I'm running some mobile ads whereby the user has to enter their email address.
Once they do this, I want this email address to be sent to constant contact who will then send out my email to that specific email address.
Is this possible? The issue I'm having is that in the Ad Tool (Celtra) it only gives me the option of sending that specific email address to a custom URL.
Please note, that the mobile banner ad is a static unit, so I don't have html functionality behind it.
The way the serving platform works is it gives me an email field and then allows me to submit that info to a custom url.
The best option for you would probably be to set up a call to our API on your website, then use the custom URL they want you to fill in to navigate to your site. You can then grab the information on your end, and send it through to our system. We don't allow direct POSTing to our site, due to the security risks.
You'll definitely want to be cautious, though, when dealing with this type of integration. We do have a welcome email that will automatically be sent out when a contact is created in the account as ACTION_BY_CONTACT, but our scheduling system is more built to accomidate newsletter (one-to-many) sending, and less of transactional emails. As long as the user is aware they are signing up for emails, and you have the appropriate information in the welcome email, you should be alright.
THanks for the reply,
So my developers wrote some code whereby the Mobile ad sends the email address to our server which should be pinginn your API and sending out the email. We created a custom list in our account, however names are not being added to the list...Can I post the URL Here to show you?
You can definitely post the code that your developers have written up, but depending on the content, you may not want to post it in a public forum. Feel free to post it here if you feel it's okay, or you can email the files to email@example.com, and we can take a look for you.
Hey Nick, my mobile ads are now loading directly into my list which is great (Turns out we had to tweak the PHP file slightly). THe only thing now is that it's not automatically firing out the email once to the new contact, once they are being added.
Any thoughts here?
Well not quite Success,
THe list is now being populated with my names. However, I've now been told that in order to automatically email the user as they enter the list, I have to use autoresponder, which I can't because I've got a custom coded email.
Arhhhh....surely there is a way around this.