College Admissions

For Immediate Release: CustomViewbook And Text Request Partner To Provide Higher Ed ‘Mobile-First’ Advantages



Partnership Enables Real-time, Two-Way Communication Between Admissions’ Advisers and Student Prospects 

Chattanooga, TN / [February 14, 2017] – CustomViewbook™ has begun incorporating the texting software, Text Request, into its Digital Viewbook Platform to provide higher education clients the ability

to increase real-time communication with student prospects. The decision is based on research indicating mobile and text as the preferred communication channels of Generation Z, and the need for recruiters to have more personal real-time interaction with high school student prospects.

CustomViewbook’s team of experts has worked closely with admissions departments, and high schoolers, for 20+ years to develop leading digital solutions that provide personalized experiences and drive recruitment success.

“We see our integration with Text Request as another big step towards achieving our mission to help every college prospect find the right college experience for them,” says James Horigan, Executive Vice President of CustomViewbook. “We work hard to provide our higher ed clients with the most valuable data available so they can focus time and resources on best fit prospects. We also know that if you put student prospects in the driver’s seat and give them easy access to the information they need and want, the results are tremendous. Through this integration, students will be able to more quickly and easily communicate with recruiters how they prefer to communicate, which will pay off very well for our clients.”

“We’re excited to integrate with CustomViewbook, said Text Request co-founder and CEO, Brian Elrod. “It’s always exciting to work with an innovative company who’s doing everything in their power to grow and implement best business practices.”

Text Request is an online texting software that gives teams a professional way to manage text conversations. Focusing on real-time, personal communications, Text Request works heavily with higher education offices and service-based businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

“The move to mobile isn’t a fad,” continued Elrod, “It’s a trend that will continue to shift the foundation of the professional world. People are mobile-first. Texting is native to mobile, and it’s the most preferred form of communication in the world! Those who adapt will excel. Those who don’t will fall behind.”

About Text Request

Text Request is an online texting service that makes it easy for your business to manage live, two-way text conversations. Multiple users can login to a shared dashboard, where they can send and receive texts to gain and follow up with leads, schedule and confirm appointments, communicate with employees, encourage customer reviews, improve collections, and more. Those wishing to learn more can visit to view pricing, get a free demo, or sign up and start texting today.

About CustomViewbook

CustomViewbook, a product of Antech Systems, Inc. provides professional grade digital solutions that drive higher education admissions and recruitment goals. For nearly twenty years, our team of web and mobile application experts has been helping higher education clients better engage, target and focus resources on best fit prospects. CustomViewbook digital solutions are SaaS-based and work throughout the recruitment cycle to boost engagement, capture highly-qualified leads and reinvigorate interest. Based out of Chesapeake, Virginia, we have offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Auburn, AL.

For an online demo of the CustomViewbook Digital Platform, Recruiter iPad App, and ViewbookBlasts, please contact Mary Pannullo at  A brief video demo is available at

Contact:  Mary Pannullo
(757) 447-4301

Contact: Brian Elrod
Text Request
(423) 218-0111, ext. 700