Text Message Competitions. - get started today
Textvertising are one of the market leaders in supplying text message competition services. Nothing to install, everything is web based.
With Textvertising you can create and operate your own "ABC" style competitions. With easy to configure options you can quickly create and deploy a text message competition with defined start and end times, costs per entry, entry limits and more.
We make it easy.
Once your competition is over, you can quickly see results and generate reports - even pick a random winner from the correct entries.
You can also run up to 3 text message competitions simultaneously from within your account if required - which is plenty for the average user and allows text competitions to cross over easily.
Make it standard rate or charge between 25p & £4.50 per entry.
You have the choice to offer the service to end users at standard rate or at premium rate.
If you would like to charge end users who participate, Textvertising offer rates between 25p and £4.50 and these can be used simultaneously across different competitions to generate revenue from your text competition.
The service also captures the mobile number of each end user that participates. These are stored within your account and at any time you can send a message to any or all of your participants in the future.
This is particularly useful where you decide to run another competition and wish to invite the end user to find out more about it and join in if they wish.
Reply message personalisation.
Everytime someone takes part, an automated reply message is sent back to them. Although you can turn the feature off, if you wish to use premium rate the reply message being delivered back forms part of the billing mechanism.
Each reply message can be personalised with your own message. This can be simply a Thank You, but could also include a link to a website or other information quite easily.
What service works best and what can you earn?
We decided to include this as this is the most commonly asked question.
Everybody has their own idea of the best prize and marketing plans. However, a competition with a prize of a spa weekend advertised in Mechanics Weekly isn't probably going to generate much interest.
You need to think carefully about not only where you place your advert to give the best exposure but the "perceived price" of the prize. 25p per entry will generate a lot more entries than £1.50 per entry. If however, the aim of your competition isn't about the money but more about data capture, then consider the lower amount.
We also recommend doing the research. See what sort of competitions are running in magazines and media, what the prize is and the cost per entry. If these competitions appear regularly across multiple issues, they maybe a good bet.
The bigger the prize and the higher the profile of the marketing, the more successful it will be. The rest is up to you - but we can provide whatever you need.
What other competition services do we offer?
Compliance and Advice
Please note: Premium rate providers can only activate premium rate services (where end users are charged for interactions) to users registered with The Phone Paid Services authority, the premium rate regulatory body. There is a strict code of conduct surrounding the operation of premium services that user must adhere too. For most users and those who generate less than £10,000 per annum, registration is free.
For more information, please visit our premium text compliance page for further reading and details about registering yourself or your business as a premium rate operator.
The regulations for premium rate services from The Phone Paid Services Authority changed significantly from January 2017. The mobile networks have also introduced multiple new independant regulations as to how services can be operated on each of their networks. This includes the type of service, the number range used and where the services will be advertised.
As such compliance advice and setup has now become quite complex requiring us to provide additional support staff to handle enquiries and submissions. Consequently all new services now have a compliance and setup fee of £250+VAT.
We can no longer offer free advice. If you are serious about creating a premium service and wish to submit an application a payment of £250+VAT is payable in advance.