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Taykt lets you create a text-in word, so that anyone who texts your word to 82958 will get your message straight back to them.

Great for putting on posters, or anyplace that someone might want to act on your word there and then.

Get started at http://taykt.com/

Taykt is a UK-only service at the moment.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Use Taykt to Market to Passing Foot Traffic.

@bradpollard spotted a great example of SMS being used to get information into the hands of anyone passing by:

If you're interested in yoga it's a great service, as you don't have to stop your journey: you can pick up the information as you're walking. If you're running a Yoga course this is powerful as you're contacting passing foot traffic that maybe wouldn't have normally taken that first step to thinking about your courses.

You can use Taykt to do this. Ok, you can't send a blank text to Taykt to get information, but you could send the word YOGA to 82958 (and its shorter in total than sending a blank text to an 11 digit mobile number :-)

Here's how you could set it up...

First, visit http://taykt.com and enter your word and message:

You're almost there: just give us an email address and password, so you can come back and change your message if you want to:

Congratulations, you've set up your word and message:

You can now say: "Text YOGA to 82958 to receive a copy of our current timetable. Text costs 25p".

Pop over to Taykt.com and give it a go. Or if you have ideas for using SMS, get in touch and we'll tell you how you can make them work with Taykt.