Create an Innovation of the Day channel on Slack

Slack

Here’s how in a few quick steps:

1.

In Slack, create an Innovation of the Day channel
    1. Name it #InnovationoftheDay or anything else you fancy.
    2. Set the channel to be ‘public’.

2.

Go to Slack's Email app web page » 

3.

Click ‘Add to Slack’ if the app has already been installed on your workspace, or ‘Install’ if it hasn’t yet.

4.

Click ‘Post to Channel’, choose the #InnovationoftheDay channel, then click ‘Add Email Integration’.

5.

Click ‘Save Integration’ and look for green bar confirming this has been saved. You’re done with the Slack part of the setup now!

6.

You'll receive a confirmation email from Slack with the unique email address that is exclusively linked to the #InnovationoftheDay channel.

7.

Go to trendwatching.com/subscribe and subscribe to the Innovation of the Day email type with this unique email address.

You will receive a ‘confirm your subscription’ in the #InnovationoftheDay channel. Just confirm and you’re good!

8.

Within a day, the daily innovations will start appearing in the channel, for all to enjoy.

Use your #general or #announcements channel to let all your colleagues know the Innovation of the Day channel is now available to them.

Suggested announcement message:

“Hey @channel, we’ve added a new channel, #InnovationoftheDay, that will bring you a daily innovation and related insights from TrendWatching, one of the world’s leading trend firms.

Great to get your daily dose of inspiration and insight, and, who knows, your next big idea!

You can add the channel by clicking or tapping the ‘Channels +’ header."

Questions?

Now, if you have any problems getting this up and running, just email Sophie Caro (sophie.caro@trendwatching.com), and she will help you to get it done.

Enjoy!