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Adding a CleverGIF to Your GetResponse Email

GetResponse makes it easy to use CleverGIFs in your e-mails using their Image block.

1. Get Your Dynamic URL

First, select the Dynamic URL embed code option from the CleverGIFs deployment page. Copy this HTML for use later. (Haven’t deployed yet, click here for instructions)

2. Add an Image Block To Your Email Template

In GetResponse create your email campaign. When asked about choosing your template type please select the email designer option. Drag the HTML block from the right-hand panel on to your email.

Click on the image block to open up its settings in the sidebar on the right of the screen.

You can paste the code from the CleverGIFs deployment page into the “Embed from a URL” box. In this example the HTML looked like this:

https://app.clevergifs.com/creation/V6vdXy/jyRDz6/?FNAME=####

Then replace the #### with your merge tag(s) within GetResponse. In this example the merge tag used was the Subscriber First Name. The way that GetResponse denotes their merge tags is by using symbols, such as in this example:

{{CONTACT `subscriber_first_name`}}

So the HTML we entered was
https://app.clevergifs.com/creation/V6vdXy/jyRDz6/?FNAME={{CONTACT `subscriber_first_name`}}

3. Preview Your Template

You cannot use a test email to see the end result of a personalized GIF with GetResponse as preview will just show you the default value for that merge tag. A way to test it anyway is to send the email to only the people you want to see the test then duplicate that campaign if satisfied to send it to your whole audience.

This screenshot from within Gmail shows the email with the GIF displaying the subscriber’s first name correctly.

That’s it! You’re ready to go!

If you have any questions or need further support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form on your account.

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