"Nom" is a live-streaming social media platform for foodies

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There's a new platform that's popped out of the woodware and it's making people's mouths water.

Should I be using silly emoji in church communications?

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UMCOM shares some tips with us on how you ought to emote via social media.

3 simple rules of social media

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In his book Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, retired United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job uses John Wesley's three general rules to give Christians a guide for living a faithful life. The book is published by the United Methodist Publishing House.

Twitter's new timeline

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Social media butterflies often attribute Twitter's claim to fame to its two defining features: live streaming updates and 140 character tweets. You probably heard both of these features have been on the chopping block lately, but did you know that Twitter already changed one?

Content Marketing Basics for Churches

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Content marketing is a perfect fit for churches. It’s true. It might sound like another generic business term to you, but it’s at the core of what you’re already doing. So let’s dive in and take a look at the basics of content marketing and how it can help you better reach your community.

Update your Find-A-Church profile

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Today's churchgoers aren't just more tech savvy, they also expect to be able to find information quickly online. Learn how to use UMCom's Find-A-Church tool to make it easier for your future members to connect with you.

5 communication tips from umcom.org

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A communications strategy demands focus and purpose in order to be effective. The communication tips in this video from UMCom can also apply to managing and developing a content strategy for your social media pages. Check it out!

The “dos and don’ts” of your church event hashtag

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If you have a big event coming up, it’s time to start thinking about your hashtag campaign. Don’t wait until the day of your event to make a rash decision. A successful hashtag takes planning. Start the conversation early by using and promoting your hashtag alongside your regular event promotions. A successful hashtag campaign will encourage social sharing, focus your promotional efforts and help you identify interested parties for follow-up. To help get you started, here are some “dos and don...

Facebook offers live video

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For churches that are already live streaming worship services on Vimeo or YouTube, expanding your broadcast to Facebook can help you reach more people online.

Church Bulletin: Don’t Kill It, Make It Better

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How digital can save your church bulletin, courtesy of Andrew Hansen at churckmarketingsucks.com.

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