Archive for July 2011

events Article
4 Comments » July 29, 2011

Echo: Discussions, Notes & Vendors

The Echo Conference wrapped up today in Dallas and we share some notes rounded up from across the web.

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Blaine Hogan On Creativity
3 Comments » July 27, 2011

Blaine Hogan On Creativity

Designer Michael Buckingham talks with creative director Blaine Hogan about creativity and the church. Watch the video interview for this compelling conversation.

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Untitled by Blaine Hogan
1 Comment » July 27, 2011

Untitled by Blaine Hogan

A short but insightful read that will challenge you to dig deep and commit to the work of the creative process—not for our own gain as creatives, but for the ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » July 26, 2011

Church Creativity Poll Results

After reviewing The Accidental Creative, we asked if your church fosters creativity. The results were fairly split: 51% of churches are totally on board while 49% are dropping the ball.

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Could Churches Be Using Location-Based Services Wrong?
2 Comments » July 25, 2011

Could Churches Be Using Location-Based Services Wrong?

Some common ways churches are using location-based services like Foursquare, why they don't work and suggestions for making them more effective.

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events Article
No Comments » July 22, 2011

Events Calendar: Social Phonics Summer Camp & Echo

A few selected Twitter nuggets from this week's Social Phonics Summer Camp and looking forward to next week's Echo Conference.

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Context & Voice by Vince Marotte
No Comments » July 22, 2011

Context & Voice by Vince Marotte

Putting church content in context and urging church creatives to have a larger role in forming a church's content.

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Bridging the Communication Gap
7 Comments » July 22, 2011

Bridging the Communication Gap

Too many pastors lack the basic abilities to use modern communication tools. Too many tech savvy people lack the abilities and/or the freedom to create content.

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Office Hours: Tumblr vs. WordPress and Google+
1 Comment » July 20, 2011

Office Hours: Tumblr vs. WordPress and Google+

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about Tumblr vs. WordPress and Google+.

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Fun with Brand Standards
3 Comments » July 18, 2011

Fun with Brand Standards

Ambert Rodriguez made a great video threatening bodily harm to anyone who didn't follow the church's brand standards. We talked with Ambert to go deeper on branding.

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Job & Freelance Board: Audio, Communication & Web
No Comments » July 15, 2011

Job & Freelance Board: Audio, Communication & Web

New listings on our Job & Freelance Boards, including audio engineer, technical director, social media marketing manager and web specialist.

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Make it Functional: Making Sure Your Audience Can Understand Your Message
2 Comments » July 13, 2011

Make it Functional: Making Sure Your Audience Can Understand Your Message

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently simplified the food pyramid, again. It's a good example of how cutting out the clutter and getting to the essentials can better get your ...

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The Power of the Question Mark
17 Comments » July 11, 2011

The Power of the Question Mark

The very first rule of social media that I put in place with the churches I work with: There should be more question marks than periods on your page.

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poll-results Article
No Comments » July 8, 2011

Diversity Poll Results

A full third of churches are doing nothing to address diversity, but 43% have diversity in photos and materials, 37% have diverse worship and 30% have diversity in leadership.

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Eliminating False Assumptions
1 Comment » July 7, 2011

Eliminating False Assumptions

Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative, shows how our false assumptions can hold back our creativity. In the church, it's called the 'that's how we've always done it' excuse. ...

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