Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns

Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns

Finding the right fit for an internship is just like finding the right fit for a university, scholarship, or texting platform. Lucky for us, we found perfect fits with our three rockstar summer interns! Alexa, TK, and Evan are helping us reach our goals and bringing...
Why They’re Not Texting You Back

Why They’re Not Texting You Back

Tinder, Bumble, OKC… you’ve tried them all, but when Friday night rolls around you’re once again on the couch, glass of wine in hand, binge-watching TV shows. Maybe they’re just not that into you. But that can’t be it – you’re...
Signal Vine: A DC Red Hot Company

Signal Vine: A DC Red Hot Company

DCA Live is celebrating the next generation of great companies in the DC area, and we’re excited that Signal Vine has been chosen as a 2017 Red Hot Company! Signal Vine CEO Brian Kathman and Senior Director of Operations Joe Weinstein will be attending a series...
Case Study: College OPTIONS

Case Study: College OPTIONS

If you’re reading this, you likely already know that texting is a powerful tool for student engagement. But what about parent engagement? It turns out that texting is just as effective, if not more so, with parents. The College OPTIONS program measured the impact of...
7 Signs You’re a Textpert

7 Signs You’re a Textpert

Do you have what it takes to call yourself a real textpert? Check out the list below and see how you stack up! 1. You Use MMS Need to advertise an event, send a checklist, or share an encouraging GIF to start the week? Textperts know that sending this information in...
The History of Texting

The History of Texting

“Merry Christmas!” Did you know that was the very first text message sent? In 1992, Neil Papworth sent this text on his computer via the Vodafone network. Text messaging (or SMS) is now used all over the world and is one of the most popular ways for people...
Watch Minnesota OHE’s Summer Nudging Music Video

Watch Minnesota OHE’s Summer Nudging Music Video

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has been using text messaging in its Summer Nudging program since 2016. The program, which is modeled after the Summer Melt research, reached 1,800 students at 300 different public schools last year. Students who sign up for...
Breaking Down Structural Barriers to Equality

Breaking Down Structural Barriers to Equality

New Business Development Associate Samantha Yi can’t get enough of conferences – so she attended the DCC Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania just for fun! Sam shares her experience and takeaways from the conference in today’s blog post....
4 Questions Your Boss Has About Texting Students

4 Questions Your Boss Has About Texting Students

You’ve known for years that your institution needs to be texting students, but getting your boss on board has been a challenge. Sound familiar? Below are four questions that every boss asks about texting. Use these to guide your texting conversations so you can give...