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Two ideas : 1. Allow event announcements to be added to my calendar to be posted on web site. 2. My calendar should help us capture contact info. If someone views my calendar have a pop-up that asks if their information can be added to the contact list. No one wants to go to another form to complete anymore. As you know, sites are using google or facebook log-on button so you do not have to type info. Typing info over and over again is passe
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Occasional Organizer

I would like to send out my monthly e-mail with dates in it that people can click and have added directly to there outlook or g-mail calendars just like the meeting invitations I sometimes get or the appointment messages that I receive. Does anyone know how to do this?

 

 

Honored Contributor

Hi,

 

You can easily use an "Add to Calendar" link if you use our Event Marketing product for invitations to your meeting. This appears on your Event Invite and on the Homepage.

 

This is not something that is built into the Email Marketing product. What may work is if you offer a .ics file for download. You would need to host the .ics file somewhere on the web using your own website or a free hosting site like Mediafire.

 

I'll submit feedback on your behalf to see if this is something we could add to Email Marketing in the future.

 

Thanks,

Occasional Visitor

Has this feature been added to emails?  This would be a great feature to have!

CTCT Employee

Hello Kevin,

 

Unfortunately this feature is not a available for the Email Product, but this is a great idea and I have submitted this feedback to our engineers on your behalf.

 

Thank you for the great feedback!

Member

Has this been added yet as a feature for emails, not just events??

Established Member

HOPING THIS WILL BE ADDED SOON!

I have to go through a whole mess of work to get the add to google calandar and add to outlook calandar

this would greatly increase the ammount of people that go to the events

Senior Member

Till they put it in, can you tell me the step you took to get an "Add to claendar" link/image?

CTCT Employee

Avrohom N. P-454417801,

 

Thank you for your question.

 

At this time, this feature has not been added to our Email Marketing product.  However, you can use the process below to create a link to an item on your email program's calendar and share the link so that others can save the item to their own calendars.

To share a link to your calendar item:

1)  Save the calendar item as an ICS file:

  • Google Calendar
  • iCal
  • Outlook
  • Lotus Notes

2)  Host the ICS file on your website or use a third-party file hosting service.

3)  Copy the URL to your calendar item from your website or hosting service.

4)  Add the link into your Email (as you would a webpage or blog).  Visit for more information on adding the link.

I hope this helps!  If you have any additional questions, or if you just need some help, please feel free to respond to this message with the details, or call our Support Team directly at (866) 289-2101. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm ET, Friday 7am-9pm ET,  Saturday & Sunday 10am-8pm ET.

 

 

Moderator
Status changed to: Vote for this idea if you agree
 
Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback!

Regular Visitor

We are all looking for the ability to insert a "link" (like we can for anchor, website, or e-mail address) to a  vcf file so thatwhen a user clicks the link it opens a calendar appt file and allows you to saves it to Outlook or an ics file so it can be used in other calendars like google.

 

Just like we upload images to be used in our e-mail marketing, we would like the ability to create a vcf or ics file (via a cool constant contact page...that would save the vcf or ics file to a location - just like we have for "documents" and "images" - call it "Calendar Links"). Then we could choose to link and insert it into our e-mail marketing. This functionality would be like using the e-mail link and clicking on the advanced e-mail features.

 

I would see myself going to a "Create a Calendar Link" page in Constant Contact where I would be asked:

Headline:
Description:

Location*:

Organizer: (these could populate from CC)

Organizer E-Mailthese could populate from CC)

Time Zone: (these could populate from CC)

Start Date/Time:

End Date/Time:

 

* would be super cool if this location could link to google maps...

 

Clicking on a submit or generate button would add a set of buttons into the e-mail that when a user clicked one of them would create a calendar events in the receivers calendar of choice. The buttons could be in a row like this

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

|    Outlook    |    Hotmail    |    iCal    |    Yahoo    |    Google    | 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Honored Contributor

Thanks for posting this idea in the Community.  I have moved this to our Feedback area so that it can be voted on.  The more votes that this idea get, the greater chance it has of being implemented.  

 

Thanks for going into detail about how you would like this to look/function.  

Occasional Visitor

it would be great to have the calendar feature on the newsletter campaigns... to do a very quick save the date with out having to create the event first; or never.

Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback!

Occasional Visitor
Would it be possible to get a button with an image of a calendar that lets people add an event to their google calendar? Does this already exist?
Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback! 

Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
All Star

Are you working on adding this to the email marketing at this point?  I agree it is a feature that is needed.

Moderator
Status changed to: New