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How to..Create a Bulletin using a newsfeed

How to...Create a Bulletin using a CASH Newsfeed

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Follow the quick instructions below or download the User Guide.


Open https://mailchimp.com/ and sign up for free

Click on Campaigns in the top bar and then “create a campaign in the top right “ then “let us guide you” followed by  “connect to your contacts” then “share blog updates” and give your campaign a name e.g “latest Nursing news” and begin

Enter the url of your feed e.g. http://cash.libraryservices.nhs.uk/nursing.rss  and choose how often and at what time the email should be sent.

Navigate through the site using the bottom bar from left to right. Mailchimp will autosave. Only use confirm once you are satisfied that your email is complete as this will make the campaign live and start the email process.

Recipients

Set up new a list of recipients.  You can add or delete to this as you go on and for users to request to be added to your list.  You can carry on developing your email and then go back to this later, for now it will send any test messages to your email.

Set Up 

Give your campaign a name e.g. Nursing News

Choose a default name for “sent from” e.g. Healthcare Trust Library Service

Choose “next” in the bottom right hand corner.

Template

Choose the template you want, the 1 column or 1 column full width are the easiest and design your email. You can add elements to your email by lifting and dropping them into your message e.g. to add your RSS click on RSS items and drop it into your email.

You can change the content and style of your RSS items by clicking on the element to edit it and choosing content and then custom. At any point you can save your template, preview your email and test.  You can add logos, images and text.


Contacts or Lists

You can add contacts yourself , import a mailing list or set up a sign up form but if you only have a few you can add contacts manually.  Choose “add contacts” and “add a subscriber”, complete the form and choose subscribe.

Only use confirm once you are satisfied that your email is complete as this will make the campaign live and start the email process.

For more detailed instructions download the user guide.