Email marketing basics

It does not really matter what email (omni channel) marketing automation platform you will end up using, the basics are shared among all of them. And you will most likely come across there on your day to day work as campaign manager. Multichannel Interaction with recipients is done on multiple, online and offline, channels such […]

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Building blog from “scratch”

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This is the first post from the series on how I built, or more precisely on how I will build this blog. Before you will start to build your own blog, well right after you chose your hosting provider and buy your domain, you will have to decide technology, CMS or blogging platform. Of course […]

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Hello world!

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This is the martechnotes’ first post. So why not start by saying something about who we are and what you will find on our blog. We are MarTech (Marketing Technology) professionals and we have been working for 8+ years in this industry. As my father used to say: Professional is somebody who gets paid for […]

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SFMC TIP – Escalate user rights context

in  ACC Tips & Tricks, Adobe Campaign, Marketing Automation
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Normally web apps run under the web app user (which is anonymous and has very little to zero rights by default) and for certain operations you would need to require to grant additional access, or even grant full admin. To grant full admin for web app user is not solution to go with.

Instead I have found that you can temporary escalate any user rights and perform any admin operation that is required and then deescalate back.

The magic function I am talkin about is called logonEscalation you can find mentions of it in the JSSP pages. I have found that the same function works in web apps (they are subset of JSSP ) and what is really surprising it works as well inside the workflow JavaScript activity.

//escalate right to user
var  logonEscalationCtx = logonEscalation("admin");


//do you admin  stuff with current user


//return back to your actual user 
logonWithContext(logonEscalationCtx);
in  Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, SFMC Tips & Tricks

Invalid links when own HTML with UTM tags is used

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When the HTML template is used (loading your own HTML code) all the links that use query parameters (?a=b) will resolve to invalid links when they redirect upon user click. This happens when web analytics UTM tags are being attached to the delivery. To resolve this issue all the links with additional query parameters has […]

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Link campaign to delivery send in Marketing Cloud

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Hope we will live up to the day when the campaign information will be available in the data views but until that day comes we would need to do following, to establish such link inside Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Get campaign list To get campaign list we need to use REST API to get all campaign […]

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in  ACC Tips & Tricks, Adobe Campaign, Marketing Automation

AC tip #1 – export connection strings

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Whether you change your laptop or want to save actual configuration for your colleagues. You can easily achieve that by taking all connection strings as XML. ims – connection over adobe id SSO Also similar approach is to directly change the connection string file nlclient_cnx.xml that is located under your local AppData folder. To quickly […]

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in  Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Multi-cloud preference center in SF marketing cloud

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With majority of the implementations the out of the box center is not sufficient for the client and we are tasked to build custom preference center for them. We can assume that the preference center is only applicable for known subscribers most likely coming from email communication.  When we send email in salesforce marketing cloud, […]

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in  Adobe Campaign, Marketing Automation

Adobe campaign all about the schemas and more

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I want to gather as much information I have and have it at one place for my future reference and for others to learn what can be possible with the custom schemas. If you work with adobe campaign for some time you might figured out that almost any client’s sane or insane requirement can be […]

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in  Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, SFMC Tips & Tricks

SMFC TIP – Form submission handling

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On many occasions when handling any form submission single cloud page application is used. This is great as all of error handling, form submission and processing is on one page so it is actually simpler to implement. But here are some thing you need to take into consideration. Handle GET form submissions I have seen […]

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Double opt in with cloud pages and service cloud

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Double opt in is basically the must have process on any newsletter sign up page in any marketing automation tool. This will help you to establish cleaner email list of contacts, that most likely have given in their email address that they use. This will reward you with better deliverability rate. Double opt in process, […]

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SMFC TIP | Query filtered data extension

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Easy way to segment your data is to use filtered data extension. Here we can use user interface to set up conditions as we like. When you want to add this newly filtered data extension to the SQL activity you will find that data extension cannot be found in the file browser. But it is […]

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