How to create an invitation email

To create a new invitation email, enter an Event, and click on the link "Invitations" on the main menu on top right.

You'll see all the invitations that have been created for the event. 

You have different options here:

  1. Create a new invitation (by using the blue button on top right)
  2. Duplicate an existing invitation (by clicking on the related arrow button on the right)

Notice that when you duplicate an existing invitation, you have 2 options:

  • Duplicate - just the setup and the template
  • Duplicate with recipients - keeping also the recipient selection

Creating an invitation

The creation of each Email invitation is made of 4 Steps:

  1. Recipients
  2. Setup
  3. Template
  4. Confirm


1. Recipients

The first step is to select the recipients that will receive your invitation.

Use the filters on the left, and select the people you want to send the invitation to. 

(On the right, the system will automatically tell you how many recipients have been selected)

Please notice that among all your Contacts, the list on the left will show as available recipients only:

  • the people that have been added to the event
  • the contacts that have a valid email address


2. Setup

The second step is about the information to setup the invitation:

  1. Name your campaign: the name that you will use to distinguish this mailing from others (the recipients won't see this information)
  2. Email Subject: the email Subject
  3. From Name: the name that will appear as Sender, regardless of the email address (i.e. Press office, or Amy Bennet)
  4. From Email address: the email address that will appear in the From field

We strongly recommend to use your own domain here, to increase the chance of avoiding spam filters. To see how to do it, you should  set up a custom DKIM authentication for your domain.

  

3. Template

In Magnetiq you have two options to design an invitation email. 

1. Use the default template builder, which has a fixed layout and pre-defined styles, with limited customization options. In particular, you will be able to add and manage:

  • logo
  • banner image
  • background color
  • text of the message (title and body)
  • RSVP Buttons
  • QR Code, to scan guest invitation at the check-in
  • the Footer text

2. Code your own HTML template and import it to Magnetiq, to have more control over your email design than our template can offer. 

After you import your custom template, you can use merge tags to:

Both with the template builder and your own HTML code you can use merge tags to customize the email message, eg with the recipient's name or company, or their assigned Seat.

 

4. Confirm and send test emails

The system will automatically check if there's any issue with your invitation, eg:

  • No recipients selected
  • No email address in the setup
  • The Title is still the one from the initial example
  • etc.

And in case it will suggest you what to correct.

You can also send a test email to see how a campaign will appear in your inbox, or to share a draft campaign with a colleague.
If the verifications are all good, the "Send a test email" button will be active, you can click it, and it will open a window where you can type the email address you want to send the test to.
When you're ready, click  Send Test.

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