EMail Templates with Race Headers

IMG_2641We have expanded the options for email marketing templates to include race headers and buttons. The example on the right shows the new template capability using Full Header as delivered to an iPhone email, which includes the SignUp and Donate Action buttons that take a recipient directly to those pages if they click.

The full options can be found in your race dashboard under Email Marketing -> Email Settings:

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Here is an example that picks up all the race color themes as well as a border turned on:

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The option to include just the race header looks includes the race name and date text we automatically add just like the race webpage:

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Note that sometimes the editor on certain browsers may not show alignment well, but will look good on most email clients. For example, the Scott Coffee race template email looks strange on certain browser widths. Change the % scale of the browser window and it will look fine, or send a test email to see that it works well. This is due to a limitation in the editor we use.

Expanded HTML Support in EMails and Custom Sections

We have added a number of HTML tags, attributes and styles to custom sections and emails. We limit the use of HTML tags in the HTML Tag Editor for security and consistency of the look and feel of RunSignUp.

The largest change we have made is on emails, where we now allow images in emails. The images must be stored separately on another website and be https. For example, the HTML would be something like this:
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To generate an image of the marines on the beach carrying the flag in the email like this:
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Here is a list of the HTML elements we permit in both Custom Sections as well as Emails:

  • ‘h1′,’h2′,’h3′,’h4′,’h5′,’h6’,
  • ‘p’, ‘b’, ‘i’, ‘u’,’br’, ‘hr’,
  • ‘strong’,’em’,’span’,’a’,’ul’,’ol’,’li’,’div’,’pre’,
  • ‘sup’, ‘sub’,
  • ‘table’, ‘thead’, ‘tbody’, ‘tfoot’, ‘tr’, ‘th’, ‘td’

We allow a number of styles, such as:

  • Align: center, right, left
  • Decoration: none, underline, line-through
  • Transform: none, capitalize, uppercase, lowercase, initial
  • Font Weight: normal, bold
  • Font Style: normal, italic
  • Font-size, Line height, letter spacing, border spacing
  • Margin, padding
  • White space
  • Vertical-align
  • Background-color (hex required)
  • Border (width style color)

Volunteer List in EMail Marketing

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-12-47-56-pmWe have added Volunteers as a simple list in EMail Marketing. This makes it simple to include Volunteers on emails, or to use the EMail marketing system to communicate directly with them.

They appear in both the Send Email quick pick list, as well as when building custom lists. Since it shows each Task, you can target specific tasks or Categories.

 

Partner Access to Sent Emails

We now provide Partners access to all emails sent from the system. This includes things like confirmations, team creation, event and bib transfers, etc. This is useful sometimes for tracking down information on a customer request. This is NOT available for individual races, and is only available to large partners.

The new search is found under the Participants tab and the “Sent E-Mails” menu item. Search by  any combination of date, email and subject.

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