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Re: Bullet Point HELP PLEASE!

Anybody from CC care to speak up?

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Re: Bullet Point HELP PLEASE!

Hello @JeffR86526

 

I have passed your feedback along to our teams here.  This is not something that is being actively worked on at this time; however, we do let our product teams know about the requests for this ability.  

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Custom HTML template

I've figured out how to import custom HTML into the advanced editor, but is there a way to import an HTML template into CC so that my client can add their own text to a custom HTML email? 

 

Or can this only be done with HTML editing?

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Re: Custom HTML template

Hi Mike,

 

With custom coded html emails, there is no way to turn them into an editable template using our WYSIWYG editor.  The next person to use the coding, would have to know how to code.  Our Custom Services Team can create a custom coded template for you based on your design for a fee.

If you'd like them to contact you, let me know by sending me a private message and I'll have someone reach out to you as soon as possible.

 

To send me a private message, simply click on my name over on the left and then on the page it brings you to, on the right you'll see "Send this user a private message". Just click on that and I'll reply when I'm here!

 

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Re: Custom HTML template

Of course your milage may vary but I've created custom templates for my clients using this method.

 

You can pretty much do this by breaking your HTML into tables and placing each table in its own block. At that point you can even use the WSIWIG editor to tweak it.

 

Adding any reference to media i.e graphics or links to video etc is a bit more difficult as it would requiring inserting specific link information that a client might not be aware of.

 

Tony Schaefer
Constant Contact Solution Provider and SMS Marketing Specialist
www.cliquemarketing.biz




 

 

 

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No Option to Insert a "Table"? Say It Ain't So!!!

I want to customize my own e-mail, but from what I gather, the only way to do that is to start with a template.  I know how many rows and columns I want, and I want to be able to merge some of those rows and columns, just as I do with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  I don't see any templates that suit my needs. 

 

Is there truly no option at all to insert a table?  Please say it ain't so!  I thought that a "table" was a staple, part of the basics.   

 

Developers, please come to my rescue!  How quickly will it take you to make that an option?  LOL!

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Re: No Option to Insert a "Table"? Say It Ain't So!!!

If you're talking about an HTML table you will have to do this outside of the CTCT editor and then paste it into the block you want it to go into.

 

It's not that bad actually.  If you can design the basic table structure and import it you can then use the CTCT editor to populate it and then save it as a template for further use.

 

Tony Schaefer
Constant Contact Solution Provider and SMS Marketing Specialist
www.cliquemarketing.biz

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Re: No Option to Insert a "Table"? Say It Ain't So!!!

Tony,

 

Thanks for such a quick response.  As far as HTML goes, I've heard of it but am not familiar with it.  Can I copy a table out of Microsoft Word and paste it in a Constant Contact block? 

 

I should probably try to learn more about HTML. 

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Re: No Option to Insert a "Table"? Say It Ain't So!!!

You're very welcome. 

I doubt you would be able to paste directly from your app due to code issues.

 

Is this table something that would be repetitive or would that structure be changing from time to time?

 

Something else to consider is the abbreviated space your are working with inside the email footprint.

Will the table you wish to use even fit inside a single or double columned email?

 

Don't get me wrong, I generally love the products (pricing for this is a bit steep) but why do you continue to make your "paying" customers advertise for you?????


 

Tony Schaefer
Constant Contact Solution Provider and SMS Marketing Specialist
www.cliquemarketing.biz

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Re: No Option to Insert a "Table"? Say It Ain't So!!!

Tony,

 

Is this table something that would be repetitive or would that structure be changing from time to time?

 

Well, my plan is to make it repetitive, at least once I finalize the layout, which I haven't quite done yet.  I'm still playing around with the way that I want it to look.  And then -- even if I am able to somehow get a table in there -- I may decide to change the layout, later on down the road, if I discover that I need to incorporate more information.

 

Let me tell you my plan, and then you may be able to give me some direction.  I live in a small country-bumpkin town, a town in which many, many mom-and-pop shops are going out of business, simply due to the economy.  Many of these stores do not have a website, nor are they familiar with the available social media marketing avenues.  Word is, our local newspaper, which is where most of the stores advertise, may be going out of business as well.  My thought is to offer another avenue for their advertising by providing a weekly Constant Contact newsletter, which will pretty much provide the same advertising opportunity that our local paper provides, such as store sales, coupons, weekly lunch specials, etc. 

 

My first plan was to create a Facebook Page in which to place these ads, but I've been advised to not do that, that Facebook should strictly be used for "social" media, not as a source to sell your wares.  So I plan to use Constant Contact to provide advertising for stores, and then use the Facebook Page for open discussion regarding those stores.  Being that there is an 80/20 rule when using social media marketing -- 80% of updates to provide value to followers, and 20% for self-promotion -- I do intend to utilize that 20% to encourage followers to subscribe to the newsletter. 

 

I want the newsletter to have two columns.  The wider column on the right will be nothing but blocks of ads, and the left column would be an alphabetical listing, with hotlinks, of all stores listed in the newsletter.  In the ad column, I want to have one large photo, and below that photo would be the stores' Facebook icon, Twitter icon, QR code, map, and whatever else I may decide to incorporate.  Haven't decided what all should be incorporated yet, though. It's still a work in progress, which is why I haven't yet settled on how many columns and rows I want in a table. 

 

Mind you, I've worked as a court reporter in the past -- bad economy has put me out of business, too -- so social media marketing is all new to me, and I have gobs to learn.  If you think that I am off track somewhere, please, please do not hesitate to steer me in the right direction.  I think I have my "plan" figured out, but I'm open for suggestions.  

 

I also want to be able to set up Facebook Pages, Twitter accounts, etc., for these stores.  That, I think I can handle.  When it comes to developing a website for the stores, I can job that out.  I've only been to three social media marketing seminars, so I have a loooooong way to go.  I'm optimistic, but I also know what I am not capable of.  But I truly want to learn it all.  I'm very excited about the possibilities, especially since there is no social media marketing company in this town.  I think I have the brains to pull it off, but I don't know what I don't know.

 

Calgon, take me away!!! 

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