How to Integrate Deadline Funnel with ActiveCampaign (API)

The API integration with ActiveCampaign is the easiest and most flexible way to integrate Deadline Funnel with your ActiveCampaign account.

Important:  You will need to complete the setup of your first evergreen campaign before you will see the API integrations link in the left nav.

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Click on API integrations and create a new integration:
Once you click on API Integrations in the left menu, click "I need to create a new API connection."

Note that at the top of the screen you can see which Deadline Funnel campaign you're currently integrating (where it says "you are editing"). Each Deadline Funnel campaign gets its own API integration. :)

Enter your ActiveCampaign API URL and API Key:

You can find these by clicking on your name in the top right corner of your ActiveCampaign account, clicking on My Settings, and then going to the Developer tab in the left menu:

Once you've pasted both values in Deadline Funnel, click on Save.

Create a custom field to store each contact's deadline:

We call this the "deadline text" field, and it's just a field in ActiveCampaign that stores each contact's unique deadline.

The good news is that you can create that field from Deadline Funnel while you're setting up the integration.

Go ahead and name it "deadlinetext" if you're not sure what to call it. You can always change it later.

Click on "Create" after you name your field.

Copy your Deadline Funnel webhook:

Add a webhook action to your automation in ActiveCampaign:

You can add this webhook anywhere in your automation where you want the deadline to be triggered.

To add the webhook in the automation, click on the plus symbol, then choose Conditions and Workflow, and then click on Webhook and paste your Deadline Funnel webhook in.

Now the deadline will begin for each contact as soon as they reach that webhook in your automation.

You can test by adding a contact to your automation, waiting for the webhook to happen, and then check under Event Tracking in Deadline Funnel to confirm their email address was received by Deadline Funnel.

Important Note about Email Links

For the API integration to work you MUST use the Deadline Funnel  email links in any of your emails that link to a sales page with a countdown timer, or that link to a page in your funnel that links to another page with your countdown timer.
In other words, the API integration requires that your subscribers click one of the Deadline Funnel email links before they reach a page with a countdown. This is necessary in order to make sure each subscriber is assigned the correct deadline.

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