In this doc, we'll show you how to time your ActiveCampaign email sequence to match your campaign deadline.

There are a few additional steps to complete after that -

please visit our main ActiveCampaign guide for more details.


Video Example (with 5-day automation):

Sometimes you want to give your subscribers reminder emails letting them know when their deadline is ending. But what happens if some of your subscribers sign up at 8 AM, and others subscribe at 4 PM on the same day? How can you make sure the reminder emails match your campaign deadline length?

Our guide below will help you with that exact scenario.


✨ How to Time Your ActiveCampaign Emails to Match Your Deadline

Navigate to your ActiveCampaign automation and ensure that you have a tag or other starting point to mark when users are subscribed, and also check to be sure that you have followed the API Integration steps to add your webhook URL to the automation:

In this example, we've set the campaign to be 3 days and to end at 11:59 PM EST on the final day:

So we see that when the user signs up, three things happen. A tag is added to the user which kicks off our automation, then a webhook is sent back to Deadline Funnel to trigger the deadline, and our first email goes out to our subscriber.

We then want to add two conditional statements which will allow us to line up our emails with the deadline:

  • Set one "wait until" condition to wait until 0 (12 AM) in the same timezone as your Deadline Funnel campaign is set to

  • Set one more "wait until" timer to 9 AM the next day, in the same timezone as your Deadline Funnel campaign is set to

Now we'll set the emails to go out each day until the last day is reached:

On the last day, we know that our "Day 3" morning email will go out at 9 AM – so we can set another two reminder emails to go out 9 hours before the deadline ends and 3 hours before the deadline is reached, respectively:

Important note:

Please note that in this example, the time zone selected in Deadline Funnel and ActiveCampaign is set to EST. You can set this time zone to whatever you wish, but the time zones set in Deadline Funnel and ActiveCampaign must be the same.

That's it! Please be sure to test your campaign.


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