Person of Interest or POI data is used for Contacts with a non-traditional, close affiliation with CU. As of March 2023, POIs make up 32K+ Contacts. Some examples include Security / Training, Volunteer and Student Athlete.
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.
Does a contact need to start (or stop) receiving a communication of yours? If your Report or Data Extension is based on a Salesforce Campaign, users can manage Campaign Members and create new Contacts when needed. Those audience changes will be reflected the next time the corresponding Report is sent to or Data Extension is started. It's a great way for users to continually manage small changes to an audience, without involving an eComm specialist.
For organizations with a large number of Salesforce users, Public Groups optimize performance and bring efficiency. Given eComm's 300 person userbase with an average of 20 new licenses each month, we couldn't manage without them.
Learn all about Reporting in eComm's instance of Salesforce, primarily to create audiences for communications sent through Marketing Cloud. Find templates of common populations available to clone with the option of further customizing and familiarize yourself with eComm's data dictionary to better understand the 500+ data points that can be leveraged.
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.