Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

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Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

I recently received an email that had a real-time countdown that incorporated a GIF and query that fed back from the host company (RealTime Email). It seemed pretty sleek, and was curious to know if there were any LaunchPoint company's that offered similar services like RealTime? For anyone that is curious, this was the image:

rte?kind=countdown&id=1984801057&esp_uid=0&dim0=0&dim1=Ayan&dim2=undefined

This is the email I received (as a customer)​.

This would be great for campaigns that involve events or early bird countdowns that are not just a static and looping GIF but reflect back in real time. Curious to know if anyone has ever found or encountered a solution to this in Marketo.

EDIT: Just spoke with them, they do integrate with Marketo mostly by embedding HTML into a Marketo template. However, they mostly serve B2C companies and are a bit pricey.

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UPDATE: If you are just looking for a countdown timer that updates in real-time for an event or anything similar, I stumbled upon this company:

https://motionmailapp.com

They have a free option of 20,000 impressions per month with a watermark, but also much cheaper options than RealTime for more impressions and removing the watermark. Here is an example counting down to the Marketo summit:

RUG

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

Hi Ayan,

I see no reason why you should not be able to insert such a widget in an email, since it does not rely on any js, flash or other things that are not welcome in an email.

Have you tried ?

Greg

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

Thanks for the reply Greg, so this is the actual image URL:

https://em.realtime.email/service/rte?kind=countdown&id=1984801057&esp_uid=0&dim0=0&dim1=Ayan&dim2=u...

It looks to be pulling back an XML query from RealTime and displaying the GIF within the query.

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

Yes, it is. Have you tried to set it i a Marketo email ?

-Greg

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

Just tested it with this URL (https://em.realtime.email/service/rte?kind=countdown&id=1984801057&esp_uid=0&dim0=0&dim1=Ayan&dim2=u...) and it loaded nicely in the body of the email.

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

Update: Just spoke with them, they do integrate with Marketo mostly by embedding HTML into a Marketo template. However, they mostly serve B2C companies.

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Re: Real time Email Countdown - LaunchPoint Addons?

UPDATE: If you are just looking for a countdown timer that updates in realtime for an event or anything similar, I stumbled upon this company:

https://motionmailapp.com

They have a free option of 20,000 impressions per month with a watermark, but also much cheaper options than RealTime for more impressions and removing the watermark. Here is an example counting down to the Marketo summit:

RUG