Lots of folks are coming around to the idea that churches need marketing help, including what is quite possibly the least likely group to use marketing–nuns:
“Whether you’re doing branding for nuns or for Coca-Cola, the key is finding out what differentiates them” from competitors, CEO and creative director Mae Skidmore said. “There has been a hesitation among nuns and other religious orders that marketing should be left up to God.” …
“I think people think of nuns as being in a sequestered community and that they spend all of their days sitting in pews praying,” said Holly Knight, spokeswoman for IMH [Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe]. “Branding is just as valuable for us as it is for businesses. But that’s been a tough sale for the nuns to understand.”
The Detroit Free Press article also includes a quote from our very own Brad Abare.