Robert Carnes

Robert Carnes is the marketing and communications manager at Make-A-Wish Georgia. He serves as the Social Media Director at Vinings Church and helps out at the assistant editor of Church Marketing Sucks. Previously, he worked in communications at two United Methodist churches in Metro Atlanta.

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Montana Big Sky: Creative Missions 2017 Wrap-Up
No Comments » June 5, 2017

Montana Big Sky: Creative Missions 2017 Wrap-Up

Creative Missions helped 10 churches in Montana with 20 logos, 5 websites, 35 videos, 40 print pieces, 46 signs, and more, totaling 1,568 hours worked.

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Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor
No Comments » January 30, 2017

Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor

Dealing with any loss is difficult, but the death of a pastor presents unique challenges. Here's how one church dealt with the communication issues.

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Creative Event Promotions on #cmschat
No Comments » October 21, 2016

Creative Event Promotions on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we discussed creative ways to promote church events using communication and digital media.

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How Your Church Can Repurpose Content
1 Comment » October 12, 2016

How Your Church Can Repurpose Content

By repurposing content, you increase the likelihood that the right audience will find your message, while you create a consistent brand story.

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Churches Still Aren’t Listening on Social Media
1 Comment » September 21, 2016

Churches Still Aren’t Listening on Social Media

We tested church responsiveness on Twitter, and the results are not good. Social media is supposed to be social, but churches aren't listening.

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The Importance of Finding the Right Audience on #cmschat
No Comments » July 8, 2016

The Importance of Finding the Right Audience on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered the church's greatest marketing opportunity—customer service.

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4 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons for Churches
2 Comments » May 11, 2016

4 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons for Churches

While churches are nonprofits, there's a lot we can learn from the nonprofit world about how to communicate. We cover mission, branding, advocates and more.

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Learning about Creative Missions on #cmschat
No Comments » May 6, 2016

Learning about Creative Missions on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered Creative Missions and how church communications professionals like you can help other churches.

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Outstanding Church Customer Service on #cmschat
No Comments » April 29, 2016

Outstanding Church Customer Service on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered the church's greatest marketing opportunity—customer service.

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Effective Crisis Communications for the Church on #cmschat
No Comments » April 22, 2016

Effective Crisis Communications for the Church on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered crisis communication. Does your church have a written plan and are you prepared?

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6 Ways to React to Facebook Reactions
1 Comment » March 30, 2016

6 Ways to React to Facebook Reactions

Facebook finally moved beyond the 'like' button and introduced Facebook reactions. In theory, churches can better know what people think of your content.

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Preach Your Announcements
6 Comments » February 22, 2016

Preach Your Announcements

“Wow, those announcements were powerful today," said no one ever. Phil Bowdle explains why churches should quit announcements.

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Advanced Certification Lab: Recap
No Comments » January 20, 2016

Advanced Certification Lab: Recap

The first ever Advanced Certification Lab was held at West Ridge Church just outside of Atlanta on Jan. 17-19, 2016. Get a taste of the insight shared.

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Atlanta Certification Lab in Action
No Comments » January 18, 2016

Atlanta Certification Lab in Action

Collected tweets and pics from our 2016 Certification Lab in Atlanta, sharing insights and wisdom for church communicators.

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Star Wars & Church Communication
3 Comments » December 14, 2015

Star Wars & Church Communication

Star Wars and the church? How are we making that connection? We find your lack of faith disturbing. A story of hope overcoming evil always relates.

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