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Archive for June 2009

poll-results Article
3 Comments » June 30, 2009

Denominational Campaign Poll Results

Recently, Kevin covered the trend of denominations running ad campaigns focusing on branding individuals as members of specific denominations. For example, “I am a Southern Baptist.” Or, “We are Episcopalians.” ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » June 30, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Bulletins, Web Sites and More

When the folks in the Church Marketing Lab haven’t been getting together or helping Michael get ready for his presentation at the HOW Design Conference, they’ve been working hard and ...

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philosophy Article
5 Comments » June 29, 2009

We Are Evangelists

A recent U.S. World News & Report article we already covered included a quote I’d glossed over. It comes from the director of communications for the Episcopal Church, Anne Rudig, ...

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reviews Article
2 Comments » June 26, 2009

Hands-On Advice From Servolution

Having reviewed Dino Rizzo’s book Servolution, it’s clear that there are a number of lessons for church marketers that can be drawn from it’s pages. I just want to highlight ...

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reviews Article
No Comments » June 25, 2009

Servolution: Starting a Church Revolution Through Serving

Dino Rizzo’s Servolution does two things: First, it tells the story of Healing Place Church (HPC) in Louisiana, and how in 1993, armed with a $400 check, Rizzo and his wife ...

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demographicsresearch Article
15 Comments » June 24, 2009

Megachurches Are Hip, Young and Selfish

It’s not marketing news per se, but the Associated Press reported last week on a study looking at the differences in contemporary megachurches and their smaller Protestant counterparts (minichurches?). Anyone ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » June 24, 2009

Cussing Pastors Poll Results

Ed Young’s rant about cussing pastors got you guys all fired up. So we figured it was only appropriate to try and get our finger on the pulse of the ...

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philosophy Article
1 Comment » June 23, 2009

Quotes on Church Marketing

The Star Tribune recently offered a take on religious marketing, exploring whether or not religious groups are going overboard. The article has a token quote talking about consumerism and the ...

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brand-identity Article
4 Comments » June 22, 2009

Build Awareness or Meet the Need

I got a call last week from a husband and wife team who are launching a new business going after people who own RVs/trailers. With boomer mobility on the rise, ...

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social-justice Article
2 Comments » June 19, 2009

A Church You Can Call Home

This idea has been tossed around from time-to-time, just here on Church Marketing Sucks, so I’m sure it’s made the rounds outside of our little world. But churches doing good ...

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philosophy Article
2 Comments » June 18, 2009

Marketing Myths

Recently, Kem Meyer mentioned an article from Chief Marketer entitled 7 Marketing Myths CMOs (and Their Bosses) Gotta Stop Buying. I think myth numbers five and six hit the closest to ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » June 17, 2009

Church Marketing Sucks Books Poll Results

A couple of months ago, we asked for some help from book reviewers, and we got a great response. As a result, we’ve been able to kick up our book ...

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brand-identity Article
3 Comments » June 16, 2009

Finding Your Focus

Recently, Brad Abare asked you to pick one. Richard Reising had the same thing to say in different words in a post on Beyond Relevance. The article is a great ...

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advertising Article
13 Comments » June 15, 2009

I am a Christian

The various “I am/We are [fill in your denomination]” ad campaigns that we mentioned last week (Southern Baptist, Foursquare, Episcopal) got me thinking: Who cares? I understand denominations needing to differentiate ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » June 12, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Logos, Motorcycles and More

We see anything and everything in the Church Marketing Lab. Whether your church is hosting a motorcycle ride, a summer-long series or a “bring your gun to church” event, you ...

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