In Mailchimp it’s simple to personalise each email marketing campaign. Follow these instructions to have the first name of each subscriber added to your email campaigns.
How to Add Contact’s First Names Automatically
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Follow these instructions to have Mailchimp automatically add the first name for each contact into your email campaign.
- Start designing your Mailchimp email campaign.
Login to Mailchimp, click “Create Campaign” and start creating your email campaign. Make sure you add your Audience and get as far as the “Design” screen.
- Go to edit a text block
Click on an existing text block or add a new text block to your campaign and click to edit the text block.
- Add the first name merge tag
Click (place your cursor) wherever you’d like the first name to appear to the right side of the screen, click “Merge Tags” in the toolbar and then click “First Name”.
Your recipients will now see their first name where you added the first name merge tag.
Hi I’m Gary a Mailchimp partner from organicwebcomau.wpcomstaging.com.
We know that if we personalise our marketing we get better results. Fortunately in Mailchimp it’s incredibly simple to personalise our email marketing. I’ll show you how we can insert the first name into an email.
So in Mailchimp itself I’m in the email marketing campaign builder. I’m going to click “Edit design” and then wherever we have a text block I can click to edit it. Of course I could have added a text block where I want my greeting. I’ll put my cursor, add my greeting such as “hi” and I want to include the first name for each recipient so all I do is I click the “merge tags” button in the toolbar and click “first-name” and I might want to add a comma. So each recipient will now be greeted with their own first name. I could also add that into the header. For example I want “Mailchimp training” space first name.
And that’s how simple it is to personalise your email marketing.
Thanks for joining me.