Reports can often have the same contact listed numerous times, so identifying the unique count is important to confirm the Report criteria is accurate. Having a total 9,000 unique contacts when expecting 250 is an indicator of incorrect criteria and should be investigated.
For those that have used ChatGPT or other AI language modeling tools, there’s no arguing that the results are often impressive and time-saving. While it may seem like a great idea to use AI to write content, there are a few reasons why you might not want to rely solely on AI.
Anchor links are clickable links that direct the reader to a specific section or location of a webpage, document, or email. They are often used to provide quick navigation within lengthy pieces of content. Although tempting to use in emails, anchor links are not without limitations.
The Free Map Tool has a ZIP Code Radius Search Map which allows you to determine what Zip Codes fall into a set range from a set point (ie. 10 mile radius of 80203). These Zip Codes can then be used in a Salesforce Report to capture an audience based on where individuals live. This is often useful when hosting an in-person event and determining who to invite.
GeoCode, a field in Salesforce available on a Contact's record, currently comes from the Advance database. Advance will be getting rid of this field during the migration to Ascend, so it will no longer be available in eComm's instance of Salesforce. In preparation for this change, Salesforce Reports currently using this field need to be recreated with an alternative method or deleted by April 25, 2023.
Effective email marketing is data-driven and should not be viewed as set it and forget it. As an email marketer, looking at reliable metrics when analyzing your email marketing performance is essential. Using your own data as a benchmark is the best practice for determining if you are meeting your goals or need to optimize to improve performance.
CU Anschutz development sends periodic email communications to grateful patients as a component of their ongoing fundraising efforts. This document summarizes how these contacts are identified and shared in CRM03, how they are processed against existing data, and how their contact records are managed following the email send. Additionally, it documents questions we may want to consider as we develop a path forward for ensuring proper handling of confidential information.
There are two ways to send emails through Marketing Cloud, Guided Send and Salesforce Send Emails. Guided Send has a sleeker interface but Salesforce Send Emails can be reused bringing efficiency and minimizing room for error.
UCCS hosted a Lunch and Learn session for users in Sept. to review email and event best practices including three checklists for quick-reference. Keep them on hand to help have your next email send or event go successfully.
CU Anschutz hosted a Lunch and Learn session for users in Sept. to provide email design tips and tricks that apply generally and specifically to Marketing Cloud.

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