As a church you have special needs when it comes to marketing. It has to have a large reach, have impact, generate a response, be measurable, and most of all, be affordable. Email marketing is one of the most, if not the, most effective way to reach people. It also carries a much lower cost than your traditional mailer would. In the coming weeks we will be outlining a few ways to generate better email lists and best practices, but for now let’s look at the best email marketing software you can use for your church.
This is the last of the online application posts for awhile, I think. Today we look at file storage and email marketing apps. Churches should now be keeping files online so that they can be accessed anywhere. I cannot think about how many times I have worked on a sermon out of the office, then had to email it to myself so that I could access it at my work. Now, we can upload it online and access it from any computer with an internet connection! I also outlined a few email marketing applications that will allow you to track all the emails you have sent, see who opened it, or clicked on a link. Enjoy!
Yesterday we shared with you 45 Twitter App For Your Church, today we are going to share with you 21 Facebook Apps for Your Church! Facebook has overtaken MySpace as the major Social Network, with the majority of users over 18 years old. Just like MySpace, Facebook is a great way to connect to members of your community, help get your church name out there, and give your members another easy way to connect to each other. We hope that you find these apps of value and that they will help your ministry!
Today we share with you 45 Twitter apps that churches can benefit from! Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 bytes in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends.