For customers using uStudio’s authentication process, you will have the ability to invite users to your podcast application through the uStudio Platform. You can do this in two ways: Single user invites or Bulk Import invites.
You can invite audience members through the administration section of the Podcast Management Console on the bottom left of the navigation bar.
Click on the plus symbol on the top right of the user section.
The popup below will open when you click the plus symbol.
Single Invite (Left Side): Send out invites one at a time for new audience members. Clicking the invite button will trigger an email to the individual inviting them to set up their podcast account.
Bulk Invite (Right Side): Send out multiple invites to a group of audience members. After Uploading the CSV you will be able to review the information. Once you confirm the information you can trigger an email to everyone on the CSV file inviting them to set up their podcast account.
A properly formatted CSV file will need the users First Name, Last Name, and Email address. You can view a sample of the proper format below:
Note: If you have duplicate users on a file the file will error so be sure to de-dupe your file prior to upload. You must have the column headers match the above, exactly.
Adding Users to Groups During Bulk Invite:
If you have audience groups as part of your uStudio plan, you can assign users to groups during the bulk invite flow. A few things to note about adding users to groups during the invite flow:
- The Group must be created in the PMC prior to assigning users to the group. If you need help creating groups, go here.
- Group names much match the exact spelling and format of the name of the group in the PMC. For example: If you created a group in the PMC and titled it "Sales and Marketing" but in your CSV upload only put the term "Marketing" in the group column the upload will not map correctly and will not add that user to the group. If you put "Sales and Marketing" in the group field they will be correctly added to the group.
- You can add users to more than one group but you will need to put a comma between groups with no space before the group name.
- You must have the column headers match our sample file format's headers exactly.
Sample File Format: