Create a Campaign Group
This article describes how to set up and manage a campaign group.
The following topics are covered in this article:
- Create a campaign group
- Edit a campaign group
- Delete a campaign group
- Start a campaign group in a Paused state
- Start, pause, or stop a campaign group - includes information about List Reset options
- Automatically complete a campaign group upon record depletion
This section provides basic information about working with identifying campaign groups in the user interface. For general information about campaign groups and how they fit into the overall campaign structure, refer to the Campaign Structure and Terminology page.
Identifying Campaign Groups on the Campaigns Page
Once a campaign group is created, it appears on the campaigns dashboard, regardless of whether it's running. You can click any campaign group at any time to view and edit its settings (refer to the Edit a Campaign Group to view editing restrictions while a campaign group is running).
Campaign Group Icons
An icon next to the name of each campaign group identifies the type of dialing or IVR mode(s) being used. The table below describes the five types of icons.
|Icon||Dialing Mode||Type of Dialing Profile|
|Predictive, Progressive (with or without Seizing) or Push or Pull Preview||Agent|
|Predictive IVR or Progressive IVR||Agent|
|Power IVR (for SMS alerts)||Alert|
|Power IVR (for Email alerts)||General|
To visually inform you that LIFO has been enabled within an existing dialing mode the dialing icons will appear as shown in the following table.
|Icon||LIFO Mode||Type of Dialing Profile|
|Predictive, Progressive (with or without Seizing) or Push or Pull Preview with LIFO||Agent / LIFO|
|Power IVR with LIFO.||IVR / LIFO|
|Predictive IVR or Progressive IVR with LIFO||Agent / LIFO|
To the right of a campaign group name, an icon identifies the dialing mode the campaign group uses. Hover over that icon to see the name of the dialing mode and a list of associated dialing parameters. The table below describes the dialing mode associated with each icon and the dialing parameters that display onscreen when you hover over the icon.
|Icon||Dialing Mode||Dialing Parameters|
|Progressive IVR, Predictive IVR, or Power IVR||Dialing mode, number of IVR ports, calls per minute|
|Push or Pull Preview||Dialing mode only|
|Predictive or Progressive (with or without Seizing)||Dialing mode, optimization parameter, optimization value, and number of ports|
|Power IVR (for SMS alerts)||Dialing mode, optimization parameter, optimization value, and number of ports|
|Power IVR (for Email alerts)||Dialing mode, optimization parameter, optimization value, and number of ports|
For more information about Dialing Modes and IVR Modes, refer to the Dialing Modes and IVR Modes page.
Create a Campaign Group
You can create a campaign group in one of two ways on the Campaigns page.
- Option 1: From the New menu, select Campaign Group.
- Option 2: From the More Actions menu (displayed as an ellipsis) next to the name of the campaign template for the campaign group, select New Campaign Group. If you use this option, the campaign template and its associated parameters will automatically populate on the New Campaign Group page.
Then, on the New Campaign Group page, configure the options in each of the six tabs, as described in the tabs below.
Start of General Tab.
This page is broken up into sections, as described in the table below.
To begin, specify the following:
ImportantYou cannot edit an Agent Group or Destination DN for a campaign group that is currently running. In that case, you need to stop the campaign group, edit the Agent Group and/or Destination DN, and then resume the campaign group.
Note: The above DNs can be selected when configuring Destination DN (Voice transfer destination DN) for the Campaign Group or Campaign Template:
|Phone Number Filters||Next, you'll apply phone number filters to the contact lists that be will be part of this campaign. Refer to the Apply Phone Number Filters to a Contact List page for a description of the available phone number filters.|
|Rules and Strategies||
In this next section, you'll see a list of attempt rules, location rules, custom rules, contact times, and suppression lists that were marked as Required when they were created or imported. You can click Change to add additional rules or suppression lists, but you cannot remove them from this page. You must return to the Compliance Tools page or the Contact Suppression Lists page to uncheck the Required box. Refer to the Attempt Rules, Custom Rules, Location Rules, Contact Times, or Contact Suppression Lists pages for more information.
You can also apply the following in this section:
|List Reset||Finally, if you want to restart a campaign after it has been paused or stopped/unloaded, you can specify the way in which CX Contact should retry the contact list. The options are outlined below.|
End of General Tab.
Start of Dialing Tab. Use the Dialing tab to set important dialing parameters, such as the dialing mode, pacing options, and time constraints. This table below describes each section of the Dialing tab.
|Dialing Modes and IVR Modes||Choose a dialing mode or IVR mode, depending on the type of campaign you're running. For a detailed description of each dialing mode and IVR mode, refer to the Dialing Modes and IVR Modes page.|
If you select a Predictive dialing mode or Predictive IVR mode, you can select an optimization parameter. When you select an optimization parameter, the system adjusts call pacing to adhere to that parameter. Refer to the Pacing and Optimization page for a description of each optimization parameter and its associated dialing mode or IVR mode.
|Pacing Options||Pacing defines the way in which contact attempts are made - you select the parameters and the dialing algorithm adjusts accordingly. Refer to the Pacing and Optimization page for a description of each pacing option and its associated dialing mode or IVR mode.|
|Time Constraints||Use the Time Constraints section (first enable Constrain Pass Times) to define when the system can and cannot attempt a record. Refer to the Define the Calling Window for information about time constraint options and to learn how to set a safe dialing window.|
End of Dialing Tab
Start of List Options Tab.
If you have a campaign group with more than one contact list, you can use this tab to assign each list a relative weight, which represents the ratio of records that will be retrieved from a contact list for the campaign group.
To learn how to use this feature, refer to the Assign Weights to Contact Lists page in this manual.
The table below describes each section of the List Options tab
|Enable List Options||Enables/disables the following options:
|Never start before||Indicates the earliest possible start time at which the system can dial records.|
|Always end by||Indicates the earliest possible end time at which the system can dial records.|
|Timezone source||Indicates from where the timezone is derived. For additional information see: Time Zone Assignment.|
|Timezone||Enables you to define an explicit timezone. The default is the local timezone. For additional information see: Time Zone Assignment.|
|Filtering Rule||Indicates the way data is sorted and ordered. For additional information see: Create a Filtering Rule.|
|Exclamation mark||Contains a tool tip that indicates that the Enable List Options option is turned on.|
End of List Options Tab
Start of Treatment Tab. A treatment defines what CX Contact should do with a call that does not reach the intended party. This tab is broken down into the following sub-tabs:
- Delivery Options - define the circumstances in which the system should connect a call to an agent.
- Retry Options - define the way the system should respond to any given call result.
- SCXML-based treatments - specify the URI to an SCXML treatment script.
- Device Escalation - in the event a single record contains more than one device, you can identify which device(s) are contacted as well as the order in which they are contacted.
Start of Compliance Tab. If you have a campaign using Predictive dialing and the Abandoned Call Rate optimization parameter, and you want the system to switch to Progressive dialing in the event the target abandon rate reaches your optimization goal (for example 3.1%) to eliminate the risk of further abandonment, you'll specify those values here. The system can then switch back to Predictive once the call abandon rate returns to an acceptable level (for example 2.9%).
End of Compliance Tab.
Start of Content Tab.
End of Content Tab.
Start of Advanced Tab.
On the Advanced tab, you can configure an unlimited number of arbitrary dialing options that provide additional functionality. Enter the option name and value that you want to apply to the campaign group here. Contact your account representative for more information about the available options.
End of Advanced Tab.
When you're finished, the campaign group and its contact lists will appear on the campaigns dashboard.
Edit a Campaign Group
To edit a campaign group, go to the campaigns dashboard and click the name of the campaign group to open and edit its properties.
Edit Settings for Active Campaign Groups
In most cases, you can edit a campaign group setting while the campaign group is running. In some cases, however, a setting cannot be changed, or it can be changed only if you first pause the campaign group, make the necessary changes, and then resume the campaign group.
The table below lists each campaign group setting and the condition under which each setting can be changed.
Delete a Campaign Group
To delete a campaign group, go to the campaigns dashboard, click the More Actions menu (displays as an Ellipsis) displayed next to the campaign group and select Delete Campaign Group.
Start a Campaign Group in a Paused State
If, after creating the campaign group, you don't want to begin dialing immediately, you can put the campaign group in a paused state and then manually start the campaign group at a later time.
To do this, check Start Paused from the New Campaign Group page.
Start, Pause, or Stop a Campaign Group
On the campaigns dashboard, use the media controls next to each campaign group to start, pause, or stop dialing activity.
- Start - Starts or resumes dialing.
- Pause - Pauses dialing activity.
- Stop - Stops (unloads) dialing entirely. Note: Stopping a campaign group resets all campaign group statistics.
A status bulb next to the media controls indicates the current status of any campaign group and uses the following color schme:
- Green - Active/Running
- Blue - Paused
- Grey - Inactive
List Reset Options
In the event you pause and then restart a campaign, you can specify the way in which CX Contact should retry the contact list. You'll do this on the General tab for the campaign object.
The List Reset options are as follows:
- Continue (Default) - CX Contact resumes dialing against the contact list.
- Full Reset - CX Contact resets the contact list and starts dialing without any consideration for previous call results achieved.
- Selected Reset - CX Contact retries a contact list based on selected call results. A list reset occurs under any of the following conditions:
- Call Result - Specify the call result(s) you want included in the retry.
- Record Type - Select the record types you want included in the retry.
- Record Status - Select the record status you want included in the retry, as follows:
- Ready - The record is ready to be dialed. It has not yet been attempted.
- Retrieved - The record is retrieved from the database and is currently being processed.
- Updated (Default) - The record has been processed and updated in the database.
Automatically Complete a Campaign Group Upon Record Depletion
In the event all contact list records have been attempted and retry parameters depleted, CX Contact will automatically stop the campaign group and send a toast notification to all affected agents to advise that the campaign has been unloaded.
To enable this, check Complete if no more records on the New Campaign Group page.
When you're finished, select Create or Create and Run.