How to share Facebook + Instagram videos in a MailChimp campaign

How to share Facebook + Instagram videos in a MailChimp campaign

Do you like to make video content on Instagram and Facebook?

And then, of course, you’d love to share it with your newsletter subscribers in MailChimp…

But MailChimp will only let you embed YouTube and Vimeo videos….so how do you do it???

It IS possible with this manual workaround 🙂

You will need this video to watch along and pause me to make it happen. Some vague instructions are outlined below the video. 

Basic written instructions

 

Basically, this process involves grabbing a screenshot of your social media video post, turning that into an email suitable sized image and linking the image in the email to the social media post. 

Which sounds great as a one liner, but there are a few hurdles, like what size should the image be and how to get the correct URL for the social media video. 

So let’s get to it. 

  1. Go to your social media video on Facebook or Instagram
  2. Take a screenshot of the video
  3. Find the URL of the video. If you’re in Instagram it’s relatively easy from the desktop to get the URL. You DO have to make sure you’re in the actual post page and NOT the preview. But if you’re on Facebook, it can be confusing. You need to find the permalink of the post which you can find by clicking on the time it was posted. This is displayed under the name of your page like the image above. Once you click on that link, you get the URL of the video. Not making sense? Check out the vid.
  4. Now it’s time to go into Canva and create an email freindly image. What do I mean email friendly? Well, if the image is too large, it won’t send well from MailChimp, so it’s better to resize it first. PLUS, this way you get to add a “Play” icon on top so it’s clear to click play and watch.
  5. Once inside Canva create a custom image, like 500x500px. 
  6. Then you can import your screenshot. 
  7. Drag the image into the design space. 
  8. Click “elements” on the left sidebar and search for “play” – you can choose a play icon you like. You can change the colour or whateer you like. 
  9. Now it’s time to download your design. Click download – png or jpg is great. 
  10. Go to MailChimp and start your email campaign. 
  11. Once you’re in design mode, drag “Image” over from the right sidebar  options.
  12. Pop your image in
  13. Link it to your video url/permalink
  14. Voila!

Now you should have a link in your email from people to view your social media video! 

How did you go? 

 

Let me know if you have more questions and I’ll make another video to help you 🙂 

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Got more MailChimp questions?

I now offer MailChimp mentoring so you can tame your MailChimp and really get the most out of it. It’s currently in Beta mode (test run) so I don’t have a fancy sales page for you 🙂

However I do have this social media post.

If you would like more information, you can email me. I’m also offerring this for MailerLite. 

YouTube success resources

YouTube success resources

Video marketing is SO GOOD for your business and YouTube is a great place to be since it’s the 2nd most used search engine after Google and the 2nd most downloaded app after Facebook.
I have really grown to love video marekting once I rewired my neural pathways to stop screaming at me every time I tried to make a video.
Nowdays, most of my clients have “met” me via my YouTube videos before they book a free chat or work with me so i highly recommend video for leverage in your marketing.
I have a heap of blogs on this website about YouTube covering:
with more to come.

I love to answer your questions…

So, if you have any YouTube questions, please email me or pop your question in the comments of this blog. 

Want more help with your online business presence?

Do you need a hand with all the different ways your business can show up online? Video, Facebook, website, Instagram, Facebook ads, email marketing. The list can be overwhelming. 

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Lumen5: turn your blog into a video with this free AI tool

Lumen5: turn your blog into a video with this free AI tool

Do you want to create videos for your online presence?
Are you a writer of blogs?
If you’d love a robot to do the work for you then you are probably going to love Lumen5.
If the words AI freak you out, or you don’t know what they are – let me explain a little.
AI is artificial intelligence. Which sounds like sci-fi. Which sounds like robots. But it’s actually just a nifty, time-saving video creation tool.
Don’t be frightened.
The future is here and it’s saving you time 🙂
Lumen5 is a free online tool that turns your blog into a video. It’s as simple as putting the URL of your blog into their webpage, reviewing the video it created and then downloading it. 

What I especially love about it:

You get to review the images and words the AI chooses and add more slides. 
It previews the words from. your blog in the sidebar for easy copy and paste to edit the words. 
It has a video library or you can import your own. 
You can do voice overs. 

I’m not an affiliate or anything – but this is nifty and I like it. I hope this helps you today. 

Want more help with your online business presence?

Do you need a hand with all the different ways your business can show up online? Video, Facebook, website, Instagram, Facebook ads, email marketing. The list can be overwhelming. 

Book a complimentary chat with me and let’s see if I can help:

Canva for Video

Canva for Video

Do you want to create videos for your online presence? 
Did you know that Canva.com has great video creation tools now? 
Here’s a video walkthrough of the new feature:

If you prefer to read about it – you can do that here:

Ok – here’s the low down. Canva is a free online tool that you may know I love and use for all kinds of marketing materials like social media posts, YouTube thumbnails and channel art, website banners, email tempaltes and more. 
Now they also have video editing. 

What I especially love about it:

Whether you are ready to show your face on video ir not, Canva has gorgeous options for you. 

You can use: 

  • Your own videos
  • Videos from Canva’s stock video library

You can get a free trial of Canva’s paid features by clicking this button: 

Comment below and tell me if this helped.  Have a great day 🙂

Want more help with your online business presence?

Do you need a hand with all the different ways your business can show up online? Video, Facebook, website, Instagram, Facebook ads, email marketing. The list can be overwhelming. 

Book a complimentary chat with me and let’s see if I can help: