Archive for the ‘Off the Wall’ Category

off-the-wall Article
August 15, 2008

Praying for Rain on Obama & Saying No to Money

Here we have two case studies in why Church Marketing Sucks still sucks: Church Rejects Donation from Lottery WinnerThe title pretty much says it all. $600,000 could do a heck of ...

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off-the-wall Article
July 22, 2008

Jesus Goes Marketing

If you’re interested in spending a few minutes checking out some funny photos, you might want to see the blog at NEOchurch. Essentially, they dressed up like Jesus and took ...

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off-the-wall Article
June 6, 2008

Language for the Next Generation

All you church marketers have to stay on your lingo A-game. Your church service probably won’t attract many folks if you describe it as “groovy,” “neat-o-rama” or “super duper.” Mastering ...

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off-the-wall Article
March 17, 2008

When Church Marketing Sucks

Any church marketers out there looking for a job involving a healthy dose of damage control? Check out these couple of churches. Trinity United Church of Christ. Barack Obama’s church is ...

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off-the-wall Article
February 12, 2008

Obama Disses Church Marketing

All right, so it wasn’t that bad, and it’s probably a statement most of you would agree with, but here’s a quote from a Barack Obama speech (video or text), ...

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advertising Article
November 13, 2007

Handvertising?

What on earth is handvertising? Just what you think–it’s advertising on the back of someone’s hand, available from Handvertising USA. They wanted me to blog about this new form of ...

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off-the-wall Article
March 27, 2007

Puns, Revisited

Reuters is bring worldwide attention to the crucial issue of church puns. Initially, I thought this was becoming a pundemic (I know. It’s not even funny anymore). Now, churches seem ...

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off-the-wall Article
March 7, 2007

Church Staff Split Over ‘Sucks’

Oh, LarkNews, a site after my own heart. You know our pain and you let us chuckle together: Staff Split Over ‘Sucks’ (link via Mike Atkinson)…

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off-the-wall Article
February 6, 2007

Come Be Hosed, Healed

This past Sunday, the Los Angeles United House of Prayer held a mass water baptism (registration required) as part of its 80th annual Holy Convocation. They unleashed the power–literally–by turning ...

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off-the-wall Article
January 18, 2007

Church Walls as Billboards: Your Ad Here

“Your Ad Here” and “Your Corporate Logo Here” displayed alternately for two and a half hours on the side of the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles, ...

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brand-identity Article
December 15, 2006

Rappin’ Pastors, Renamin’ Churches, Sharin’ Graphics

Rapping Pastors – When we did our Christmas marketing poll we forgot all about full-on rap videos. I bet that would have beaten out extra services. Who wants extra church ...

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off-the-wall Article
December 11, 2006

Your Church, sponsored by Crest White Strips

Wharton’s online business journal, Knowledge@Wharton did an article last month about the increasing amount of products and services being marketed in partnership with churches. From test driving SUVs during a ...

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off-the-wall Article
October 26, 2006

The Church You Know

You’ve got to check out The Church You Know, a site that spoofs the NBC ‘The More You Know’ public service announcements with hokey digs at some goofy church practices. ...

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off-the-wall Article
July 18, 2006

Jesus Beer Billboard Prank

OK, this isn’t strictly church marketing, but it made me laugh. Someone covered up a billboard in downtown Houston with their own billboard featuring a picture of Jesus holding a ...

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off-the-wall Article
July 6, 2006

The Statue of Liberation Through Christ

You just can’t make this stuff up. 72 feet tall. Cross instead of a torch. 10 Commandments in her arm. Total cost: $260,000. It’s not quite Lady Liberty; it’s the ...

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