Category: Tips and Tricks

How to Use Salesforce Content Builder Email Studio + StoryPorts

In this video, you’ll learn how to to use the Salesforce Marketing Cloud External Content module in Email Studio and Content Builder to automatically pull in StoryPorts’ Smart Blocks and Email Content. You’ll also learn how to automate RSS, video, social, event and interactive content blocks so that they are updated with the latest content when the email sends. These features and capabilities are great for powering Customer Journeys, Welcome Series, Blog-to-Email Digests and Automated Newsletters using Salesforce Marketing Cloud emails....

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[Important Update] Instagram Depricates Public User Search API

Yesterday afternoon, without notice, Instagram accelerated the depreciation of their API Platform relevant to public user search, making a number of changes effective immediately. Unfortunately, these changes will cause StoryPorts customers using Instagram Public User Search to no longer be able to retrieve Instagram posts. Although Instagram Public “User” Search will no longer be available, “Your Posts” and “Hashtag” search will continue to be available. This means that users must have the credentials for the Instagram account for whose posts/images they’d like StoryPorts to retrieve. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience that this change may cause and StoryPorts is working with our partners to...

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[Yikes!] IOS 11 will break your emails. Here’s how to fix it.

This week, email marketers everywhere are scrambling to make their templates and emails look great again on iPhones due to a rendering issue ushered in with the release IOS 11. With IOS Mail accounting for about a third of all email opens in the first half of 2017, this issue is a pretty big deal. StoryPorts’ Customers We’re happy to report that StoryPorts’ customers are automatically covered as we were able to deploy a global patch so that any email or template built and published through StoryPorts will render correctly across all iPhone versions. Nothing more for you guys to do! How...

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3 Easy Ways to Create Animated GIFs for Email Marketing

Research from Litmus 2016 State of Email Design says that almost 50% of email marketers have never used an animated GIF. 23% or email marketers rarely use animated GIFs. Animated GIFS are a great way to provide interactive and engaging content in email campaigns. Here are three super easy ways to create animated GIFs for your email campaigns. Animated GIF Tools for Email Marketing Download a FREE Chrome app, Make a Gif. This app is great. Using this app, you can record a piece of YouTube and add directly into an email. You can also create a simple video through...

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