MailChimp’s list of built-in social media features just keeps growing.
Today, we launched a new twitter email template. The twitter template is perfect for social media power users (um, no "social media d-bags," please) who want their emails to follow their twitter "identity."
Here’s how it works:
When you go to create a campaign, select the "new email" tab:
Then choose the new "twitter" template option:
On the next screen (the campaign builder), you’ll see that MailChimp visits your twitter page, and automatically pulls in your colors and background image:
If you look closely at the right column, you’ll notice a nifty new twitter merge tag:
Where it says "TWITTER:FULLPROFILE" we’ll insert your twitter avatar, follower count, and recent tweets.
Clicking on "pop up preview" will show you how the merge tag looks when it pulls in your data:
As you can see, there’s even a little link to "follow."
Setting Up The Twitter Integration
How does MailChimp even know your twitter account? Because by now you’ve used our awesome campaign tweeting and re-tweet tracking integration, right?!? If so, your settings are already saved. If not, just make sure you go to your account page, then click on Integrations:
and then enter your settings for twitter:
Finally, if you’re new to MailChimp’s social features, check out this video:
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