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stephanie-boyle
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Sharing Activity via Email

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I'm looking to see if anyone has had luck allowing audiences to share an activity through email? For example, there are social buttons that, when clicked, will share a blog post with a pre-populated message about that post. 

 

What I'm looking for is the same thing but for emails. So, when clicked, the button would provide the user with a pre-populated email about the post and give them a field to enter in email addresses they'd like to share the post with. 

 

For my purpose, I'm working to set up a referral program. When a client registers, we want to offer them the chance to share that registration with their network via email and social platforms. 

 

I hope this makes sense. Does anyone out there no what I'm talking about or have a potential solution?

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MatthewShepherd
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Hi @stephanie-boyle 

 

There are potentially a few ways to achieve this:

 

1) Mailto Link. For example,

 

<a href="mailto:add@emailhere.com?subject=Big%20News&body=Your-Message-body-goes-here">Email Us</a>

 

Above you could leave the email portion blank to make sure the sender adds an email there

 

<a href="mailto:?subject=Big%20News&body=Your-Message-body-goes-here">Email Us</a>

 

More details on how to use Mailto links here: https://css-tricks.com/snippets/html/mailto-links/

 

From there you would just need to style this as a button.

 

2) Using an external social sharing service, for example, https://www.addthis.com/integration/hubspot

 

3) Use a social sharing module from the Hubspot module marketplace, for example, https://marketplace.hubspot.com/products/leadstreet/cm-blogpost-custom-social-share

 

 


Matthew Shepherd

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HubSpot

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JXclay
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Thanks!  I just want a quick & dirty solution. Do you recommend I use poptin or addthis, if Hubspot doesnt have an equivalent solution built-in which is similarly easy to configure?

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MatthewShepherd
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Hi @JXclay 
HubSpot doesn't have an out of the box social sharing widget that pop-ups when a URL is visited in the same way as your example. Using social sharing/button and pop-up custom modules from the asset marketplace you could achieve something similar, but if you want a quick solution I'd suggest creating a CTA button that points to your post and then configuring poptin to trigger based on traffic source or UTM parameters in you referring URL.


Matthew Shepherd

Senior Customer Success Manager

HubSpot

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linkedin.com/in/matthewshepherd/
https://www.hubspot.com/services/professional
MatthewShepherd
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Hi @JXclay 

In your example above, the email displays one button pointing to a post that triggers a social sharing widget to open on the post. You could add a CTA button pointing to your desired post and then control the display of a sharing widget using services such as https://www.poptin.com/features/

If you want the reader to be able to choose from a range of networks to share to, you could either list a range of links (buttons) manually or use a third-party service such as Add This to generate the code: https://www.addthis.com/academy/add-email-share-buttons-newsletter/.

Alternatively, you could also create your own custom social sharing module for email templates (creates direct social sharing links) by modifying the code here: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/Email-Marketing-Tool/Social-Sharing-for-Email-in-Drag-and-Drop-edit...


Matthew Shepherd

Senior Customer Success Manager

HubSpot

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linkedin.com/in/matthewshepherd/
https://www.hubspot.com/services/professional
JXclay
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Sharing Activity via Email

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@MatthewShepherd I want to add text to the bottom of my marketing emails in a format like this: 
"If you liked this post from Brianne Kimmel's Newsletter, why not share it?
[she then has  a big blue 'share' button, which goes to https://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJxVkd1uhCAQhZ9G7nYDo4JecNGk6WuYEcaVVNHA0Gbfvrh71YSf8IXhHM44ZHoc6Wn... "
"

what is the best way to do this within HS?

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chriscardone
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Hi there, @stephanie-boyle!

 

Great question, AddThis and Sumo have perfect inline and floating solutions for this which may help.

 

- Chris

MatthewShepherd
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HubSpot Moderator
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Sharing Activity via Email

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Hi @stephanie-boyle 

 

There are potentially a few ways to achieve this:

 

1) Mailto Link. For example,

 

<a href="mailto:add@emailhere.com?subject=Big%20News&body=Your-Message-body-goes-here">Email Us</a>

 

Above you could leave the email portion blank to make sure the sender adds an email there

 

<a href="mailto:?subject=Big%20News&body=Your-Message-body-goes-here">Email Us</a>

 

More details on how to use Mailto links here: https://css-tricks.com/snippets/html/mailto-links/

 

From there you would just need to style this as a button.

 

2) Using an external social sharing service, for example, https://www.addthis.com/integration/hubspot

 

3) Use a social sharing module from the Hubspot module marketplace, for example, https://marketplace.hubspot.com/products/leadstreet/cm-blogpost-custom-social-share

 

 


Matthew Shepherd

Senior Customer Success Manager

HubSpot

He/Him

linkedin.com/in/matthewshepherd/
https://www.hubspot.com/services/professional