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How to Use Text Message Art to Surprise and Delight Your Customers

Standing out from the crowd is tough. Text message art is a creative way to break up the monotony.

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In a world of content overload, making your message memorable can seem impossible. After all, in a single day the average person receives…

  • 41 text messages
  • 121 emails
  • 5 phone calls and
  • 64 general phone notifications

That’s why SMS marketing best practices preach the importance of clear calls to action in all messages. A link or compelling pitch that encourages folks to click, read, or buy right then and there.

It’s a great start, but you still need the occasional message that stands out in your audience’s inbox. 

Cleverness and creativity often fall down the priority list but are an excellent way to build a strong (and profitable) relationship with your subscribers.

One of the most creative and attention-grabbing tactics for text marketers to utilize is text message art.

What Is Text Message Art?

Unlike MMS messaging, which sends photos, videos, and PDFs to your recipient, the characters you type create the visual with text art. 

Text art isn’t a new technique. Keyboard art, or ASCII art, is a graphic design technique that dates back to 1963.

It originated out of necessity as printers couldn’t yet print out graphics. 

Today, tech-savvy creatives take to their notepad apps to experiment with different configurations of letters, symbols, and numbers to create visuals directly within a text message!

There’s also software out there that assigns ASCII symbols to each key or converts your image files into ASCII characters creating your very own keyboard art configurations for the less visual folks out there. 

How Do You Send Text Art?

The very best part about sending text message art is how simple it is to send once it’s created. 

The real work is creating the visuals, which as we mentioned, can be done in several ways. For example, there are a wealth of templates on the internet that do the work for you. 

The ASCII archive is a great place to start.

From there, sending text art is as easy as clicking copy and paste. You can send it the traditional way (from cell phone to cell phone), but it’s also possible to send text art via mass texting platforms like ours!

Just select “SMS” as your message type, then paste your image into the text message box.

Mobile Text Message Art Templates

Of course, what would this article be without getting you started with a few text message art templates you can copy and paste right now?

If you want to see what they might look like in an SMS marketing campaign, feel free to sign up for a free 14-day trial with SimpleTexting to give it a go.

Holiday Greetings Text Pictures

1. Christmas

Merry★* 。 • ˚ ˚


˛˚˛ _Π_____*。*˚


|田田 |門 | ˚

Copy here

2. Easter







┃┈╰┻╯ ┃━━╯┊

Copy here

3. Fourth of July

Copy here

4. Mother’s Day

Copy here

5. Father’s Day

Copy here

6.  Birthday

Copy here

7. Valentines Day

Copy here

Animal Text Symbols 

1. Owl

Copy here

2. Cat

Copy here

3. Dog

Copy here

4. Pig

Copy here

5. Bunny

Copy here

6. Otter

Copy here

Food & Drink Art Images 

1. Apple

Copy here

2. Popsicle

Copy here

3. Cup of Coffee

Copy here

4. Cheese

Copy here

Sport Text Message Art 

1. Basketball 

Copy here

2. Dancing

Copy here

3. Football

Copy here

4. Soccer

Copy here

5. Skating

Copy here

Miscellaneous Text Message Art

1.  Book

Copy here

2. Dresses

Copy here

3. Candle

Copy here

4. Money

Copy here

5. Cactus

Copy here

6. Camping

Copy here

7. Music Notes

Copy here

8. Car

Copy here

Meghan Tocci
Meghan Tocci

Meghan Tocci is a content strategist at SimpleTexting. When she’s not writing about SaaS, she’s trying to teach her puppy Lou how to code. So far, not so good.

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