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Warning: You Are Missing Out On Visitors To Your Church By Not Defining Conversion Events On Your Website

4 Jun , 2016  

There are two big critical things every church communications manager needs to be concerned with regarding the church website. The first is being mobile-friendly, and the second is even more important: defining the conversion event(s) you are driving towards on your site.   Have you strategically planned what the conversion event is for your site? […]

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The Unexpected Mobile App I Have Used To Publish The Last 5 Blog Posts

31 May , 2016  

One of the reasons I blew up my old site and started fresh again was that I needed a clean slate. But another reason was that I wanted to get back into the discipline of writing regularly. The praxis of writing does something for your mind. Getting words “on paper” is invaluable because while everyone […]

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Introducing: The Generosity Labs Project

24 May , 2016   Video

Over the last several years, I’ve been exposed to a number of projects that are related to giving, fundraising, stewardship and generosity for the church and ministries. It’s an critically important topic.  It means life or death to many organizations.  In fact, 86% of churches are at or below budget. (WHAT????!??!?!?!?). And generosity is widely misunderstood […]

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Facebook Live Tips List

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118 Tips On Using Facebook LIVE Like A Champ

24 May , 2016  

You’ve heard of Periscope with its live stream video broadcasting on demand. Basically a tv broadcast in your pocket. It has been growing like wildfireZ it also might be one of the contributing reasons for why Twitter is having a comeback. Facebook isn’t sitting still and has launched a new feature called Facebook LIVE. According […]

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Chewbacca Lady Viral Video

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Good Job Kohl’s, Good Job On Newsjacking and Brand Stewardship

23 May , 2016  

Praise goes to the marketing team at Kohl’s for jumping on the mega-viral video of a Kohl’s shopper celebrating her birthday with a fun Chewbacca toy from the store and sharing it on the Interwebs. She recorded the video in the Kohl’s parking lot and shared how she was returning some items and came upon […]

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DJ Chuang

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Interview: @DJChuang, 200th Birthday and Innovation on the Interwebs

20 May , 2016  

Today I had a chance to connect with uber innovator and everyone’s favorite digital disciple, @DJChuang. Lately, (or rather for the last couple of YEARS), DJ has been leading a project with American Bible Society regarding quite a unique innovation front for a Bible non-profit — Launching of the .Bible TLD (top level domain). Here’s our […]

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Inbox Zero Secret Weapon #2: Streak for Gmail

20 May , 2016  

Your email inbox. Most likely your relationship with it falls into one of two categories: when you think about your email inbox, your thoughts are either neutral, or evil ones. Processing email and Google searching are 2 Life skills that I think should be taught in schools from an early age. But they aren’t. Both my […]

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snapchat history infographics

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22 INFOGRAPHICS THAT TELL THE STORY ABOUT SNAPCHAT

19 May , 2016  

You know Snapchat is all the rage, but have you tried it out yet? Perhaps you’re not getting the entire picture. There’s some early chatter about how to use it, examples for churches, etc.  And you should expect more to come for sure. I pulled together this collection of infographics to help tell the story […]

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Katie Allred

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Interview: Katie Allred on Managing the Church Communications Facebook Group

18 May , 2016  

This week, I had a chance to catch-up with @KatieJAllred in a Facebook Group and outside of it, who is a social media rockstar for the Church and @brentwoodbc church in Tennessee. She facilitates a vibrant community of church communicators on Facebook via a closed Facebook Group. While other similar purposed groups have been around, this one skyrocketed in membership […]

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The Comprehensive List of SnapChat Tutorials, How-To Guides & Tips for Churches

17 May , 2016  

SnapChat is the new kid on the block, even though it’s been around for awhile. It hasn’t really been considered as a main platform for churches and most organizations to date — even Jay Kranda and I didn’t include it in the tour of social platforms within our free Social Media Jumpstart microcourse. But today, […]

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