Thursday, April 03, 2014

Command Center: Conditional Logic

By: Dave Walker
Technical Support Engineer

Meet Bob. Bob has a problem. Bob owns a car dealership, and it's time for the new models to arrive. There's a new sports car, a new family car, and a new truck. His problem is that he only has one contact list, and he wants to send different announcements to different customers. There's no need to send an email about sports cars to truck buyers, and the young rich kids don't want the family sedan.

Bob can always split his list into parts. He can make a list of sports car buyers, and a list of family car buyers, and a list of truck buyers. Bob, though, works out of this same database on a regular basis, and it already identifies the customers appropriately. Splitting the lists is extra, tedious work.

Bob uses JangoMail to save time. Good for Bob! JangoMail's “Conditional Logic” feature lets him use his existing database of contacts, and still send different messages to his customer segments.

Bob creates a single message. The top and bottom of the message contain fairly standard stuff. He has a logo, his address, greeting text, and other content that will not change from segment to segment. In the middle of the message, though, Bob is having fun.

Using Conditional Logic's power, Bob puts three different pieces of content in the middle of the message. Each has a photo of the vehicle, text describing it, and a price. Bob creates one message with all three pieces of content. Using some basic scripting commands, Bob links these pieces of content to the data field for customer interest.

If the customer is interested in a sports car, we'll give that customer the sports car content. Likewise for family car and truck buyers. At send time, JangoMail looks at the contact data, and inserts the appropriate content for each recipient. If the database field says “sportscar” then that recipient will only see the content provided for that segment. Everybody wins!

You can be like Bob. JangoMail's conditional logic feature allows you to customize text, images, layout, and many other aspects of your message based on data in your list's contact data. One message to rule them all.