Social-media-barriers

Over the last few years I’ve met and spoken to many different church leaders on my travels to England and more locally here in Australia in social media seminars. For many leaders and pastors who bravely sat through my presentations and stayed awake (I can cure insomnia) well done! One of the undercurrents I noticed in some conversations there was a cautiousness of adopting social media, from others there was a definite distrust of it. Continue Reading…

leading-creatives-tips

I’ve worked with and led creatives for the last twenty years. I’ve worked with photographers, web and graphic designers, advertising creatives, videographers, writers, artistic directors, art directors and creative directors. Mostly before I started working in my church role as a Communications Director/Pastor. Continue Reading…

Likes, comments, shares. We all love them on social media channels.

Why? Because the gospel spreads virally through them on social media and it doesn’t cost a cent. Brilliant! Continue Reading…

Easter_church_websites

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…

A Game Of Social Thrones

Steve Fogg —  April 7, 2014 — 2 Comments

No a social winter isn’t coming.

Jon Snow still knows nothing.

I’m hoping that Hootsuite’s clients always pay their debts.

Watch and enjoy this social app trying to leverage social momentum off #Gameofthrones launch this week.

 

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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social-media_network

We live in the social age where we have so many social choices. Because of the multitude of choices, one question I get from churches, non-profits and businesses is ‘Where should I start?’ Good question. It’s not the same for everyone, and here’s why. Continue Reading…

Easter-church-services

Easter presentations and services are not far away. For most church communications departments it’s deadline time for design, websites, invitations, social media, videos and whatever else is in your communications toolbox to promote your Easter experience.

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Top church logo designs

I think I’ve seen just about every church logo there is. Good or bad design, inspirational and creative. You name it. I’ve seen it. I think the best logos are distinctive, memorable, scalable and simple enough to use in different environments.

A logo or brand-mark though is only the tip of the branding iceberg. What wraps around the logo is just as important.  Continue Reading…

social media tips

The Oscars is a global showbiz event. Love it or hate it, there are many social media tips churches and church leaders can take away from this live event because it has leveraged social media to amplify their reach well beyond the live TV audience.  Continue Reading…