How to use Private campaigns

Add an extra layer of security to your content and campaigns!

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Written by Victor De Blander
Updated over a week ago

Private campaigns in StoryChief allow you to collaborate on content with a select group of team members, keeping your work confidential and secure. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating private campaigns step by step.

Table of Contents:

Getting started with Private campaigns

1. What is a Private campaign?

A private campaign is a security layer on top of existing campaigns, for when pieces of content are secret or meant to be temporarily hidden. Imagine that your development team is working on a new product and some marketers need to create the content for a product launch. It might be that this stays a secret until the whole campaign is ready for launch.

2. Start creating your private campaign

Step 1. Accessing the Campaign Creation Tab

In your dashboard, click on the green + sign and then click on "Create Campaign" tab or use the Quick links to "Create a Campaign".

Step 2. On top, you see the option to create a Private Campaign. Select this option.

Fill in the details to give your campaign a name, running time, description, etc.

Under the "Collaborators" section, click on "Add Collaborators" and enter the email addresses of team members you want to invite to join your private campaign.

Customize any additional fields that are relevant to your campaign objectives.

Click on "Save" once you have filled in all the required information.

Step 3. Adding content to a Private Campaign by clicking on "Content" on the campaign overview.

An overview of Events, Stories, or Social Posts appears where you can add content related to this specific campaign. Here, click "Add" to start creating stories, events or social posts for your Private campaign.

To add existing content, you can duplicate content to this campaign. This flow is explained in the tips and tricks below.

3. More tips and tricks regarding Private campaigns

  • In the campaign overview, the private ones are only visible if you are the owner or collaborator of the campaign. This is to make sure private/hidden information stays hidden from other creators within the company until the information is ready to be revealed. A shield is added to show the difference between content & campaigns.

  • In the content overview, this will be displayed similarly with a shield. For example, this is how it would look in the story overview:

  • Adding existing content (stories, social posts & events) can be done through "Duplicate to" on the content level. There, you can select the private campaign this content needs to be duplicated to.

  • How to make a private campaign public? Maybe all of the content is ready to be launched and everyone can take a look at the campaign. In that case, go to the campaign and click on "Edit". Now you can switch it to a public campaign, after accepting the warning label.

    πŸŽ‰ That's it! You have successfully created a private campaign in StoryChief and invited collaborators to work on it. Remember, only the invited team members will have access to this campaign and its associated content.

πŸ“š Next Steps:

  • Campaigns in a nutshell: Learn more about campaigns and their benefits.

  • Planning an effective content campaign: Get tips on how to plan and execute a successful content campaign.

  • How to color-code your campaigns: Organize your campaigns using color codes for better visual management.

  • Use the calendar to plan content directly in your campaign: Discover how you can utilize the calendar feature within your campaigns.

  • How to link your existing content to one or more campaigns: Find out how you can associate existing content with specific campaigns.

  • Assess your campaigns: Learn how to evaluate the performance of your campaigns using StoryChief's analytics tools.

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