Advanced Triggers Introduced

Yesterday August 9th was an exciting day for users. Our admin team has rolled out new advanced triggers which give you increased ways to automate the delivery of email and management of contacts across your lists.

Triggers, which have always been a part of the MyEmailProgram application, allow you to create if/then statements that automate tasks. For example, if you wanted to automatically send an email to a contact on their birthday you were able to do that by creating a trigger where the If statement was “On the date in the birthday date field” and the Then statement was “Send the Happy Birthday Email Campaign.”

Prior to the update you could fire a trigger with the following if statements:

  • Based on Contact Date Field (contact list)
  • Based on Specific Date
  • Based on a link being clicked in an email campaign
  • Based on an email campaign being opened

With the new advanced triggers you can also fire campaigns based on these if statements:

  • Based on Contact Date Field  in a segment
  • Based on a subscription to contact list
  • Based on a subscription to a segment
  • Based on an autoresponder being opened
  • Based on a link being clicked  in a autoresponder

The same then statements remain as have always previous existed which are:

  • Send an email campaign
  • Add the contact to an additional list(s)
  • Remove the contact from the contact list that they are in

So this creates a lot of new options. For example you may have a specific opt-in form on your website that you want to have contacts added to two unique contact lists. The first list being very specific to that website or product but the second list being your more broad and complete contact list. Before this would have been very difficult to arrange but now you can create a trigger that will run everytime someone is added to list A and will automatically add them to list B for you. You can also now run triggers based on autoresponders being opened or links within autoresponders being clicked on.

Login to your email program and look for both the basic and advanced trigger options in the autoresponder menu.