If you’re running the social media or marketing campaigns for your church, then you know that you have a lot going on. Sometimes you have so much going on that it can become overwhelming and make you want to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers. If this is you, don’t worry. I’ve got three quick hacks to help you start a productive day and tackle whatever the world throws at you.
Welcome to Episode 27 of the Ask Darrel podcast. In this episode, we talk about how run an effective social media planning session.
Today’s question comes from listener Carrie Evans:
You mentioned in a post about social media that you have monthly content meetings. What does a typical meeting look like?
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. I’m spending the day with my team at the Story Nashville Conference where we’re hoping to find some inspiration. If you’re looking looking for some social media inspiration, here’s your weekly social media brief. This week, we have stories about Twitter’s character limit, Youtube, and a new app called Peeple. Also, next Monday on the Ask Darrel Podcast we’ll talk about how to run an effective social media planning meeting.
Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit
What this means for your church: This is an interesting development for Twitter. Twitter seems to be trying to find new ways to lure in new users and help it’s current users engage more. I’ll be curious on how this feature will be play out visually. Will you have to click on a link to the expand the text? How will this affect third-part apps like Tweetbot?
Welcome to Episode 26 of the Ask Darrel podcast. In this episode, we talk about whether or not you should follow everyone back on social media.
Today’s question is one of the top three questions I get when I’m coaching a church or a pastor starting out on social media:
Should I Follow everyone back on social media?
It’s hard to realize, but most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media. In just a short time, social media has become one of the most popular means of connecting today, if not the main way of connecting. There are however, a few things millennials should consider they press send on their latest social media update.
I don’t mean to pick on millennials, but I work with some of the brightest young adults that I’ve ever met and I want help them succeed. My fear for them is by growing up with social media, they often don’t see the effects of their actions on social media.
In order to help these young adults out, I’ve compiled a list of fifteen things that millennials need to know about social media. Again, my intent is not to point fingers, but rather help them understand what effect social media can really have on their lives. (Authors note: this post was inspired by 20 Things Every Christian in Their Twenties Should Know by David Qaoud.)
It’s the weekend! I hope you’ve got plans to enjoy this awesome fall weather. To get your weekend started right, here’s your weekly social media brief. This week, we have stories about Intagram’s user numbers, Facebook’s data restrictions, and 360 video. Also, next Monday on the Ask Darrel Podcast we’ll talk who you should follow back on social media.
Pinterest hits 100 million users
What this means for your church: It’s easy to get caught up in user numbers. However it seems that companies like Pinterest and LinkedIn are more comfortable with slow manageable growth. This usually means that you can expect not to be surprised with new feature sets that radically change how users use the platform. Instead you’ll small incremental changes that benefit the user. This makes platforms like Pinterest very attractive to churches looking to invest their time in a stable platform.
I think we can agree that social media has helped a lot of churches when it comes to growing their online presence. Even in the secular market, social media platforms have helped startup companies go from very small to very big, all in a matter of seconds. For the most part, this is a good thing; however, there is a downside to all of this.
Social media could actually be hurting your church, and you might not know it.
Let’s take a closer look.