3 Things for July 3rd, 2020

Updating Your Google My Business

Happy 4th of July tomorrow! We’re closed today in observance of Independence Day.

Are you closed today? If so, be sure to update your special hours on Google My Business to keep your customers in the know!

When necessary, you can schedule special business hours for:

  • Holidays
  • Special events
  • Other exceptional circumstances

Update your special hours by:

1. Sign into your Google My Business account
2. Click “Info” on your lefthand sidebar
3. Click on “Special Hours” then enter the opening and closing times for that day.
4. When you’ve finished entering all of your special hours, click “Apply”. Your special hours will appear to customers on Google only for the designated days.

If you’re not familiar with navigating your Google My Business dashboard, click here to learn more about adjusting your special business hours.

Wishing each of you a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! 

The Importance of Your Logo

Having a logo is an integral part of making your brand a successful one, right up there with having high-quality products/services and positive referrals. A logo can quickly grab viewers’ attention and communicate a company’s core values in an interesting way.

Below are 5 signs you have an effective logo:

1. It Grabs Attention
2. It Makes a Strong First Impression
3. It’s Memorable
4. It Stands Out From Your Competition
5. It is the Basis of Your Brand Identity

Your logo is the first thing that your audience will look for when they see any communications from your brand. It should be front and center of all your marketing materials such as business cards, flyers, advertisements, etc.

If you don’t have a logo (and one that stands out), then you are missing an opportunity to make your business stick in the minds of your audience. Contact Strategy 3 for help executing a logo that will meet the needs of your clients/customers and will improve your business prospects moving forward.

Top Facebook & Instagram Updates Over the Last Month

Social media platforms are ever-evolving! Here’s what’s happened over the last 30-days that you should know about.

Facebook Updates:

Facebook is Seeking to Advance Racial Justice:
Three actions Facebook took to advance racial justice include 1) proactively improve policies, products, and programs to detect, handle, and/or remove violating content. 2) Invest in the Black community by committing an additional $200 million to Black-owned businesses, creators, and organizations this year. 3) The creation of Lift Black Voices, a “new destination” meant to amplify voices, share resources, and fundraising.

Facebook Shifts Commerce Eligibility Requirements:
Commerce shift will eventually be available for Facebook businesses as it’s already on the move within Instagram. This means that eligible businesses or creators with at least one product will be able to use shopping features and tags.

Instagram Updates:

Continued Testing of Messenger & Direct Integration:
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has plans big to integrate Facebook Messenger, Direct messaging on Instagram, and WhatsApp to create one seamless, streamlined communication tool that can be accessed from all three apps. Ultimately, it will benefit users and marketers/brands alike to have a single, streamlined direct message option for multiple platforms, allowing us to respond quickly and to engage meaningfully.

New Paid Badges for Creators’ Live Streamed Videos:
Instagram wants to support creators using their IGTV platform and that’s where Paid Badges come into play. This new feature is still in beta testing. Currently, IG users are able to show their love during Lives using likes, comments, or donations. The badge feature is meant to bring a new level of support.

New IGTV Ads for Monetization:
Make way, ads are coming to IGTV. Mobile-friendly, 15-second video ads will pop up when users click to watch someone’s IGTV videos from the video’s preview in their Instagram feed.

Step Into Our NEW Office!

We are thrilled to now be the newest business in Tacoma’s beautiful and historic Proctor District! Mask up and stop by to say hello! 

Our new address is:
3820 N. 27th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407