Norby Community Newsletter – No. 27

Norby Community Newsletter – No. 27

Hey Norby Crew,


With Thanksgiving (Taylor's Version) right around the corner, we're feeling just a little emotional and extremely grateful for our growing community. We wouldn't be here without y'all – and as a little thank you for building with us, our very own product management intern and bona fide 🧩 puzzle master, Sidra, designed an exclusive crossword for the Norby Crew! Check it out here and we’ll send you the answer key next week πŸ€“.


We've got a jam-packed edition for you this week – read on to RSVP to our first IRL bash, our final Creators Who Share Season 1 event, check out our latest product updates, and lots more.

Let's go!‍


πŸŽ‰ Party with us IRL πŸ₯³

Save the date! If you’re in Brooklyn on December 4th, join us for our first ever Creator Marketplace and Holiday Bash! Add it to your calendar here and we’ll send you more details soon.‍


πŸ—£οΈ Tomorrow: Our Final Creators Who Share: Season 1 Event πŸ’»β€

Join Vanessa Newman and fellow spacemakers Kamra Hakim and Annika Hansteen-Izora on Wednesday, November 17, at 2pm ET for a FREE virtual chat about breaking digital and physical barriers through inspired action. This will be our last event (read: your last chance to snag some sweet, sweet perks πŸ’°) for the first season of Creators Who Share and spots are limited so sign up now!‍

Sign up for FREE here →‍


πŸ‘‰ Previously on Creators Who Share πŸ‘€β€

Missed our last Creators Who Share event? Don't worry, we've got you covered – check out Vanessa's workshop from earlier this month on our YouTube channel. (And of course, remember to smash that subscribe button while you're there.)‍


πŸ“½οΈ How to Norby on YouTube πŸ“Ίβ€

Speaking of YouTube, our How to Norby series is bursting with deep dives on navigating integrations, setting up and running an event series, running campaigns, using our new themes, and more. Watch them all here!‍


πŸ’° Product Updates: A Thanksgiving Grab Bag πŸ›β€

We've shipped a ton of fixes, improvements, and upgrades in our latest release. Head to your Norby dashboard to see all the latest, including:

  • We've added post-signup redirects, so you can now specify a URL to redirect users to after they go through one of your signup flows or register for an event.
  • We've improved sending test SMS and email campaigns and notifications. Test emails will now be clearly marked as such in the subject line and have more flexible delivery options, and we've added the ability to use variables (like a user's name and referral link) in test messages.
  • We've added better SMS and email usage indicators to your dashboard and billing section. If you're in a Norby trial, you'll see your usage in a meter in the lefthand navigation sidebar and get a warning as you start to near trial limitations. Once you've maxed out your SMS and email usage during your trial, you'll be prompted to add a payment method and end your trial to continue using SMS and email features.
  • We've made lots of performance improvements to make your dashboard snappier, your landing pages load faster, and your messages delivered sooner.

...and lots more! See the rest on our changelog.‍


πŸš€ SMS, meet DMs. DMs, SMS πŸ‘€β€

What if your SMS, DMs, and emails could all live together in one place? One place to check in the morning and one place to reply to followers, customers, and community members. One place to send text campaigns and reply to Twitter DMs. One place to send newsletters and answer DM questions from your Instagram community.

Well, we're working on it. Introducing Inbox by Norby: an omnichannel messaging experience built just for you. Inbox is coming soon and we want YOU, our Norby crew, to help us test it before it launches publicly. We'll start sending invites to the beta program in December, but Norby users can sign up now for early access and move to the top of the list:‍

Sign up for early access to Inbox →‍


🀳 Norby Crew‍

Say hi to a few of the newest members of our community!

  • The Rimix: A community for the business baddie who refuses to be put in a box.
  • Narsha Njoya: Narsha is a creator specializing in brand and web design who helps entrepreneurs through courses and templates.
  • Natalie Topalian / The Brand Copywriter: Natalie is an ethical trauma informed copywriter who engages with her audience through teaching courses & workshops and providing resources on all things copywriting.
  • Earth Speak: Earth Speak is a community by Shawna Cason meant to bring intuition into everyday life in order to become the creative, magical person you are.
  • Mario Sears: Mario is a marketing expert and the founder of Moonrise Social Club: a marketing and branding agency that offers free and premium e-learning courses.
  • Annika Hansteen-Izora: Annika is a creator working on Somewhere Good: a digital platform that gives people of color a place to connect and create online.
  • Katie Glasgow: Katie is a Brooklyn-based creator and musician. Be sure to check out her new single Saint on November 18th! Presave here :)‍‍‍


πŸ€“ What we’re reading, listening to and talking about πŸ“°

β€˜Til next time,

Sam, Nick, and Steve


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