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This is a 10-tip preview to "101 Social Media & Marketing Tips/Tactics For Churches" by Chuck Scoggins.

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  1. 1. Tip #1 Hold a part of a staff meeting on a live Google Hangout OnAir. Give people in your congregation a glimpse of what’s happening behind-the-scenes by broadcasting part of your staff meeting on a Google Hangout OnAir. This is a great time to celebrate ministry “wins” or cast vision.
  2. 2. Tip #2 . Featured a project URL in Twitter & Facebook profile info. If you are working on a special project or promoting a special event, temporarily replace the URL in your network profiles to point to your project site and get it some extra coverage.
  3. 3. Tip #3 Record devotionals with Kodiak Zi8 or Flip cameras. Pass the cameras to staff members and have them record quick,2-minute daily devotionals. Your congregation will love these inspirational tidbits from your staff.
  4. 4. Tip #4 . Use Lightstock photo free images of the week. Use Lightstock’s free image of the week combined with text to post a non-cheesy stock photo to help highlight an upcoming ministry or event.
  5. 5. Tip #5 Monitor trending Twitter hashtags for ministry opportunities. Write a blog post playing off a trending topic. Address a social issue that is trending. Etc.
  6. 6. Tip #6 . Give away church swag. People love to win swag. Use social media contests to give away stickers, shirts, etc.) using social media contests. Check out Rafflecopter!
  7. 7. Tip #7 Create personalized videos by the pastor to welcome guests. Get a guest’s name from a guest card on Sunday and record a personalized welcome video. Send them the link to the posted video. These don’t have to be long and can be batch produced.
  8. 8. Tip #8 . Optimize & follow up to comments about your church on Yelp and Foursquare. Do you know what people are saying about their experience at your church. Embrace it using Yelp and Foursquare.
  9. 9. Tip #9 Sync church events calendar with a LinkedIn Events calendar. Lots of businessmen in your congregation are on LinkedIn daily. Sync up with them using the events feature.
  10. 10. Tip #10 . Do a daily, quick #askthepastor or #askthestaff Q&A podcast. Allow people to submit questions using the hastag on Twitter and produce a quick audio or video podcast to answer a few questions at a time.
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