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Receiving Engage campaigns


As soon as a campaign is published, the set of end users that constitute the target audience starts receiving the campaign on all their devices that run the Collector.

As a first step, campaigns optionally display a desktop notification that, in addition to inform end users about both the subject matter and the sender of the campaign, lets them decide whether to participate in the campaign or not. Alternatively, for short, urgent, or important campaigns that users should not decline, configure campaigns to skip the notification step and directly jump into the first question.

The Windows Collector includes a tray application that displays campaigns with a unified look-and-feel across all types of Windows devices. In particular, campaign notifications look similar to standard Windows 10 notifications in all supported versions of Windows. Brand your campaigns for Windows users with your own corporate logo and colors.

Applies to platform | Windows |

For its part, the Mac Collector displays campaign notifications through the standard macOS notification mechanism. By default, users receive alert type notifications, so the notification stays on the screen until the user clicks either the button to answer the campaign or to postpone it.

For each individual application, macOS 10.15 Catalina and later prompts users to either allow notifications or not. In the case of the Mac Collector, a dialog shows up after installation to let the user decide whether to allow notifications from the Collector or not. To prevent users from blocking campaign notifications, configure the profile of users to enable notifications for the Engage component of the Collector.

Applies to platform | macOS |

Conditions to receive campaigns

For a user to receive a campaign, the following conditions must be met:

  • The device is turned on.

  • The user is logged in to the device.

  • The Collector is running on the device and has an active TCP connection with the Engine.

Campaign delivery is retried every 15 minutes on each device that does not fulfill the conditions.

In addition, the Collector does not display the campaign in the following cases:

  • The device is running an application in full-screen mode, as displaying the campaign might annoy the user.

  • The user has not been active for the last 15 seconds. The campaign might go unnoticed if the user is absent.

  • The user has recently answered another campaign and the Do Not Disturb period has not elapsed yet (override with urgent campaigns).

  • The user did not allow notifications from the Mac Collector.

Accepting or rejecting to participate

If the campaign includes a notification When receiving a notification from a campaign, the end user sees:

  • The sender of the campaign, including an optional picture.

  • The title of the campaign.

  • A text inviting to take the campaign (the configured footer).

  • A couple of buttons to decide whether to answers the questions of the campaign. The user has two choices:

    • Click Show to take the survey of the campaign immediately.

    • Click Not now to skip the participation on the campaign.

If the user clicks the Not now button to skip the campaign, another dialog pops up with the question When would you like to be reminded?. The user is presented with two choices:

  • Click Never not to receive any other notification regarding this campaign ever again in the current device. This choice is remembered as long as the campaign is active. The user gets notified again in the same device only if the campaign is retired and then republished.

  • Click Later to answer the questions of the campaign at some point in the future. The value in the configuration setting of the campaign Reminder frequency determines the time when the user will receive again a notification for participating in the campaign.

Note that the participation of a user in a campaign is local to each device that the user utilizes. For instance, if a user declines to participate in a campaign from one particular device, the user may still receive notifications about the same campaign in other devices.


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