The times we live in require small business owners to wear many hats, which includes that of a marketer. When you’re constantly on the go to accomplish your goals where do you find time to create an email? The answer: While you’re on the go! Constant Contact has a mobile app where you can create email campaigns on your smartphone or tablet. You can search for Constant Contact in the App store or click here!
The Constant Contact mobile app allows you to create and schedule email campaigns as well as monitor your contact list. There are some key distinctions to keep in mind between creating and editing email campaigns on the app versus on the desktop website.
Email campaigns created on the desktop website:
Can be previewed and scheduled from the mobile app.
Cannot be edited in the mobile app.
Email campaigns created in the mobile app can be edited on the desktop website but are converted to a custom coded email. I suggest being comfortable with HTML if you want to edit a mobile app campaign on the desktop. That said, editing in a custom coded email might break the mobile functionality of the template. It’s recommended that you start and finish in the mobile app to be safe.
The process for creating an email campaign in the mobile app is straightforward. You can choose from three template styles (Announcement, Event, or Newsletter) and then build it out section by section. The editing experience is paired down to optimize it for phones and tablets, but you have everything you need to create a nice, simple email when you’re in a pinch.
The editing experience provides a clean, easy-to-access interface for your email. Need a text block? Tap the corresponding circle and you’re in business! When you need to make an edit tap the section and it will expand so your screen has room for the keyboard and you can make the necessary changes (font, text color, etc.).
If you need to insert an image the app can access your library in Constant Contact. If an image you need isn’t in your library yet you can grant the app permission to access your phone’s photo library or take an image right from the app!
Once your email campaign is complete you can schedule your email!
The mobile app does not provide a way to upload a list of contacts. You can create one contact at a time and add them to a new or existing list.
After a campaign has sent you can also track Opens and Clicks reporting from the mobile app! Drill down and see which contacts are opening and engaging with your email.
If you’re looking for a more robust experience I recommend sticking with our desktop website, but when you’re out in the field attending a convention, or otherwise removed from a laptop or desktop computer then download the Constant Contact mobile app! It’s available on iOS and Android.