Add social sharing options into email announcements and other emails
WA should consider incorporating into the platform the ability to distribute social-media updates simultaneously with email 'newsletters' and other blasted communications. I envision the user programming into their social-media account information, and from the email-newsletter/communique-creation phase one would have the ability to add whichever social-media outlets they choose. From there, you would either send out the subject of the email and a link to the newsletter/communique as a default or it could be edited to fine-tune the blast to the different social-media outlets. Email newsletters/communiques could also have the ability to be 'Like'd or tweeted by readers, which would post to their wall or send a message referencing the subject line and linking to the newsletter/communique. Please reference Constant Contact's 'Simple Share' feature here http://search.constantcontact.com/services/index.jsp ...
I~ am hoping that is will be a new feature your developers can produce and find it would add more value to your service as it is extemely popular with Constant Contact. It saves time on my end in haveing to make seperate announcements using different plateforms to reach our potential members.
MV Chamber commented
Yes,would love to see this added!
Byron Skaggs commented
Yes, please!! We're just building our site and were operating under the assumption that feature was available in emails too. Otherwise, we'll start shopping for other email services ... which defeats the purpose of having everything with WA.
We would like the ability to track "click through" rates and which emails/stories get shared.
Thank you ... and please!!
I just asked about social share functionality elsewhere in the forums, but the WA team said there wasn't enough user support for those features and that I should add my voice here.
So I'm on record with a strong "yes please!" for this functionality.
We just migrated over from MailChimp, which had awesome drag-and-drop widgets so that people could forward our newsletter to a friend, or share it on their social media channels. (Here's a screenshot of the footer we had in our MailChimp template: http://screencast.com/t/YFYqPCNYGV) Something like this has been standard in every newsletter platform we've used, and we'd love to see it as part of WA.
I can see how this would be useful and we've made some progress with social media integration in our 5.0 release (see http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+history#Releasehistory-Pagedesign%3Agadgetsandlayouts ) but we don't have any plans to add broadcasting tools yet.
But we'd love to get some more feedback on this types of feature, so hopefully other users will contribute their thoughts here :)