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Archive for 2008

advertising Article
6 Comments » December 31, 2008

2008: The Year in Ads

It’s that time of year–2008 roundup lists are everywhere. All year, we get articles like Seven Ways to Turbocharge Your Productivity Output Efficiency and Twelve Optimized Brand-Solution Strategies. But for ...

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interviews Article
4 Comments » December 30, 2008

Interview with a Church Planter: Joe Boyd

This is part three of a four part series where Church Marketing Sucks discusses marketing with successful church planters. For part 1 we talked to Pete Hixson of Vinings Lake ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 30, 2008

Santa Claus Marketing Poll Results

As Santa Claus was flying through your neighborhood to deliver the latest and greatest goods, we were curious how many of your churches have used the jolly fat guy in ...

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social-justice Article
16 Comments » December 23, 2008

For the Love of God Rethink Christmas

We recently talked about God’s bailout plan, and I brought up the point that some churches are doing some pretty dumb things, especially in relation to Christmas. The one that ...

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events Article
No Comments » December 23, 2008

Q Conference Discount

Just a quick reminder about the upcoming Q Conference: Who: Thinkers and doers.What: The non-hipster Q Conference.When: April 27-29, 2009Where: Austin, TexasWhy: Check out the knowledge dropped at previous events.Discount? Save ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 23, 2008

Bickering Issues Poll Results

Last week we asked how disagreements are handled between the lead pastor and other communicators. This can be a sticky point (and churches aren’t the only organizations who experience this), ...

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interviews Article
1 Comment » December 22, 2008

Interview with a Church Planter: Don Record

This is part two of a four part series where Church Marketing Sucks discusses marketing with successful church planters. In part 1 we talked with Pete Hixson of Vinings Lake ...

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link-round-up Article
No Comments » December 19, 2008

Advice From Sages

You know those people who, when they speak, you listen? For us, two of those are Kem Meyer and Seth Godin. And recently, they each hit the sweet spot on ...

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church-business Article
1 Comment » December 18, 2008

When Churches Market Like Airlines

For a bit of fun to help you through your week, check out Monday Morning Insight’s discussion of what the church would look like if it were run like an ...

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examples Article
5 Comments » December 17, 2008

Church Sucks

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Church Sucks Challenge. It’s a site (with a brand strangely similar to our own, but we have had no involvement in the project) where you ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 17, 2008

Financial Woes Poll Results

Many churches are having very difficult times dealing with the financial struggles of many in their congregation. There are tons of options available for how to help your congregation through ...

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interviews Article
No Comments » December 15, 2008

Interview with a Church Planter: Pete Hixson

This is part one of a four part series where Church Marketing Sucks discusses marketing with successful church planters. First up is Pete Hixson of Vinings Lake Church. Church Marketing Sucks: ...

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the-christian-walk Article
6 Comments » December 12, 2008

God’s Bailout Plan

Things in Detroit are rough, and church leaders are having to decide how to help their congregations through these difficult times. The New York Times tells their stories. One churches featured ...

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news-updates Article
6 Comments » December 11, 2008

2nd Squidoo Charity Drive: Vote for CFCC

Back in October Squidoo did an $80,000 charity drive. They were giving away $2 per vote to nonprofit organizations, and we spread the word and raked in $800 to help ...

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advertising Article
9 Comments » December 11, 2008

Church Marketing: Denied

MarketingWeek recently covered a church in Belfast who had an ad pulled for being too offensive. The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a regional press advert from the Sandown Free Presbyterian ...

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