Effective Church Communications Seminar – Tulsa, Sept 16-17, 2013

Main Street is partnering with the Tulsa Metro Baptist Network to present this two day seminar. The first day will be presentations by the Baptist General Convention staff, and the second day is Main Street’s Effective Church Communications seminar. Topics include: Introduction to church communications Seven principles for effective church communications How to get big results from a small website Social media: the best fellowship tool since the crockpot Herding cats, coordinating communications, and other fun stuff Group therapy This information works equally well for non-profits and...

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Do your customers use social media?

Probably so. The latest research published by Pew Research Center (August 2013) has the following findings: 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Almost 90% of online adults between 18 and 29 use social networks. (no surprise there) 60% of online adults between 50 and 64 use use social networks. 43% of online adults over 65 use social networks, up from 8% only 3 years ago. Hispanics and Blacks are slightly more likely to use social networks than Whites. Education and household income have very little affect on usage. Urban residents have slightly higher usage than rural, but...

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Inexpensive websites generate new customers every week

Micro-sites are small websites that are highly optimized to specific niche markets. The results can be amazing. Example 1: Five years ago we built a small website for a local realtor that targeted a specific niche market – garden homes. The site has about 7 pages of content and a blog which hasn’t been updated in years. Even so, the site still has top search engine ranking for garden homes in this suburb and still generates several new prospects a week and about one SALE a month. Not bad for tiny site with no new content. Example 2: My son and I decided to repair lawnmowers on...

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Four trends for the future of your website

1. Everything is going mobile. Today 1 in 4 teens is a “mobile-mostly” internet user. Mobile is the fastest growing web platform as more users of all ages access the internet on the go from mobile devices. All the sites we build now are “responsive designs”. These are designs that automatically resize and reformat based on the device – desktop, tablet, or smart phone. This means you can reach all platforms with only one design. 2. Social media will hold more of your content. Forget about trying to get users to come to your website and comment on posts or post their own photos and content....

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Four trends for the future of church websites

1. Everything is going mobile. Today 1 in 4 teens is a “mobile-mostly” internet user. Mobile is the fastest growing web platform as more users of all ages access the internet on the go from mobile devices. All the sites we build now are “responsive designs”. These are designs that automatically resize and reformat based on the device – desktop, tablet, or smart phone. This means you can reach all platforms with only one design. 2. Social media will hold more of your content. Forget about trying to get users to come to your website and comment on posts or post...

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