Cloning a campaign

The campaign cloning feature allows ThruText admins to create new texting campaigns based on the parameters of previous campaigns. This feature can help save time and avoid user errors if you are making a large number of similar campaigns. Here's how it works:

Note - If you are creating a cloned campaign with a newly uploaded group, please check that it has finished validating before launching your campaign.

Press the "Clone" button

Go to the campaign index and pick a campaign that you want to clone. Then press the clone button. 

clone button dashboard view

You can also clone a campaign from the campaign management page.

clone button campaign management

Finish cloning

All of the parameters of the campaign you clone will be brought over into the new campaign you are creating. Details to note:

  • The word "Cloned" will appear before the name of the new campaign.
  • Campaign Segments will need to be added to your new campaign.
  • Senders on the first campaign will not be carried over to the new campaign. Adding senders before launching is optional. For more information on adding senders after launch review our Campaign Pre-Loading guide.

To edit those parameters, you can use the "Finish Cloning Campaign" page, which is where you'll land after you press clone.

Note - Check your Start and End dates! The dates on your first campaign will carry over to your new campaign.

Once you fill out the Finish Campaign Cloning screen, press the "Next" button at the bottom of the page to get to the review stage. (Don't worry, this will not launch your campaign.)  

Review your new campaign

When you press the "Next" button at the bottom of the Finish Campaign Cloning screen, you'll land on the final page of campaign creation, the Review page. As with any campaign, at this stage you can edit any aspect of the campaign. For example, you might want to go back and change the initial script. Once you've completed your review and edits, just press launch like any other campaign, and you'll be off and running!  

Note - If you are cloning a campaign that was created before September 2022, you may need to check and verify that the Organization Display name and Opt Out Language are present in your initial message prior to launching.