I just did a couple tests here and got a CDO field merge with a URL to work in an email link / button. As long as you select the picture / line item and paste in the proper CDO HTML (span tags), and ensure you don't hit "track URL" (as that creates a redirect URL for it), the links should work.
The only concern I have about this is it would likely affect your "click through" metrics - but if it's mainly transactional and you just need to get it sent out, this should do for now.
In any case, what implementation steps have you tried out so I can figure out a good place to start?
Hong Tai Lee
Thank you, Hong Tai - that is very helpful.
This was a lot easier in the old editor where you could access the HTML portion to make edits. Do you know of a work-around in the new/simplified email editor? I have been advised separately that "shared content" may be an option for embedding the HTML span tags - is this how you are achieving it?