Sending bulk emails to attendees with Campaign Monitor
EventHQ and Campaign Monitor working together makes it easy for you to create, send, and optimize email marketing campaigns to your attendees.
The Campaign Monitor integration is an "App" which you install into your EventHQ account. We will not charge you to activate and use the Campaign Monitor integration. However use of Campaign Monitor will incur costs payable directly to them. Their pricing page can be found here.
From anywhere in EventHQ, click the "Apps" menu item
Clicking Apps will show you all active apps on your Account. If Campaign Monitor is already active, then we're done, else:
Click the "Activate" button next to Campaign Monitor to add this integration
ImportantYou must already have a Campaign Monitor account setup
Enter the requested details, then click "Activate integration" to save your changes
Your Client ID and Client API key can be found as described beneath the fields.
The integration will request data from the EventHQ API. You can select which user's login details will be used to make those requests. We recommend you create a special API user with permission to access any event (auto-access) and permission to read attendee data. The API user does not need to be able to add/edit any records
ImportantThe user making the API requests must have sufficient permissions to access the requested data. If you are in any doubt then please contact support
If you have already started taking bookings and want to add already registered attendees to your Campaign Monitor mailing list, then tick the "run post-install hook" checkbox. Details for all your existing events/attendees will be imported into Campaign Monitor.
What will I see in Campaign Monitor?
EventHQ automatically creates mailing lists for you
EventHQ will automatically create a new mailing list for each event. When you send an email out, you can choose one or more mailing lists to which the email will be sent. This allows you to send broadcast emails to all attendees at a single event, or to all attendees across a variety of events.
Custom attendee data is included
Your attendee information fields will be created as custom subscriber fields. E.g. if you're collecting "job title" information from attendees, then this information will be included within Campaign Monitor against each subscriber. You can then filter your mailing lists to send only to attendees whose job title includes the word "Director".
Existing subscribers are updated
If an attendee already exists as a subscriber on a mailing list, then their record will be updated with any additional information gathered on your attendee form