Company
"We are in the business of live entertainment, so connecting with people is at the core of what we do. SUMOTEXT allows us to get a huge response and read rate and to form a bond with our customers that constantly gets refreshed. We have tried e-mail opt in advertising, but the read rate is minuscule. Since everyone reads their text messages, we're able to keep top of mind awareness with customers all over the country - cheaply and effectively! No other advertising medium is as effective per dollar spent. Period."
Timothy Haygood, President
"With everyone practically living on their mobile phones, we (Kira Plastinina), thought SMS would be a perfect way to build brand loyalty. Using SUMOTEXT as our mobile marketing platform, we’ve been able to communicate various marketing strategies and promotions to our customers through the medium that so many individuals utilize continuously. In a short time, we’ve seen the adoption rate of text opt-ins grow significantly, and found it to be a very effective tool for us to keep our customers informed and to help drive traffic and sales for the brand. SUMOTEXT has been a great partner for us in helping drive our success."
Brent Williams, Director of E-Commerce
Kira Plastinina Fashions
Los Angeles, CA
"SUMOTEXT has been available to me whenever I have needed their assistance and the service provided by the entire team has been great. The Utah Grizzlies collected over 900 opt-ins the first night the PA announcer offered the service and we find that our clients enjoy responding to our contests and offers. SUMOTEXT has been the best marketing tool we have ever used. This technology has paid for itself."
Julie Hoffman, Director of Marketing
Salt Lake City, Utah
"SUMOTEXT has already proven to be a very quick, easy and effective way to communicate with our 1,550 members. It’s a great compliment to the other forms of communications we use. Our younger members especially have told us they prefer receiving text messages to emails. And they do seem to respond quicker to our SUMOTEXT alerts."
David Garth, President/CEO
San Luis Obispo, CA Chamber of Commerce