Commodity Update Offering Rich Media Messaging

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Update has evolved to include Rich Media Messaging services in partnership with Farm Journal Media. This allows the company to deliver charts, graphics, audio, and richly designed commercial messages directly onto the phones of farmers who subscribe to the service. The company employs a proprietary technology to deliver these messages, under an agreement exclusive in the agri-marketing sector. Mobile …

Media, Messaging, Mobile, Texting

CommodityUPDATE Receives Investment From Farm Journal Media

Chuck Zimmerman

Our good friend Joel Jaeger, CommodityUPDATE, has a big announcement today. I just got off the phone with him so you can hear it from the man himself: In a joint announcement today, CommodityUPDATE, LLC, and Farm Journal Media announced that Farm Journal is making a significant equity investment in the company. The agreement strengthens CommodityUPDATE’s leadership position in the …

Media, Mobile, Texting

SMS Text Messaging Growing According To Commodity Update Survey

Chuck Zimmerman

The folks at Commodity Update have found that SMS text messaging has really gained ground among farmers and agribusiness. To prove it they had Millennium Research conduct a survey of farmers and found some very interesting information. I think this information should help agrimarketers feel comfortable about investing more in mobile, personal and direct forms of communication with members and …


First Ag Text To Drink Campaign

Chuck Zimmerman

It has to be the first ever text to drink campaign in agribusiness. Not only do you get a free drink but texted schedule updates at the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference. Sign Up for NAMA Mobile Updates Get FREE text updates to remind you where you need to be and when. It’s like a mini paperless NAMA program on your phone! …

NAMA, Texting

Get Aphid Alerts On Your Phone

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ll bet some of you think texting is just for a contest. That there’s really no worthwhile application to distribute information to your customers this way. Wrong. Check out Aphid Alerts via mobile phone texts, sponsored by Bayer CropScience. My good friend Joel Jaeger, Commodity Update, is the power behind the distribution and Corn and Soybean Digest is helping get …

Agribusiness, Texting

Text biotech To 77513

Chuck Zimmerman

You can find out what biotech is doing to help the Earth today by texting biotech to 77513. It’s an Earth Day think being produced by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. You can find out a lot more on their website. is part of a project sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), designed to foster a conversation with the …

Biotech, Texting

Twitter on the Today Show

Amanda Nolz

I caught The Today Show this morning, and I was excited to see an entire segment dedicated to the Twitter phenomenon! Some people love it; some people hate it. However, there is no denying that this social network is here to stay! The Today Show segment explains it as a cross between text and blogging with 140 characters. It goes …

General, Social Networking, Technology, Texting