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Then it sends out a series of emails to get them thinking about the webinar, and to motivate them to register. If they sign up, they right away struck the “Goal” towards the end of the webinar, and the automation ends. If they don’t sign up, they get contributed to an automation promoting a rebroadcast of the webinar.

This enables me to customize my messaging, in other automations, based upon the contact’s engagement with the webinar – Release. Here’s the WebinarJam integration panel: I can add tags based upon whether the contact registered, participated in, missed, or based upon for how long they stayed in the webinar. These tags can then activate automations within ActiveCampaign.

It costs me money, and it makes it more likely that my emails go to spam or Gmail’s promotions tab. Individuals who don’t open my e-mails make it harder for other e-mails to get to the people who really want them! The “Pro” plan of ActiveCampaign has actually lead scoring constructed in.

Here’s an automation I received from ActiveCampaign’s library of automations, which I utilize to tell which contacts aren’t engaging with my emails. When a contact subscribes, this automation adds a “0 days” tag. As time passes, it adds brand-new tags for 7 days, one month, 60 days, etc Each time they open an email, a different automation removes them from this automation, gets rid of all of those tags, and begins this automation over again.

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This automation can be overwhelming initially, and this is one of those cases where I want 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 need to construct things from scratch. ActiveCampaign has an alternative to erase non-active customers, which I don’t advise.

Some subscribers don’t have actually tracking turned on, so their opens aren’t tape-recorded. Others still wish to be subscribed but have actually been busy. Here’s my reactivation sequence: I send out one email asking if they still wish to be subscribed, and briefly describing why I keep my email list tidy. In one week, I send them another e-mail (if they currently clicked on the verification link in the previous email, they’ve currently been removed from the automation– utilizing a separate automation).

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

You can send bonus content and attempt to get the contact more engaged once again. To know how well your automations are converting, ActiveCampaign has Objective tracking. A common method to measure whether a Goal has been met is if a tag has actually been included to the contact. This tag can be included due to the fact that your payment processor recorded a sale, or since your webinar platform taped that your contact went to a webinar.

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You can also see whether the completion rate has increased or reduced, the length of time it considers contacts to reach that objective, and you can browse all contacts to see who did and didn’t reach the objective. ActiveCampaign’s Message Variables is my favorite feature – Release. It conserves me a lots of time and effort, and neither MailChimp nor ConvertKit has an equivalent function.

Let’s say you have the given name of only a few of your contacts, which is the case with my list. Release. I typically do not require a first name to sign up to my list, but in some cases I get a given name, such as when someone buys an item. Wouldn’t it be good to welcome your contacts by name, in the cases when you have it? You can do this, however it’s cumbersome.

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

I developed a variable that’s just %greeting-hey%. If I have the contact’s name, it appears in the email. If I don’t have the contact’s name, it defaults to “Hey,”. Where Message Variables actually save me a lot of time is by enabling me utilize the exact same automation over and over once again for my webinars, and I can rapidly change out all of the details. Release.

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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 cost of the item, offer terms, coupon code, and more. Each time I run a brand-new webinar, I can alter each of these variables to match any schedule changes or offer modifications.

And here it is in an e-mail. This message variable allows me to easily alter out a countdown timer. I did discuss earlier that a person of the cons of ActiveCampaign is their email editing experience. I changed from MailChimp, and MailChimp occurs to have the finest email editing experience. I actually like to send out basic e-mails. Release.

I’ve discovered that extremely tough to do with ActiveCampaign. For some time, I was modifying emails in ActiveCampaign’s hybrid editor, which is quite clunky. For a long period of time, I used ActiveCampaign’s hybrid HTML and WYSIWYG editor, which was triggered by a standard template I produced. The user interface for the HTML editor appears like it was pulled from some totally free open-source job.

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Nevertheless, adding images is a little a task. You need to choose them from a file internet browser. There’s no drag and drop option. ActiveCampaign’s HTML e-mail editor requires that you make up completely in HTML. The option to this, if you want to have control over the HTML, is to edit pure HTML, with a preview on the side.

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Including images to ActiveCampaign’s abundant full-screen editor is a cumbersome experience. You need different text boxes for above and below the image. Lately I have begun using ActiveCampaign’s abundant full-screen editor – Release. They have some nice templates, however I still wish to send out the plainest e-mail possible. They do have some plain-looking emails, but they have some degree of minimal format, which you can’t remove.

However, with some adjustments, I can make my email quite basic. I can make it immediately take up the whole window, and I can tweak the typography to be slightly larger, and have a little bit more leading. The most aggravating part of ActiveCampaign’s abundant full-screen editor is adding images. Picture you have actually just typed out a terrific e-mail.