Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

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Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

Has anyone heard when this will be added?  i get asked all the time why does our add to calendar not let people add to their work google calendar. I think it makes us look very unprofessional when people can't actually add to their type of calendar.

I also believe it affects our webinar attendance rates since they have to manually add to their calendars - and how many people do that??

Trish

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Anonymous
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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

I haven't heard anything yet but I typically use a secondary button for Add to Gmail webmail.  Here is what works for me. Happy to help you build it for your email if needed.

<a href="http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=[Title of Event]&amp;dates=[YYYYMMDD]T[HHMMSS]/[YYYYMMDD]T[HHMMSS]&amp;location=[Location]&amp;trp=true" target="_blank">Add to Google Calendar</a>

[Title of Event] - example: This Is The Title (you can use spaces, no need for hyphens)

[YYYYMMDD] = example: 20180605 for June 5th 2018

[HHMMSS] = example: 100000 for 10:00am

[Location] = example: Online Webinar

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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

There are tools out there that can help generate calendar invite links for gmail people such as kalinka - generate google calendar links

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Jim

Kalinka worked great!

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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

Thanks I will try this!

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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

Hi Steph,

I put this behind a button:

<a href="http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=[The Future of Embedded Analytics is Contextual, Actionable and Pervasive]&amp;dates=[20180719]T[110000]/[20180719]T[120000]&amp;location=[Webex]&amp;trp=true" target="_blank">Add to Google Calendar</a>

and I got a "quoth the raven error"

What did I miss?

Trish

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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

actually it was hyperlink from text.

does it have to be an image file maybe?

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Anonymous
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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

Try removing the brackets.  Here is the link I used that worked for a webinar in the past.

http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=[Webinar] Trends Shaping The Future of Retail Customer Communications&amp;dates=20180627T100000/20180627T110000&amp;location=Online Webinar&amp;trp=true

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Anonymous
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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

Hi Steph,

The code really worked for us, but I have couple of questions.

1. What time zone does it support, our system is in EDT time zone and we are running webinar for BST time time zone,. hence, what will be an ideal way to enter the time in the hyperlink.

2. On testing, I observed, it doesn't get you the Join Webinar link which ideally should generate with {{member.webinarurl}} token. I used it in the description but didn't get any join webinar link.

Happy to get a solution here.

Regards,

Ayush Aggarwal

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Re: Add to Calendar - Google Calendar functionality

I agree, it's ridiculous that Marketo can't support GCal. Other platforms (including GoToWebinar) have no problem with this.

As a workaround, I don't use the built-in Marketo token. I create links on AddEvent.com, and then add those links to Marketo. It's more work, but it's a better use case.