Simple integration between Nosto and dotdigital enables segmentation synchronization and capability to add Nosto's segment detail as a property for a contact. 

This article covers the segmentation sync. The tutorial covering Nosto Email Widgets for dotdigital can be found here.

Start by navigating to Settings > Integrations and log-in to dotdigital account by using your credentials.

Once submitted, the integration is ready and you can  choose to synchronize preferred Nosto segments. To sync only email Widgets, you don't need to enable the email upload and sync.

If you enable the toggle Enable Daily Segment Sync a prompt will be displayed to confirm the email upload. Please review your dotdigital settings as advised below before proceeding.


The integration will not create duplicate entries or overwrite any data associated with existing contacts. The integration does not include marketing consent (opt-in / opt-out) detail for contacts, but will only add a segment name as the contact property. Marketing consent property will be left empty/unknown for new contacts to dotdigital. In other words, marketing consent is managed in dotdigital, not in or by Nosto. 

Before activating the integration
Before enabling the email upload, please make sure that dotdigital doesn’t automatically dispatch emails when new emails or address books are uploaded and created. These are typically daily enrolling emails or automated messages when a new contact joins an address book. Please review that emails are not sent when marketing consent is left empty/unknown and also note that the rules might differ from your default configuration as emails are uploaded by leveraging dotdigital API. 

After confirming the connection, the integration will upload all email addresses processed by Nosto to dotdigital by creating a new address book within the next 1-24 hours. Next, you need to choose the segment(s) you would like to sync to dotdigital.

Navigate next to Segmentation & Insights view and select the segment you would like to add and synchronize into dotdigital by clicking the pen icon on top of the segment. In the example Outdoor Enthusiasts Organic. This will open up the synchronization menu.

Choose dotdigital from the selection, toggle the switch and save, which will synchronize the selected segment into Data Field property in dotdigital contact.

Instead of creating new contacts, Nosto adds a Data Field property NOSTOSEGMENTS into existing contacts with an identical value to Nosto segment name that you have created in the Nosto admin. Based on the value (Nosto segment name) you can create inclusion and exclusion rules for your campaigns in dotdigital's interface. 

Following the example Outdoor Enthusiasts Organic segment, create a new segment in dotdigital by choosing Data Fields as an inclusion rule and narrow down by segment's name stored in NOSTOSEGMENT as in the example screenshots below.

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