#TextingTuesdays: How To Text Within 160 Characters

#TextingTuesdays: How To Text Within 160 Characters

Need help getting your messages to fit into one 160-character text? Arianna Hartmann, Director of Customer Success, shares her favorite tips and tricks to keep your texts short and sweet. Watch it now! How to Text Within 160 Characters Want more texting tips? Watch #TextingTuesdays Videos — About the video blogger: Arianna Hartmann manages Signal Vine’s customer […]

Have You Been Ghosted?

Have You Been Ghosted?

A spine-tingling tale familiar to anyone who regularly interacts with students….  Students no longer respond to traditional forms of communication. If you try to call them, they won’t answer. Most of the time, their voicemail is full or not even set up. Emails go into a black hole. Snail mail gets used as a coaster and then forgotten. […]

#TextingTuesdays: How To Write a Call To Action

#TextingTuesdays: How To Write a Call To Action

Welcome back to Signal Vine’s #TextingTuesdays video series, where you’ll learn tips and tricks for optimizing your texting program. This week, Stephanie Sweetland explains how to write an effective call to action and provides examples you can use today. Want to nudge students, or just get them to click a link? Watch the video to learn how to […]

Mythbusting: The 160 Character Limit

Mythbusting: The 160 Character Limit

“How long can my text messages be?” We hear that question a lot. All of your questions about text messaging lengths and limitations are answered here! Why is there a 160 character limit? You can thank a man named Friedhelm Hillebrand for that. In 1986, Hillebrand used his position as a chairman within the Global […]

#TextingTuesdays: A How-To Video Series

#TextingTuesdays: A How-To Video Series

Welcome to #TextingTuesdays, a new video series to guide you through the how-tos and best practices of texting students! Learn new texting tips and tricks, new features, success stories, and more. Signal Vine CEO Brian Kathman kicks off the series in the video below. Introducing #TextingTuesdays Video Series See you next #TextingTuesday! Watch more Videos — About […]

To Abbreviate, or Not to Abbreviate?

To Abbreviate, or Not to Abbreviate?

It can be tricky to craft the perfect text message to students. You have a lot to say, not much room to say it, and on top of that, you don’t want to be seen as trying too hard. This is where text abbreviations come in. When used appropriately, they go a long way with […]

Download: Your Essential Guide to Emojis

Download: Your Essential Guide to Emojis

You’re on the right track if you’re already texting students, but you may not realize that the way you text students can make or break your texting relationship. As students, we know when a text is coming from a machine and when it’s coming from a person. We want to talk to real people at […]

4 Tips for Getting Students to Respond

4 Tips for Getting Students to Respond

Are you texting students, but they’re not texting back? If you answered yes, these tips are for you! Here are four small tweaks you can make to your texts that have a huge impact on message response rates: 1. Introduce Yourself Students aren’t going to respond to an anonymous text from a number they don’t […]

Download the New Signal Vine Mobile App

Download the New Signal Vine Mobile App

It’s easier than ever to text students while you’re on-the-go. Now, you can download the Signal Vine mobile app on your iOS or Android device and log into your Signal Vine account right in the palm of your hand. Use the mobile app to: Write text messages Text your students on the fly without giving out your […]

5 Answers to Your Texting FAQs

5 Answers to Your Texting FAQs

This week, Rachel Franco from our Customer Success team joins the blog to share answers to some of your FAQs. Keep reading to learn the answers to common questions from texters. How many messages should we send to our students? More important than the quantity of your messages is the quality. As long as your messages […]