Archives For Communications

church marketing twitter chat

I’m very excited to announce that I will be hosting a weekly Twitter chat for Church Marketing Sucks called #cmschat. Continue Reading…

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church-logo-mistakes

Church leaders should invest time into creating a great logo for their church. You hear any arguments from me about that. Design is the international language we all understand. Good or bad it says something about who or what our churches are. Continue Reading…

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social_media_trends

As we begin a new year on social media I’ve been looking ahead at what trends there will be for churches and non-profits. Have you seen any trends? What social media tactics should/are you adopting in response? If there is one thing that never changes on social media is that there are always changes and new features!  Continue Reading…

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Whether you are a church communications veteran or just joined the gang, there is something special about the new year (beyond the clichés). The new year can actually be useful as a time to reflect, reorganise, and for some, reshape what 2015 will bring with their church communications. Continue Reading…

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Best_Christmas_church_websites

I love surfing the web for the best church website designs at Christmas. Here are ten websites that I hope will show you what is possible for your own church website for next Christmas. Some are responsive websites, some aren’t. I love the effort that has been put into these sites. Continue Reading…

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Increase_reach_Facebook

I know I’m probably late to the party but I’ve been testing out a new way to increase our reach on Facebook over the last two weeks. What do I mean by that?

Basically Facebook now throttles down the natural reach of your photos or comments (How many see your posts) on your Facebook page to the point now where you really need to pay to get decent reach to your audience. There has been a seismic shift in the way the social media game is played. (I wrote more about that here) Continue Reading…

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Sheduling-social-media-tools

Time management is essential in my role as a social media community leader. That means that my team and I have to schedule some or all of our posts. It doesn’t mean that you don’t engage with our audience though. I recently wrote more about the pros and cons of scheduling your social media which I highly recommend you read before you dive into scheduling. Continue Reading…

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Email_marketing_church

I’ve heard it said a many times ‘email marketing is dead, social media is where it is at.’ You may have experienced it yourself. When you’ve sent out an email to your list and the open rates are in the basement and are way too low. So low in-fact that you asked yourself why you should bother at all.

Today I want to share with you seven useful tips that will help your open rates go off the charts. They are so simple, yet so powerful and will help your audience engage with you and open your email, rather than hit the delete button.

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Whether a church should use a WordPress or proprietary hosted Content Management System for their church is a huge decision. Your website is the front door to your church and should rightly have a high price placed on it’s communication value. Continue Reading…

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Church communications tips

It’s my 46th birthday today. Yes I’m 46… time goes so quickly. So I thought I’d share 46 brilliant tips, ideas and strategies from my blog and around the web that will help you step up to that next level in church communications.

It’s half way through my birthday and I can’t believe I just thought of this so I better keep this light and tight. Here are the all 46 tips, ideas and strategies (in no particular order) bursting with birthday goodness:

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