Using Templates in Campaigns

SiteSync Complex Redirects

This beta tutorial explains the use of SiteSync, which redirects URL requests in sync with image changes, with the CG.LOOKUP function to allow data-driven redirects. SiteSync's default behavior is "use the URL that goes with the image data"; browser traffic is redirected to the URL in the SiteSync cell, in the row that corresponds with the image data used. CG.LOOKUP is, as the name suggests, a 'lookup' function akin to VLookup in Excel. It allows for a global substitution table for each ela...

Built-In Image Slicing

Dynamic Image Slicing Next, I'll cover image slicing in Campaign-Genius. This is not a function that everybody is going to use, but there are industries that still use what's called image slicing to send an image broken up into pieces. We thought that it was a wonderful technical challenge to be able to deliver a dynamically composed image in image slices. So that's what this function handles. It's probably faster than using photoshop for image slicing! In concept, it's fairl...

Data and Demos

Data & Demos This tutorial is out of date, but the key concepts are still accurate. In this tutorial, I'll cover data and demos and using default data with Campaign-Genius template, however, we'll live a little bit on the fly here. This is going to be a more interesting and useful demo if there's at least one more field in this template. So I'm going to click edit and go back to editing the template and what I want to do, is added text field I used fubar deliberately because it...

Alternating Template Backgrounds

Alternative Template Backgrounds Next, we'll cover adding alternative backgrounds to a template. That'll help make the data and demos a tutorial a little more meaningful because you can manipulate backgrounds there as well. It's really important to note two things before you add additional background or background images, plural, to a template. One is the design decisions that are, are already made. In the case of this template, we've got a text block top left in white and it goes jus...

Using Templates: The Use Page

The 'Use' Page Each published template has a 'Use' page. This is where you make use of the template. It's simply an APP.campaign-genius.com/use/template id, like this: https://app.campaign-genius.com/use/This-That Template IDs are currently created with 2 four-letter words, separated by a dash. I'll use this tutorial to talk about the top set of options under, under image template that'll come up initially. Obviously we've got a preview of the template that shows the merge fiel...

Publishing Templates and Editing After Publication

Publishing Templates, Edits and Changes Templates and Campaign-Genius can be in one of two states. They can be drafts, which means they're not published yet. You'll see in a separate tutorial that on the homepage, on the home screen for your log in, there's a button that says drafts. So this is still a draft template. I haven't published it yet. As soon as I hit save and previewed versions, it became a draft. But once you're happy with where your text is, where your image place...

Using Templates and Tags