Maybe you've tried asking for help with html email though - half the replies are flaming you for even considering sending it, and most of the rest recommend sending it in one huge image. Just not helpful.
That's why we are launching the Campaign Monitor forums as a place for designers to discuss the unique problems and opportunities designing html and text for email. If you're wondering how Lotus Notes goes with forms, or how high your email header should be, this is the place for you.
You don't even have to be using Campaign Monitor, just have some passion for making email a better experience for everyone. We'd love to hear how you use html email, what works for you and what doesn't. Share your knowledge with other designers, and get help with your own problems.
We won't be tolerating pointless flame wars here, it's all been done before and there are better places to vent your spleen. Just good solid information, and a chance to have a chat with other people working in the same area as you.
So register for the forums and post an introduction below - we'd love to get to know you.
I find myself continually saying this....but now your service is truly complete, some may say perfect even.
Thanks canary (if I can call you that!). Don't worry though, we've got plenty of ideas about making Campaign Monitor better, and there's no shortage of ideas coming in from customer like you either.
Maybe you could tell us a bit about how you use Campaign Monitor?
Hi, just joined the forum. I'm a web developer based in London, UK and at the moment I'm just using CM for the occasional mailouts on behalf of my customers. When I find time I want to emphasise this service on my business website and I want to incorporate MailBuild as well.
Hi, I'm a web designer from Brisbane and have been using CM for over two years now and now I'm using mailbuild too! In fact we're even featured and have shared some techniques along the way too. We have a good community of clients using both products with almost every site we build integrating either CM or MB in some fashion.
Welcome guys, and thanks for the introductions. We look forward to some great posts from you both. Your also in the running for the t-shirt!
Thanks Mat and Dave for setting this up - great idea!
I'm using MailBuild for a couple of clients, nothing major yet but I'm pitching it like crazy and hopefully more will take it up. I think it's an awesome tool.
Looking forward to some tips from these forums!
Great idea on setting the forums up. I'm Chris Harrison, and I'm a designer/developer based in Augusta, Georgia (USA). We've been using CampaignMonitor for quite some time now and our clients have been really pleased with the results.
We use Campaign Monitor to execute campaigns for both corporate clients and smaller businesses: Newsletters, announcements, reminders. We love it and our clients have been amazed at the reports. Nice work!
I wish you could have seen my life before CM. No, I take that back -nobody deserves such misery.
I am Jeph, a designer in Dallas, Texas.
*waves* Hi! Glad to see you guys have a forum now :) Great idea! I'm looking forward to many future topic discussions... My name is Kristine. I'm a creative developer and project planner for an internet marketing company in Dallas, TX.
Hi, my name is Elaine and I'm a webmaster for a credit union in Washington state. I've used CM at two full-time jobs now. At my current employer, we send a monthly newsletter through CM and I love using it. Even before I became a customer I learned a lot about email marketing from your blog. Thanks for setting up a forum, I hope it'll be helpful in my future work!
Welcome guys and girls, and thanks for dropping in. It's excellent to hear how you're using Campaign Monitor too.
Hi all - just a quick Hello. Been using CM for a fair while now and think it's fantastic. Good to see these forums appear - sure they'll be a great resource over time.
Ross here from South Africa. Campaign Monitor is my saving grace with bulk mail sends and monitoring. I hope this forum compliments the software through user participation.
Hey Alex and Ross,
Good to have you here with us.
Brenda here from Syntric Marketing & Design in Vancouver, BC. Great idea on the forum... now I can stop pestering you directly, Mathew! (Weelll, *maybe*... ;) ).
Let's not rush any decisions here!
Hi, I'm new and as yet unpublished and grateful for the opportunity to learn.
Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread - we gave away a free t-shirt to Chris Harrison, congrats Chris.
If you are new to the forums, please do introduce yourself - so far we have people from several different countries represented, and at least two animals - canary and goatlady! What can you add to that?