How To: Import Contacts into Your Mailchimp Account

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Q: I ran an online event using Eventzilla recently, and want to import the contacts from that event into MailChimp. How do I do this? A: It’s super simple to import your contacts into MailChimp and I’m excited to show you the precise steps it takes to do so. Before we dive in, if you want to take your knowledge of MailChimp to the next level consider learning how to add a countdown timer to your emails and how to paste text into MailChimp without messing up the formatting. How To Import Contacts Into Your MailChimp Account Step 1: Let’s assume you have an Excel spreadsheet with three columns of …

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How To: Add a Countdown Timer to Your Mailchimp Campaigns

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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

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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 Set up a Resend Campaign in MailChimp

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Context: This post is part of a series of micro-posts that I put out on my blog. The intention behind these tiny pieces is to take one task or problem and to break it down into actionable, easy-to-follow steps. They will cover the full range of tools that you might use: MailChimp, WordPress, Trello, Asana, Facebook, Hootsuite, the works. Most of the time, the subject of these posts will be inspired by a question I’ve been asked by a client or a question I’ve seen pop up often enough in Facebook business groups and such. This week’s question is: “I want to create a resend campaign in MailChimp targeting only those …

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Use Mailchimp to Send an Automated Email Sequence Starting on a Specific Date

This is the first of a stash of micro-posts that I plan to put out on my blog. The intention behind these tiny pieces is to take one task or problem and to break it down into actionable, easy-to-follow steps. I see them covering the full range of tools that you might use: MailChimp, WordPress, Trello, Asana, Facebook, Hootsuite, the works. Most of the time, the subject of these posts will be inspired by a question I’ve been asked by a client or a question I’ve seen pop up often enough in Facebook business groups and such.   This week’s question is:   “I want to set up a 5-day email …

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