Did you know that we have a website that shows examples from various industries? We have it set up to show a great example from each industry with best practice tips pointing out parts of the campaign. Take a look at your industry today! You might also want to look at a few other industries, to get a feel for what others might be doing, it could spark some great ideas!
Did you know that one of our top searches here in the Community is the question "Can I edit my sent campaign?" Once I realize that month over month this search pops up without a result, I knew we had to write a post on it. This is also a question that many of our Support representatives receve as well. You want to edit the campaign you sent because you just realized that there was a typo. Or perhaps you want to edit it because you chose the wrong image to insert.
Unfortunately, there is no way within Constant Contact to edit a campaign that has been sent. Once your campaign has been sent, it has left our Constant Contact servers. We have sent it out to the many servers that your contacts are on; that may be Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. Once we hand it off, we are unable to retrieve it.
But if you happen to need to edit a sent campaign, you can always make a copy.
On either the Home or Campaigns section
To the right of the name of your Campaign, click the Actions drop-down
Please keep in mind the best way to avoid this from happening is to send yourself a Preview/Test version to all of your email accounts. This will help you to know how the email will look when your contacts receive it. Once you are satisfied, then send out your live version to your list(s).
Hope that this post helped clear up this question for you! If you have any further questions please let us know!
UPDATED APRIL 2018: This article refers to a feature only available in our second-generation editor (also known as the Legacy Editor). It is not currently available in the third-generation editor.
One request that we often receive is “How do I create an em-dash in my email?”. This is really easy to do but you need to have the code to do it. I’m going to show you how you can, using the html code view within your campaign’s bock, how to do this.
Go to Campaigns
Click to Edit your Campaign or Create a New Campaign
Click to edit the block where you want to put the em-dash
Click the HTML button in the edit toolbar
This will open a new window called Code View
Search in here for your word that you want to add the emdash to
Paste in this code:
<span style="letter-spacing: -3px;"> --- </span>
Click Update at the bottom of the Code View window
Make sure everything looks great
Click Save to save your changes in your block
And that’s it! Super easy to add an em-dash. Log into your account now to add your em-dashes to your campaigns! If you have any questions let us know.
UPDATE: This feature is only available in our Second Generation Editor (2GE) and might not be available in all accounts.
One of the best features that you can utilize in your campaigns is the Greeting. I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing “Dear Marissa” when I open a newsletter that I signed up for. Even if the business owner doesn’t know me personally, I still feel included and that I’m in with a secret group who receives mailings! It seems silly but I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. If this is something that you think your readers would enjoy, read on and I’ll tell you how easy it is to insert a greeting into your campaign.
Either start a new campaign or open up your draft for editing
Once inside, click on the first block where you want to insert the Dear Contact First Name data
Once you’re in edit mode, look on the left under the Insert Options
You will see Greeting as an option
Hover over Greeting and click the + to get the overlay
Fill out the empty boxes to say what you want, for example it could say: Dear First Name, (put the comma in the last box).
You can change the drop down for First Name to say either First Name, Last Name, or First & Last Name. In this case it could say “Dear Mrs Last Name,”
The secondary greeting will be shown if you do not have the First or Last Name data filled in for a contact so you never have to worry about the email saying “Dear First Name,” to a contact.
When you’ve chosen your ideal Greeting, click the gold Insert button to return to your block.
Please note: If you look in Preview or send yourself a test, it will not display a contact’s information, but instead it will pull the information from your contact info for yourself or your business in your Constant Contact account.
And that is how easy it is to personalize your campaigns that go out to your contacts! Now log into your account to get this setup so all your contacts feel that super personal touch!
UPDATE: July 2017 - This feature is currently only available in our Second Generation Editor (2GE).
Do you have a Copyright, Trademark or Registered Trademark that you want to add to your campaign? You can add these symbols in via the HTML Code of a block in your email! Please note: This topic is a little more advanced as it requires you to edit the HTML Code. If you are not comfortable doing this, just let us know and we can help you out!
One of our top requests for our Campaigns product is the ability to connect your Instagram. Well, we heard you and we have integrated this into the Campaigns. It’s very easy to add and we know how important it is to show all your Social Media accounts so that your contacts know where to find you and to engage with you. Continue reading to find the steps below to add the Instagram button.
Open up the draft Campaign that you are working on or Create a new campaign
Once you are within the editor, click on the block that you wish to insert the Instagram button into
Once the block is in edit mode, click on the Social tab to pull up your social options
The last option in the list is View on Instagram > click on that to insert it
You will then receive the following overlay:
Choose the Image you want to insert, enter your Instagram Link or URL, keep Track checked if you want to know who clicks on the button
Hit Insert to see the finished product!
There you have it! 6 easy steps to insert your Instagram button right into your Campaign!
Log into your account now to insert your Instagram and get more followers!
Have you ever wanted to send a calendar in your campaigns to your contacts? Perhaps you have a calendar of events for the month and you’d like to let your contacts know what is going on! Keep reading because I am going to show you how you can add a calendar using tables!
First you want to start a new campaign or open a draft you are working on
Next, open up the block where you wish to add the calendar (table)
Once your cursor is where you want to start adding the calendar/table, click on the table icon in the edit toolbar
On the overlay, choose the amount of rows and columns you need to complete your month. (I used 7 columns and 6 rows for April 2015 to allow for the days of the week to be represented).
Once you select the 7 X 6, it will automatically insert the table into your campaign’s block.
Then fill in the days of the week and dates. You can click on the arrows on the bottom right of the table to stretch the table so that you have more room for text if you’d like.
And when you’ve entered all your content in the calendar, just click the Save button on the block.
That’s it! That is how easy it is to insert a calendar using a table into your campaigns!
Log into your account and insert your calendar know so that your contacts know what events are going on with you!
Want to share your campaign on your website, social profiles, blog, or within a different campaign? You can use the Campaign URL! Here’s how you can get the URL: (Please note, in order to get a URL, the campaign needs to have been sent and cannot be in a draft or scheduled status)
Go to the Campaigns tab in your account
Find the Campaign you need the URL for
There is a Link icon right next to the name of the campaign, click on this. If you do not see the link icon, you can go to the Actions tab on the left and choose Short URL.
A new overlay will appear showing you the URL for your campaign, you can copy this to use it wherever you need it! Please note, the url links to a web version of your email.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right? Have you used the Campaign URL? Where have you shared it?