So you've got a list of email addresses you'd like to add to your Subscribers audience. Keep reading to learn how! If you'd like to create a special list, separate from your Subscribers audience, click here.
1. Set up your spreadsheet in Excel.
a. The first row should include column headers, one column for each piece of information about each contact (ie: First Name, Last Name, Email...). Only Email is required, but you can also import names and addresses if you wish.
b. Also create a column header called "OptIn."
c. Enter email addresses and any other information one constituent per line.
d. Fill your OptIn column (the one you created in step b) with the word Yes. Here's a tip: If you type Yes into one cell, you can click the little box in the bottom right corner and drag that downward to fill the cells below. The spreadsheet should resemble the image below.
e. Go to File>Save As and give your file a name. Choose CSV from the file type dropdown, and save it somewhere on your hard drive where you'll be able to find it later.
2. Import your List
a. In your Fireside account, navigate to People>Imports.
b. Click "New Import" in the header toolbar.
c. Click "Choose File" and find the file you created in step 1 on your hard drive.
d. Once you have the file chosen, click the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen.
e. On the next page, use the dropdown lists to map each column to the corresponding data field. For example, assign Email to Email Email (required).
f. Assign the "Optin" column to "Yes/No Optin."
g. Click "Next" and you will be taken to a page that will let you know what fields will be used to match people, should any of the constituents in your excel file already have profiles in your Fireside account - we want to ensure that we aren't creating any duplicate profiles. You can now click the "Finish" button. Your upload will begin processing, and the email addresses will be flagged as subscribers.