Campaign Monitor: Create a new campaign
Once logged in to the newsletter software use the "Campaigns" tab to see the list of all campaigns sent in the past and to start a new campaign (newsletter).
Create a new campaign
Choose "Create a new campaign" - the button that sits atop the right hand column of the page.
The first field will ask you to name your campaign. This name will appear in your archive, reports and analytics tools. Please note that this can be different to the "Subject line" if you wish.
How is it to be named? (e.g. Term 1 Week 3 – Junior School News) - the naming scheme needs to make sense to you and your colleagues.
Next - you will want to add the Subject line for your email - so choose the "Add subject" button.
Fill-out the subject line that will appear in the recipients mail boxes. Consider what text will encourage people to open your correspondence - everybody gets so much email.
The "from" field will be the email address that represents the sending organisation.
Just check that the From field is correct and then choose the "Design email" button.
Choose a Template
By default the system will show you a selection of recent emails. Select "Use a template" to start a clean newsletter with all the design elements ready to go. If you need changes made to your template to make it work better for you, please get in touch with us.
If you have multiple templates in your organisation, choose the one you need for this campaign by selecting the thumbnail image. If you need more themed newsletters for different areas or your school, or your audience, or for special events, we can design something nice for you.
The system will then open the template in the editor where you can commence adding your text and images as needed.