Club Texting Customer Spotlight: Philly Style Magazine


When Philadelphia Style Magazine decided it was time to build a deeper relationship with their customers, they turned to Club Texting to set up a text messaging subscription service.

Philadelphia Style Magazine is the city's premier lifestyle and fashion publication. They deliver inside information to an affluent 25 - 45 year-old subscriber base.

Goal: Build Up A Customer Database Rich With Demographic Data. Collect demographic data from customers to enhance database.

Strategy For SuccessIncentivized Call-To-Action Campaign--Online, In Print, and On Site. Offers to customers include:

  • Last-Minute Event Notification. Example: Happy Hour.
  • Sweepstakes. Example: First five people to text back win a fabulous prize.
  • Added Value: Notify subscribers of upcoming advertiser sales and promotions.

Call To Action (CTA)Text STYLE to CLUBS (25827) and receive alerts for special STYLE events and exclusive sweepstakes!


  • PhillyOffered first 50 text subscribers a gift certificate for a free appetizer & cocktail at the restaurant of their choice.    This offer was seen in the following places:    
    • Included CTA in a promo page announcing the launch of the Style Club Texting service in the March/April  issue.
    • Reinforced the campaign launch in subscriber email newsletter.

  • Added CTA to the signature of all employee emails.
  • Integrated list subscription process into Style Club website registration procedure.
  • Handed out VIP cards with CTA at past Philly Style events, such as issue launch parties. Future events include Center City 6, a popular Philadelphia after-work happy hour series.
  • Sent out a street team to hand out VIP cards with CTA in high-traffic locales, such as parks and popular dining districts.
  • Enhanced data collection:    
    • Customers provide home address and other demographic information in exchange for special offers.
    • Data  can be collected via customer SMS response.

Outcome: Within two months of implementation, Philly Style Magazine has reached their target number of subscribers. With Club Texting's help, they achieved their goals  with little effort, and little upfront investment.

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