Archives For social media tips

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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…

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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…

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One great recurring theme about social media is change. Change is constant and swift. If your social media plan was written in 2013 can may already be out of date with all of the recent shifts that have been going on. I have seen a many changes over the last year on social media, but there is one dramatic seismic shift that I want you to be able to plan for in social media that is coming in 2014/2015.

Is it a new social network? No, at least not this week. Has Facebook been sold to Murdoch already? Nope. This seismic shift will have more impact on you than any other change you will need to make if you are a church or non-profit. Continue Reading…

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I don’t think I’ve got it all together when it comes to social media. I love to learn from others. A lot of what I share with you comes from those who share their social media tips with me. Here are ten of the best tips I’ve read up on social media in the last week. Continue Reading…

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No this isn’t an over hyped post as the headline may suggest. It’s actually a post that is incredibly useful for any Communications Directors or Social Media Managers who need help ‘leading up’. This post is very, very useful especially if you have a boss/leader that doesn’t really understand the power and potential of social media, and more specifically in this case, for Facebook.  Continue Reading…

This blog post is one I’ve been holding back on for ages. Think one year and you are close time wise. Why? I don’t know about you, but for some church leaders and Communications Directors, just mentioning the word ‘social media strategy’ can bring feelings of a bored, glazed over ‘not interested’ feeling, or feelings of inadequacy because they don’t have it all figured out. Or more importantly, in some cases they simply don’t have much of a financial budget to fund their social strategy.

But it needn’t be that way. Continue Reading…

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Every successful fast food restaurant has a secret sauce or mystery ingredient that is that little bit special. KFC has the herbs and spices. McDonald’s has that special sauce. Many ‘experts’ will tell you that Social media is no different. Naturally they want to sell tell you about what their mystery ingredient, secret sauce or magic formula is, so that you can be successful overnight on social media.

Want the inside scoop on my magic formula for social media success? Here it is. Continue Reading…

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I recently did some social media seminars for churches in England and with Willow Creek Australia down under. (Loved doing them!) One of the coolest things I did was to have the attendees to brainstorm the different kinds of posts their church could share their story on their own social media presence. Continue Reading…

Social media myths

I love community wisdom. We are collectively better off when we are learning and listening to one another. I especially love learning from others when it comes to my pet passion – social media.

This week I was part of the regular Church Social Media Twitter chat (follow the hashtag: #chsocm) and a great question came up ‘What are the greatest myths/falsehoods about social media & church?’ I thought the answers were so good that they were worthy of sharing with you. Check out below the 17 social media myths that you must do everything to avoid. Continue Reading…

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Social media is a brilliant opportunity for your church or non-profit to communicate with existing or new audiences in a way that no other communication channel allows. The traditional gatekeepers of media aren’t there. Social media is the digital campfire of today. Being around for a while I’ve seen some use social media really well and unfortunately some use it really badly. Here are 22 common mistakes most churches & non-profits make on social media: Continue Reading…