1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 27, 2013 7:13 AM by 2377

    Advanced Drips Built Against Deadlines

      Hello - 

      Working on building an advanced drip/nurture campaign, but that is built around a deadline (encouraging leads to submit information by a particular date). Idea being that the closer to the deadline that leads come in, the messaging/timing of emails would be different. Operating off the assumption that we'll need multiiple campaigns that specific the lead created time period, but wanted to check with the community and if anyone has done this before/might have any tips on streamlining.

      Have gone through Chris Russell's presentations and Eric Hollebone's outline to come up with my shell so far.  

      Thanks for your help!
        • Re: Advanced Drips Built Against Deadlines
          You're reading the right material to build your "traffic cop" structure. Based on the information you provided, I wonder if the customized timing you're trying to achieve could be done within the email itself so that your track segmentation could be built around something else. Let me elaborate:

          Let's say you want your first email to say "Register by February 1, 2013" because that is 10 days after the lead was created. In SalesForce, you could create a custom lead/contact formula field that displays the date that is 10 days after the lead was created. Let's call that field "10 Day Deadline."

          In your Marketo email, use a token to customize the content. "Dear {{Lead.First Name}}, Register by {{Lead.10 Day Deadline}} for this offer!"

          All of your leads can go through one track regardless of the date they were created. The timing of the emails could be based on the length of time they've been in the track. For example: Send Email, Wait 3 Weeks, Send Email, Wait 1 Week, Send Email, Wait 1 Day, Send Email, Wait 1 Day, etc.

          This way, you don't need to build a different track for each lead created time period. Instead, build the tracks around something else more relevant from the lead's perspective such as sales stage, title, industry, etc. Like this:

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          (Image adopted from Eric Hollebone's material)