You’ve asked for it, and here it is!
We’ve heard your questions and requests on how to integrate video content within an email, so FanBridge has added a new tool that can easily deliver your videos to your fans’ inboxes.
Previously, displaying video thumbnails in an email was a tedious and difficult process that took a lot of steps. With FanBridge’s new addition to the campaign editor, you can now easily add any web-hosted video as a part of your next campaign. All you need is your video’s URL and FanBridge will do the rest – creating a linked thumbnail image.
The video image will link to your video on YouTube (or other video provider) where fans can enjoy the clip online. And if you have a FanBridge Pro account, click-throughs to your video will be tracked as part of your campaign analytics. Not only can your campaign improve in the type of content you provide, but all of the views will be reflected on your YouTube play count (and possibly overall channel views). The play button on the video image is it’s own call to action, too. It’s like saying “Click Here”!
To insert a video into your next campaign, simply create a new campaign in either the Standard HTML Creator or through the Template option.
On the editor toolbar, select the image that looks like a filmstrip.
In the Insert link to video pop-up window, copy/paste your video’s URL into the video URL field.
Click insert and voila
Your video has now been added into your campaign and you are ready to wow your fans. Once you send out your campaign, be sure to track your play count to see how effective it was at driving traffic to your video. Also, be sure your YouTube channel is synced on your SocialStats dashboard so that you can watch your channel views increase as your fans tune in.