Act-On Connector

How to Connect Act-On to Vidcaster 

Use the below three step process to connect Vidcaster to your Act-On marketing automation solution to nurture leads. 

1) Create a new form with desired lead fields 

2) Get necessary Act-On parameteres to connect Vidcaster 

3) Connect to Vidcaster 

1) Create a new form with desired lead fields

In your Act-On account, create a new Leadwall form by selecting Library > Forms 

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In the following window, click '+New'

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This will load a Act-On form builder that has three steps. 

Step One of Form Builder: Add Form Fields 

 **Important Note About Default Fields** The default Act-On fields “First Name”, “Last Name”, and “E-mail Address” are default fields placed by Act-On and are automatically mapped by the Vidcaster system. (i.e. no additional setup necessary if using only these default fields). 

To add additional fields to the default fields, hover over a section to expose actions, click ‘New’ 

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In this example, we want to add a company field. Select the ‘Title, Dept, Company Field’ option. 

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In the editor, the ‘Data Field Names’ are the fields that will map to Vidcaster, so ensure you use the same field name in Act-On as you’d like to use in Vidcaster. 

You can also validate that you will be using the correct field names by using the Form Field Name dispay on Step 3 of setup to map the Vidcaster Leadwall Field name to sync with Act-On. 

Step Two of Act-On Form Builder: After you have added all fields that will be in your Vidcaster Leadwall form, click ‘Next’ to give your new form a title. You can ignore the remaining fields in the Settings step. In this example, we're calling it MyNewForm. Then, click ‘Next’. 

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Step Three of Act-On Form Builder: Review the Form Field Names to map your Vidcaster Leadwall Field name to sync with Act-On. (shown above)

 

2) Get Act-On Parameters For Vidcaster Leadwall Connector 

Click on Account > External Posts 

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Now click on Get Form Post URL. Then, Select MyNewForm and give this a tag and click 'Create'

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Now copy the URL corresponding to MyNewForm. 

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3) Setup in Vidcaster Leadwall

All of the information we need is in the URL we grabbed from Act-On. We'll need the following variables:

  • extPostURL: http://vidcaster-sbx.actonservice.com/acton/eform/12776/0003/d-ext-0001

The next two variables are embedded in the "extPostURL":

  • aoServerContext: vidcaster-sbx.actonservice.com
  • aoAccountID: 12776

Turn on your Act-On connector by checking the box. Please contact support@vidcaster.com if you don’t see this option. 

Place the values into the Act-On add-on in the Leadwall connector and ‘Save’. 

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You are now ready to begin passing leads from your Vidcaster account into Act-On for lead nurturing! 

If you have any questions, or would like to get the ActOn Connector setup in your account, please contact support@vidcaster.com

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