SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SMS EZ, the leader in text messaging software for businesses, today announced a first-of-its-kind service delivering rich and engaging messaging content for customers in partnership with Shutterstock. EZ Texting customers will have free access within the platform to Shutterstock’s library of millions of high-quality photos and illustrations, as well as its advanced editing tool, allowing them to create professional campaigns. image-driven that drive engagement.
This partnership, powered by Shutterstock’s API, also marks Shutterstock’s first-ever integration with an SMS-based platform.
“Text messages that include images can be up to 250% more effective at creating audience engagement than standard text messages,” said Norman Happ, CEO of EZ Texting. “We want to continue to help our customers successfully engage their audiences through the power of text marketing. In partnership with Shutterstock, its extensive image library and innovative image editing tools, our customers will have free access to create the most engaging and visually appealing campaigns.
EZ Texting customers will now be able to search, select and edit Shutterstock images and their own branded images from the EZ Texting platform interface. “Access to millions of images and robust editing features increases the power of our SMS platform and it’s something you can’t find anywhere else,” Happ added. “We bring innovation and tremendous value to our customers.”
Happ further explained that a partnership with Shutterstock makes advanced features available and affordable for all organizations, regardless of size. “Working with our leading partners, we provide our clients with the best tools, marketing platform integrations, customizable templates and free images. Organizations with limited resources now have valuable access through an EZ Texting subscription to our robust platform, designed to accelerate their texting capabilities and create advanced MMS campaigns.
“We are thrilled to partner with EZ Texting, our first-ever partnership with an SMS marketing platform,” said Alex Reynolds, vice president of platform solutions at Shutterstock. “We know businesses need to think outside the box to reach potential customers, especially via text. Now, EZ Texting customers can easily access our world-class content and create inspiring marketing campaigns that increase engagement and have meaningful impact.
Access to Shutterstock Photo Library and EZ Texting Premium Image Editor is provided free of charge to all existing customers whose subscription plans include MMS messaging features.
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading providers of high quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and the music to businesses, marketing agencies and media around the world. Working with its growing community of over one million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week and currently has over 350 million images and over 20 million video clips available.
Based in New York, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The Company’s brands also include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end personalized creative store; Offset, one premium image collection; PremiumBeat uncurated Royalty Free Music library; and Shutterstock Editorial, a leading source editorial images and videos for the world’s media.
About EZ SMS
SMS EZ is a SaaS company that offers the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to connect. It has served over 165,000 customers and is the #1 SMS platform for business users, setting the standard for business SMS. Our messaging solutions enable businesses to reach and engage their mobile audiences quickly and efficiently. With employees worldwide, EZ Texting is continually recognized as a better place to work, as well as a leading product for small and medium businesses. The company is backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, CIBC, Investor AB and ROCA Partners. To find out more, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.