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Easter is a great time to be inspired by the creativity coming from other churches. As I look online and see what other churches around the world are creating on their websites to promote their Easter services I’m amazed at the talent out there. I love the strategy, creativity and work that communication peeps, designers, videographers put into crafting a great online experience for Easter. Continue Reading…

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Easter-video-church-promo

Creating Easter videos for church is such a challenge and joy. Crossway’s Easter presentation this year is called ‘RED’. Our challenge was to create a trailer that will invoke interest and preview the essence of the Easter story from the presentation. For some, Easter is a heavy and for somber time. We wanted to catch the gravitas and drama of the time without it being depressing or overbearing.

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“The Best Marketing Doesn’t Feel Like Marketing” – Tom Fishburne

 

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Marketing Insight Of The Year?

Instagram-church-video-christmas

Finding a great video for your church Christmas service is rare. Finding a video for your church Christmas service that has an original angle/idea on it is even rarer.  This was created as a promo video, but it could be used as a pre-service video in a church. Is it the best? This video clip is definitely up there for me.  Continue Reading…

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My take-away: Embracing Your Limitations Can Actually Drive Creativity

 

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social media tips for churches

I recently led three social media seminars in for churches in England and one here in Australia for Willow Creek Australia. In those seminars I gave everyone 10 minutes to write down their top five questions they have about social media. One of the questions that came up was about sizing for photos on different platforms. I’ve been thinking about putting one together, then I saw this brilliant infographic below.

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Yesterday was the last day for Google Reader. I’ve seen many a tweet, Facebook post share an eloquent eulogy on the this passing of this wonderful service.

Yet, what if this was the right time for it to pass on to the heavenly cloud server in the sky? Continue Reading…

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church social media england

One of my dreams has been to use my talents and gifts serve the church in the United Kingdom. If you didn’t know I was grew up in the UK. I’m so excited to share with you some upcoming social media seminars I’ll be speaking at in late May and June 2013. If you or your church are just starting out in using social media then these seminars will help make you more effective! Continue Reading…

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Church website hosting

Is WordPress or Hosted CMS solution right for your church? (Photo credit)

Earlier this week I wrote a post on Church Marketing Sucks - What’s best for your church website? WordPress or Hosted CMS? I was explaining the journey and decisions we have been making over the last 6 months in choosing our web platform for our own church website. There are important tactical reasons why we have made the decision to switch. However, there are many good hosted CMS solutions that offer church web hosting, have the right features and functionality which have design templates ready to go when you want them.

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What first impression do you want to leave with visitors to your website? Photo credit

Did you know that your church website is the digital front porch to your church? Continue Reading…

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