Freshmarketer Destination


Segment makes it easy to send your data to Freshmarketer (and lots of other destinations). Once you track your data using our open-source libraries we’ll translate and route your data to Freshmarketer in the format they understand. Learn more about how to use Freshmarketer with Segment.

This destination is maintained by Freshmarketer. For any issues with the destination, contact their team.

NOTE: The Freshmarketer Destination is currently in beta, which means that they are still actively developing the destination. This doc was last updated on May 15, 2019. If you are interested in joining their beta program or have any feedback to help improve the Freshmarketer Destination and its documentation, let their team know!

Getting Started

Before you start, make sure Freshmarketer supports the source type and connection mode you’ve chosen to implement. You can learn more about connection modes here.

Web Mobile Server
📱 Device-mode
☁️ Cloud-mode
  1. From your Segment UI’s Destinations page click Add Destination.
  2. Search for “Freshmarketer” in the Destinations Catalog and confirm the Source you’d like to connect to.
  3. Go to your Freshmarketer dashboard (Admin Settings > API Settings) and copy your API Key.
  4. In the Freshmarketer settings in the Segment UI, paste your API Key.

Identify

If you’re not familiar with the Segment Specs, take a look to understand what the Identify method does. An example call would look like:

// On server-side
analytics.identify({
  "userId": "123",
  "anonymousId": "a80b66d5-b86d-41bd-866f-fe04ee7841af",
  "traits": {
    "email": "derek@example.org",
    "name": "Derek Sivers",
    "industry": "Music"
  }
})
// On client-side
analytics.identify({
  "email": "derek@example.org",
  "name": "Derek Sivers",
  "industry": "Music"
})

You can use identify to create a contact when a website visitor fills a webform. When you identify a user, we’ll pass that user’s information to Freshmarketer.

By default, every new identify is created as a contact. If the userId is already present in the Freshmarketer contact list, it is treated as an update. To update existing user data, pass the corresponding userId with all the traits that have updated values. On updating, if any of the traits added during contact insertion is missed while updating, then that trait will be set as empty.

Note: A userId is required in order to send events to Freshmarketer. You must also send traits.email in your payload.

Default Traits

You can find default list of field names in Settings - > Custom fields for field mapping.

All attributes that are a part of traits should correspond to the field Label of those fields in Freshmarketer. Attributes that are not mapped with their corresponding fields are ignored.

Custom Traits

As part of traits, you can a Field Label to send custom fields created in Freshmarketer. Also, custom fields will not be automatically created. You have to create them with the exact name and type to map to your field in Freshmarketer before proceeding to send data from Segment.

Below is the Custom Field created in Freshmarketer product(Settings > Contact fields). You can drag and drop a field to create a new one.

Personas

You can send computed traits and audiences generated using Segment Personas to this destination as a user property. To learn more about Personas, contact us for a demo.

For user-property destinations, an identify call is sent to the destination for each user being added and removed. The property name is the snake_cased version of the audience name, with a true/false value to indicade membership. For example, when a user first completes an order in the last 30 days, Personas sends an Identify call with the property order_completed_last_30days: true. When the user no longer satisfies this condition (for example, it’s been more than 30 days since their last order), Personas sets that value to false.

When you first create an audience, Personas sends an Identify call for every user in that audience. Later audience syncs only send updates for users whose membership has changed since the last sync.

Settings

Segment lets you change these destination settings from the Segment app without having to touch any code.

API Key

Settings > API Settings > Your API Key

This page was last modified: 17 Jul 2020

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