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31 IFTTT and Zapier Marketing Automation Recipes

31 IFTTT and Zapier Marketing Automation Recipes

Introducing 31 IFTTT and Zapier

As a digital marketer, you have a ton of tasks to complete, and if you’re anything like me, you often feel overwhelmed by the amount of things you should be doing, but can’t find the time for.

Enter IFTTT and Zapier; two exceptionally handy tools that automate online applications, making your life more streamlined while stuff happens in the background.

With Zapier, choosing from more than 500 different online applications, you can create “zaps” to automate repetitive tasks between web applications. IFTTT, on the other hand, stands for ‘if this then that’. 

If this happens on one web application, then that will happen.

WHAT ZAPIER DOES

Zapier is free to use for 5 zaps, and IFTTT (If this then that ) is 100% free. There are thousands of recipes that have already been created on IFTTT by other industrious people, or you can create your own using one of the current 309 channels.

If you don’t find a trigger application on Zapier, you may be able to find it (known as a “channel” on IFTTT), which is why I’ve listed both Zapier and IFTTT as automation resources in this post.

Create a Recipe

Making a recipe in IFTTT is simple

The following recipes are really just to give you an idea of what can be done, but if you put

some concentrated effort into it, you can work across both Zapier and IFTTT (If this then that) to further streamline tasks.

First map out your processes

Between IFTTT and Zapier, you can do some serious streamlining and simplification, but for optimal results, I recommend you first map out your most manual-heavy tasks to see what can – and should be – automated. 

To identify labor-intense tasks in a graphics design order process for example, I mapped out the entire process.

I used draw.io to do it, but you can even use post-it notes on a big sheet of paper.

The process requires these applications to work:

First map out your processes in order to identify what tasks can be automated with Zapier or

First map out your processes in order to identify what tasks

can be automated with Zapier or IFTTT, or both

In the process above, I have highlighted a gap where Zapier can be used between applications.

When someone in the company requests a graphics design, they follow the steps in Asana

which instructs them to complete a Typeform form.

In Asana, the person placing the graphics design order is instructed to complete a Typeform

In Asana, the person placing the graphics design order is instructed to complete a Typeform

I then created a zap in Zapier so that when the form is completed, the right people in the graphics department are notified by email that there is a new graphics design order.

Typeform to Gmail zap in Zapier

Typeform to Gmail zap in Zapier

Try mapping out one of your most time-consuming processes, and then analyze what tasks can be automated with either Zapier or IFTTT. To boost your creativity juices, the next 31 recipes should help…

Zapier and GetResponse ready-made marketing recipes

Social media

Add new Facebook ad leads to GetResponse as new contacts

Copy new GetResponse contacts to a new GetResponse list

Brag on Facebook when you get a new GetResponse contact

Forms

Create GetResponse contacts from Wufoo entries

Convert Gravity Form new submissions into GetResponse contacts

Create GetResponse contacts from FormSite form submissions

Add new GetResponse contacts from new KickoffLabs signups

Send ContactUs.com contacts to GetResponse

Add new GetResponse contacts for new SurveyGizmo responses

Create GetResponse contacts from Sniply forms

Create GetResponse contacts for new SumoMe subscribers

 

This post explains the GetResponse and Zapier integration, and how to create zaps to use with GetResponse.

IFTTT (If this then that) ready-made marketing recipes

Social media

Twitter

Thank new Twitter followers

Tweet new WordPress blog post

Tweet Facebook status updates

Share Instagram pics as native Twitter images

Save favorited Tweet to Evernote

Build a Twitter list based on a specific hashtag

Send live Twitter updates to a Slack channel

Tweet new articles with a specific tag in Feedly

LinkedIn

Share your latest WordPress post to LinkedIn

Share Facebook posts to LinkedIn

Social media organization

Schedule posts in Google Calendar

Use Google Calendar to keep track of your Buffer schedule

Record every post in Buffer into Google Sheets

Google Calendar view of Buffer updates

Save Facebook status updates to Evernote

Save Instagram images to Evernote

Productivity automation

Schedule recurring Trello cards

Turn emails into Trello cards

Track new Trello cards on Google Calendar

Record new WordPress posts to Evernote

Last tips

Setting up a number of zaps and recipes can be time consuming, but it’s a once-off project that will save you hours of time, if you do it right.

Get creative with Zapier and IFTTT. For instance, you could set up a zap and create a new trigger recipe in IFTTT to work with the zap, making life even simpler.

It would be easy to forget about your zaps and recipes, so my suggestion is to periodically check that everything still works.

Get more IFTTT ideas.

Meet you at Zapier and IFTTT

How do you automate tasks? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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  1. Loretta
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    I’ve been using IFTTT and Zapier a lot this year ~ major time savers and so easy to set up!

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