We see it a lot. Brands are hesitant to move into SMS and messenger marketing, citing their intuition that customers will feel annoyed by a brand’s outreach on such personal channels. Used responsibly, as part of an omni-channel strategy, Facebook messenger, SMS, or a combination of the two, can actually make your customers feel more empowered to engage with your brand. While email is a great tool for notifying potential customers and generating an action in response (shop, etc.) these more personalized messaging channels offer a unique environment that few other channels provide: encouragement for direct reply.