3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 1:27 PM by Michelle Tiziani

    Splitting a smart list

    Amber Hobson
      I'm sure others have asked this, but I can't find it anywhere. I don't know if random samples would work the way I want them to. We have an email that went out to roughly 5000 people. We want to send follow up emails but broken down so that only 1000 go at a time and they're split over different days. So we'd have 1000 go on Friday, then the next 1000 go on Tuesday, etc. I'm stuck at trying to figure out how to do this within Marketo. Help! :)
        • Re: Splitting a smart list
          Cecile Maindron
          I think you need to use the A/B testing method like  https://community.marketo.com/MarketoDiscussionDetail?id=90650000000PK2cAAG
          • Re: Splitting a smart list
            Amber,  you can divide the leads in your smart list among 5 static lists and then send an email to the members in each list with a 1 week wait between each Send Email flow action.  Below is a portion of the flow action in the Flow tab.

                                Step 1 - Add to List                     Choice 1: If 'Random Sample' is '20' then:
                                                          List Name:  'List 1'
                                                      Choice 2: If 'Random Sample' is '20' then:
                                                          List Name:  'List 2'
                                                      Choice 2: If 'Random Sample' is '20' then:
                                                          List Name:  'List 3'
                                                      Choice 2: If 'Random Sample' is '20' then:
                                                          List Name:  'List 4'
                                                      Default Choice:
                                                          List Name:  'List 5'
                                Step 2 - Send Email                     Choice 1: If 'Member of List' is 'List 1' then:
                                                          Email:  'Your Email'
                                                      Default Choice:
                                                          -- Do Nothing --
                                Step 3 - Wait                     Duration: '1 week'
                                                      Must End On Day: 'Any Day'
                                Step 4 - Send Email                     Choice 1: If 'Member of List' is 'List 2' then:
                                                          Email:  'Your Email'
                                                      Default Choice:
                                                          -- Do Nothing --
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            • Re: Splitting a smart list
              Michelle Tiziani
              Hey Elliott, I love how you broke this down step by step.  I'm using it in my current project.  Thanks for posting that.