Render externally hosted image in email campaign

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Render externally hosted image in email campaign

Hoping the community can guide us in the right direction with an issue we're having with our Marketo implementation.

We're syncing data to a contact from an external source via the API. Part of that data is a URL to an externally stored .png image. The image URL is different per contact. We're aiming to have that image displayed for each contact in a campaign we're running.

The issue we're having is actually getting that image to render in the email. We've tried two approaches so far:

1. Simply exposing the URL in the email template. This, not surprisingly, just renders the URL as a string.

2. Put the URL in the "src" attribute of an <img> tag. Unfortunately, this also didn't work either.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Render externally hosted image in email campaign

Hi Robbie,

We store URL variables for image files against lead records within Marketo all the time to use within email. We use tokens to pull them through into the <img src="" /> path - could you please show us the snippet where it's not displaying - and perhaps an example of the URL variable that is being uploaded? 

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Re: Render externally hosted image in email campaign

Yes, what Josh said! Images in HTML emails are just <img> tags. If the src isn't showing, it's because the {{lead.token}} value is malformed. Perhaps it does not include the protocol, can't tell without examples.