While both push and SMS deliver short-format content for mobile phones, there are significant differences in user experience, purpose, and strategy. So which should you use?
Many of our clients are asking whether they should focus on push or SMS for their short-form digital messaging channel. Here are several things to consider as you ponder this decision.
First, the advantages of each:
Now let's consider some side-by-side match-ups:
While both push and SMS deliver short-format content for mobile phones, there are significant differences in user experience, purpose, and strategy. Which should you use? In my 100 percent partial view, the answer is easy: both!
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