Using placeholders with Campaign Monitor

By Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

It is possible to design your emails with Mail Designer 365 and add Campaign Monitor’s “placeholders.”

With Campaign Monitor, you can use placeholders within your email design. In fact, this is a great tool for connecting with your audience. How so? Placeholders will automatically insert personalized details into your email. If you personalize your campaigns, then recipients will feel a more direct connection with your brand.

To use Campaign Monitor placeholders:

‣ Go to a text area within your design
‣ Right-click and choose “Insert” > “Campaign Monitor “
‣ Choose the placeholder you would like to add

You can insert a placeholder into your text. Remember, information from your Campaign Monitor account will then replace the placeholder.

Campaign Monitor placeholders:

 

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
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Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
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Using Retina Images with your Design
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Campaign Monitor editing and compatibility

By Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

Editing

Campaign Monitor also offers an online editing tool. However, it is usually easier to use Mail Designer 365 for all of your editing. After you’re done designing your template, you can simply upload your document to Campaign Monitor.

Compatibility

If you export Mail Designer 365 documents to Campaign Monitor, then Campaign Monitor’s HTML engine will reinterpret the HTML formatting. Don’t worry. We tested compatibility thoroughly. And as always, we strived to ensure you can export your designs as accurately as possible.

However, it is possible that you may see some minor discrepancies with regards to the exact flow and formatting of your text. For example, a paragraph may take up four lines of text instead of three. Additionally, Campaign Monitor’s editing preview can also display things slightly differently.

For a more precise preview, you can use Campaign Monitor’s built-in preview feature. You can also send yourself a test message through Campaign Monitor. Make sure to send yourself a test email after completing your email design but before sending it to recipients.

 

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Uploading a design to Campaign Monitor

By Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

Upload your email design to Campaign Monitor

Once your account has been configured, your designs can be uploaded to your Campaign Monitor account. Choose a name for your design and a client you want to use the design for. Afterwards click “Export”:

Your design will then be uploaded to your Campaign Monitor account. You can then view it on the Campaign Monitor website to see how it looks and use the new template in your Campaign Monitor campaigns.

 

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Exporting a design to Campaign Monitor

By Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

Export your email design to Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor makes it easy to send email newsletters to a large number of users and is also ideal if you’re designing newsletters for clients. Export your design directly from Mail Designer 365.

While you can use Mail Designer 365 to send your newsletter directly to your readers via your own email address, most email providers won’t allow you to send emails to hundreds or thousands of readers at a time. With Campaign Monitor you can send your emails to large numbers of newsletter subscribers at a time.

To start using Campaign Monitor

First you’ll need a Campaign Monitor account, so head over to their website to sign up.

Once you have a Campaign Monitor account, open one of your templates in Mail Designer 365 and choose “Campaign Monitor…” from the send menu:

Exporting a design to Campaign Monitor

You’ll be asked to enter your Campaign Monitor API key:

To add your API key:

‣ Go to the Campaign Monitor website and sign in to your Campaign Monitor account

‣ Choose “Account Settings” from the menu

‣ Copy your API key

‣ Paste it into Mail Designer 

Mail Designer 365 can store your API key in your keychain, so you should only need to set this up once.

Why an API Key?

In order to add new templates to your Campaign Monitor account, Mail Designer 365 needs your Campaign Monitor account API key. The API key will allow Mail Designer to upload templates on your behalf.

 

 

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text