Text Message Marketing Flyers

Text messages are a great way to communicate with current and potential customers. For this reason, using texts for marketing is becoming a popular go-to tool among businesses in different industries. So, how can you stand out from the rest? Text message marketing flyers are an eye-catching and unique way to represent your brand in a text.

Sending a beautifully designed SMS marketing flyer with Textedly instead of a text-only message will help you save characters and attract your customer’s attention. The best part is that you don’t need to be a designer to create beautiful flyers that are easy to read. Follow the steps below to start designing flyers that are both perfect for print, online graphics, and text.

And, best of all, SMS marketing has never been easier thanks to Textedly’s easy-to-use texting solutions platform.

Designing Text Message Marketing Flyers

According to Hubspot, when people hear information alone, after three days, they’re likely to only remember 10% of what they heard. Regardless, when this information is paired with a relevant image, people are likely to remember up to 65% of what they saw and heard three days later. Designing compelling text message marketing flyers to send to clients is a great way to ensure you stand out from the competition and remain relevant in your client’s mind even days after seeing your flyer.

Aside from the aesthetics of your design, it’s important for businesses to define the information that will be included on the flyer. That’s because the amount of text used can have a significant impact on your flyer’s final design. These details include the date, time, location, description, pictures, and any other elements or information you want to include on your flyer. When doing this, remember that, just like regular text, the more words you use, the more likely people are not going to read your message. Once you have carefully defined what information needs to be included on your flyer, it’s time to start designing. 

 Just like your message and tone of voice, your flyer’s design should be consistent with your brand. Visual consistency between your brand and marketing materials is key for your customers to recognize who the message is coming from immediately.

Free Graphic Design Sites for Text Message Marketing Flyers

No design background? No problem. There are free graphic design websites that can be extremely useful in designing your text message marketing flyer. Here are some of our favorites at Textedly:
Canva
Canva allows users to create pre-sized designs for a variety of marketing materials like social media graphics, postcards, flyers, posters, among others. You can choose to use and edit pre-existing templates or create your own design from scratch. Canva offers both a free and a paid version of their platform.
Crello
Crello is an online design tool that offers extensive templates, fonts, animations and even an image library for you to choose from when designing your marketing materials. Start for free and decide whether you’d like to upgrade later.
Snappa
In comparison to Canva and Crello, Snappa is a simpler and easier to use graphic design tool for creating any online graphics, blogs, banners and ads, including a special YouTube channel art maker.
Pixlr
Pixlr is a free online and mobile image editing tool. It includes effects, filters and overlays, but doesn’t offer a premium, paid option to customers as the other tools do.
See a design tool you like? Do a few tutorials to learn how to properly use the product and start getting in-tune with the inner-designer in you.

Text Message Marketing Flyer Design Tips

Once you have defined what information you need to include on the flyer and have gotten familiar with the design tool of your choice, it’s time to start the design process. Here are some tips to consider:
  • Highlight keywords on your text to make them stand out. For example, use bold text or make these words larger.
  • Include a call to action. Make sure that at the end of your message, you remind customers to perform an action like “schedule your appointment now” or “book your tickets today.”
  • Use the correct dimensions. For example, a square flyer is easier to read in a text message.
  • Stay on brand. Make sure that your tone of voice, color scheme, and even images chosen are all on-brand with your business.

Use The Correct Dimensions

Using the right dimensions is essential for a text message marketing flyer to deliver good results. When choosing a template, it’s important to keep in mind that this flyer will be read via a phone screen. For this reason, a square size might be more efficient than an 8.5 x 11 flyer.

If you choose dimensions that are too long, it means your flyer will get cut-off by the phone screen and recipients will have to scroll down to read it all. This will decrease the number of customers who read your message.

Utilize Pre-Made Templates

Choosing a pre-made template on a graphic design website will make the design process easier and quicker. The great part about these templates is that you will have a starting point, instead of having to start from scratch and figure out where to put your text and image boxes, what font to use, how many images to add and many more questions that might arise when designing your flyer.

Once you pick a template, you’ll be able to rearrange and change any of the features in it from size, font, and colors according to your message and brand.

Take Advantage of Free Stock Photos

Using stock images can provide many benefits when designing marketing flyers. Some of these include speed, budget, and media.

Even premium stock photography has a lower cost and is more time-efficient than preparing for a photoshoot. This is especially important if you will be creating multiple flyers for different events or if you will be sending multiple flyers throughout the month. Even better, they are available for instant download at the size of your choice, which will save you a lot of time when designing.

Stay on Brand

Users are more likely to open a text message from a trusted source than from an unrecognized person or business, as this can be considered as spam. For this reason, keeping your flyer on-brand with your business is an essential part of text marketing.  

Use the same fonts, color palette and include your logo on all your designs to ensure your brand is easily recognized by your customers when they receive your MMS.

Make Your Design Pop

Make your flyer visually appealing to capture the user’s attention by choosing the right design elements. For example, choose combinations of background and font colors that are easy for your recipients to read on a screen. Highlight keywords by using bold or bigger font sizes to make them stand out and help your design look less flat.

Text Marketing Templates for Flyers

Business text flyer templates might change depending on your industry or even the nature of your text. Is it an event invite? A promotion announcement? Here are some text marketing template ideas that can help:
Invitation
(855) 597- 6679

Thank you for trusting our services and being a loyal customer.

As a thank you, Fashion Retail invites you to a members-only cocktail event at our store in Star Mall on 123 Street.

RSVP today by calling XXX-XXX-XXXX.

Restaurant
(855) 597- 6679

Thank you for visiting Tony’s Pizza today. 

Come back and show us this message for a free appetizer - on us!

Spas & Salons
(855) 597- 6679

Let’s celebrate love! Valentine’s day is around the corner.

Get ready for the big date night by visiting us at Luna’s Spa & Salon. 

Schedule an appointment today by calling XXX-XXX-XXXX.

How to Send Your Text Message Flyer

Textedly makes it easy to send text message flyers to your customers. Through our platform, you will be able to segment your recipients, schedule single or mass group texts and see detailed analytics on how your messages performed. These reports include open rates, click-through rates, successfully delivered messages, and more. Here’s how to get started:
  1. Sign up for Textedly.
    You can select to try a free 14-day trial first with no credit card required.
  2. Compose a text message with the flyer.
    Textedly wants to make it as easy and efficient as possible for you to send your desired message to your audience. If you would like to include a photo, video or PDF file to your message, simply click on the “Add a Photo to Your Message” button.
  3. Create a template.
    Templates are great for sending multiple variations of the flyer. For example, if you designed various flyers, you can save them as a new template on Textedly. Then, all you’ll have to do is select it when sending your message rather than re-uploading it every time.
  4. Schedule your text.
    Whether you need to reach a single recipient or send mass group text messages, Textedly’s built-in calendar makes it easy to schedule your flyer and message for a later date and time. This allows you to plan your text marketing campaigns weeks or even months in advance. You’ll never forget to send a message again.
Would you like to include an additional message to accompany your flyer? Add the additional information in the text box. For example, if you would like to add an option for recipients to signal they would like to stop receiving text messages from you, add your flyer to the photo box and below include a message like “Text ‘STOP’ to 121212.”
Designing a flyer can be a daunting task for someone who doesn’t have a digital design background. The different online tools available make it easier to create beautiful marketing material, like text flyers, without any design knowledge. These design tools, combined with Textedly, make it easy for businesses to send text message marketing flyers to their target audience.