How would the email show on the social media site? Will they see the entire html version?
When you choose to post an email to your social media networks, people will be able to click on a link which will bring them to your email’s view as a web page version. They will be able to see the entire email, with images intact, similar to how it displays in the Preview mode. This is a great way to increase exposure and spread your email virally.
Can you put a "Forward to a Friend" option in the body of the email rather than just the footer?
Absolutely! By including a "Forward Email to a Friend" link in the body of your email, it will be more visible and will be more likely to get forwarded and reach more people. Once you are in the edit mode of the block you want to add the Forward to a Friend option into, click the “Forward to a Friend” link in the insert menu of the left side of the screen. Select the look you like and then you will be better suited for your email to be spread through word-of-mouth marketing,
Can I pull in an image from one template for use in another? Constant Contact has a stock image library of over 3,500 images that are used in the majority of the templates. If you see an image you like in a template you’re not using, you can easily pull that image’s URL and insert the images using the image URL into the template you’ve selected. If you need the complete instructions, click here.
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How do we ask our customers to "white list" our email address?
Asking your email recipients to white list your from email address ensures your emails will go straight to their inbox on every send. Because this is a best practice, we make it easy to do. On the Email Details page, you have the option to turn on your email’s permission reminder. This permission reminder automatically includes a request for the recipient to white list your email’s from email address. This text will go above the top of the body of your email. Click here to see more information about permission reminders.
How can you make your logo fit the entire block?
Constant Contact’s templates are set to 600 pixels wide. If you want your company logo to fill the entire block, insert your image and then select “Fit to Block” from the drop down menu after clicking on the image. This will increase the size of your image to fill the block, without it looking stretched or squished.
Does Constant Contact provide us with the buttons for Facebook, etc.?
If you have social media pages, we highly encourage your promote those to your email newsletter recipients. That way you can engages your audience across a wide variety of mediums and stay at your customer’s top of mind. Constant Contact provides a Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter , YouTube and Flickr icons that you can easily insert into the body of your email to make clickable links to your pages.
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