M:Science is pleased to announce that it is one of the main sponsors of the UK Bhangra Awards 2014 and will be responsible for implementing and running the text voting in the run up to the awards ceremony. The organisers of the event, Culture Unite, will also be using M:Science’s SMS service for marketing the event and thanking people for voting.
The UK Bhangra Awards 2014 is taking place at the prestigious Baylis House in Slough on Saturday 29th November 2014. It will be the biggest Bhangra event of the year, featuring live performances by many A-list Bhangra artists, dance routines, and a celebration and recognition of the best in the UK Bhangra industry. The event will also be broadcast to an audience of millions via international Asian satellite channel B4U Music, as well as worldwide live streaming on the night.
“The UK Bhangra Awards 2014 represents a lifestyle, tradition and cultural values which encompass the very soul of Asian communities in the UK,” explained Culture Unite’s Managing Director Bobby Bola. “We selected M:Science for the awards because we wanted to implement a professional and reliable solution for voting by SMS text messaging. The event will be the biggest event of its kind and sure to set new standards in the Bhangra industry. Receiving a UK Bhangra Award will be one of the highest accolades for an artist, because they would have been fairly voted winners by the public! As one of the pioneers and leading SMS text messaging solution providers, we felt that M:Science was the perfect partner to help us achieve our goals.”
M:Science’s text voting system works by utilising a dedicated inbound number which can be easily set up from within M:Science’s SMS Server, SMS Online or SMS Web Service products. It is then possible to route all messages sent to this number to one or more users or allocate any number of keywords to it.
An SMS plug-in is also available to provide a template for creating an inbound message handler which can be used to accept inbound message data within a specific system. This data may then be used as required by developers. For example, sent to a database that is accessed by another application.
Discover more about M:Science’s text message voting service