Constant Contact integration
In this article:
- About LGL’s integration with Constant Contact
- Connect LGL to Constant Contact
- What information gets pushed from LGL to Constant Contact
About LGL's integration with Constant Contact
Little Green Light's integration with Constant Contact allows you to manage email contact lists from within LGL. After a simple setup/configuration within LGL, you can begin syncing information from your LGL account to Constant Contact.
With the integration of your Constant Contact account and LGL, you'll be able to create and maintain Constant Contact lists from within LGL, and add and remove constituents in those lists from within LGL. Synchronization of data will occur only in lists that are created and managed from within LGL. LGL will not add or remove constituents to any lists that you created directly in Constant Contact.
While most of the integration works only in one direction (from LGL to Constant Contact) However, invalid email and unsubscribed statuses detected by Constant Contact will be pushed from Constant Contact to Little Green Light via the integration.
In order to view/use this feature in LGL, you must have administrator level access.
Connect LGL to Constant Contact
The first step is to create your Constant Contact account, if you don't already have one. Once that is complete, you can:
- Go to the Settings tab in your LGL account and click on the Integration Settings link
- Click on the Constant Contact Integration menu
- Click on the Authorize Constant Contact button, sign in to your Constant Contact account, and grant access to LGL (see screenshots below)
Authorize Constant Contact
Sign in to Constant Contact
What information will get pushed over to Constant Contact?
For each record LGL is pushing over to Constant Contact, we send First name, Last name, and Email address. The Email address we send is the "primary" email address (or the top one listed in the constituent record). We only send one email address over per record. If you change which email address is "primary" in a record that is already being pushed to Constant Contact, then we will edit the record in Constant Contact so the new primary email address overwrites the old one.
LGL will prevent you from subscribing any constituent who can't or doesn't want to receive email. As such, you will not be able to subscribe a constituent who also has the LGL Communications Tag "Do not email" tag set, nor can you subscribe a constituent who has unsubscribed via Constant Contact. LGL will also prevent you from subscribing a constituent whose email is not valid or has bounced.
Note: If you have people on Constant Contact list(s) in LGL and later mark them as 'do not email' we do not change their status in CC. You would want to also remove them from your CC list(s).