Good Morning and welcome to April 1st.
Normally there would be a joke about what day it is, but this isn’t normal times now is it? What a month its been! Unbelievable time here in Ireland – with schools closed, pubs and cultural institutions closed and so much more. Social Distancing and all but lockdown imposed. In the same breath I want to commend all the amazing businesses and supporters for all the good news stories that have been popping up over the past 2 weeks in my social feeds. Never have I ever been through a time like this before and probably won’t see the likes of it again in my lifetime.
The majority of businesses that follow my blog would be small to medium sized, so do please let me know how you’re fairing and tag me in any posts or tweets so I can share your news and updates – I’m happy to share my audience.
What is Social Selling?
Facebook Makes Livestreaming Easier
Facebook says it’s going to launch various features over the next couple weeks to make Facebook Live more accessible and easy to use, particularly for people who might not have a lot of mobile data. These include closed captions and an audio-only capability. The updates will be global.
As more and more people use Going Live to reach their audience Facebook has had to make it easier and faster for people less used to this medium to make the most of it. Read the full details in the article here.
Facebook Creator Studio Coming to the Fore
You may notice when you go to your scheduled posts over the coming days that there will be a notice saying “Post, videos and video insights are moving to Creator Studio. This page will no longer support those features starting in March 2020.”
They had given you the option to use both for quite some time however the basic scheduled posts section didn’t give you a preview instantly, you had to click preview. Well now this update has forced part time and full time schedulers to explore the studio. It’s actually very user friendly and still sees fairly familiar. Maybe try it one day this month?
Instagram Video Ads
Google My Business Show Temporarily Closed Locations
The Monday Morning Marketing Podcast
- Business Wins
- Consistent Message
- Social Media and Mental Health
Let’s Get Social Podcast
#COVID19 Pandemic: “When I’m just a Cashier” Became a Keyworker – Melanie Boylan
Why Use Instagram Highlights? – Eimer Duffy
Twitter Lingo and What it Means – Samantha Kelly
As usual, if there is anything I can help with, please do let me know. It’s a tough time for everyone, even me! My training has all fizzled out at this and I do appreciate that Social Media Management is a luxury that a lot of people cant afford. I’m not going any where for now though! I will continue writing and assisting where I can.