[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]
There are two ways you can select the list of recipients for your quick campaign:
When you create your new quick campaign, you can choose whether you want to own the activities that you distribute, or whether each of the users who own the records in your quick campaign should own the distributed activities. If you use the quick campaign to create and distribute e-mail activities, you can also choose whether you want Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to automatically send the e-mail messages and whether the corresponding e-mail activities should be closed.
After you finish configuring your quick campaign, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online immediately creates and distributes the activity you specified for all of the customers you selected.
After you have used a quick campaign to quickly distribute activities, you can use the quick campaign record to:
Differences between campaigns and quick campaigns
In contrast to campaigns, quick campaigns do not include many of the same tracking and reporting features, and support only one type of activity for each quick campaign. However, you can use quick campaigns to distribute a single activity automatically to an ad-hoc selection of marketing lists, accounts, contacts, or leads.
Campaigns can represent an organization's marketing efforts over an extended period of time. The effects of a quick campaign are immediate.
Another key difference between campaigns and quick campaigns is in how marketing lists work with quick campaigns. Using quick campaigns, you can still select one or more marketing lists and create activities for all of the records in those lists. However, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online does not associate the marketing list itself with the quick campaign. Instead, activities are created only for the accounts, contacts, or leads that were included in the marketing list or lists when you selected them.
Some quick campaign features are available only in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook: