How do I add an e-mail as a link to a web ad?

Annaward 7 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Rick Simpson 7 years ago 2

I thought that typing "mailto:" and then entering the e-mail address would do the trick, but it didn't work. Any suggestions on how to do it without making the ad an HTML5 ad?



Hi Annaward:

My understanding is that the mailto method doesn't always work.

Personally for ads like that I've fulfilled it by uploading the banner creative as a contributed image and making the clickthrough link to that image. I set the asset to delete after the run of the banner.

Then in the caption for the image I have a "Click here to email ..." statement.

I've not gotten any complaints doing it this way. Not sure if the salepeople are passing on our workaround details either.


Alternately, as I think about this...

You could also create a simple form that collects the visitors email address and message to send on to the client.

The banner would link to the form.

And you could supply both a click through and a mail conversion rate.