Play video in email

Constant Contact should have a platform that supports being able to upload videos into a newsletter and then have the videos play directly on the publication as soon as the recipient opens it.

30 Comments
StacyM15
Participant

Ideally someone could watch our video without leaving the newsletter to go to YouTube or Vimeo.

Hannah_M
Moderator

HI Stacy,

Thanks for sharing this feedback. Embedding a video directly into your email can increase the chances that your email becomes undeliverable because some email client's can't play videos and some Internet Service Providers (ISP's) block video attachments because they are commonly used to spread viruses.

Trev_S
Marketing Advisor
It has been suggested to me that some of our customers would like to have their MP3 or 4's uploaded to our library if possible. The request was so they didn't have to have it public and was only able to be seen by his customers.
Trev_S
Marketing Advisor
Can you add the ability to add in video options for customers so they can upload videos without having them public and only available for contacts sent to? Customers request.
Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
StefanieT11
Participant
Can we add embedded video to our emails?
TimothyF672
Occasional Participant
Please provide me an embedded code for email to allow my video from YouTube to play in my email. Thanks Tim
GeorgeE732
Participant
Is there a way to embed a video to the Constant Contact Newsletter?
APLA
Participant

 I liked being able to post a video with a thumbnail.  It's much more enticing for people to click onto a video thumbnail than to see a written out link they link.

LATIN-OPINION-MARYLAND
Regular Participant

Hi, I would like to know if I can insert videos in my campaigns?

BJCBranding
Established Member

Hi Odette,

 

You can't insert the actual video into your email campaign, but you can insert a thumbnail that links out to your video, hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or your website. 

 

Another great trick we've used at BJC Branding is to convert a portion of the video into an animated gif and insert that image in your email. Really catches the eye and drive clicks. 

 

Hope that helps,

 

Bryan Caplan

www.bjcbranding.com

CarolynT057
Participant

You desperately need to enhance your product to allow the viewing of videos inside your product and not have to leave your product to go to Youtube or to another screen. Video is the number one way in which people obtain information on the web, and it's growing in popularity. We produce a lot of informational videos, which I want to be able to incorporate into my Constant Contact newsletter, and readers should not have to leave the newsletter to view a video. Work on that!!!!

LeslieM115
Participant
PLEASE make embedding videos a reality, not just a link to YouTube!
SandraC282
Participant

Wanted to attach a video file to email, just like we can a PDF.  Unfortunately this is not currently available.

Playable
Occasional Participant

It's great to see the demand for streaming video within emails and the positive votes for this across this discussion. Over the last decade much has been written on the subject and the level of quality knowledge on the subject is sparse, for example the comment that embedding video within your email will impact your delivery rate as the ISP's block it is nonsense.

 

Across the last 24 months the email landscape has changed in some significant ways which now makes video email a reality. We can now embed streaming video within email, which plays automatically at the moment of opening. It is now possible to reach circa 95% of your recipients with the video embedded, the tricky 5% are Outlook desktop users, these users can experience the video if they view the email on outlook on their mobile device. Their are no issues with ISP's blacking these video emails. The upside of embedding the video within the email are significant, most particularly when combined with a strong call to action. In A/B split tests vs the still image version of email the video version delivers on average 4x uplift in CTR.

 

As a cool second benefit we have found that respondents from the streaming video version of the email stick around on site up to 10x longer thanks those arriving via the still image creative approach. The video clip embedded within the email should be a maximum duration of 10 seconds, as content longer than this will impact the quality of the stream. We have a short video tutorial on how you can embed video within constant contact emails here:  You can also send yourself a sample video email here:

 

Yep, I'm passionate about video email and keen to educate the email marketing community on what is now possible in this area, with over 80% of our time on line now spent consuming video, email needs to get on board with the consumers content of choice - video.

 

David Bradbury

www.playable.video

MarciaA690
Participant

In building out emails, it would be ideal to have a video play directly in that email, rather than going to YouTube/Vimeo, or creating an image with a link to an alternate site. I understand not all recipients' platforms play videos in emails that are embeded from YouTube/Vimeo, but what if those videos were in the Constant Contact Library and played directly from there? Is that possible, or is it the same issue for the recipient either way? 

CraigD12
Occasional Participant

For embedded videos, I would love to see an alternative to Couture. Please strongly consider being able to upload video into your library. Why not?

ArmstrongActing
Participant
This is really a feature that a premium email service should provide clients in 2018, we would like to send out intro videos that play, right now all we can do is hyperlink to youtube, which is not an ideal customer experience and takes them away from our eblast.
FirstNameL02000
Participant
It would be great to be able to add video's to email without having to put them on YouTube to add to an email. Perhaps shorter video's up to 5 minutes for marketing can be uploaded like photos.
LeanneW568
Participant

I would love to see video emails as an option. I'm considering moving my business to boom boom for that reason. I love constant contact, but I feel clients are getting bored.

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