Emails Letters and Mailing Lists-Ideas for Developing Communication Content

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Ideas for Developing Communication Content

Ideas for Developing Communication Content
When sending communication from ChamberMaster, you will find various ways to create the content of the communication – whether email or printed letter.
Spontaneous, individual and small group emails are often created “on-the-fly” by creating the message right at that moment in the ChamberMaster editor screen.
Other communication may take more preparation or commonly be created with software other than ChamberMaster. Sometimes these pieces of communication have already been prepared in other software using a template or even created by an outside company and then provided to you by the publisher. Examples of this communication may include monthly newsletters, weekly information email blasts or other regular communication pieces.
In many of these cases, the development of the communication piece may be done outside of the ChamberMaster editor screen and then copied into the editor or included as a link or graphic within the email.
If you are comfortable with the HTML programming language, you may wish to create your own HTML code in the ChamberMaster editor. Copying and pasting HTML code is also an option. Click the Source icon in the ChamberMaster editor screen before pasting HTML code or to view and modify existing code.
Common methods of inclusion will be shown below. Mix and match these methods as desired to accomplish regular communication to your members.
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Create and format your own output in the ChamberMaster editor
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Copy and paste from Word
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Insert link to PDF file (or other file type)
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Save Microsoft Publisher files as a graphic file and insert into editor
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Save PDF file as a graphic file and insert into editor
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Copy and paste output from another HTML program (like Constant Contact)
Many chambers desire to send a regular email indicating the events for the week. Step-by-step instructions for generating this email are included for reference at the end of this document.
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Generate and email a list of events
Some chambers are interested in creating their own e-newsletter using templates that are professionally provided by our partner, Constant Contact. Find more information on this option by clicking Newsletters/Email Campaigns in the Reports module or by visiting http://www.constantcontact.com/. ChamberMaster provides an export or automatic synchronization to Constant Contact for your convenience.