Using Twilio for Lead Generation on Hula Booth

Enabling SMS sharing at your events can be a great lead generation tool if it's done right. Configure your Twilio account to receive responses from share messages directly to your mobile!

Photos are made for sharing and Hula Booth has you covered! With the options of email, SMS and AirDrop, plus all social sharing methods on the Hula Gallery app, you couldn't ask for much more. With Hula Booth, we let you connect your own SMS provider account via Twilio or Messagebird. Connecting your Twilio account is simple, affordable (especially if you're in the US!) and a great way to up your marketing game. If you're not using SMS sharing as a lead generation source at your events, it's time to start! 

One of the advantages of connecting your own account is that you get a Twilio mobile number that's specific for your business, to which guests can respond directly to when they receive their image.

As Twilio allows you to customize the message that is sent with the link to the image, this is a perfect opportunity to add a call to action. Instead of the standard well wishings that most companies send out like "Here's your photo. We hope you had fun!", take it as a chance to get more business by letting the guests know how they can get in touch or find out more information about your services.

An example of this could be:

"Here's your photo from Rosy Photo Booth. Reply to this message if you'd like to book our booth for your own event!" 

When the guests reply, the message by default goes straight to your Twilio account. However, you can configure the process so that all messages and calls go directly to your personal mobile number, so you'll never miss an opportunity! 

To configure your account to allow for the redirect of all messages and phone calls using Twilio Studio, follow the steps in our help guide here.

If you follow those steps, the messages you receive will look something like this: 

Photos are made for sharing and Hula Booth has you covered! With the options of email, SMS and AirDrop, plus all social sharing methods on the Hula Gallery app, you couldn't ask for much more. With Hula Booth, we let you connect your own SMS provider account via Twilio or Messagebird. Connecting your Twilio account is simple, affordable (especially if you're in the US!) and a great way to up your marketing game. If you're not using SMS sharing as a lead generation source at your events, it's time to start! 

One of the advantages of connecting your own account is that you get a Twilio mobile number that's specific for your business, to which guests can respond directly to when they receive their image.

As Twilio allows you to customize the message that is sent with the link to the image, this is a perfect opportunity to add a call to action. Instead of the standard well wishings that most companies send out like "Here's your photo. We hope you had fun!", take it as a chance to get more business by letting the guests know how they can get in touch or find out more information about your services.

An example of this could be:

"Here's your photo from Rosy Photo Booth. Reply to this message if you'd like to book our booth for your own event!" 

When the guests reply, the message by default goes straight to your Twilio account. However, you can configure the process so that all messages and calls go directly to your personal mobile number, so you'll never miss an opportunity! 

To configure your account to allow for the redirect of all messages and phone calls using Twilio Studio, follow the steps in our help guide here.

If you follow those steps, the messages you receive will look something like this: 

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