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October 9, 2013

How to Create Subgroups in MailChimp

If you use MailChimp you already know how powerful of a tool it is. MailChimp is an email marketing campaign tool used to reach current clients, prospective clients, and even create internal announcements. It is a way to keep track of subscribers to newsletters, public relations, and more. When you create subgroups in MailChimp you are able to get pinpointed messages to a specific audience.

Let’s Create Subgroups in MailChimp

Today we will learn how to create a subgroup within an email list you’ve already made. In certain situations you may not want to send something out to everyone in a given list. When you create a subgroup you identify specific persons to send certain content to increasing efficiency and organization.


1. From the dashboard click ‘lists’. Located on the left hand side of the page.

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2. From the lists tab click on the list to which you wish to add the subgroup. We used “active clients july 2013”.

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3. Inside the list, click the “manage subscribers” drop down menu located at the top of the page.

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4. Within this drop down list select “groups”

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5. Once inside the ‘groups’ page you will click ‘view groups’ located on the right side of your screen.

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6. Finally, at the bottom of the page you will see ‘add group’. From here just follow the prompts and import an email list within.

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It’s easy to create subgroups in MailChimp giving you the power to tailor communications and target clients as part of your email marketing plan.

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