Push notifications are a powerful mobile messaging tactic for improving customer acquisition, activation and retention. For app publishers, push notifications are a way to speak directly to a user. In fact, click-through rates for push notifications can be twice as high as email.
Read on for our thoughts about mobile messaging strategy, whether push notifications are right for your use case and how to use them effectively. If you’d like to learn more, check out our Push Notifications Explained page, or sign up today to start sending.
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