The 3 “R’s” of Content

As an organization, it is most likely safe to assume that you invest valuable time, research, and money into creating quality content. Last year almost 90 percent of organizations deemed content marketing as a primary strategy with lead generation and sales closely behind. There’s only one issue. Only 6 percent of organizations find their content marketing actually effective!

With each new content that is published, you hope to both inspire and captivate your audience. However, have you ever feared that your content might not generate traction or fall flat altogether? Shockingly, you just might have a reason to fear after

Is Fake News Affecting Your Brand?

Fake news. The phrase seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. The President is tweeting about it — the news outlets are defensive about it — and even Facebook is at the center of the fake news debate.

But have you taken time to think about how this talk of fake news may be hurting your organization’s brand?

I know what you must be thinking…

“We take pride in being transparent and honest in our outreach and messaging! You can’t possibly be talking about us.”

You are probably right. You may even be insulted at the

Many people know that Google AdWords is synonymous with those little text ads that pop up in Google when you search for things. But AdWords is a lot bigger and does a lot more than just search ads. In fact, it is one the biggest and most versatile advertising platforms in the world.

Here are three things that most people do not know about Google AdWords.

1. AdWords is not just search ads, it is Internet-wide display advertising. Using the same tools and the same login, AdWords can be used to place image ads and even video ads across the

There are a lot of methods churches are using today to reach people and bring them into the church — cool lights, haze machines during worship, a coffee shop in the lobby, shorter service times, and creative stage props. All these are fine to do, but they will eventually become ineffective if the church isn’t continuously expanding their base of leaders.

Let me share an example Pastor Wayne Cordeiro gives that illustrates this point well. Imagine that I hold out a 1-square-foot piece of cardboard, and I slowly empty a bucket of white sand onto it. The sand will accumulate, and as

Snapchat was once the dark horse newcomer of the social media platforms. When it came on the scene, many did not know what to make of it — nor did they understand the craze of it among Millennials and Generation Z’s. Some predicted it would simply be a passing fad. However, with over 160 million daily visitors and 5 billion video views, Snapchat is clearly here to stay.

Despite the growing traction of this five-year old platform, Snapchat is still met with uncertainty and skepticism when it comes to marketing. Marketing relies heavily on social proofs to establish credibility. Unlike