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Archive for November 2004

news-updates Article
1 Comment » November 29, 2004

Our Very First Press Release

Today we sent our first press release to nearly 300 news and media contacts all around the country. We appreciate the many people who have linked to us and spread ...

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philosophy Article
4 Comments » November 29, 2004

Think Young(er)

In the December 2004 issue of Fast Company magazine, staff writer Ryan Underwood does a “Fast Talk” with Zean Nielsen, director of marketing for Bang & Olufsen America, the way-too-expensive ...

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advertising Article
5 Comments » November 27, 2004

Google, Apple and the Church

According to Advertising Age, Google is looking for an ad agency in what would most likely be a multi-million dollar account. Google has never had an ad agency before, relying ...

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the-christian-walk Article
2 Comments » November 23, 2004

The Pastor Can’t Do it Alone

Marketing guru Seth Godin (author of Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside) has released a previous book in a free PDF format for a limited time only: The Bootstrapper’s Bible. The ...

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promotion Article
2 Comments » November 23, 2004

Lessons from U2

Anyone who reads my personal blog or has had contact with me in the past month probably knows that I’ve been obsessing about the release of How to Dismantle an ...

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think-ahead Article
No Comments » November 22, 2004

Carry-Out Christianity?

There’s a nice article on the PRWeb Newswire about a trend in casual sit-down restaurants (Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse, TGIFriday’s, etc.) to offer carry-out service that’s a more complete customer experience, ...

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demographicsresearch Article
2 Comments » November 19, 2004

Confusion Costs

Siegel & Gale, a major research, branding and communications firm, recently published a “Perplexity Poll” (PDF) for its clients in the wireless telecommunications industry. In brief, what they found is ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » November 18, 2004

Spread the Word in the Real World

Church Marketing Sucks has always been a conversation and we encourage you to spread that conversation far and wide. To prompt that in the real world, we’ve got stacks and ...

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examples Article
8 Comments » November 18, 2004

Church Sucks Flyer

We got an e-mail the other day about a fun church marketing story. Ryan Haack is involved in planting a new church in Madison, Wisc., the Journey, which will open ...

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demographicsresearch Article
No Comments » November 17, 2004

Rev Magazine: A Little Misleading

I found in my stack of clippings a one page ditty in Rev magazine. The column-esque heading at the top left read “culture” and floating in the middle of the ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » November 16, 2004

Guest Blogger Andy Havens Joins the Conversation

We’d like to welcome marketing guru Andy Havens to the Church Marketing Sucks conversation. Andy will be joining us as guest blogger, sharing his thoughts and insights culled from 15 ...

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philosophy Article
71 Comments » November 16, 2004

What is Marketing?

Ask most people about marketing and they’ll talk about advertising. Why? Because advertising is the end result of a long marketing process and the only part that is actually observed ...

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demographicsresearch Article
9 Comments » November 10, 2004

Church Membership Cards

I love hanging out with pastors. A week ago today I spent several hours with a local pastor here in southern California who planted a church four years ago in ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
No Comments » November 9, 2004

Moving Furniture

“On Religion” columnist Terry Mattingly covers a baptizing bus tour put on by the Southern Baptists in an attempt to rack up one million baptisms between June 2005 and June ...

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brand-identity Article
No Comments » November 8, 2004

Branding Won’t Save You

Wired recently ran the article “The Decline of Branding”, which has interesting applications considering our recent discussions on church branding. Essentially, the article argues that branding as an insurance policy for ...

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