Instagram ads vs Facebook ads
And a feature in Ask the Sprofessionals—Part Two: Review Don’ts
I celebrated my birthday over the weekend with a lot of virtual check-ins/party and an in-person pie. It was strange to mark a milestone without my favorite people around me. However, it went far better than I could’ve hoped for and for that, I’m thankful.
Here are some quick tips for businesses:
If you’ve got a coffee company open now, add it to Sprudge Maps
If you have an Instagram business account (which I definitely recommend switching to), you can use the food delivery & gift card story stickers. And, others will be able to use the “support small business” sticker
Featuring my own work & press
[BYLINE] Should you be focusing your paid advertising efforts on Instagram, Facebook or both? Learn more about the advantages of each platform.
[NOTE] I receive this question often enough so I hope this guide helps you with figuring out which would be better for you.
[INTERVIEWED] In this series, industry experts sound off on issues around café policy, breaking down the ins and outs of how rules and systems affect retention.
Quick text updates & links on what's new on the networks
Instagram added new control features, including deleting comments in bulk, pinning comments, and choosing who can tag and mention you. This is under the guise of bullying control but will also be very useful for active business accounts. It also added: new support small business sticker (same with Facebook), learning algorithm with its camera to fit your preferences, and new font types. It’s testing: different ways to switch between stories.
Twitter added the ability for iOS users to see all retweets with comments in one place.
LinkedIn added virtual events for pages. There is a small but dedicated corner of the coffee community on LinkedIn.
Helpful links on how to improve your digital marketing
Restaurants are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but search volume suggests that audiences are online. Here are five tips for using Facebook as a tool to engage with and grow your community during the pandemic, including targeting your local community, adjusting your messaging, and more.
Ready to tap into the viral growth of TikTok challenges? Read this post to learn how TikTok challenges work and how you can use them for your brand.
In this short guide, find out how to improve your conversion rates by paying attention to the right metrics from your web analytics.
Anything I've enjoyed reading recently
Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic.
and how media mimics the market.
[long read but worth it]
The Burnout Effect is a collection of stories that center on the pressures - and peace - of productivity and performance for our current times.
“We are not one-woman factories nor are we theater for others. We’re human.”
An update from my container garden!
I purchased this beautiful Calathea Makayana as a birthday gift for myself last week. The undersides are purple & my fingers are crossed that I can keep this alive.
I’m doing free 15-min brainstorming session consults for coffee businesses/organizations affected by COVID-19!
What'd you think?
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