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I want clients to be able to RSVP for an event emailed out is there a way to do this and how do i tag for face book and website?

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I want clients to be able to RSVP for an event emailed out is there a way to do this and how do i tag for face book and website?

how to  put a RSVP attached to e-mail ?
i would like to put e-mail event on our website too if its possible?
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Updated: August 2017

 

Our Event product allows you to create an Event and then you can send out an Email Invitation. In the Invitation you can add links for your website and Facebook.

If you don't want to try out our Event Marketing product Email Plus customers can use the RSVP block in the Build palette to create an event or other happening and allow contacts to respond when they open your email. Their responses will display on the Email details page with all of your other stats about your mailing and the Reporting tab with all of your other emails. You'll be able to download the responses and plan your event accordingly! Any new contacts gathered through the RSVP block will not be automatically added to a list. You can manually add them to a list or click Export Report on the Email details page to create a file, upload into your Contacts and add them to a list.  If you prefer, we also have these steps in a video that you can find here.  When you're creating your email:

 

Click the Add-Ons button to display additional block elements.

RSVP image

  1. Click the Add-Ons button to display additional block elements.
  1.  Click on RSVP and drag it into position.
    RSVP
  2.  Click on the RSVP element, and then click Edit to add your details.
    RSVP
  3.  Click Save to finish your customizations.
    RSVP

Now your contacts can respond to your event when they're reading your email.

(Optional) anyone who RSVPs for your event and isn't on your contact list will be presented a form to fill out in order to join. This is especially helpful if you're sharing your email on social media or on your website.

If you don't have Email Plus, you can always add an email link in the email and have people email you to say if they'll make it. To add a link to email you, when you are in a block, click the Link button (on the left in 2GE), select Email as the type of link and insert your email address. This will allow people to email you with their response. You would use this Link button for inserting a link to your website as well. There is also a button for Facebook that you can click to insert a link to your Facebook page.

I hope that helps!

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Participant

I'm confused why cc wants my invitees to reenter there email address and name, when that is already on my list.

I am trying to use the event marketing for simple rsvp, like evite where a user just needs to check yes or no.
Is there are way to do  this.
Occasional Participant

I don't have Event Marketing yet, but I'm curious if after an invitation is sent, can a resend of the invitation be sent to only those who have NOT yet registered?

And how would limit sending to thsoe who are NOT interested?

FAQ 4207 explains how to send reminders to those who have not yet registered. http://tinyurl.com/resend-invite
Frequent Participant

This has been a frequest request for many months and to my knowledge, unaddressed. This is a must have feature.

Participant

How do I set up Event registration with a "no" or "not able to attend" RSVP option and Constant Contact will not send a thanks for registering email?
Regular Participant

This issue has come up for me as well.
Member

Updated: August 2017

 

Our Event product allows you to create an Event and then you can send out an Email Invitation. In the Invitation you can add links for your website and Facebook.

If you don't want to try out our Event Marketing product Email Plus customers can use the RSVP block in the Build palette to create an event or other happening and allow contacts to respond when they open your email. Their responses will display on the Email details page with all of your other stats about your mailing and the Reporting tab with all of your other emails. You'll be able to download the responses and plan your event accordingly! Any new contacts gathered through the RSVP block will not be automatically added to a list. You can manually add them to a list or click Export Report on the Email details page to create a file, upload into your Contacts and add them to a list.  If you prefer, we also have these steps in a video that you can find here.  When you're creating your email:

 

Click the Add-Ons button to display additional block elements.

RSVP image

  1. Click the Add-Ons button to display additional block elements.
  1.  Click on RSVP and drag it into position.
    RSVP
  2.  Click on the RSVP element, and then click Edit to add your details.
    RSVP
  3.  Click Save to finish your customizations.
    RSVP

Now your contacts can respond to your event when they're reading your email.

(Optional) anyone who RSVPs for your event and isn't on your contact list will be presented a form to fill out in order to join. This is especially helpful if you're sharing your email on social media or on your website.

If you don't have Email Plus, you can always add an email link in the email and have people email you to say if they'll make it. To add a link to email you, when you are in a block, click the Link button (on the left in 2GE), select Email as the type of link and insert your email address. This will allow people to email you with their response. You would use this Link button for inserting a link to your website as well. There is also a button for Facebook that you can click to insert a link to your Facebook page.

I hope that helps!

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Occasional Participant

So am I reading correctly here that there is NOT a template with an RSVP feature? This would be SO convenient. Please consider creating one. Thx

Hi Cassondra,

 

We do not have a template that does have an RSVP feature, however you can add RSVP to any template.

 

You would want to go into the html code view of the block you want to put the RSVP into.

 

Then you can put in the following html code:

 

mailto:email@address.com?subject=Yes%20I%20can%20come
mailto:email@address.com?subject=No%20I%20can't%20come

 

You would put in the email address you wish to be emailed to for the response.

 

I hope that helps!

Participant

I was disappointed when I realized I could not schedule my event to go out several times.

I was even more disappointed when I called customer service and learned there is no function to simply resend an event invitation to those that have not rsvp'd - the only way to do that is to email non-responders which makes you start from scratch and reformat an invitation which is too time consuming.  Not having this simple feature makes the program completely useless. 

 

Customer service gave another option - download the list of nonresponders, create a new list, copy the original event and send to the new list - but who really wants to have all these different contact lists?  different rsvp lists? 

Extremely disappointed that Constant Contact would launch a program that doesn't have this very common sense function.  

I will be calling to cancel over the next few days.

Regular Participant

We have also reported the need for this several times. EventSpot should facilitate event management and this is one of the key issues. Unfortunately they are very slow in updating this module.

Hello,

Thanks for expressing your feedback on this topic.  We understand that this is an important topic and we are working to have this be available soon. Unfortunately I am not able to give an idea of exact timeframe but I am happy to include your comments and feedback on this idea.

Currently the workarounds are as you mentioned. You can create the new list and re-send or create a new email. You can always delete lists after the email is sent if you would like to keep your account organized. Also, if you decide to create a new email make sure you check out this FAQ on how to copy your email. This will prevent you from re-creating from scratch.

 

Thanks again for your posts,

Hannah M.
Community and Social Media Support

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Hi everyone, thanks for sending this feedback over.  I wanted to let you know that we are currently working on this!  I cant tell you dates just yet, but I can say that this is our #1 customer pain point and it is being fixed ASAP.  I know its painful, but stick with us and it will be fixed.

 

Along with fixing the "resend event emails" issue, we are also working on the following:

 

  • new visual design for your registration form (just went live, go check out your reg form, you'll notice we cleaned up the fees, items and field labels.  Hope you love it!)
  • Promo codes (access codes and discount codes)
  • "Private events"
  • new event check in app for iOS and Android.  iOS version is live (and iPad compatible)! Android version coming this later this month

Thank you again Shelly and others, we are working fast and furious to make this product awesome.  Thank you all for using us.  Keep the feedback coming!

 

Jim Mariano

EventSpot Product Manager

Jim that is great. We've been a solution provider for 7 years. We think we can sell a lot of Event Spot but needs the fixes. How about the ability to select from other themes as well as other designs? Some of the newer designs in Email Templates are far more Web 2.0 oriented. The UI can be greatly enhanced, for example have to leave Event Spot to see email metrics. Certainly the followup sending to non-registereds but also followup to those registering (which requires new theme, as spelled out above. Can you give any predicti on dates at all?

Regular Participant

What about the editor? When will we get the same editing capabilities as in Email? Choices of separators/backgrounds/etc.?

Regular Participant

Sorry, the 'belinda' moniker was mine, I sent from a client account. :frown:

Occasional Participant

where are my rsvp's listed?

Hello @ChooseConverse 

 

Thank you for posting! I noticed on your account that you have your RSVP's going to a linked email address. Did you know about our EventSpot feature? We offer Eventspot as a professional way to promote and manage any kind of event you may be running. You can create customized invitations, accept registrations and also process payments if your event has any fees involved. I would suggest taking a look at this EventSpot FAQ to read more about it: EventSpot Features.

 

Since you do ask your readers to RSVP to an email address you mentioned, I noticed the email address is set as a clickable link. When I clicked on this link, a completely different email address populated under the To address field and not the email address you have typed out in your email. So that could also be why you may or may not be receiving these emails. Your replies would go directly to the inbox of the email address that you provided if a reader were to click on this link to RSVP. We would not have a way to see how many replied, who replied or where these went unfortunately. Here's an FAQ on how you can add or edit the mailto link: Add a mailto link to an email

 

Let us know if you have any additional questions! 

 

 

Amber Royal
Community & Social Media Support

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