SOURCE: ProSent Mobile

ProSent Mobile

October 07, 2010 11:00 ET

ProSent Mobile and Dole Team Up to Bring Facebook Recipes to Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  ProSent Mobile today announced that Dole Food Company is using the ProSent Mobile platform to extend Facebook and Twitter recipes, coupons and other food-and-nutrition content to mobile phones. 

The Dole Mobile Club, powered by ProSent Mobile, enables Dole's customers to instantly download a recipe or coupon to their phone after seeing it on Facebook or Twitter. Each Facebook/ Twitter posting contains a link that opens up a simple form to enter a phone number in order to instantly receive a Text with a link to a mobile Web micro-site containing the recipe(s) or coupon.

Customers need only follow a few simple steps:

Recipe: Delicious Pineapple Mango Salsa. Click on this link to have salsa recipes delivered directly to your phone. http://dolefacts.mobi/004h

The customer clicks on the link, enters her phone number, and instantly downloads it to her phone. Customers also will be able to sign up on Facebook, www.dole.com or by sending a Text to be alerted when new recipes or coupons are available from Dole.

The Dole Mobile Club is about the convergence of social media and mobile to provide customers continuous access to recipes, coupons, nutrition and other content -- at home, in the supermarket or on the go. And it has been getting rave reviews from its members, illustrated by a number of recent Facebook-posted comments about a recipe for Grilled Chicken Kabobs, including:

-- "This is BRILLIANT! Thanks!"

-- "Hey, this sounds like a great idea for Labor Day... something delish, but easy... and you must know how I love getting recipes posted directly to my phone... yeehaw!" 

-- "Technology at its best."

"Dole has long been committed to employing the best available technology for everything, whether it is for research, packaging or digital marketing," said Marty Ordman, Vice President of Marketing for Dole. "We are applying those same exacting standards to mobile communication with consumers. That's why we selected ProSent Mobile for the critical task of ensuring a continuous and accurate dialogue with them." 

"Dole is an international leader in food, nutrition and service to its customers," said Prosenjit Sen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ProSent Mobile. "Dole is taking a leadership role in harnessing the power of mobile and social media to provide its customers timely, complete and useful information about food and nutrition. ProSent Mobile is extremely pleased to be the engine that enables Dole consumers to get the information they need to provide delicious, healthy meals for their families."

About Dole
Dole, with 2009 net revenues of $6.8 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. 

About ProSent Mobile
ProSent Mobile is a next generation mobile platform for interactive communication and commerce. The platform enables brands to engage customers continually anywhere using the customers' choice of mobile technology -- Text, mobile Web, voice or mobile apps. It integrates its data from the brand's ever increasing data sources to provide a unifying layer for all mobile apps and functionalities, providing a long-term mobile strategy and lower TCO.

Contact Information

  • Contact for ProSent Mobile:
    Prosenjit Sen
    510.304.2294

    Contact for Dole Food:
    Marty Ordman
    818-874-4834