Fonix’s innovation processes £12.9m for BBC Children in Need’s 2018 Appeal via text donations

12th December 2018, London – Fonix, the mobile payments and messaging specialist, has announced today that it processed £12.9 million in mobile donations for BBC Children in Need.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK charity, raising money for disadvantaged children and young people around the country. Fonix has worked with the charity since 2014, providing a mobile payment mechanic which allows the public to donate via SMS, seamlessly charging the costs to their mobile phone bills.

This year, Fonix and BBC Children in Need collaborated to introduce the first ever £30 price point (alongside the traditional price points of £20, £10 and £5). This was introduced for the Children in Need Rocks concert with great success, and implemented on the live annual Appeal Show which aired on 16th November.

BBC Children in Need also ran multiple text-to-donate competitions for the first time, including the chance to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway which featured on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. A one-off voluntary donation of £10 was made to BBC Children in Need, but the public were able to opt out by replying CANCEL to their entry confirmation text within 60 minutes.

Clare Charles, Director of Media and Charity for Fonix, commented “We’re proud to have worked with BBC Children in Need this year. Since 2014 we’ve worked with the charity to refine and improve the mobile donation process.

“It’s clear that the public are willing to donate larger amounts via text-to-donate, and allowing them to do this by introducing the £30 price point has been great for raising money for such a good cause.”

Karen Bass, Chief Operating Officer at BBC Children in Need said “Mobile is such an important channel for maximising donations, helping us to raise as much money as possible to support disadvantaged children and young people around the UK. Donating by text is a quick and simple way for people to help change young lives. We’re grateful to Fonix for enabling this and to all of our generous supporters whose donations will go on to make such a difference.”

Spring Networking Event – 9th May

 We invite you to join us  at Blackfriars for an evening of networking with new and old business contacts in beautiful surroundings by the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIME understands the importance of business networking, so look to provide these opportunities whenever possible for our members. Our networking evening is open to members and non members in a relaxed environment of mutually beneficial collaboration, to encourage business growth and working relationships within the interactive media and payments industries.

Our Spring Social evening is in the beautiful Voltaire Bar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blackfriars, conveniently close to public transport links for easy access. The evening starts from 18.00 and will follow on from our AIME General Meeting in London, for those who will be attending during the day.

Tickets start from just £19 + VAT and include a welcome drink and nibbles, as well as the use of our exclusive AIME only area within the Champagne Library of the Voltaire Bar.

The bar is fully stocked for further drinks during the evening. The drinks menu includes wine, beers, cocktails and champagne.

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Previous networking events have been very popular with attendees from companies including:

BBC, Cellcast, EE, Fonix, IMImobile, ITV, Harvest Media, Oxygen8, mGage, Phone-paid Services Authority, Telemedia News and Vodafone amongst others.

Tickets:

Member Tickets               £19.00 + VAT

Non Member Tickets     £24.00 + VAT

AIME Members can get their tickets by either requesting them directly from AIME and you will then be invoiced  for these, or from our tickets page below.

Non Members can get their tickets directly from our tickets page below.

Spring Social Tickets: http://buytickets.at/associationforinteractivemediaentertainment/94299

Booking fees apply when ordering online.

We hope to see you there

 

Charity Text Seminar a Success!

Charity Text Donation Seminar a Success

AIME and PhonepayPlus jointly ran a free one day Charity Text Donation Seminar in London on Friday 19th February. This was well attended by many small charities who came to learn more about how to use text donations to improve their fundraising, make sure that their marketing campaigns are compliant, learn the importance of increasing donations by Gift Aid and to ensure the audit standards are good.

As well as regulatory updates from PhonepayPlus, there were highly informative presentations from Telefonica, OpenMarket, Instagiv, Cymba, Vir2, Open Fundraising, Fonix and BBC Children in Need.

With positive feedback from the attendees it has been suggested that this event is run on an annual basis to ensure the spread of the successful intelligence sharing. A link to the presentations for the day is here.

You can also read about the event on PhonepayPlus’ blog here.

Feedback from the day:

I attend the Charity Seminar last week and I just wanted to say thank you for such a well-organised, informative day. It was really useful and I hope there will be a similar seminar next year! Samaritans

Thank you for organising Friday. It felt like a good session, let’s do it again soon. Open Fundraising

Great event. Informative, relevant and enjoyable. Can’t ask for more! OpenMarket

Well done on organising such a great day. RSM2000

 This event was so informative and useful, and should definitely be an annual event! Parkinsons UK

1st October Power50 Conference – Cobham Surrey

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As the senior member of your organisation, you are invited to join cohorts from other interactive media organisations for a day of informative presentations intensive workshop discussions, deep market insights and forward planning into the development and future of the UK Interactive Entertainment and Media Industry business.

This conference is dedicated to providing the intelligence to your organisation about the likely effects of the competing environments on your business growth, how opportunities can be created from changes to consumer behaviour particularly around digital products,  opportunities from changes to European and UK regulations and how to manage and plan for these opportunities. The conference will then discuss and plan how to shape the future and plan the ideal industry roadmap to maximise on new opportunities.

Each of the sessions contains either presentations from professional industry experts in Legal, Business Development, Research, Emerging Payments, Digital Publishing and Advertising industries or are facilitated by professionals.

Speakers and their Presentations:

Dave Stephens from Vodafone                                                Sponsor and Keynote Speaker

Nick Lane from Mobile Squared                                              Driving the PRS Market Forward

Anuj Khanna from Peak State Consulting                             Statistical overview of the Digital Payments Market

Tony Craddock from Emerging Payments Association     The Future of Payments

Steve Ricketts from ATAO                                                         Emerging Technologies for Business

John Pinchbeck from Ticketing Consultancy                        Live Entertainment Impulse Purchasing

Nicholas Ralph from Dentons                                                   e-Commerce under PSD2

Roy Vella from Vella Ventures                                                 Digital Wave, Everything has Changed

With an additional digital ticketing speaker to be confirmed by the 25th September this is a line up of speakers you would expect to see at a large international conference at a fraction of the price.

To learn more about our confirmed speakers and what they will be addressing the audience on please read the speaker bios: Power50 Speaker bios

With the line up of speakers now finalised the information pack is below. It contains the agenda for the day as well as your booking form for you to reserve your place.

Bookings for this conference MUST close THIS weeks so don’t miss out! Simply complete the Reservation form below and send it back to power50@aimm.co to book your place.

AIME Power50 Agenda & speakers Info pack

Booking Reservation Form

Join these companies already signed up to attend:

BBC, Boungiorno, Cellcast TV, Empello, Fonix, Global Radio, IMImobile, ImpulsePay,  Mad4Mobile, mGage, Mobile Commerce Ltd, Monitoring Compliance Partners, Oxygen8, Safari Mobile, Studio66 TV, Square One, sb7,WMC Global, Vodafone, Zamano and 08000MumDad

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9th June – mPayments Summit & AIME Industry Awards Evening – London

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9th June, America Square Conference Centre, London

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Join mobile operators and payment service providers as they outline how direct operator billing can work as a viable micropayment mechanism for interactive services, digital content, ticketing and physical goods across a wide range of
vertical sectors.

The event brings together mobile networks and a wide variety of payment service providers to outline how direct operator (mobile) billing can work as a viable micropayment mechanism for interactive services, digital content, ticketing and physical goods across a wide range of vertical sectors including retail.

 

Representatives will learn how Payforit, PSMS, drop charge, PRS and other “charge to mobile” solutions can offer their customers convenient, secure and immediate payment tools – wherever and whenever they want them.

 

HEAR FROM:

  • BBC • ITV • Virgin Trains  • EE • Three • O2 • DIMOCO • ImpulsePay• Oxygen8 • OpenMarket •IMImobile • mGage • Fonix • AIME • PhonepayPlus • Ofcom • FSA

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 AIME will be speaking throughout the day on important issues such as the 13th Code and Special Conditions.

The mPayments Summit will be followed by the AIME Industry Awards Evening. 

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VOTING FOR THE AWARDS HAS NOW CLOSED 

 

The AIME Industry Awards categories are:

  • Most Innovative Mobile Payment Service

  • Most Innovative Mobile Network Opportunity

  • Most Innovative use of Technology

  • Most Progressive Customer Service Strategy (implemented change)

  • Outstanding Contribution to Industry

We would like to thank our award Sponsors for their support of this event, and helping ensure that the Industry is recognised for the work it does.

Our Award Sponsors are:

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