SMS List Subscription Campaigns can be used as the first interaction with new subscribers from your website. Create a new List Subscription Campaign by following the below steps.

  1. From the SMS Home Dashboard click New Campaign button.
  2. Click List Subscription button.

CREATING A NEW CAMPAIGN

When creating a List Subscription Campaign, there is are four steps, Setup, Analytics, Compose, and Review. You can navigate between these steps using the column on the left side of the screen, without losing content or settings, at any time.

SETUP

  1. Enter a Campaign Name.
  2. Select a List from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Optional Opt-in Settings (Age Gate, Double Opt-in).
  4. Select Coupon Settings.

TIP:

  • Click on Age Gate, set your age requirement, and subscribers can reply with their date of birth before subscribing. Only those who meet the age requirement can join.
  • If you have selected Double Opt-in at the list level, you will have the option to enable that setting for the List Subscription Campaign.

ANALYTICS

  1. Enter applicable Listrak Conversion Analytics.
  2. Enter applicable Google Analytics.
  3. Click Continue.

NOTE: Listrak Conversion Analytics are only applicable if they are enabled at the short code level. Enable Listrak Conversion Analytics by navigating to the short code settings located under Manage.

COMPOSE

Complete each of the applicable messages that will be sent in this campaign.

TIP: You will not lose any settings or content by navigating backwards.

AGE GATE

Age Gate message types will only show up on this page if you selected that option during Setup. Remember the date format for this message.

NO-ENTRY MESSAGE

This message will send if the date submitted does not qualify for the age that was specified during Setup.

WELCOME MESSAGE

This will be the first marketing message sent to the subscriber. Click the check box to Capture Additional Data and select which data type from the list of System Fields. Click the plus sign to include Coupon Code personalization tag (available if coupon code was selected during Setup). Additional System Fields that are available for personalization are:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Postal Code
  • Birthday
  • Email Address

EXTRA MESSAGE

Use the extra message if the contents of your welcome message are going to exceed 160 characters. If additional data is being captured, you are unable to use the Extra Message type.

DATA CONFIRMATION

When requesting an email address or any additional data points, use the Data Confirmation to reply and confirm to the subscriber that their message has been received.

After the applicable messages have been added, click Continue.

REVIEW

This is the last step before sending or scheduling the List Subscription Campaign and you will see at-a-glance message settings including:

  • Campaign Name
  • Scheduled/Send Date and Time
  • Double Opt-in
  • List
  • Campaign Conversation (all messages will appear here)

If additional edits are required at this time, edit the settings or content by clicking Edit or clicking directly on the title of the page. Settings or content will not be lost by navigating backwards. When finished, click Complete.

Congratulations, you have created an SMS List Subscription Campaign! To learn more about this and other SMS features, contact your Account Manager for more information!

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