Norby Community Newsletter – No. 12

Norby Community Newsletter – No. 12

Hey Norby Community,

First off, a big THANK YOU for all your support with our Drops launch on Product Hunt a few weeks ago – we greatly appreciate all the love!

We’ve been really focused on refinements and enhancements to core Norby functionality the past few weeks, but we’ve also added some new analytics features (which we’re flipping for!) and a few other goodies.

Let’s dive in!

✍️ Flexible Signups 📧

Many of you have asked for the ability to create email-only signups and as of this week you finally can. You now have the ability to choose whether you want to collect email addresses, phone numbers, both, or neither for every event and Drop you create on Norby.

(Note that you’ll have to enable at least one of them if you want to use notifications, confirmation messages, or campaigns with your event or Drop.)

Now this may seem like a small change – but in fact it required a total overhaul of our authentication system, which is now much more robust and flexible and capable of handling complex operations like multi-factor authentication, account merging, and more.

🏄 Analytics Tune Up ⤴️

We’ve made tons of improvements to our analytics engine and dashboards.

First, you can now see user referrals as well as referrals from external sources in the Referrals tab of the analytics viewer for any event or Drop.

Second, we’ve added tons of new data points to our email and SMS campaign analytics, including:

  • Individual link clickthrough and conversion for every user
  • Opens and unique opens
  • Bounces, drops, spam reports, unsubscribes, and more

📘 Shiny New Blocks & Fine Tuning 🧱

We’ve added a bunch of small fixes and improvements to our appearance and theming settings:

  • You can now specify the default color of rich text blocks in the Appearance tab
  • Redesigned the social links section of the Profile tab
  • Added support for text alignment in rich text blocks

We’ve also made updates to our feed editor and content creation flows as well as added some new block types:

  • Added support for image, spacer, social icons, and bio blocks
  • Made it easier to search your existing content and create new content on the fly in the feed editor
  • We’ve added quick access to all your social URLs when creating a new link

🤳 Norby Crew

🍩 Get a text when The Bakery Lady’s menu drops each week and order scrumptious delights online.

🔥 Join Shanika Hillocks, a badass digital creator and marketer TODAY for an IG Live on Redefining Career Empowerment.

🤩 The Goddess Council is an online + IRL wellness club (aka sisterhood) for all women seeking new friendships, real convos, healing, & joy! Sign up for announcements when their new events land.

💅 Never miss an episode of TatiannaBWell’s IGTV series where she encourages her audience to prioritize wellness, practice self acceptance and of course get caught up on the best skincare products.

👂 Every Thursday at 3pm EST head over to Hey Sis World’s room on Clubhouse – a space to support the growth of creative BIPOC entrepreneurs, allies welcome :) Get a text when they’re live on Clubhouse.

🍳 Missed Woldy Kusina’s last pop-up at Ursula in Brooklyn? Us too 😭 but you can now get a text when his next pop-up goes live. See ya there!

🛍 AB Media Group dropped some fire merch in celebration of BHM with donations going to 3 different charities. Shop A LOVE LETTER TO OUR FOREMOTHERS here.

🧘 Sugarfree Media is hosting Take Care, a virtual wellness retreat focused on centering mental health, next week! Buy tickets here.

🤓 What we’re reading, listening to and talking about 📰

‘Til next time,

Sam, Nick, and Steve


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