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Can Print Communications Co-exist with a Digital Hub?

I tell my kids that it’s rarely “either/or” and usually “both/and”. Then I regret teaching the axiom since Biblical “truths” contradict the slogan. Like a traffic light some admonitions require a red light or a green light; never both on at the same time. But when it comes to finding solutions and creativity, the best…

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2 Ways Church Bulletins Need to Play with Digital

When I visit family and friends in Atlantic Canada (where I grew up) I have to remind myself and my family to please wear nice socks. It sounds odd. But I’ve been living in North Carolina for 14 years and it’s easy to forget the “ways” of my homeland: when you enter a home, you…

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Control Your Communications

I’m a control freak. I admit it. Most leaders fear feeling out of control and seek to gain (at least) the appearance of knowing what’s going on, setting specific goals, and doing what it takes to reach or surpass them. It’s that control that is desired and valued in a senior leadership role. But it’s…

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Read in Case of Emergency

Driving to the gym this morning, a Red Cross radio commercial promoted emergency tips and ended the spot with “download our app to get instructions for what to do during times of crisis”. I wonder how often (when a house is burning down) someone pulls out their phones, searches for their Red Cross app, and…

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5 Ridiculously Practical Email Improvements

Everyone uses email. The younger you are, and the older you are, the less you’ll rely on it; but almost everyone has an email they’re checking regularly. Although, thanks to texting and social media, people are using email differently. Most don’t like reading long emails, and they don’t like getting inundated with SPAM-looking emails. Therefore,…

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3 Ways Administrators Are Skeptical About Church Communications

church communicationsWe recently finished a successful The Church Network conference in DC. Hundreds of church administrators gathered together to learn and fellowship. I spoke at the communications Fast Track, conducted live on-the-spot web and brand analyses, met with dozens of people who stopped by our expo booth, and finished the week with a session about church…

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3 Ways a Small Church Can Be Heard

small church brandOn my way to a beach vacation recently, I passed many small churches scattered along narrow country roads. Around them were dozens of houses and businesses. The community seemed to be growing while the churches felt small. Most churches in America are under 100 weekly attendees. With a majority of our churches not growing, are…

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Church Communications on a Tight Budget

budgetYou’re headed into late spring and summer which often reduces church attendance; and therefore, offerings. Meanwhile, every church is talking about doing church communications better to engage their congregations and invite their community. But how do you improve everything on the small budget you’ve been given? Caught with a small budget and a dream of…

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Communication Strategy

Your website is critical for communication. Do you hear: "I can't find anything on your website?" or "It's so difficult to keep our website up-to-date"? Then it needs to be fixed. It's important to have an effective website so your Digital Hub will function properly. Our team helps you understand your opportunities: Improve your current website...

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