Campaign Statuses

Zaius uses 7 distinct statuses to indicate where each campaign is within your deployment process:

Draft: Campaign that was created but is not yet set to run.

Scheduled: Campaign that is scheduled to send, but has never previously sent.

  • If a one-time campaign is restarted after previously sending, it will still return to Scheduled status.

Preparing: Campaign that has reached its next send time and is in the queue.

Running: Campaign that is currently sending emails to recipients at this moment.

Ongoing: Campaign that has run before and is scheduled to run again.

  • This does not apply to one-time campaigns that are rescheduled to run again.
  • This does apply to recurring/continuous campaigns, as well as one-time campaigns sending in recipient time zone and/or performing A/B testing.

Completed: Campaign that has run before and is not scheduled to run again.

Paused: Campaign that a user has paused.

User Actions for Each Status 

Each campaign status has specific user actions associated with it:

Draft

  • The "Go Live" button will change the status to Scheduled.

Scheduled

  • The "Unschedule" button is available if the campaign has never sent before. Clicking the button will change the status to Draft.
  • The "Pause" button is available if the campaign has sent before. Clicking the button will change the status to Paused. You will be given the option to change the status to Completed instead, in the case that you do not intend to resume the campaign.

Preparing

  • The "Unschedule" button is available if the campaign has never sent before. Clicking the button will change the status to Draft. (NOTE: This is not applicable to one-time campaigns, which cannot be unscheduled in the Preparing state.)
  • The "Pause" button is available if the campaign has sent before. Clicking the button will change the status to Paused. You will be given the option to change the status to Completed instead, in the case that you do not intend to resume the campaign. (NOTE: This is not applicable to one-time campaigns, which cannot be paused or marked completed while in the Preparing state.)

Running

  • Campaigns with the Running status have no available user actions. At this stage, the campaign is actively sending emails, and cannot be paused or unscheduled.

Ongoing

  • The "Pause" button will change the status to Paused. You will be given the option to change the status to Completed instead, in the case that you do not intend to resume the campaign.

Completed

  • The "Restart" button will change the status to Scheduled.

Paused

  • The "Restart" button is available if you change the schedule to make the campaign run in the future. Clicking the button will change the status to Scheduled.
  • The "Resume" button is available if you do not change the schedule. Clicking the button will change the status to Scheduled.

System Actions

Zaius will automatically change the status of campaigns that meet the necessary qualifications:

  • Scheduled will transition to Preparing when the start time is reached and the campaign is placed in the sending queue.
  • Preparing will transition to Running when the campaign reaches the top of the sending queue and begins sending.
  • Running will transition to Ongoing if the campaign has more scheduled runs (e.g., recurring/continuous campaigns, recipient time zone sending, and A/B testing for one-time campaigns). Running will transition to Completed if the campaign has no more scheduled runs.¬†
  • Ongoing will transition to Preparing when the next scheduled run time is reached and the campaign is placed on the sending queue.
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