We are looking at creating newsletter with personlized content (something like linkedin's "People you may know").
We were planning to use the custom fields to do this, but at 250 chars a pop and 20 fields, this becomes awefully complicated and limited.
Is there any other way we can add dynamic data to campaigns, or do we actually have to create a campaign, upload a template, send that to one user, and then repeat?
Any ideas would be much appreciated!
If the personalization you're looking to do exceeds what you can do with custom fields, it sounds like Campaign Monitor is likely not the best solution for these emails. Remember though, that you can combine blocks of code with custom field personalization, so you could easily do a "People you may know" type section for example. We've written more about this here.
Other than the autoresponder feature, our software isn't designed for sending one-off emails, so if you need to send each email individually, you might consider using a solutions that specializes in this. I've heard good things about SendGrid and Postmark.
Hi there rhlie, we're very glad to announce that dynamic content is finally available in your accounts. Using our new dynamic content tags and custom fields in your lists, it's now possible to add conditional content to your campaigns - including text, images, or even more dynamic content!
While you've likely already got a grip on how it all works, we've also got a new, comprehensive guide that explains the concepts, great applications for dynamic content and the language itself.
A huge thanks to everyone here for being so patient with us; we really hope that this update helps you send less, yet send more relevant newsletters. Naturally, we're also very happy to answer any outstanding questions you may have about dynamic content, so feel free to get in touch with our team, or post in the forums if we can help out in any way :)