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Real Life Case Study: SnapChat Custom GeoFilter For Churches

29 Aug , 2016  

I had a chance to connect with Alex Ehly, the Middle School Pastor at Christ Community Church (www.cccomaha.org). And who better to talk shop about church communications and SnapChat than with a Middle School ministry Pastor!   There are some really compelling reasons for a church to consider SnapChat. Alex’s church has been using on […]

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HOW TO GET BLUE APRON FOR FREE (no trials, coupons, etc)

25 Aug , 2016  

So today the big brown truck came and dropped off a box at our front door. It was our first order from the easy meals prepped service called Blue Apron.We’ve tried a competitor service in the past —Plated. It was fun assembling the meal with the easy photo recipe instructions. But in the end the […]

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Where Do You Find Evergreen Content To Share On Social Media?

22 Aug , 2016  

One of the best ways to imagine Twitter is to think of a stream of content going by. Everyone is contributing to it. And you want your “lane” in Twitter stream to be consistently filled with fun, relevant, valuable content. And when I teach teams about building an editorial content calendar, I say you need […]

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Accelerating the Speed of Your Ideas Spreading

16 Aug , 2016  

   Today we have a guest post from my good friend DJ Chuang. One of the few digitally native true ideators out there today. DJ is on a journey writing a new book and I asked him to share a little about the process he’s using to write and produce the book. Yes, I’m starting […]

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3 Surprisingly Simple Yet Creative Ways Your Church Can Use Instagram Stories This Sunday

5 Aug , 2016  

Instagram showed up and surprised everyone recently with their copycat launch of a new feature: Instagram Stories. If you haven’t updated your Instagram app, go do that now and come back. I’ll wait. . . So while people’s attention is focused on figuring out Instagram Stories and having fun going through other people’s Stories, this […]

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{Infographic} 20 Reasons Pokémon Go Is Here To Stay

5 Aug , 2016  

I recently shared 20 impossible to ignore stats about the Pokémon Go craze that’s just getting started coast to coast. Here’s a visual representation to help you really take it all in. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE HIGH-RES VERSION After taking all of these statistics in, I think you’ll agree we cannot ignore […]

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The One App You MUST Upgrade Today: Instagram

3 Aug , 2016  

So according to the app summary for the new Instagram Stories feature in the Instagram app, this new feature is being rolled out globally over the next few weeks. The update is such a complete rip off of the real thing (SnapChat Stories) without any sort of attempt to hide it, yet bold enough to […]

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{Infographic} Why Churches Should Be Using SnapChat

31 Jul , 2016  

SnapChat is the new kid on the block, even though it’s been around for awhile now. It hasn’t really been like considered as a main platform for churches and most organizations to date, but church communicators are waking up to the platform and it’s opportunity. Is your church using Snapchat yet? Post your Snapcode in […]

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Join Me Today at the Simply Communicate Conference

28 Jul , 2016  

Today, it’s time for the Simply Communicate Conference which is a completely online event.  I’ll be joining some peers in the church communciation space to share a bunch of best practices and impactful approaches to messaging for the church across social media. Tim Peters pulled together a fun cohort of speakers this year for his Simply […]

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Gratitude Journal: The 4 Questions I Ask Myself Everyday

27 Jul , 2016  

I was recently asked to share about my gratitude journal praxis at ChurchMarketingSucks.com for an article talking about survival methods for the craziness we encounter as church communicators. So true that when there’s a big event coming, or a PR campaign underway, it’s all a about full throttle, 24/7, all-in mindset, right?! One of the “counter-measures” that […]

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