How many times a day do you just check your phone in a day? SMS which has the highest frequency of getting noticed is considered as one of the most important marketing tools around the globe and an ideal channel to communicate with the customers.
SMS marketing has all that you need. With the highest number of opening rates, SMS has helped the school institutions to create open communication so that there is the free flow of information. It helps in collaborating with the teachers for day to day activities as well as parents and students. SMS marketing is magical as it is cost-effective and per SMS cost is almost negligible. Thus, SMS marketing is the favorite tool of marketers which provide huge advantages over any other medium.
SMS plays a different role for parents, students and teachers in the school or institutes. SMS provides one-stop solutions to varying needs. It keeps the database manageable with high response rates. SMS marketing has helped institutes to free flow of information from time to time.
SMS for Parents-
Parents teacher's meeting:
SMS will help parents in reminding about the parent’s teachers meeting, timely fee payment and to track the activities of their child at school. Most schools have acknowledged the importance of sending a reminder to the parents. As most of the parents are busy with their day to day errands it becomes difficult for them to remember everything. Sending out reminder SMS will help in creating a free flow of communication between school and parents.
SMS works its best in dealing with an emergency. When an emergency strikes the most convenient way to provide information is through SMS. Sending out email can be time-consuming, SMS can be sent to the students in real-time. Information such as sending out a weather report when a child is out with school, information about any delays, cancellation or closures can be provided to the parents and students so that they can prepare accordingly. SMS is a convenient way to communicate in such situations without creating panic.
SMS for Students-
Homework or exam reminders:
SMS will help the students in homework or exam reminders so that students can finish their work within deadlines. SMS can be used by schools/colleges to send reminders about registrations, assignment deadlines, submission dates, etc. They can also be used to inform students and parents about the meetings, fees, late fees reminder, etc. School/ college libraries can use the SMS service to inform the students about the due date of the books that they have borrowed or the new arrivals.
SMS can help students in providing counseling regarding career, new courses and the options they can choose or the art they can explore at the campus. Proper counseling can guide students in making better career choices which will benefit them in the long run. Various schools run soft skills training classes, grooming sessions for the students from time to time that will help in the overall growth and development of the students.
SMS for Teachers-
SMS will help the school or colleges to schedule staff meetings from time to time. The information can be furnished to the teachers regarding the time, place of the meeting. The information will be received within real-time and easy to maintain coordination among each other. SMS is often used to create a series of communication patterns internally. Information related to the course, timetables, and syllabus and about a particular student can be circulated to the teachers through SMS marketing. Thus, SMS is the right choice for the institutes to coordinate with the internal staff. Thus, SMS is a building block between school and teachers.
Through SMS it’s quite easy to communicate with the internal employees, staff and teachers. Educational institutions have hundreds of teaching, as well as non-teaching staff; find it difficult to send out any necessary circular or notification. Sending an SMS to circulate a notice saves time and efforts of the college or schools. SMS is the right choice as it saves time and is cost-effective for the college.
Thus, more and more educational institutes have understood the power of SMS marketing and will continue to provide services in the long run.