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Pocketstop Achieves a Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jul 23, 2014 10:23:13 AM

Pocketstop earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Here at Pocketstop we are thrilled to announce our achievement of a Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency! We are honored to receive this designation from Microsoft as it signals our ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

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Topics: Business, Microsoft, Microsoft Pinpoint, News, Technology, Articles, Silver Application Development, Trending

Text Message Weather Alerts Program Powered by Pocketstop Helps WFAA Channel 8 Viewers Know if They Need to Grab Their Umbrella Before Heading Out

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jul 7, 2014 3:30:43 PM

Why should I Register For Text Message Weather Alerts?

Whether you are planning to watch a World Cup game on the patio at your favorite restaurant, running a quick errand to Hobby Lobby or loading up the RV to head out to this weekend’s NASCAR race — the weather could make or break your plans. Is that patio covered enough to keep out the rain during the big soccer game? Do you need to bring your umbrella and your child’s rain boots for tomorrow’s errands? Don’t forget your sunscreen for the blistering hot weather at the race track.

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Topics: Mobile, mobile, News, Technology, Weather Alerts, Articles, sms, SMS, Text Message Platform, Trending

Using Effective Communication to Help Retain Tenants

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jul 1, 2014 2:39:42 PM

Last month I had the opportunity to sit down with the ICSC for a short Q&A session about the importance of effective communication in the landlord-tenant relationship that Shopping Center operators and property managers know so well. I enjoyed the questions and hope my answers provide some insight into what operators and managers are currently doing to strengthen their tenant communication strategy.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, ICSC, News, Technology, Articles, Mass Notification System, Trending

Best Practices For Mass Notification Systems

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 18, 2014 9:50:09 AM

Mass notification systems are becoming an integrated part of communication within corporate offices, apartment complexes, schools and colleges, and at many other places and organizations. They help in preparing for an emergency situation by broadcasting relevant information to all stakeholders in a crisis. Today, we will discuss some of the best practices that can be followed when implementing a mass notification system within your organization.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, News, Technology, Articles, Mass Notification System, Trending

Emergency Preparedness Plan: Learn from Past Incidents

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 11, 2014 9:38:03 AM

Taking a cue from past emergencies and improving the action plan for the next crisis is an exercise that never goes to waste. In this context, emergency managers have a significant role to play. Instead of camouflaging any failed attempts at handling a situation, they should be open about shortfalls and learn from them so that failures do not recur and improvements can be made in the future.

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Topics: Business, News, Technology, Articles

Mass Notifications For Corporate Communications

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 4, 2014 10:00:05 AM

For a corporate organization, prompt distribution of important information, whether as part of a routine communication strategy, or as part of emergency preparedness, can be quite a challenge. Though conventional methods like email have been used for years, their effectiveness is becoming questionable. Employees might not be available at their desk when the emergency strikes. It could also be the case that some of them are working off-site, or in a meeting, and so on.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, News, Technology, Articles, Mass Notification System

Mobile Meets Media: SMS News Desk

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 29, 2014 9:56:51 AM

New technology and innovative ways to use existing technology have revolutionized the television, radio and print media industries over the past two decades. In the mid-90s, the commercialization of the World Wide Web gave birth to a new channel media companies could use to reach consumers. And today, dynamic platforms like smartphones give media companies endless possibilities for reaching out to their target audiences. But not everyone has jumped onboard this ongoing digital revolution yet.

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Topics: loyalty, Mobile, mobile, Technology, Articles, sms, Trending

Digital Offers API

Posted by Brian Teague on May 2, 2014 9:33:18 AM

As Chief Technology Evangelist of Pocketstop, one of my jobs is to evangelize our products and help developers and potential customers better understand how to best leverage our platforms and combine our capabilities into a complete solution. Having said that, I would like to introduce you to the next-generation implementation of our Digital Offers capabilities and share with you some ways in which you can use the technology in your business. In this blog post, I will tell you why we built it, tell you what it is and how you can use it to drive revenue for your business and I will do it in less than 10 minutes.

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Topics: Mobile Coupons, Technology, Articles, Rewards, Trending

Emergency Notification Systems For Schools

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 2, 2014 9:10:34 AM

Ensuring the safety and protection of children at a school is the responsibility of the school administrator. Parents, coaches, and caregivers expect and trust in the school authorities to take care of their most prized possessions during the time they are on the school premises.

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, News, Technology, Articles, Mass Notification System, Trending