How To: Add a Countdown Timer to Your Mailchimp Campaigns

MailChimp

Q: I have designed a promotion that I’d like to send to my email list. It is going to be a limited time offer. How do I insert a countdown timer into my emails? A: Adding a dynamic countdown timer to your campaign emails introduces a sense of urgency and can be a great way to nudge your audience to act promptly. A tool that has come highly recommended for this sort of thing is called MotionMail. Their timers are delivered as an animated GIF and they display the actual time remaining on your countdown at the moment the user opens their email (not when you sent it). Adding a …

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How To: Paste Text into Mailchimp Emails Without Messing up the Formatting

Mailchimp

Q: Why does the text that I copy-paste into MailChimp cause my formatting to go haywire? How do I fix it? A: Firstly, I want to say that MailChimp is great for small businesses! Now, let’s dive into your question. When you do a straight copy-paste from an application like Microsoft Word into MailChimp (MC), you’re also bringing across HTML code that you don’t see. This messes with your formatting and can get quite frustrating to fix in MC. It’s almost always easier to strip your text of all formatting, and then to work within the MailChimp environment. Here’s what I do: Step 1: Select and copy all the text …

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How To: Want Your Trello Card Back? No Probs! Here’s How You Retrieve an Archived Card

Trello-Retrieval

Q: Help! I’ve accidentally archived a card and need it back. Where do I go to find it and how do I restore it to its rightful place on my board? A: It is so easy to archive a Trello card. All you have to do is hit the “C” key when you’re in the card and it’s done. But don’t freak out if you hit that “C” key without meaning to… Here’s how you bring the card back to the board: Step 1: Click on the board’s “Show Menu” link Step 2: Click “More” Step 3: Choose “Archived Items” Step 4: Use the “Search Archive” field to lookup the …

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How To: Declutter by Archiving Trello Cards That Are Done and Dusted

Trello

Q: My board is a hot mess. How do I archive stuff that’s no longer relevant or that’s been closed off? A: It’s a good idea to give all your Trello environments a spring clean every so often. The awesome thing with Trello is that it’s possible to archive a card, a list or an entire board. Another awesome thing about Trello is that archived cards, lists and boards don’t get deleted automatically. You can leave them archived for as long as you like and retrieve them whenever you need them… Like when you want to duplicate an old board for a new project, so you don’t start from scratch. …

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How To: Use Trello Filters to Manage Your Tasks and Workflow

Trello-Filters

Q: I want a view of all cards on a board that are assigned to a team member and overdue. Is there an easy way to do this? A: Yes! There most definitely is a way to use Trello filters to manage your tasks and workflow. Before we dive in, make sure you have your Trello notifications turned on so you don’t miss a thing! At the board level, all you have to do is: Step 1: Click on Show Menu and select Filter Cards or better yet, just hit F to open your board’s filter Step 2: Set your filtering parameters. You can filter by label, member and/or due …

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