Fonix are delighted to announce that ITV has agreed to gradually extend its commercial partnership with Fonix to include SMS billing payments, alongside the existing relationship for carrier billing and charity services.
Fonix will continue to support all mobile carrier billing across the ITV competition portal and gradually extend to supporting all competition interactivity for its on-air formats including high-profile shows such as Dancing on Ice, I’m A Celebrity, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, ITV Sport, Love Island and This Morning.
We’re thrilled that all of the hard work at Fonix has enabled us to deliver a growing and closer relationship with ITV into the future. Mobile interactivity and payments have always represented a great opportunity to extend the viewing experience for broadcasters from an engagement and monetisation perspective and we’re delighted to be supporting ITV with their strategy in this space.
At Fonix, we’ve always taken great pride in the quality services and support that we’re able to deliver for major brands and broadcasters like ITV, so it’s fantastic to have that recognised with this partnership!
aimm has always championed best practice across the industry, and ensuring that customer care is the focus to help improve consumers’ experience of interactive services has been at the top of the agenda.
Our extensive and comprehensive Customer Care Best Practice Guide was created to reduce customer escalations to mobile network operators and regulators in the UK. This is intended to work in tandem with the Phone-paid Services Authority’s (PSA) own general guidance on complaint handling.
The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) is now compiling a similar guide and will be using key elements from our best practice to ensure there is continuity surrounding customer care for the interactive media and micropayments industries.
Joanna Cox, General Manager of aimm said “The purpose of aimm is to create an environment of consumer confidence and trust within which our members’ commerce can flourish, inside a framework of a strong members’ code of ethics. aimm has several working groups that bring together the entire interactive media value chain, with a view to making that happen. Our Internal Standards and External Education Working Group is proud to share its Customer Care Guide with our friends at MEF. Sharing best practice in this way can only help Industry self regulate and raise standards, which in turn will benefit the consumer and build trust in phone paid services.”
Ross Flynn from MEF commented “In this succinct White paper, aimm lays down the current obfuscations that lay between the buyer and the relevant merchant and how, through collaboration, each individual player in the Direct Carrier Billing ecosystem can come together to improve the consumer experience through improved clarity and customer support.”
Our Customer Care Best Practice Guide has been well received across our membership value chain, and we are pleased to be able to now share this more widely across industry.
If you are interested in getting your own copy of our best practice guide please contact aimm.
Today, Fonix announced the launch of CRM Automation: a set of customer engagement automation tools for its clients to deliver mobile interactive services.
Some of the UK’s largest radio and TV broadcasters work with Fonix to deliver mobile interactive services to their audiences, with messaging used as highly effective channel for generating audience engagement.
Fonix’s platform enables its clients to configure predefined campaign start and end times, cost per mobile interaction and more. Now, Fonix has added a set of new functionalities to enable broadcasters to provide a more tailored experience for audiences when creating marketing communications, to maximise engagement and effectiveness for those campaigns.
Clients will be able to schedule automated responses at predefined times for users based on their previous interactions with a campaign, meaning that clients will be able to target individuals uniquely with relevant message content in a timely manner and within sociable hours driving both optimal experience for users and engagement for the brands.
CEO of Fonix, Rob Weisz commented: “This is such an exciting development for Fonix product suite. CRM Automation will allow for more targeted campaigns, providing those that love engaging with services an experience that is focussed upon their interaction habits. It will drive engagement and crucially, help our clients to avoid sending unwanted messages to their audiences.
“The functionality has a strong focus upon upholding a fantastic consumer experience, which is so important to Fonix and those that we work with. We’re excited to see the impact that this has upon our clients and to hear about the results that this has for their consumers!”