In Martide you’ll find a Broadcast feature that lets you send multiple emails to more than one seafarer or candidate (and their manning agents if you want to) at once. This is useful if you need to send updates about anything from crew change dates to industry updates that may affect contracts.

Here’s how to send a Broadcast.

A quick guide to your inbox

Log in to your Martide account. You will see an envelope icon at the top of the page. Click on it and it will take you to your message inbox:

screenshot of Martide website showing Messages in the left hand menu and the inbox

In your inbox you’ll see a number of icons in the side panel. This is how your messages are stored and organized.

The icons are:

  • Plus sign: write new message
  • Message tray: inbox
  • Storage box: archived messages
  • Clock: snoozed messages
  • Circle with checkmark/tick: sent messages
  • Document: draft message
  • Trash can: deleted messages
screenshot of Martide's maritime recruitment website showing the inbox icons

In the inbox you can:

  • Write a new message by clicking the blue + button.
  • Click on the icons to see your inbox, archived messages, snoozed messages, sent messages, draft messages, and deleted messages.
  • Search your messages using the search bar at the top.
  • Click on the Broadcast tab at the top to send a message to more than one seafarer:
screenshot showing where to type a new message and add attachments

To learn more about your message inbox, see this page here.

Introduction to the Broadcast feature

When you click on Broadcast you will see this:

screenshot of Martide showing the Broadcast tab.

Here you can:

  • Send a new Broadcast by clicking the blue + New button.
  • See your sent Broadcast messages.
  • See your draft Broadcast messages.
  • See your deleted (trash) Broadcast messages.
  • Search your Broadcast messages using the search bar at the top.

How to send a Broadcast

Click the blue + New button. This will open up a new blank message like this:

screenshot of Martide website showing a new message

Click on the To box and you will see a pop-up box that looks like this:

screenshot of the pop-up box.

Here you can:

  • Select the manning agent or agents who represent the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to.
  • Select the nationality or nationalities of the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to.
  • Select the rank or ranks of the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to.
  • Select the status or statuses of the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to. Statuses are Active, Unavailable, Left, Retired, NFR (Not For Rehire.)
  • Select the Seafarer Pool or Pools of the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to.
  • Select the Client or Clients for the seafarers you want to send a Broadcast to.
  • Select whether the seafarers that you want to send a Broadcast to are seafarers or candidates.
  • Select whether the seafarers that you want to send a Broadcast to are are ex-crew, not ex-crew or if you want to send it to both.
  • Select whether the seafarers that you want to send a Broadcast to are ashore, onboard, or if you want to send it to both.
  • Select the manning agent or agents that you want to include in the Broadcast if you want to include them.

For example:

screenshot of Martide website showing different criteria selected
screenshot showing the bottom half of the send message box

The boxes at the bottom tell you how many seafarers and manning agents you are sending the Broadcast message to.

When you’re finished, click the Apply button and you will be taken to this screen. In our example we’re sending a message about contract updates to seafarers from the manning agent Davis, Kunze and Lebsack and to the manning agent themselves:

screenshot of Martide website showing the message subject

Here you can:

  • Type your subject.
  • Type your message.
  • Add an attachment by clicking the paperclip icon in the bottom left.
  • Click Save to draft to save the Broadcast and finish it later.
  • Click Cancel to cancel the Broadcast.
  • Click Send to send the Broadcast.

When you have sent the Broadcast you can see a list of seafarers who received the message underneath it in the Sent box.

Draft Broadcasts

If you save a Broadcast as a draft you can go back to finish writing it on the main Broadcast page:

screenshot of the Drafts icon.

Here you can:

  • See the draft of the Broadcast in the middle panel.
  • Finish writing the Draft Broadcast by clicking on the message draft in the middle panel.
  • Click the down arrow next to Drafts to see if you are Assigned to or Watching any of the vacancies/Assignments that are being discussed in that message:
screenshot of Martide website showing the draft message

Click the paperclip icon to add an attachment, and delete the draft, save your changes or send the draft by clicking the buttons at the bottom of a message.

How to add a tag to a Broadcast

You can add a tag to a Draft or Sent Broadcast to make it easier to organize your messages.

To do that go to the Broadcast you want to tag and click the tag icon at the top of the message:

screenshot showing the tag icon.

Click on the tag and then on + New tag and you will see this pop-up box:

screenshot showing the tag pop up box.

Here you can:

  • Type the name of your tag. For example 'Documents Pending' or 'Employment'.
  • Select a color for the tag.

When you click Save you will then see a flag in the color you selected on the main page of the Broadcasts tab, as well as the main Messages page:

screenshot showing the colored tags on the broadcasts page.

Then go back to your Broadcast and click the tag icon in the message. The tags will appear in a drop down menu and you can either create a new one or choose an existing tag:

screenshot of the colored tags

The flag/tag will now appear in that Broadcast both in the message and in the side bar:

screenshot of the flag in a message

We hope you’ve found this guide to Broadcasts useful however, if you do have any questions, please contact us at support@martide.com