6 Sources for Free or Inexpensive Stock Photography

Here are 6 sources great for free or inexpensive quality stock photography that you can use for your blog, social media campaigns, print or even your website.

Google URL Builder is free and powerful. This is a starting point on how to use the tool to take analytics to the next level

Google URL Builder – How to Use the Google Link Tool

Don’t be intimidated by Google URL Builder. Or maybe, perhaps you don’t even know what Google URL Builder is. Essentially, I’m going to show you how to get much better tracking statistics on where people are coming to your site from and what they are doing when they arrive.

Vintage Cameras

How to Take Photos and Make Them Look Professional

In all our communication I use real photos WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Stock photos are expensive and do not represent your organization accurately but taking real pictures can be tough because unless you’re a professional photographer, quality can suffer. I have discovered a way to avoid stock photos and bridge the gap between my photo skills and that of a photographer. It’s easier than you might think.

Trying Out Audio Recordings for Communication

Not everyone consumes content the same way. For this very reason I’m turning to audio for help in boosting registration numbers for our middle school summer camp. I have orchestrated a series of conversations to share with through our communication channels.

The Big Idea Episode

your company's big idea with Justin Wise
I’ve been up to a lot lately, but the biggest project I’ve undertaken has been producing a podcast with the Center for Church Communications. The Church Marketing Podcast is a spin off of much of the content I write about here on my blog, but with an emphasis on marketing and communication – specifically for the church.

Facebook Insults Every Business Owner on Facebook

Facebook Patronizes Business

I have to believe that Facebook knew what it was a s-storm it was starting with its recent “Interested in growing your business using Facebook” ad. In every article posted about doing business on Facebook people are happy with how Facebook has changed the way it delivers content created by pages to fan news feeds. Yet, it didn’t stop Facebook from sending out an ad to businesses promoting how they can help businesses grow.

By virtue of ignoring businesses concerns and blasting business owners with an ad to spend more money on Facebook, the social media giant insulted the intelligence of its entire small business community.

Phonto App Review | The Perfect App for Pictures

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It seems impossible to find an app that, without compromise, allows me to add text to a photo on my iPhone. I previously had mentioned using FrameUrLife as one that has a lot of promise. I still love the app, but wanted to keep looking to see if there was something more suited for me. It bugs me that Instagram and Facebook could possibly use my images without my knowledge so I like to add a watermark to each image before I upload them. It’s a silly rebellion but I find it enjoyable.

10 Ways to Use Facebook in Your Ministry

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I am a huge fan of social media. I often say, if there were something I were to ever write a doctoral paper on, it would probably be on something in the world of social media, marketing, and ministry. I’m not sure how that would work, but I love all three, and they all relate on some level.

Does your ministry use Facebook? On a scale of 1 to 10, what would you give your ministry or church as a rating in how much leverage Facebook gives you in marketing your church brand and communicating to your people? Is your rating number a little low? Here are 10 easy ways to use Facebook for ministry that may kick you up a notch.