SMS marketing is a medium that is defined by its limitations. In the bright multimedia technicolor of digital marketing, the text only and length-sensitive nature of SMS can seem a little drab and limited.

Having said that, many agencies and brands still have a high-degree of success with SMS marketing. There are a tonne of statistics and case studies that demonstrate this, but Onereach has provided a good collection of different sources.

So it seems that the medium is far from dead, but could probably use a technological tune-up.

Rich Communications Services (RCS) seems poised to provide the foundation for the next stage of SMS marketing.

What is RCS?

Put simply, RCS adds a range of features  to SMS that you may recognise from social media and internet-based messaging apps. As well as text, RCS allows users to send videos of up to 10MB, group chats, location information and video calls.

In theory, RCS should

Article source: https://www.marketingtechnews.net/news/2017/jul/20/rcs-next-big-thing/

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