We’ve added another communication channel that HootBoard works on to continue to unify and simplify your communications stack. This is in addition to working on web, mobile, digital signage, interactive screens and social media.
Our newsletter feature auto-creates weekly newsletters for you so you don’t have to spend any extra time doing anything besides what you are already doing to add content to HootBoard. It will send out this email to all the members of your board and people you have invited to your board but haven’t yet joined to make sure they stay in the loop.
We use the help of artificial intelligence to auto-generate these newsletters by utilizing content that has been added to your board in the past week.
One of the things you will notice is that it incorporates some of your branding settings from your board such as your board background and logo:
It highlights all new posts from the last week:
And any upcoming events:
You can also elect to have certain posts omitted from the newsletter. Board administrators can do this by clicking into a hoot and in the Manage hoot section checking “Remove from the next newsletter”
Not too long down the road, we’ll be giving you the ability to add custom messages to your newsletter, scheduling them at a certain date/time and more. In the meanwhile, give it a shot and let us know what you’d like to see next here.
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Our Twitter connector is our first social integration that allows you to push content from Twitter to HootBoard. Once a tweet is on HootBoard it allows you push that content directly to all the channels HootBoard works on – web, mobile, newsletters, digital screen and interactive screens.
Posting hoots on HootBoard has a brand new look! The new posting process makes it easier to post different types of information such as events, announcements, questions and more.
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Much like the name implies, pinning allows you to take any hoot and pin it to the top of your board. This is great to get extra visibility for that event taking place this week, promoting a sponsor’s post, or adding some guidelines to members of your board on how they should use the board.
Did you make a typo on your hoot? Need to change the date of an event? Don’t despair! You now have the ability to edit any post you make. Editing works exactly like the way you originally posted your hoot.