Archive for November 2005

examples Article
12 Comments » November 29, 2005

Communicating Through Desktop Wallpapers

I love cheap and easy ideas. They don’t cost much time or money, and while the benefits may not be enormous, it only takes a small return to make a ...

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resources Article
11 Comments » November 29, 2005

Web Standards Junkies Rejoice

If you dream of a world where every web site uses CSS and tables are relegated to the Smithsonian, then Godbit.com is for you. If you’re scratching your head, it’s ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » November 28, 2005

Puns in Marketing Poll

Last week’s poll asked about the place of puns in church marketing, a topic raised a few months back. The majority (58%) seem to like puns, with the caveat that they’re ...

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technology Article
13 Comments » November 28, 2005

E-mail Newsletters vs. Bulletins

Tony Morgan of Granger Community Church has some insights about using e-mail newsletters vs. weekly bulletins and even ponders the potential death of church bulletins. I don’t think we’ll see church ...

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peer-review Article
10 Comments » November 22, 2005

Church in a Pool Advertising

For this week’s peer review we go across the pond to Life Church in the UK. Samples: Poster: Flier (front): Flier (back):…

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » November 22, 2005

Church E-mail Poll Results

Last week we asked how often your church sends e-mail updates, and the majority (38%) send weekly e-mails. But a lot of churches aren’t taking advantage of e-mail: 28% don’t ...

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news-updates Article
5 Comments » November 18, 2005

CMS @ YS: Check Out Our Booth

Church Marketing Sucks is at the Youth Specialties National Youth Worker Convention in Nashville this weekend. Stop by the booth if you’re there. Not that we’ll be thereā€”or anybody for ...

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philosophy Article
4 Comments » November 16, 2005

Do It Yourself Church Marketing

Ah. You gotta love this cartoon from CartoonChurch.com. Right on the money. If you haven’t been to Cartoon Church (we’ve plugged it before) you should check it out. They’ve got great ...

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philosophy Article
18 Comments » November 15, 2005

Priest Idol: Church as Reality TV

A dying church in a small British town. A young American priest. A mission to revitalize a congregation of less than ten. It doesn’t exactly sound like the basis for ...

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peer-review Article
8 Comments » November 15, 2005

Riverbluff Church Web Site Review

This week’s peer review tackles another web site. Share your feedback and suggestions in the comments. Samples: Screenshot: (riverbluff.org)…

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church-business Article
3 Comments » November 14, 2005

Church Business Applied to the Airline Industry

Perry Noble, pastor of New Spring Church in Anderson, S.C. has an interesting blog entry imagining what would happen if church business practices were applied to the airline industry. It’s ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » November 14, 2005

How’d You Hear About CMS?

Last week we asked how you heard about Church Marketing Sucks, and the results are pretty interesting. The vast majority found us online, 70% coming from search engines, other web ...

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events Article
2 Comments » November 11, 2005

National Outreach Convention 2005

I just returned from the National Outreach Convention in San Diego. As this was just the third annual convention for Outreach, the future of this conference has lots of potential. Overview: There ...

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peer-review Article
22 Comments » November 8, 2005

My Lame Marriage Campaign

For this peer review we take a look at the “My Lame Marriage” marketing campaign put on earlier this fall in Austin, Texas. Samples: Billboard: Invite card (front): Invite card (back): Mobile billboard:…

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news-updates Article
4 Comments » November 7, 2005

Blogging Church Interviews CMS

If you check out this week’s Blogging Church Podcast you can hear the voice of Church Marketing Sucks. Terry Storch interviewed Brad Abare and I as we talked blogs and ...

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