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Creating an "Add to Calendar" Link in a Marketing Cloud Email

Many eComm users are familiar with creating "add to calendar" links in Cvent but are less aware that it's also possible to add similar links to Marketing Cloud emails. To add an "add to calendar" link to a Marketing Cloud email, follow the steps below.

Multiple 'Add to Calendar' Links Load multiple .ics files into Marketing Cloud and give them unique names (i.e 5.24 meeting 3-4pm, 5.24 meeting 4-5pm)

1. Save the .ics file associated with the calendar event to your desktop (or any location you desire). If you don't have the .ics file handy, you can forward a copy of the calendar event to yourself* and then access the .ics file from that email.

ICS Mail Attachment

*Calendar Invite Details When a recipient clicks 'Add to Calendar' the invitation will appear to originate by whoever created it. For this reason, the event planner should create the .ics file.

2. Login to Marketing Cloud and access the email to which you want to add the calendar link. Navigate to the the folder (if applicable) associated with that email content, and drag and drop the .ics file from your desktop into Content Builder.

Drag and Drop ICS File

3. The .ics file will upload as a Marketing Cloud document.

ICS File Document

4. Click the name of the document file to open it. A window will appear that contains a URL for the document. Click "Copy" to copy the link.

Copy the URL of the ICS File

5. Access your email and the content block that contains the "Add to Calendar" link. Highlight the text you want to link and click the hyperlink button.

Add to Calendar Text

6. Paste the URL from step four above and click OK.

Add to Calendar Link

7. Your "Add to Calendar" link is now active.

Add to Calendar Completed Link