Trigger automation on Email CTA click?

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evelliQM
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Hi, I'm trying to create automation to notify sales reps whenever a contact views one of our ebooks. We currently provide the download link (post form submission) through an email with a CTA. I'd like to be able to trigger automation whenever that CTA is clicked, but it seems like email CTAs are not recognized by lists/workflows?

 

Thanks!

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evelliQM
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It goes directly to the pdf, which is hosted on the HubSpot network, which unfortunately doesn't register as a page view either, so I can't reference that... 😄

 

I could however create a landing page for the email to link out to, and include a Download Now CTA on that LP to trigger the automation. I think that's what I'll do, unless you have any other ideas. Thanks for leading me toward that thought!

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Josh
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Hi @evelliQM,

 

In the active list function, there is a criteria specific to Calls-to-Action. You should be able to add people to that list based on that criteria and then enroll them in the workflow using the list membership criteria. 

 

 

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Please let me know if you need some assistance with this. I'd be happy to help.

 

Josh 




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Josh Curcio

HubSpot support and inbound marketing for OEMs, contract manufacturers, and industrial suppliers.
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evelliQM
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Hey Josh, I had tried that, but it doesn't register as clicked if the CTA was in an email.

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Josh
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Interesting. Does the link go directly to a PDF or to a landing page with the download link on it?

 

Also, is it possible to use the marketing email link click enrollment vs a CTA?




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evelliQM
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It goes directly to the pdf, which is hosted on the HubSpot network, which unfortunately doesn't register as a page view either, so I can't reference that... 😄

 

I could however create a landing page for the email to link out to, and include a Download Now CTA on that LP to trigger the automation. I think that's what I'll do, unless you have any other ideas. Thanks for leading me toward that thought!

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Nynke_HM
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Hi @evelliQM ,

 

In addition to the solution @Josh offered, you could use the 'Marketing email activity' criteria to filter anyone who clicks a link in one of your marketing emails.

 

This function should provide you with any link in the email, we use it a lot. For example in reminder emails when someone forgets to open the actual content offer after receiving a follow-up email.

 

As a list criteria it looks like this (I blurred some sensitive information from our customer) - you should use the option that is indicated by the orange arrow:

 

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Hopefully this works for you too!

 

Kind regards,

 

Nynke

 

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MFrankJohnson
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CTA clicks in emails don't always register immediately. In some cases, we've seen it take hours.

 

HubSpot Smart List Criteria: CTA Clicks (in email)HubSpot Smart List Criteria: CTA Clicks (in email)

 

 

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