TEXTS WE LOVE

Discover how the best brands use
text messages to engage
mobile consumers & drive revenue
Discover how the best brands use
text
messages to engage mobile
consumers & drive revenue
Why We Love It:

Brooks Brothers encouraged SMS subscribers to stock up on summer wardrobe essentials with their “3 for $169” shirt offer. They sent a series of text reminders leading up to Memorial Day, retargeting them to the subscriber segment that didn’t engage with the initial announcement. Since Memorial Day sales usually last just a few days, this flash sale and limited-time strategy tapped into the holiday’s shopping trends.

Brooks Brothers
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Kodiak Cakes collaborated with other health and fitness brands for a Memorial Day Weekend giveaway via SMS. They teased the collection in an image that included familiar brands in the collaboration. This low-lift giveaway featuring “exciting products” helped clear out inventory before the summer season.

Kodiak Cakes
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Utz Snacks inspired subscribers to host their weekend barbecues with a seasonal product collection and convenient discount. The included GIF brought the display of best sellers to life, catching the eye of their SMS community of snackers. This curated page of existing products was a clever, low-lift strategy to take advantage of seasonal trends and clear inventory.

Utz Snacks
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Zestt anticipated their subscribers’ Memorial Day needs with styling tips and inspiration. As many consumers are breaking out their white clothing, zestt recommended their best-selling scarf for a pop of color. The descriptive promotion inspired subscribers to picture how they would wear the item, and helped drive additional traffic to the product page.

zestt
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On Memorial Day, Chamberlain Coffe drove last-minute revenue with a sale reminder. The image of Emma with the brand’s best-selling cold brew and sunny background inspired her subscribers to embrace the summer vibes and shop. Subscribers could simply click the direct link to shop the seasonal sale and celebrate the red, white, and brew.

Chamberlain Coffee
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When ABC Carpet & Home opened their renovated Brooklyn location, they invited SMS subscribers to see it for themselves. The special event invitation used geotargeting to only reach relevant subscribers in the NYC area. Since consumers love to shop during the long Memorial Day weekend, this was the perfect opportunity to drive in-store traffic.

ABC Carpet & Home
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ReserveBar asks subscribers about their favorite type of spirit in their welcome flow. Using Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™, ReserveBar can automatically share a direct link to the relevant product collection and save subscriber preferences as custom attributes. This zero-party data can help build sophisticated SMS segments that deliver relevant messaging throughout the customer journey.

ReserveBar
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Orbit launched an educational keyword-driven scavenger hunt via SMS for Earth Day. Subscribers would reply with the correct “Conservation Keyword” to get the next clue and receive a seasonal promo code once completed. The environmental holiday aligned with Orbit’s water conservation initiatives, making it the perfect time to educate subscribers on those values.

Orbit
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OLLY rewarded their most engaged SMS subscribers with an exclusive percent-off discount. They targeted this campaign to their dynamic VIP segment, made up of subscribers who have made repeat purchases. The VIP messaging (“EXCLUSIVE”) and targeting strategy showed these subscribers that OLLY appreciates their loyalty, building a stronger relationship with the brand.

OLLY
Why We Love It:

La Colombe Coffee Roasters took a fun approach to National Coffee Day by quizzing their mobile audience of coffee enthusiasts. After completing the quiz, the brand rewarded subscribers with a relevant discount code. The gamified experience tapped into the unique marketing moment to help educate subscribers on the brand and their products.

La Colombe Coffee Roasters
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Starbird stood out from other winter holiday sales by allowing subscribers to choose their own seasonal perk. With Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™, subscribers could easily respond with their favorite product category and immediately receive a relevant promo code. The conversational strategy created a memorable experience for subscribers that inspired them to act.

Starbird
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ReserveBar celebrated “National Gin & Tonic Day” with free shipping for their gin-loving subscriber segment. The brand targeted the collection promotion to subscribers that are most likely to purchase—those who have already browsed or purchased gin, or shared that they like gin in the brand’s conversational welcome flow—to ensure the promotion reached the most relevant audience.

ReserveBar
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Baked by Melissa helped inspire their SMS subscribers’ Mother’s Day gifting while getting them involved in the brand’s charitable initiatives. The cupcake brand highlighted the organization they’re supporting, Baby Quest, and the impact of every purchase. The animated GIF showcased the product variety of the seasonal collection. The brand ended with a direct link for subscribers to easily learn more and shop with a purpose.

Baked by Melissa
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For Teacher Appreciation Week (the first week of May), Birdies reminded their SMS community of their efforts to support educators. To learn more about the year-round teacher discount, the footwear brand linked to a website form where subscribers can easily verify their eligibility and access the offer. This timely promotion was a great way to tap into unique marketing holidays to promote brand values.

Birdies
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Shoney’s drove traffic to their restaurants by promoting the Mother’s Day Food Bar to their engaged SMS subscribers. They delighted subscribers with the free pie incentive, building excitement with a mouthwatering graphic. This experiential promotion stood out and inspired subscribers to spend time and enjoy a special treat with the moms in their lives.

Shoney's
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Maker Wine tapped into the popular Wordle craze with a “Wine-dle” challenge for their SMS subscribers. Once completing the puzzle and responding with the correct answer, the brand used Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™ to automatically respond with their new wine launch and “secret” product page link. The gamified strategy and conversational experience delighted the SMS community of wine enthusiasts, making them feel more connected with the brand.

Maker Wine
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Jelly Belly made shopping for Mother’s Day gifts extra easy for their subscribers this year with a discounted collection of gift ideas. They included a timely reminder (May 8th) and a direct link to the curated page, fostering product discovery and driving seasonal revenue around the spring holiday.

Jelly Belly
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JuneShine got to know their SMS subscribers better with a playful quiz at the start of the year. Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™ allowed the brand to automatically assign custom attributes based on subscribers’ answers to build detailed customer segments they could use in the future. They could then send out different promotions and message versions to the new segments, ensuring they target the audience with messages that will resonate.

JuneShine
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Nekter Juice Bar tested a free product offer in their Welcome Journey to encourage new subscribers to download their mobile app and start earning rewards. The enticing gift and exclusive messaging (“Members Only”) built customer loyalty, and 30-40% of subscribers downloaded the app after subscribing to the brand’s SMS program.

Nekter Juice Bar
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Momofuku uses Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™ to allow new subscribers to customize their SMS experience from the get-go. This back-and-forth flow in their Welcome Journey asks subscribers their preferred message frequency to avoid fatiguing their audience. Immediately, the brand meets the demands of the highly engaged customers and drives web traffic with a recipe recommendation.

Momofuku
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Half Baked Harvest aimed to inspire SMS subscribers by sharing a Mother's Day menu and entertaining tips. The brand drove traffic to their website with a direct link to the blog post from founder Tieghan Gerard. Subscribers could choose which recipe or tip resonated with them the most, positioning Half Baked Harvest as a go-to resource for future celebrations.

Half Baked Harvest
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Farmacy Beauty offered SMS subscribers in their loyalty program, The Hive, a free set of bestselling products with purchase. The VIP messaging (“loyalty exclusive”) and limited-time nature of the promotion made this highly engaged segment feel special, and encouraged larger orders ($65+).

Farmacy Beauty
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Tiny Organics invited their SMS subscribers to join their “Tiny Club” Facebook community for a live meditation event. Knowing that many of their subscribers are busy mothers themselves, this live event was a great way to celebrate them and strengthen their supportive brand community.

Tiny Organics
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Splendid built anticipation for their collaboration with Mary Lawless Lee by letting potential subscribers know they’d get notified as soon as it dropped if they subscribed to SMS. Existing subscribers could text Splendid with the keyword MARY to be added to the waitlist. This strategy grew brand awareness by tapping into the collaborator’s audience to scale the brand’s owned SMS channel.

Splendid
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OUAI Haircare used SMS to educate subscribers about their sustainable efforts. They included an image of their refill pouches, a plastic-reducing alternative to beauty packaging. The haircare brand added a direct link to their sustainability blog post, connecting with subscribers over shared eco-friendly values.

OUAI Haircare
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On Black Friday, Nekter tapped into the familiar feeling of being stuck in a long line by inviting subscribers to shop on the brand’s mobile app while they wait. The brand offered a free drink, plus a $5 bonus card if they purchased a $25 digital gift card to inspire last-minute gifting ideas and encourage engaged subscribers to shop seamlessly on the app.

Nekter Juice Bar
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Bulova stood out from other brands’ Mother’s Day offers by sending a limited-time promotion for free second-day shipping. Since fast shipping is the main reason customers shop online, this incentive encouraged shoppers to complete their purchase and feel confident that their gifts would arrive in time.

Bulova
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Vuori made their SMS subscribers’ gift-finding experience extra easy this year with a curated Mother’s Day guide. The direct link to the themed lists of complementary products—centered around fitness interests and hobbies—fostered product discovery while cross-promoting bestsellers.

Vuori
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On April Fool’s Day, Bob’s Red Mill shocked their SMS audience with a fake product announcement for their savory sandwich bars. The band leaned into the prank with a branded GIF and cheeky greeting (“Move over PB&J”). This light-hearted strategy prompted subscribers to do a double-take, encouraging them to click the direct link and discover real products.

Bob's Red Mill
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Wren + Glory involved SMS subscribers in their sustainability initiatives by donating a percentage of their Earth Day-exclusive jacket to a non-profit organization, Greenpeace. The brand A/B tested their send, so they could analyze the results and understand which marketing strategy resonated most with their SMS audience.

Wren + Glory
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Schoolhouse linked to a 2-in-1 sign-up landing page in their Instagram Stories to tap into their social media audience and simultaneously scale their SMS and email list. Subscribers were delighted to get early access to the brand’s seasonal sale. This dedicated landing page allowed the brand to track where subscribers were coming from and curate their social commerce strategy.

Schoolhouse
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Revel Nail recognizes that certain holidays can be a sensitive time for some, so they offered subscribers the opportunity to opt out of content related to Mother’s Day by simply replying “PAUSE.” These subscribers were then excluded from all Mother’s Day content. While this strategy may seem counterintuitive, it actually shows your subscribers that you’re committed to delivering the experience they want to have with your brand.

Revel Nail
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Brumate offered their SMS subscribers a discount on stainless steel straws as a plastic-free alternative. They sent the promotion to their high-intent subscriber segment who’ve browsed or purchased complementary products, like straws. This timely eco-friendly messaging around Earth Day encouraged subscribers to shop the sale and find the perfect cup to pair it with.

BrüMate
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Skechers showed their enthusiasm for Earth Day by promoting a seasonal flash sale. They included a nature-inspired GIF to emphasize the generous 25% off discount. While the limited-time offer created a sense of urgency, the online and in-store discount encouraged product discovery and larger orders (“$100+”).

Skechers
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ModCloth offers 1:1 customer support by leveraging Attentive Concierge™ in their two-way texting strategy. When a subscriber browses the website without purchasing, the brand instantly helps guide their shopping experience. In this quick text exchange, the brand shared a helpful size guide and measurement tips to help the customer overcome their specific concern.

ModCloth
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Michaels inspired their SMS audience to get creative on Earth Day with a curated collection of craft projects. They spoke to subscribers’ preferences by sending these child-level crafts to their “Kids Shoppers” segment—subscribers who had browsed or purchased kids’ products in the past. The direct link took customers to the “Earth Project” collection, where they could browse projects, explore step-by-step instructions, and shop for materials.‍

Michaels
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A few days before April Fool’s Day, Color Wow rewarded their loyal SMS subscribers with early access to their seasonal sale. The vibrant GIF and on-theme discount code (“NOJOKE”), delighted subscribers and drove online revenue around this unique marketing holiday.

Color Wow
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The Art of Shaving recommended their sustainable shaving soap to SMS subscribers as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic packaging and pressurized shaving cream. The text message’s graphic showcased both the soap and the plastic waste customers could avoid. The timely product promotion made it easy for subscribers to feel good about their shopping choices and a truly “clean” shave.

The Art of Shaving
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JAXXON promoted their timely free gift incentive to drive online orders on April Fool’s Day. They shared this exciting incentive with subscribers who had recently engaged with the channel, rewarding their most loyal audience. The limited-time messaging and cheeky tie-in to the holiday (“this is no joke”) enticed subscribers to check out the online sale, encouraging product discovery and larger orders.

JAXXON
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OLLY invited their SMS audience to subscribe and save on their favorite products. Since their text message subscribers are highly engaged with the brand, they’re the perfect audience for repeat order offers. The percent-off discount and direct link to “learn more” encouraged their SMS audience to “save and subscribe” to their preferred vitamins, driving incremental revenue.

OLLY
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Bloomscape got their SMS subscribers involved in their sustainability initiatives by donating a percentage of their sales to the non-profit organization, The Greening of Detroit. The text message linked subscribers to an educational blog post, where they could learn more about the organization their orders would support. Their engaged SMS subscribers were grateful for the opportunity to give back and plant it for the planet.

Bloomscape
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Earth Echo launched a customized Earth Week sign-up unit on their mobile website to simultaneously grow their SMS and email lists. The brand weaved their mission into this important step of the customer journey, highlighting how new subscribers would be supporting the brand’s “earth-friendly projects”—like sustainably sourced ingredients and non-profit partnerships.

Earth Echo
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Farmacy Beauty used geo-targeting to invite their subscribers in the NYC and LA areas to their in-person ice cream event. The collaboration with the beloved sweets brand and image of the limited-edition product built excitement leading up to the event. They delighted subscribers with the free scoop bonus, rewarding their highly engaged SMS audience and connecting with customers at unique touchpoints.

Farmacy Beauty
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Threadless promoted their “Threadless Causes” initiative with a curated Earth Day collection. Both the brand and participating artists donated a portion of the proceeds to support communities directly impacted by climate change or nonprofits fighting for social and environmental justice. They infused their playful brand voice and included an adorable product image to entice subscribers to shop green.

Threadless
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JuneShine incorporates Attentive Concierge™ in their cart abandonment journey to help high-intent subscribers overcome purchase barriers. When a subscriber shows interest in trying new flavors in-person, the brand details their Tasting Room options and contact information. These personalized responses address each subscriber’s needs, building authentic relationships with their customers.

JuneShine
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Frisch’s Big Boy engaged their SMS audience with a well-timed launch of their Impossible Big Boy. Knowing that March is National Nutrition Month, Lent, and March Madness, the brand highlighted the new burger as a healthy, meatless alternative they could indulge in. The mouthwatering GIF and timely messaging encouraged subscribers to try it for themselves.

Frisch's Big Boy
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WeWoreWhat uses conversational texting through Attentive Concierge to quickly offer customer support. After a subscriber visited their site, the brand automatically sent a text offering to answer any questions they had and included their name to make it feel more authentic. The customer was able to get help quickly through a back-and-forth text exchange. This streamlined assistance helps build relationships with SMS subscribers.

WeWoreWhat
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House of Lashes uses Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up unit to convert mobile browsers into SMS subscribers. When a shopper enters the brand’s site, they can click the colorful wheel to win a percent-off reward. To claim their offer, shoppers are prompted to opt in to both email and texts. The gamified experience is an interactive way to engage shoppers and drive sign-ups for both channels.

House of Lashes
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A few days before St. Patrick’s Day, TruDog gave their SMS subscribers early access to their sitewide sale. The text included an image highlighting the sale’s details with an adorable seasonal twist. Giving SMS subscribers exclusive access made shoppers feel special, building urgency to instantly click the direct link and “stock up.”

TruDog
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Groceries Apparel announced the online launch of their Weld + Indigo set to their highly engaged SMS subscribers. Since the product was previously only available in-store, the immediate nature of SMS made their subscribers feel in-the-know and instantly drove mobile revenue.

Groceries Apparel
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In February, Miss Jessie’s celebrated Black History Month with an educational text campaign highlighting their natural curl products. The brand started with an introductory fact that helped subscribers recognize the historic moment and modern growth. Subscribers were invited to find their “Curly Type” and explore tips, styles, and products that would help them wear their curls proudly.

Miss Jessie's
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Coffee Beanery rewarded their highly engaged SMS subscribers with an inside scoop on their “Lady Luck” promo code challenge. The brand blocked out the secret codes, building anticipation for the St. Patrick’s Day reveal. Not only did the limited promo codes help manage the brand’s discounted revenue, but it also added an element of luck and gamified the text messaging experience.

Coffee Beanery
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Chowdaheadz engaged with their St. Patrick’s Day-loving customer base with a seasonal twist on their featured t-shirt of the week, delighting subscribers with a joke about the holiday’s origin. The percent-off incentive and timely reminder (“Get In Time For…”) drove subscribers to take advantage of the wicked awesome deal on festive gear.

Chowdaheadz
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Drink Poppi tapped into St. Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to remind SMS subscribers of their ongoing Amazon deal. Staying true to their brand voice, the seasonal image, punny messaging, and festive emojis added some “pop” to the text message. The campaign’s green product tie-in and existing offer reminder was a great low-lift strategy to re-promote an enticing deal.

Drink Poppi
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Mrs. Prindables created a unique gifting moment with special edition St. Patrick’s Day goodies. They showcased their signature gourmet apples with a seasonal green touch in the text message’s image. The brand ended with a clear CTA and direct link to all St. Patrick’s Day desserts, fostering product discovery and larger orders around a less common marketing holiday.

Mrs Prindables
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SEIKO promoted their popular watch line with a lucky free gift via SMS. The limited number of free nylon straps created a sense of urgency, while allowing the brand to manage the gifted inventory. They included a festive shamrock-themed GIF to showcase how the free gift can switch up the watch’s style, adding an extra push for subscribers intrigued by the deal.

SEIKO
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Spiritless celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with their SMS subscribers by announcing their collaboration with non-alcoholic brewery CEIRA. The nod to the holiday (“Irish eyes are smiling…”) and reference to their bestselling Kentucky 74 spirit stood out to the engaged customers. The brand’s limited-time messaging (“before they’re gone”) drove subscribers to immediately act on this specialty product.

Spiritless
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Pennsylvania General Store celebrated St. Paddy’s Day by promoting the traditional Philadelphia candy, “Irish potatoes,” to their SMS subscribers. The mouthwatering image and gifting options encouraged customers to send a box to fellow sweet-lovers, spreading some luck and brand awareness.

Pennsylvania General Store
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FragranceNet.com builds authentic relationships with their SMS subscribers using Attentive Concierge. When a subscriber browses the website without purchasing, the brand automatically reaches out through conversational messaging to help guide their shopping experience. In this 1:1 conversation, the brand shared a hyper-personalized recommendation based on the subscriber’s preferences.

FragranceNet
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APL showcased their spring collection in a new lens with an engaging GIF of the film-inspired shoes. The GIF highlighted the collection’s large range of styles and color palette, reflecting the bright hues and saturated tones of film. The timely messaging (“JUST ARRIVED”) made subscribers feel in the know, inspiring them to find their favorite styles before anyone else.

APL
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After a new subscriber joins Food52’s SMS channel, the brand recommends personalized recipe ideas using Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™. The back-and-forth flow asks about the subscriber's food preferences and “mood,” then automatically shares a direct link to the relevant recipe. This conversational strategy helps subscribers quickly discover new recipes, and encourages them to learn more about the brand and explore their products.

Food52
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For St. Patrick’s Day, Fire Department Coffee gave SMS subscribers early access to their seasonal deals. They emphasized the early offer’s exclusivity (“As a text msg subscriber”) to make subscribers feel special and more connected to the brand. The punny graphic (“Feelin’ Lucky?”) reiterated the clear call to action, driving immediate mobile revenue.

Fire Department Coffee
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Cocofloss delivers personalized experiences to shoppers with 1:1 text messaging using Attentive Concierge. After a subscriber visits the site, they’re automatically greeted with a helpful text message that’s hyper-personalized with the subscriber's name (“Hey Gail”) and a link to the page they were browsing. A quick 1:1 text exchange with a real person answered the customer’s question, encouraging them to click back on the direct link and complete their purchase.

Cocofloss
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Rainbow grows their email and SMS subscriber lists simultaneously with Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up units. Users can click the whimsical wheel that greets them when they enter the site, then claim their percent-off reward after opting in for both email and texts. This interactive experience is a fun way to engage shoppers and drive sign-ups across both channels.

Rainbow
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Talia di Napoli encouraged subscribers to hand off the party catering with their artisanal frozen pizzas. They highlighted the pizza’s quality with a reminder of the brand’s story (“from the wood-fired ovens of Naples“) and a mouthwatering image. By showcasing how their products make for the perfect party food, they drove larger orders while making it easier for subscribers to tackle gametime.

Talia di Napoli
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With Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up units, Casely captures the attention of their site visitors by greeting them with a gamified opt-in experience. Once a shopper lands on an offer, the next step allows them to opt-in for email and SMS to claim their reward. Since activating their eye-catching sign-up flow, Casely has seen a 60% increase in conversions.

Casely
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Skinny Mixes tapped into their millennial customer base’s nostalgia with their sitewide Throwback Sale campaign. They used fun emojis and punny messaging (“bye bye bye”) to engage subscribers with 90’s pop culture references. The included image infused their colorful brand voice while highlighting the product line.

Skinny Mixes
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Lifeboost Coffee stands out to customers through unique shopping experiences using Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up flow. Customers are delighted by the percent-off opportunities when they opt-in for email and text. The mouthwatering image showcases their coffees, further engaging shoppers who want to join the brand community.

Lifeboost Coffee
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Banded reminded their subscribers of their holiday sale’s range of benefits with a follow-up SMS campaign. The hunting gear retailer stood out to their mobile audience by listing their offers with playful emojis. The limited-time messaging (“before it’s over”) and immediate nature of text messaging drove subscribers to explore the site and shop the sale.

Banded
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Kindra uses A/B testing in their welcome flow to discover how interactive moments engage new subscribers. They test their standard welcome flow against the gamified experience of Attentive’s Spin-to-win sign-up unit. By testing their new subscribers’ experience and experimenting with new features, Kindra can optimize their SMS channel to engage their mobile audience.

Kindra
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Lark Adventurewear highlighted the health benefits of their bamboo sleepwear in an educational SMS campaign. They introduced the solution with an informative fact and doubled down on the eczema-easing quality in the image’s text. This educational strategy of sharing the product’s benefits (“better nights rest”) was a great way to engage their customer base of loving parents.

Lark Adventurewear
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Realtree uses Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up units to welcome potential subscribers with a fun, interactive experience. The background image infuses the hunting brand and showcases some of their product offerings. Their wheel includes a mix of percent-off and dollar-off deals, keeping subscribers on their toes to see which offer they’ll win.

Realtree
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Elevated Faith launched their highly anticipated necklace line with a sophisticated A/B testing strategy. The simple GIF showcased the seasonal products and highlighted the customer anticipation (“we heard you”). They tested the GIF and copy in four versions, looking to find the most impactful style for this type of product launch campaign in the future.

Elevated Faith
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Thrive Market uses Attentive’s Spin-to-Win sign-up unit to convert mobile browsers into SMS subscribers. The colorful background image displays some of the popular health brands they carry, inspiring what subscribers can use their reward on. Their wheel has a large range of potential deals, giving a glimpse into the interactive experiences and money-saving opportunities of the SMS channel.

Thrive Market
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A few days before Valentine’s Day, Veronica M inspired their SMS subscribers to finish up their gift shopping with an e-gift card campaign. They infused their friendly brand tone (“We got you covered!”) to emphasize the helpful tip. The direct link made it easy for subscribers to shop the gift cards and “let them pick their favorite,” capturing last-minute seasonal revenue.

Veronica M
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Face mask retailer Lutema knew that this year’s game day gatherings are about safety first, so they sent a relevant discount to stock up for the whole team. They tied in their lighthearted brand voice with an eye catching graphic and enticing percent-off discount.

Lutema
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GetFPV drove online revenue into overtime with their post-game campaign. As customers were on their phone decompressing from the day’s celebrations, this was the perfect opportunity to connect with their SMS audience and promote overstock orders.

GetFPV
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Deal Genius encouraged their subscribers to gear up for their game day parties with a convenient discount. The online brand carries a large range of product types, so the direct link and limited sale helped subscribers discover new products and categories.

Deal Genius
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After promoting their football collections all season, Piper Lou kicked off playoffs with a discount on their curated collection. They infused the graphic with football-themed imagery, and sparked subscribers’ interest with a sneak peek into some of their bestsellers.

Piper Lou
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No Days Wasted anticipated their subscribers’ needs with a playful pre-game prep campaign. While the timely sale was sitewide, they promoted product discovery by recommending their DHM Detox as the perfect fix for the day after the celebration.

No Days Wasted
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Zales recommends personalized gift ideas to new subscribers using Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™. This conversational strategy helps Zales drive online revenue by imitating their in-store product discovery experience. They can also add these preferences as “custom attributes” to each subscriber’s profile, helping them deliver relevant messaging throughout the entire customer lifecycle.

Zales
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Thanks to fictional character Leslie Knope from Parks & Recreation, many women look to the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13, as a time to celebrate other equally important relationships in their lives—their friends. Greetabl leaned into this fun holiday with a nod to Knope, encouraging their subscribers to “send the love.”

Greetabl
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R1 Concepts launched a custom Valentine’s Day-themed sign-up unit on their mobile website to simultaneously grow their SMS and email lists. The auto brand’s limited-time discount drove immediate revenue, and helped convert their newest subscribers.

R1 Concepts
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Last Valentine’s Day, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams ditched real flowers for a bundled “bouquet” of their seasonal best-selling pints. This Valentine’s Day bundle was a perfect opportunity to help SMS subscribers treat themselves—and their loved ones—with something sweet.

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
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Keranique celebrated their new subscribers—who opted in through a Valentine’s Day-themed Text-to-Join—with a triggered welcome message offering early access to their site-wide sale. The day-of reminder encouraged the VIP segment to treat themselves to their favorite hair care products.

Keranique
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Slate & Tell used A/B testing to understand which product and user-generated review resonated most with their audience. Using Attentive’s “auto-winner” feature, they ensured that most subscribers received this winning campaign, helping the brand optimize for revenue.

Slate & Tell
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No Cow recognizes that their engaged SMS audience wants to be the first-to-know when their favorite products are back in stock. So, they use transactional Journeys to remind high-intent subscribers who browsed the product of their interest. The direct link and infused brand voice (“Ok, don’t freak out”) encouraged subscribers to instantly shop the new product while it lasts.

No Cow
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Beekman 1802 saw massive growth in both their SMS and email lists by using 2-in-1 sign-up units on their website. These new subscribers are automatically added into the brand’s email marketing platform with Attentive’s Klaviyo integration, building a seamless cross-channel experience.

Beekman 1802
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FY! converts site visitors to purchasers using Two-Way Journeys™ in their browse abandonment flow. By asking potential customers about their shopping pain points, the brand could immediately offer a solution and encourage them to shop. With this personalized information, FY! can better understand their subscribers and improve the customer experience.

Fy!
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When Terez announced their collab with womenswear brand Black Iris, their highly engaged SMS audience was quick to shop the specialty collection. With the immediate nature of SMS and excitement around the first-time product style, it’s no wonder the collection sold out in just 48 hours!

Terez
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Carewell showed they truly care for their subscribers with a non-promotional reminder of their 24 hour text/phone support line. They shared specific instructions, making it as easy as possible to reach out for help. This campaign won the “Caring Award” in our Best of Text: Holiday 2021 Edition for how it conveyed the brand’s creative touchpoints to support their customer community.

Carewell
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Cariuma’s SMS promotion to shop and save (the earth) connected with subscribers over a shared passion for sustainability, making it the “Giving Award” winner in our Best of Text: Holiday 2021 Edition. Their eco-friendly incentive stood out from other seasonal sales, encouraging subscribers to join the effort while shopping for their favorite footwear styles.

Cariuma
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Florence by mills’s clever Halloween campaign painted a funny and relatable moment for their subscribers, standing out as the winner of the “Jolly Award” in our Best of Text: Holiday 2021 Edition. The relevant messaging highlighted their unique brand voice with a spooky spin, encouraging subscribers to take advantage of the limited-time sale and stock up on skincare.

florence by mills
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Goodr drove web traffic and online revenue from their SMS channel with an amusing campaign for their sunglasses giveaway. With a whimsical reference to Willy Wonka in the included image and witty ending (unless it’s a leap year…”), it’s no wonder this delightful campaign won the “Merry Award” in our Best of Text: Holiday 2021 Edition.

goodr
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BabyQuip’s “race for the discount” campaign encouraged SMS subscribers to spontaneously shop with a gamified experience. The enticing prizes and urgent messaging (“HURRY”) instantly drove website traffic and revenue. The gamified campaign was a bright star in creating buzz and driving traffic from an SMS audience, making it the winner of the “Shine Award” in our Best of Text: Holiday 2021 Edition.

BabyQuip
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Just in time for the holidays, Chamberlain Coffee announced their new gift cards to their SMS subscribers. The quirky messaging (“...don’t just sit there.”) in the voice of the brand’s founder, influencer Emma Chamberlain, gave the message a funny and personal touch. The colorful GIF reflected their quirky branding and excited subscribers to gift the coffee lovers in their life.

Chamberlain Coffee
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Saatchi Art promoted their beautifully designed gift cards to their SMS subscribers, inspiring them to finish any last-minute holiday shopping. The vibrant GIF showcased the instant gift’s many designs and the beautiful art pieces that could deck the halls of the lucky receivers.

Saatchi Art
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Raven & Lily gave their SMS subscribers the gift of saving time (and money!) on holiday shopping with a free gift card with purchase. The timely deal encouraged larger orders around the busy sales period. Since gift cards are guaranteed to please even the pickiest shopper, subscribers were excited to cross off their holiday list—or save it for some self-gifting.

Raven + Lily
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On Christmas Eve, WeWoreWhat captured holiday revenue from their SMS audience by sharing the perfect holiday present for last-minute shoppers: a digital gift card! The direct link made it easy for subscribers to shop the gift cards and “let her choose,” spreading both holiday joy and brand awareness.

WeWoreWhat
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Cariuma saved their SMS subscribers the stress of holiday shopping by sending personalized gift guides based on who they’re shopping for with Attentive’s Two-Way Journeys™. When subscribers were looking for someone who likes to shop for their own style, the brand automatically recommended their gift cards as a holiday cheer guarantee.

Cariuma
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