RSS to Email

Newsletters can be created dynamically through school/college/office/department blogs VIA SMC’s email management system.  RSS to email re-purposes existing blog content and consolidates multiple posts into a ‘newsletter’ format email.  To utilize SMC’s “rss to email” feature, you will need:

  • Approval from your Account Executive and your Web Coordinator
  • A live blog that has been created and approved by SMC
  • An email template created by your Web Coordinator

We recommend that these emails are sent once per month.  In order for new content to appear in the RSS to email newsletter, at least four new posts (approximately one per week) should have been created.  Two posts per month would equate to roughly 8 items in the email which makes for an even more robust newsletter.

The goal of this project is to create an alternative to eblasting our already over-saturated populations by creating a blog environment where users can read news, events, and other updates at will.  Lowering the overall number of emails sent to our audiences should make the impact of each email more meaningful.

If your school/college/office/department is interested in RSS to email, please contact your Account Executive.

Example:

RSS to email example

Monthly Newsletters

SMC also offers departments the ability to send periodic newsletters to specified audiences through our trusted email client, Campaign Monitor. If a newsletter template is requested, SMC will need the following:

  • A chosen image for use in a masthead for use in the email template.
  • A P-Card or other means of payment for monthly subscription services. (Prices range from $9-$999 – for more information on pricing please contact Andy Anderson, Web Coordinator at randerso@chapman.edu)
  • Approval from your Account Executive and your Web Coordinator
  • A live blog that has been created and approved by SMC
  • An email template created by your Web Coordinator
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