How to add animated survey banners

Adding Animated Survey Banners

How to add animated survey banners

Animated Survey Banners are email banners which can appear either above or below your organization's email signatures. The banners themselves are the visual mechanism to link through to BrandMail Surveys created in the BQIgnite platform by toolbar administrators. Animated Survey banners have the added visual appeal, and draw your recipients to click on your survey links. 

Before getting started with adding animated survey banners, make sure that you have set-up the survey or surveys that you would like your animated survey banners to link to. These surveys are created in the BQIgnite brand consistency platform. Also see: how to create surveys.

Just like Animated Banners, Animated Survey Banners are not designed in the content editor, but are simply uploaded to your BrandMail toolbars as animated GIFs. You should therefore make sure that your animated survey banners are the correct width to match your signatures (most signatures are 700px wide), and that your animated GIF does not exceed 1MB in size. Remember, not all mail clients are able to view animated GIFs (older versions of Outlook). So when in doubt, you can also opt to rather load a static animated survey banner. 
  1. Locate and open the BrandMail toolbar where your survey banner needs to appear via the BQIgnite platform
  2. Right-mouse click on your Survey folder (or sub-folder) and select Add Animated Survey Template
Add Animated Survey FunctionAdd Animated Survey Function
  1. Locate the animated GIF on your hard drive an upload to the toolbar by clicking UPLOAD ANIMATED SURVEY TEMPLATE button
Animated Survey Required FieldsAnimated Survey Required Fields

Complete all the required fields by paying special attention to each of these
  1. Name: This name will appear in your dashboard stats and reports, so make sure it's distinguishable
  2. Link to Survey: Select the survey you have already built that the animated survey banner should link to
  3. Default: Only ticket this when you are ready for your animated survey banner to appear automatically on all the relevant user emails
  4. Rules: This should not be modified unless a specific rule needs to drive this survey e.g. if it is only for users in a specific department
  5. Show on New Emails and Show on Reply Emails (select as required)
  6. Survey location: Either below the signature or just above the signature
  7. Email body font: should match the font used for the body of your email signatures
  • Set your Animated Survey Banner availability
Once an Animated Survey banner is defaulted it will appear indefinitely unless you have set a default start and end date. Set this using the AVAILABILITY tab.

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