EmailOctopus
Update EmailOctopus contacts with their unique share link and referrer information.
Note: The EmailOctopus integration is only available to users on a GrowSurf paid plan.

Sync with your EmailOctopus List

Step 1: In Campaign Editor > 4. Options > Integrations, open the EmailOctopus integration card and enter your EmailOctopus API key (click here to get your EmailOctopus private API key)
Step 2: Once connected, choose the EmailOctopus list that you want to automatically sync to. GrowSurf will add/update your EmailOctopus contacts every time a new participant is added or referred to your referral campaign.
Step 3: Save changes. You should now see a screen that looks like the one below:

Examples

​View our EmailOctopus tutorials to see different kinds of examples that you can copy/paste into your email templates.

Custom Fields

GrowSurf will automatically create these custom fields for your EmailOctopus contacts.
Field label
Tag
Type
Description
Example
GrowSurf Share URL
GrowSurfShareURL
TEXT
The participant's unique referral link
https://growsurf.com?grsf=absc123
GrowSurf Participant ID
GrowSurfParticipantID
TEXT
The participant's unique GrowSurf ID
abc123
GrowSurf Participant First Name
GrowSurfParticipantFirstName
TEXT
The participant's first name
Bob
GrowSurf Participant Last Name
GrowSurfParticipantLastName
TEXT
The participant's last name
Loblaw
GrowSurf Referrer First Name
GrowSurfReferrerFirstName
TEXT
The first name of the participant's referrer (if applicable)
Gavin
GrowSurf Referrer Last Name
GrowSurfReferrerLastName
TEXT
The last name of the participant's referrer (if applicable)
Belson
GrowSurf Referrer Email
GrowSurfReferrerEmail
TEXT
The email address of the participant's referrer (if applicable)
GrowSurf Total Referral Count
GrowSurfTotalReferralCount
NUMBER
The participant's all-time referral count
0
GrowSurf Monthly Referral Count
GrowSurfMonthlyReferralCount
NUMBER
The participant's current month referral count
19
GrowSurf Prev Monthly Referral Count
PrevMonthlyReferralCount
NUMBER
The participant's previous month referral count
20
GrowSurf Next Milestone
GrowSurfNextMilestone
TEXT
The text for the next/upcoming milestone reward (only applies to milestone rewards. See an example here)
You are only 2 referrals away from winning a free t-shirt!
GrowSurf Next Monthly Milestone
GrowsurfNextMonthlyMilestone
TEXT
The text for the next/upcoming monthly milestone reward (only applies to milestone rewards. See an example here)
You are only 2 referrals away from winning a free t-shirt!
GrowSurf Total Invite Count
GrowSurfTotalInviteCount
NUMBER
The participant's all-time invite count
112
GrowSurf Total Impression Count
GrowSurfTotalImpressionCount
NUMBER
The participant's all-time impression count
150
You can use these new tags in your EmailOctopus email templates. Whether you launch a new marketing campaign or have an automated drip campaign going on, make sure to always includeGrowSurfShareURL in your emails to provoke your contacts to make referrals!

Troubleshooting Tips

  • If the new participant isn't being added to EmailOctopus, or if they are being added but their unique referral link isn't being synced to EmailOctopus:
    • Activity logs will denote if a participant was added to EmailOctopus or if they failed to be added. (In the case of failure, GrowSurf will re-attempt to add them for 7 days).
Last modified 9mo ago