Automations are useful for when you want a sequence of events to be followed. This could involve pre-sale nurturing of a contact, post-sale up-sell emails and touch points, etc.
Email campaigns are one-off messages sent to a list of opted-in contacts from the Campaigns Overview page. Common use cases would be:
- Sending out product updates
- One-time promotions
One-to-one emails are personal emails sent to a single contact from an account user. These emails can be sent from a Deal record, Contacts Overview page, or a Contact Profile page. You may want to use this feature in order to send a single, direct email to a contact without using an automation or campaign. You may want to use one-to-one emails, and encourage your employees to, so that a record of back-and-forth email communication is stored and consolidated on the contact record. Other common use cases would be:
- Send a follow up email to a lead on a Deal
- Reach out directly to your most engaged contacts with coupon codes or other special offers