How to integrate Calendar Invitations into Mail Chimp Email Templates

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So if you think about the shear amount of “ADD to CALENDAR” for ICS downloads that are used for WEBINARS daily its staggering. Its also very inefficient. They get lost and they often don’t work.   We send a DIRECT Calendar INVITE to your customers EMAIL address inside your Mail Chimp Template.  Your customer receives a “correctly crafted” calendar invite like a good old fashion Google or Outlook Corporate invitation to a meeting. Its simple and you can insert a COUPON as a URL inside the Calendar invitation to promote attendance.  The key is that the Calendar invite goes straight to their Mobile Calendar. Since they are responding to  the “Click here to get the Calendar Invitation” CTA button – they will have a higher chance of showing up to your event.  In addition you will be able to track all customer Calendar Invite  “ACCEPTS” from the Calendar clients –  just like a corporate marketing event in your own 31 events reporting interface.  If you change anything in the invite after its sent – you do not need to send another EMAIL, since its a correctly crafted Calendar invite – and the customers Calendar Client receives an update directly to their Mobile Calendar from our API. 

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If your using Mail Chimp, give us a try.  When you create your EVENT, you can use our CODE Generator to get the Code to insert into your Mail Chimp Template.  Its easy and it takes about 15 minutes.  In addition you will get rich detailed information in our reporting engine as seen below.  We guarantee you will get better turn outs to your events since the Calendar Invite splits and goes DIRECTLY to your customers Calendar CLIENT.  Regardless if they ACCEPT the event or not onto their Calendar – the INVITE will show up for the CORRECT TIME and DATE.  This will INCREASE your chances of your customer showing up to your event..  If they ACCPET the EVENT onto their Calendar – we track this in our reporting engine , just like a corporate calendaring server and they will receive all the reminders that are built into their calendaring clients. 

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See this short 3 minute Video on how to Insert the Code into your Mail Chimp Template using the 31events code generator for MailChimp Call to Action buttons:

What can you do with a link and little imagination?

December 7, 2016 / Greg Hanchin  / 

One the things we did in our latest version of the 31Events, was create the "designers" box.  It's simply one input box and one button provided to you as a iFrame embed. It's the lowest common element we have within 31Events - but the power behind is amazing.

Below is an example of the box ...
It's a live input box, if you enter your email into it, it will send you a calendar invitation for one of our example events. Go ahead and try it, it's a live event, that will live in your calendar.

With that one simple box, you can design anything around it, you're not limited by anything except your imagination. It truly is a masterpiece of simplicity for any page designer (from the most expert to the novice).

Why did we do this? Once again, it was a simple decision - we don't know every single use case for 31Events. We have our high level vision, and our belief in how it a company would use it, but even if we dreamed up 100 different versions, there would always be someone looking for the 101st.

So, the designers box was born.  Check out our example/mockup pages, look through the features page, and see how a simple box can help you imagine the possibilities.

Pop Up Calendar Invite Modals

December 3, 2016 / Arnie McKinnis  / 
screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-8-13-31-pmAs we continue to build and experiment with Calendar Modals for the Mobile phone, we stumble upon some good mockups around trying to get responsive design to work across desktop and mobile. In this case we believe this one is going to work well.  We have standardized on BANNER, CALENDAR INFO, INVITE EMAIL BOX, CALENDAR MESSAGE, COUPON, SHOW MORE , SHOW LESS as a standardized Template for our script generator.  We have over 20 modals running today for Web Iframe Embed.