Join Marketo Champion and Digital Pi consultant, Jessica Kao ( Jessica Kao), as she teaches you how to build effective Channels and easily customize them for your business.
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This is helpful for beginners. Was just wondering if you can provide some best practices in regards to using Email as a Program Channel and pushing that to Salesforce?
As a company scales up and sends more and more emails to prospects/customers, tracking the open, click, unsub as progression statuses in MKTO Programs / SFDC Campaigns can clog the view of the sales rep in SFDC, cause slow load times in visualforce pages in SFDC, and potentially show an email being clicked as an attribution event (when, for example, if you're using First Touch Methodology, the email open was pointing to an event which they registered for and later attended). It seems odd to give so much weight to an email when it is truly a vehicle to more meaningful interactions.
What are your thoughts? Would love healthy debate on this. Also I'm using Bizible for reporting attribution if that is helpful to know.
Jackie Gragnola In Marketo, you can set the email channel as operational not to be included in reporting. Typically if I am sending an email for a specific event for them to register or attend, I don't use the email program, i just use a smart campaign. I reserve the email program (looks like a mailbox) for a/b testing cases. If you want to use the email program to send emails for an event, you can make the channel operational from reporting. You can also, choose not to sync that program over to SFDC campaign to not clog up the view and to not feed the data into FT. That program will only sync to an SFDC campaign if you tell it to.
I wanted to share another awesome channels resource from Summit 2019: Abby Ryan's talk, "Time to Change the Channel and Increase Your Business Impact". Some really great insights into which channels to consider, how to set them up, and how to use them in reporting!
Adobe Summit 2019—The Digital Experience Conference | March 24–28, 2019