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Then it sends out a series of emails to get them interested in the webinar, and to encourage them to sign up. If they register, they immediately hit the “Objective” towards completion of the webinar, and the automation ends. If they do not sign up, they get added to an automation promoting a rebroadcast of the webinar.

This enables me to personalize my messaging, in other automations, based upon the contact’s engagement with the webinar – Official. Here’s the WebinarJam integration panel: I can include tags based upon whether the contact registered, attended, missed out on, or based upon for how long they stayed in the webinar. These tags can then set off automations within ActiveCampaign.

It costs me cash, and it makes it more most likely that my e-mails go to spam or Gmail’s promotions tab. Individuals who do not open my e-mails make it harder for other e-mails to get to individuals who really desire them! The “Pro” plan of ActiveCampaign has lead scoring developed in.

Here’s an automation I obtained from ActiveCampaign’s library of automations, which I use to tell which contacts aren’t engaging with my e-mails. When a contact subscribes, this automation includes a “0 days” tag. As time passes, it includes new tags for 7 days, 30 days, 60 days, etc Each time they open an e-mail, a different automation removes them from this automation, gets rid of all of those tags, and starts this automation over again.

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This automation can be overwhelming in the beginning, and this is among those cases where I wish ActiveCampaign had a more out-of-the-box solution. However, due to the fact that you can do anything with ActiveCampaign, in some cases you have to develop things from scratch. ActiveCampaign has an option to erase inactive subscribers, which I do not suggest.

Some customers do not have tracking switched on, so their opens aren’t recorded. Others still want to be subscribed however have actually been busy. Here’s my reactivation sequence: I send one email asking if they still desire to be subscribed, and briefly explaining why I keep my email list clean. In one week, I send them another email (if they already clicked on the confirmation link in the previous e-mail, they have actually already been eliminated from the automation– utilizing a separate automation).

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The automation then unsubscribes them (Official). My emails also have a link to a form where they can enter their e-mail address to let me know that they don’t have tracking allowed. This form adds a tag that I utilize to filter those contacts out. I used to add this tag when they clicked a link, however when individuals don’t have tracking on, it makes those links not work so reliably! I only send a simple “do you still desire my emails?” confirmation.

You can send benefit content and attempt to get the contact more engaged again. To understand how well your automations are converting, ActiveCampaign has Goal tracking. A common way to measure whether an Objective has been fulfilled is if a tag has actually been contributed to the contact. This tag can be added since your payment processor recorded a sale, or due to the fact that your webinar platform recorded that your contact attended a webinar.

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You can also see whether the conclusion rate has increased or decreased, how long it considers contacts to reach that objective, and you can search all contacts to see who did and didn’t reach the objective. ActiveCampaign’s Message Variables is my favorite feature – Official. It saves me a lots of effort and time, and neither MailChimp nor ConvertKit has an equivalent function.

Let’s say you have the first name of just a few of your contacts, which is the case with my list. Official. I normally don’t need a given name to sign up to my list, however often I get a very first name, such as when someone buys a product. Would not it be great to greet your contacts by name, in the events when you have it? You can do this, however it’s cumbersome.

I’m also filtering for generic terms added by other systems, such as a dash, or “Guest.” If they have a first name, I say “Hey,” and after that their given name. If they do not, I just state “Hey there,”. By constructing a Message Variable in ActiveCampaign, I can easily change my welcoming according to whether or not I have the contact’s given name.

I developed a variable that’s just %greeting-hey%. If I have the contact’s name, it reveals up in the e-mail. If I don’t have the contact’s name, it defaults to “Hey,”. Where Message Variables truly conserve me a lot of time is by enabling me use the very same automation over and over once again for my webinars, and I can quickly change out all of the details. Official.

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Here are variables for a webinar I run called “Bust Through Creative Blocks.” You can see I have a bunch of different variables here, such as the date and time of the webinar, the price of the item, deal terms, voucher code, and more. Each time I run a new webinar, I can change each of these variables to match any schedule changes or deal modifications.

And here it is in an e-mail. This message variable enables me to quickly change out a countdown timer. I did point out earlier that one of the cons of ActiveCampaign is their email editing experience. I changed from MailChimp, and MailChimp takes place to have the finest e-mail modifying experience. I actually like to send basic e-mails. Official.

I have actually discovered that extremely difficult to do with ActiveCampaign. For some time, I was editing e-mails in ActiveCampaign’s hybrid editor, which is quite cumbersome. For a long period of time, I utilized ActiveCampaign’s hybrid HTML and WYSIWYG editor, which was activated by a fundamental design template I produced. The interface for the HTML editor looks like it was pulled from some free open-source project.

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Nevertheless, adding images is a little a chore. You have to choose them from a file web browser. There’s no drag and drop choice. ActiveCampaign’s HTML e-mail editor requires that you make up completely in HTML. The alternative to this, if you desire to have control over the HTML, is to edit pure HTML, with a sneak peek on the side.

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Adding images to ActiveCampaign’s abundant full-screen editor is a cumbersome experience. You need different text boxes for above and listed below the image. Recently I have actually begun using ActiveCampaign’s rich text editor – Official. They have some good design templates, but I still wish to send out the simplest e-mail possible. They do have some plain-looking emails, however they have some degree of minimal formatting, which you can’t get rid of.

However, with some changes, I can make my email pretty fundamental. I can make it immediately take up the entire window, and I can modify the typography to be a little bigger, and have a bit more prominent. The most discouraging part of ActiveCampaign’s rich text editor is including images. Picture you’ve simply typed out a great e-mail.