There are 2 main categories of Campaigns on Astro: Templated Campaigns & Simple Campaigns. The main differences between these two types is one Campaign utilizes a Template to carry the contents of your message and it can be shared with your customers via multiple delivery methods; whereas Simple Campaigns lack templates and can only be shared via one delivery method.
There are 3 types of Templated Campaigns available on your Marketing Suite: Multi-Media Templated Campaigns, Quick Offer Campaigns, and Quick My Promotion Campaigns.
What is a Campaign?
Marketing campaigns are organized, strategized efforts to promote a specific company goal, such as raising awareness of a new product or encouraging customer loyalty. They typically aim to reach consumers in a variety of ways and involve a combination of media, including but not limited to email, mobile app push notifications, SMS text messaging, and social media.
- Comprised of a Template which contains content contained in editable Elements
- An Element is a tool used to add content to a Template. Elements can contain Images, Text, Hyperlinks, Clickable Images, Astro Offers, My Promotions, Offer Flyer Button Links, Adoption Program Flyer Links.
- Multiple Delivery Methods
- SMS Text Message
- App Notification
- Post to Facebook Timeline
- One or multiple delivery methods can be selected for a single campaign.
- Accessible from your Marketing Dashboard via Campaigns > Template Campaigns
- Create your own Template with multiple Elements, or import and edit a pre-formatted Astro Template.
- This is the preferred Campaign to send to large groups of your customers, or to All Pet Owners since it can contain a collection of Elements and therefore showcase multiple Offers.
Template Campaign Dashboard
To access this page click Campaigns from your Marketing Dashboard then select Template Campaigns from the list of Campaign options.
Below your button you will see where your current and future Template Campaigns will collect. The details of each drafted, sent, and queuing Template Campaign will be shown under Campaign Subject, Recipients, Impressions, and Actions.
In bold you will see the Campaign Name that you assigned to your Campaign.
Below the Campaign Name, in a green font, you will see the Date the Campaign was first Created. Beside this date it will show the Delivery Status of the Campaign.
- Draft - The Campaign has not yet been queued to send. You, or a team member, may still be tweaking it or are not planning to send it until a specific date (automation coming soon!)
- Queued - The Campaign is in the process of being delivered to the customers on your Recipient List. Once the que is complete it will show a Sent status. (Refresh your browser after a moment and you should see that its been fully sent.)
- Sent - The queuing process is complete and the Campaign has been delivered to all customers on your Recipient List with good contact info.
Below the Date and Delivery Status you will see a snippet from the first paragraph of your Template. This should further help you identify the Campaign if your Campaign Name isn't clear.
Post to Facebook Button
Beside Total you will see the total number of Recipients that were Sent your Campaign.
This does not reflect the number of customers that were unable to receive the communication due to bad contact info. This will be reflected under Impressions.
Below the Total you will see a breakdown of how your Campaign was delivered and the number of customers who were Sent each type of communication method: Email, SMS Text Message, App/Push Notification.
You will be able to see how many customers Viewed the message, Unsubscribed, and Redeemed the offer. To see specifically who performed each action described, click on the number beside Total Impressions. This will present you with a pop-up where you can select each of the actions and view specifics. You will also see the Undelivered messages and the names of customers who had bad contact info.
You can View the message, Clone campaign, or Archive the campaign.
Campaign Setup: Quick Overview
When creating a New Template Campaign, you will be taken to Template Campaign Setup Step 1.
Template Campaign Setup Step 1
On this page you will be Naming your Campaign and adding a Recipient List. Based on the recipient list you select, your customers will show on the right along with how they will be receiving your Campaign.
Then you can check your Method/s of Delivery. There are 3 options; Email, App Notification, SMS Text, Post to Facebook. You can customize the Subject Line for each delivery method chosen.
Choosing a Template
Astro will now take you to the Template Library where you can choose one of your pre-edited My Templates or select an Astro Template to import to the Template Editor.
Templates can be easily customized and edited to suit your needs. This video will give you the Basics. Check out Editing a Template
for a deep-dive into how to use/edit/format each style and type of Element.
More information on Templates:
Template Campaign Setup Step 2:
Upon returning to Template Campaign Setup Step 2 you will be able to review your Template, edit your default Footer if needed, and send yourself a Preview of the full Campaign.
When ready you can choose to Save & Queue for Sending to send your Campaign, or Save as a Draft to return to later to either edit or send.
If Post to Facebook was chosen as a Delivery Method on Step 1 you will now see a pop-up to help you generate your Facebook post. Select a thick rectangular image from the drop-down (this will serve as your Post Title Image) and type a Subject Line. Then save and click the Share button. At this point you will be taken into Facebook where you can add your Message, #hashtags, @tags, and Post.
Here are detailed articles on how to create different Campaigns: