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Where are the Thumbnail Previews on the Email Page?

Where are the Thumbnail Previews on the Email Page?

New look doesn't seem to show the campaign thumbnails on the list of campaigns. Big negative!

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Frequent Visitor
I'm all for upgrades and improved aesthetics, but not at the cost of needed features and functionality. In the campaign area I used to be able to select which page of campaigns I wanted to see, rather just hitting a button to see more. This allowed me to easily find an email I sent a year ago for a similar promotion. Or at the very least I used to be able to search for a particular campaign by keyword. So today, I needed to see a campaign from 2 years ago to compares details and performance, and I gave up after hitting "see more campaigns" 20 times and only being through 1 year. I looked around and maybe I'm missing these features - but they were helpful
All Star

Hello,

I noticed with you new roll out of the look of Constant Contact, the thumbnails for what the emails look like are gone. Is there a way to put these back? Was much easier looking through past emails to see which campaign it was from and also what templates I can use to change out the info to create new emails from. 

 

With the new "list only" format, I can not do this and have a more difficult time choose and navigating through which emails I want to use, etc. 

 

Thank you for the consideration in putting the thumbnails back. 

 

 

Regular Visitor
1. The sort option does not work...or there is not any indication it does anything. 2. Searching key word in a campaign would be very helpful. 3. There is nowhere to go further back in the campaign list....stuck on the first list
Occasional Contributor
Terrible - worse - without adding any new functions. For example, list of e-mails no longer shows the time the e-mail is scheduled for, and the e-mails ARE NOT LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER any more. This is progress???
Frequent Visitor
I am not a fan of your new format. - REALLY need to view thumbnails of previous emails in the page listing the emails. I usually copy an old email to modify for new email. - Please return the bar to top of email creation page that allows you to choose other areas of the website.
Member
Please give back the eblast thumbnails. I really need the at-a-glance way to visually sift through old eblasts.
New Member
I want to keep using CC but need to send SINGLE Emails on occasion and it is WAY too time consuming to LOOK up and type Each One. Help Please! Connie CHALLENGE #2 - All my email campaigns SAY Newsletter. Making it hard to go back and figure which one I am looking for If I want to use it again. HELP PLEASE
All Star
On the Campaigns page, I'm missing the thumbnail previews that allow me to see at a glance what I might like to reuse. Thanks.
Frequent Visitor

I'm with everybody here.  The lack of thumbnails is very irritating.  I too have based my current emails on past emails.  We are trying to brand our companies by providing similar looks from previous campaigns.  You would scroll through your past emails and select the best via the thumbnail (without having to click on every email). You took this away which has now increased my workload.

Frequent Visitor

So here is a workaround, not the greatest but at least you get to see what you need.  Save your campaignes as templates.  That way when you go to "create" a new email you can go to your saved templates and see ALL of them.  It's all I've got for now.  Hopefully they will actually build something the user wants instead of whoever they asked (if) about new changes.

Thanks for the suggestion. How do you save a campaign as a template?

Frequent Visitor

In response to Carol Fishman.

You can click on the campaign you want to save, then click on the Actions at the top right.  The dropdown will have a selection "Save as Template".  It is still tedious in the beginning but then you will have all the thumbnails to choose from in the future.  I started doing this right away so I don't waste any more time trying to find the past campaigns I need.  PS  Regular saving under the Folders template doesn't work.  Been there, done that.  You have to "Save as Template".



Thank you!! I was clicking on "Actions" in the Campaigns list and didn't see the "Save as Template" option. Didn't know I had to open it first. Works perfectly. Thanks!

Frequent Visitor

By now, I'm hoping that the Constant Contact Development team realizes that removing the thumbnails from the Campaign section has not been well received...and that they are working diligently on a quick-turnaround planning for re-installing them.

 

I called about this the other day to express the negative effect it has had in my office.  I was trying to put together a time-sensitive, required report for a grant funding source and experienced both the "no thumbnail" and "scroll down, scroll down" issue when I was trying to find specific campaigns that I wanted to share in my annual report. The new "features" cost me about an extra hour in putting together the report.

 

 

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Frequent Visitor
Hi there. Love the changes and improvement you are working on. However, you took away my thumbnails on the list of campaigns. It's really important for me to be able to see the thumbnails to decide which look I want to go for. I have to open, review, then back out now.
Member
please bring back the campaign thumbnails. its a lot easier to find what you're looking for with a visual.
Occasional Visitor
Many times I reuse themes and ideas from past years...and now I can no longer see the previews on the main screen. Also, clicking back in my browser automatically takes me back to the top of my campaigns instead of the section of campaigns I was previously looking at...poor functionality for a small business owner!
Member
 
New Member

I feel the same way. I'm so confused.