Connecting Episerver Insight and Campaign (Episerver Ascend 2018 presentation)

One of the sessions presented at Episerver Ascend London and Stockholm this year was called connecting Episerver Insight and Campaign. This presentation discussed how Episerver Insight and Campaign could be used together to create some user experiences that understood a customer's on-site and off-site interactions. Specifically it showed how Episerver Insight and Episerver Campaign could be used to create an on-site experience that was affected by off-site behaviours measured by Episerver Campaign (in this case interaction with email but could also be push notification or SMS).

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The demo scenario is as follows:

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Tags: Episerver Campaign Episerver Insight Episerver Profile store Episerver Ascend 2018 May 21, 2018

Populate Episerver Insight profiles from Episerver Form fields

Episerver Profile store is an tool for capturing profile information and behaviours that can be visualised in Episerver Insight. Episerver Profile store can be connected to any system using standard RESTful APIs to update and add profile information for users. However there isn't currently an out the box way for users to collect user data using Episerver Forms and push this data into Episerver Profile store which can be seen in the Episerver Insight UI.

So I decided to create an add-on that would allow editors to map Episerver Form fields to Episerver Insight/Profile store fields. When using it editors set up their form as normal but also get an additional tab called "Insight profile mappings". This tab can be used to specify a property to save the form data to in the Episerver Insight profile:

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Tags: Episerver 11 Episerver Insight Episerver Profile store Apr 30, 2018

Configuring the Episerver Campaign connector through code

By default when installing the Episerver Campaign connector its possible to configure the connection through admin mode. However in some occasions (such as in development and test scenarios) it may be desirable to configure these credentials through code.

This posts describes how to configure the Episerver Campaign Connector through code using an Episerver initialisation module: 

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Tags: Episerver Campaign Episerver 11 Apr 23, 2018

Migrating Episerver Dynamic Content to Episerver Blocks

Episerver Dynamic Content was a tool that allowed developers to programmatically insert content into XHTML property values and was introduced in Episerver around 2010.

My blog runs Episerver 11 and I’ve used Dynamic Content in the past for embedded code snippets (though I normally just embed straight from Gist these days). So I decided it was long overdue that I move away from using Dynamic content as it’s a obsolete piece of tech, isn’t compatible with the new TinyMCE editor, doesn’t work with the new Episerver Headless API and sooner or later will go out of support completely.

This is the approach I took when migrating from Episerver Dynamic Content to Episerver Blocks.

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Tags: Episerver Edit Mode Episerver 11 Apr 11, 2018

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