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Segments Are Good for You

Although previously considered to only be in the realm of expert email marketers, segmentation of…

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Drupal Module Offers Advanced Integration with Campaign Monitor

A second Drupal module has been released, and this one offers some excellent advanced integration…

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Campaign Monitor Sync Plugin for bbPress

Clever Campaign Monitor customer Maria Cheung has just released a sweet new plugin that syncs…

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Joomailer – Integration between Campaign Monitor and Joomla

A fantastic new Joomla component called Joomailer has just been released that provides a seamless…

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FormSpring Offers Smart Campaign Monitor Integration

FormSpring is an online tool to help you build web forms quickly and easily, and…

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Quick tip: Recording the source of your subscribers

It’s easy for you to keep track of where people signed up, so you can…

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How to Add a Newsletter Signup Form to Your Facebook ‘Like’ Page

Thanks to a simple Facebook plugin, it is easy to add a signup form for…

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Creating an AJAX Subscribe Form

Using AJAX with your newsletter subscription forms just got a whole lot easier. We’ve put…

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Tip: Don’t Use URLs as Your Link Text

Find out why having a clickable URL can lead to phishing warnings for your subscribers

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Using Campaign Monitor to Track RSVPs

A lot of people use Campaign Monitor to send emails out to their customers for special sales, to organise conferences, parties and events. We often get asked whether Campaign Monitor has some kind of system to record whether people will attend or not. While Campaign Monitor is not an events management application, it is actually pretty easy to set up your list so you can keep track of people who RSVP to your invitations. Here’s what you will need: An email that contains your RSVP “Yes” and “No” links A landing page for the yes / no links to click through to Two segments, for the ‘yes’ clickers and the ‘no’ clickers All very straightforward. Just setup somewhere on your website a ‘thanks for RSVPing’ page. If you want to have separate messages for people who say yes, and people who decline, you could have two different URLs. So your email would contain links like: <a href="http://www.yourwebsite.com/rsvp/yes-please.html">Yes, I can come</a> With some simple server side PHP or other code, you could just have one page with a parameter to detect yes and no clicks. <a href="http://www.yourwebsite.com/rsvp.php?answer=yes">Yes, I can come</a> Then when you send your email, Campaign Monitor will consider the ‘answer=yes’ and ‘answer=no’ portions to make those two separate URLs, and track the separately, which is what makes the whole thing possible. Your recipients click on whichever link they choose, and then you can separate them into yes and no groups using segments. Just create rules of type Campaign was opened – specific link clicked, select your campaign, and choose the appropriate links. Now you have your two lists of responses. You can export the segment as a list of addresses to use in some other system, and you can send different follow up emails to just the people who have said yes or no. Easy RSVP tracking with Campaign Monitor!

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Integrate your ExpressionEngine members with your Campaign Monitor lists

More ExpressionEngine related news today, thanks to the talented Stephen Lewis. Stephen has released the SL FreshView Subscribe extension which lets you automatically add new users who register on your EE site to any Campaign Monitor or MailBuild list. You plugin your API key and ListID and that’s as complicated as it gets. Nice work Stephen! You can grab the SL FreshView Subscribe extension in the ExpressionEngine forums right now.

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