Friday 31st May 2019, 10am - 11am
Online Learning Session
The aim of this session is for participants to set up and send their first Mailchimp newsletter to each other. By taking part in the session you agree to sharing your email address with other participants so that everyone can send a newsletter to everyone else - if you do not agree then please let us know beforehand.
During the session we will:
Manually add an email address
Import contacts from a file
Create a newsletter
Send a test to yourself
Send the newsletter to recipients
Confirm we got the newsletter
Use the newsletter as the starting point for your second newsletter
Delete contacts from your mailing list
If you don't already have one, please set up your own free account with Mailchimp as follows:
Go to the Mailchimp Create Account page.
Enter your email
Set a username for your account
Set a password (make sure you can remember it!)
Click get started
Mailchimp will send you a verification email - verify your email address by clicking the Activate Account button in the email
Click the I'm not a Robot button on the page that opens (assuming you are not a robot!)
Enter your name and click continue
Enter your business name or your own name if you don't have a business name
Enter your website address if you have one and click continue
Enter your address and click continue
The next page asks if you have a mailing list - click no and continue (you can import one later after the session)
The next page asks if you want to connect your Social Media accounts - this allows you to share your campaigns - connect if you wish, we won't be covering this
On the next page click Not Right Now - you can do the Mailchimp marketing path another time
The final page is to join the Mailchimp mailing list so you get hints and tips from them - up to you whether you select it or not
Click Let's Get Started - close the wee window that comes up and that's it, you're ready for the session
Any problems and we can look at them on the session.
The session is being run by Steve Johnson, one of our Enterprise Facilitators who specialises in websites and marketing and runs his own web design company Graphite Web Solutions. Steve loves helping clients make sense of digital marketing and how it can be used to grow their business.