Constant Contact

How to integrate your Constant Contact Account with AEvent

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New leads generated for your AEvent timelines can be sent via API to your Constant Contact account at the time of registration.

Then, through AEvent, you can initiate timeline actions, triggering the right message for the right audience at the right time with your email sequences fully customized and dynamic, unlocking full evergreen automation potential.

Timeline Actions:

Adding your Constant Contact Account to AEvent

In order to add your Constant Contact Integration, you will need to first navigate to Integrations within AEvent, click Add Integration, and then search / select Constant Contact.

Then, name your integration as you see fit, and click 'Add.'

When you click on 'Add,' a pop-up from Constant Contact will appear. Please log in to your Constant Contact account.

Once logged in, you will need to click on Allow Access to grant access.

Once your Constant Contact account has been successfully added, you will see its connected state, and you will be able to click on 'Test'.

A successful connection will yield a positive test result. Congratulations, your Constant Contact account is now successfully connected to AEvent!

Configuring your Constant Contact Integration within a Timeline

In order to utilize your Constant Contact Integration within AEvent, you need to activate it within the timeline you are working with. To do this, open the timeline you are working with.

Then select Integrations, set your Constant Contact Integration as Active, then click on the cogwheel to define your settings.

Within the Integration Settings, we can select to add to a list and if we like to add a tag (when registration occurs).

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND clicking on Custom Fields (Personalization) - Show, and setting up some custom personalization fields.

These are values that include not only email and name (Join Link, Replay Link, Day of Webinar, Day of Week, Time, UTM Tracking Parameters, etc.), and are sent along with the new subscriber information to Constant Contact.

We've made the creation of these fields easy, and by clicking the 'Create System Fields button', AEvent will automatically create within Constant Contact the needed Custom Fields, while selecting those values within AEvent.

You can also use the Create Single Field to create a single Custom Field within Constant Contact. OR you can manually create fields / use pre-created fields. If you manually create a new field within your Constant Contact integration, you will need to click on Refresh for it to appear here.

Once you create your custom fields, you can click out of the pane, as the initial setup of your Constant Contact integration within THIS AEvent timeline is now complete!

Creating a Timeline Action to Add (or Remove) an Constant Contact Tag

Setting up a timeline action to Add or Remove a tag from a contact within Constant Contact is Easy.

Within the timeline builder, start by creating an action and selecting the date and time that you wish the action to occur. Select the audience you are targeting, then select your Constant Contact Integration, and Add (or remove) Tag.

Then, enter the desired tag name to use. If you want to create a tag, click on Add Tag, and this will create a tag within Constant Contact as well as AEvent.

Once you've created or selected the tag in which you want to add, just click on Create.

Your Add Tag (or Remove) Action has now been created, and you can view it on your timeline. Per the example above, 15 minutes prior to the event starting, an action will occur that will add a tag to all registrants registered for the scheduled event.

Creating a Timeline Action to Add to ( or Remove) from a List

Setting up a timeline action to Add a Contact to a list or remove from a list is quite easy.

Within the Timeline Builder, start by creating an action and selecting the date and time that you wish the action to occur. Select the audience you are targeting, then select your Constant Contact Integration, and Add to Contact to List (OR Remove From).


If you have created the List since your last integration refresh, you may need to refresh your integration before finding the newly created automation. (you can do this within Integration Constant Contact Settings.

Once you've selected the Constant Contact List that you wish to Add To, Pause, Or Remove From, just click on Create.

Your Constant Contact Campaign Action has now been created, and you can view it on your timeline. At the date/time you selected, the subscribers matching the audience you selected will now be added to this List.

Creating a Timeline Action to Delete a Subscriber

If you wish for an automation action to occur that will delete a certain audience at a certain time from your Constant Contact account, these are the steps.

Within the timeline builder, start by creating an action and selecting the date and time that you wish the action to occur. Select the audience you are targeting, then select your Constant Contact Integration, and Delete Subscriber.

After clicking on Create, your action will be created and viewable on your timeline.

When this action occurs, it will delete all contacts matching the audience selection from your Constant Contact Account.

NOTE: This does not remove the registrants from your AEvent account.

Using AEvent Custom Fields as Personalization values inside your Emails

When registrant information is sent to Constant Contact on registration, any custom fields that you have set up will be sent along as 'Personalized Content' or 'Contact Details' (we call them Custom Fields).

You can use these dynamic data to not only populate the normal stuff like First Name, but you can also use Join URL, Replay URL, Day of Webinar, Time of Webinar, etc.

Below, we are in the Constant Contact email editor, and here, using the Personalize Option, we can search out all of the fields that are being sent at the time of Registration. In this example below, we're selecting the Webinar Day of Week, so the sentence would read 'Your Upcoming Webinar is this Thursday' (if we'd registered for an event that was being held on a Thursday.

You can also use these values within your email editor to insert Join Links, Replay Expiration Times, and really anything to help keep your email sequences fully evergreen!

How to reconnect your Constant Contact Integration

If you are encountering issues with your Constant Contact integration, it is possible that the API key issued from Constant Contact has been reset or changed. If you click 'Test' and it is NOT successful, the first step we recommend is reconnecting your integration.

By clicking Re-Connect, you will be prompted to Login to Constant Contact and RE-Authorize our App.

Once logged in, you will need to click on Allow Access to grant access.

Once reauthorized, your integration will show as Connected, and you will be able to click on 'Test'.

A successful connection will yield a positive test result. Congratulations, your Constant Contact account is now successfully Re-connected to AEvent!


How to remove your Constant Contact Integration from AEvent

If you want to remove your Constant Contact integration from AEvent, you need to navigate to Integrations, locate your Constant Contact integration, and click on the trashcan icon.

You will then be prompted to confirm the deletion.

(NOTE: Removing this integration will immediately affect its use with any timelines that it is active in.)

If you are experiencing issues with this integration but do not desire to REMOVE it, we recommend reconnecting it instead. This will allow it's configuration to

continue as set within your timelines.

Once you confirm removal, the integration within AEvent no longer exists.

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