Calendar (or Calendar Link) Information on Marketo Forms

Highlighted
Anonymous
Not applicable

Calendar (or Calendar Link) Information on Marketo Forms

I would like to integrate calendar functionality into my Marketo forms. So, the use case enters their name, email, etc. into a form for gated content, but I also want a link to a calendar where they can sign up for a call with a sales representative. Has anyone done this? Any calendar programs you recommend...

Thanks         

Tags (1)
3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Calendar (or Calendar Link) Information on Marketo Forms

'pends on how closely you want to integrate with free/busy on the back end. I've used the Cronofy API to get real-time awareness. You could also use any number of simple embedded calendar widgets (JS/HTML only, in other words) then update a separate JS file holding free/busy slots via a webhook.

Highlighted
Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Calendar (or Calendar Link) Information on Marketo Forms

Thanks Sanford. Good advice. When you embed these widgets -- are you able to bring the info into Marketo? Did you use JS?

- Scott (former Marketo guy : )

Highlighted
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Calendar (or Calendar Link) Information on Marketo Forms

are you able to bring the info into Marketo? Did you use JS?

Yep. Tracking the click on the calendar event and adding that to a hidden datetime field on the form is the easy part.

Then have a webhook update a {{my.token}} that contains all the busy slots.

That {{my.token}} in turn gets output into the page to dictate which days/times are shown to subsequent leads, so you manage the "lifecycle" of the calendar. Though managing cancelled events (if they're cancelled outside of the Marketo-hosted form) is more complex .