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What is a Recurring Message Program?



In the video above, Tatango CEO Derek Johnson answers the question: “What is a Recurring Message Program?” If you’d rather read a quick answer, you can find it below. You can also find answers to all of your SMS marketing questions in our Q&A video library.

In text message marketing, there are two kinds of programs:

  • Single message programs
  • Recurring message programs


Recurring Message Programs

Recurring Message Programs are when a consumer opts into a regular feed of text message marketing messages to their phone. This is your standard SMS marketing where once or twice a month, a consumer receives a promotional text from a brand, containing a hot deal or mobile coupon.

Below is an example of a recurring text message program from Sonic:

Sonic Drive-In MMS Marketing Examples


Single Message Programs

Single Message Programs are one-off messages. That means there is no follow-up and only one message. For example, if a company was promoting a new app on a billboard, and a consumer texted the word “download” to the short code displayed on the billboard, the consumer would then receive a single message containing a download link. Single message programs tend to be more transactional in function.

Below is an example of a single message program alerting a consumer of an appointment:

Tatango Text Message Appointment Reminder Example

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