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Welcome to the Digital Labs blog. Here you'll find resources and advice on design, photography, social media strategy and more. Aimed specifically at those running social and web projects in churches.

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    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Promo Planner for your Christmas events 2023


    We understand that Advent and Christmas can be a busy and stressful time, so we've created this planner to make the process simpler and more efficient for you as you begin to think about what digital content you’ll create to share with your communities.

    2 min read
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    How often to post on your church’s social media channels


    We are often asked ‘how often should we be posting on social media each week?’ during our digital training for churches. The quick answer is: there’s no real formula to follow: what works for you will depend on the platform you’re using, the size of your audience and the type of content you’re posting.

    4 min read
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    Let's unwrap the Christmas campaign resources for 2023


    In this blog we will be unwrapping some of the digital resources that are available and letting you know what is still to come so that you can start using them in your Christmas planning.  

    5 min read
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    How your church could use TikTok to reach young people


    In this blog we will be looking at TikTok and ways that you can use it for your church to reach young people.

    5 min read
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    Making your emails more engaging


    Emails are still the most common way to communicate with large groups of people. If you are regularly sending emails to your church congregation, we have some tips on how to make them as effective and engaging as you can.

    4 min read
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    Everything you need to know about Threads, the new social media platform


    Threads, much like Twitter, is a text based social media platform. Threads launched on the 5th of July 2023 and received 10 million users in the first 7 hours of launch.  

    5 min read
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    How to get started with a scheduling tool: Meta Business Suite


    Social media scheduling platforms are useful time-saving tools. Learn more about what Meta Business Suite is, discover some top tips, and find out how you can start scheduling your content.

    4 min read
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    Changes coming to Google Analytics as of 1st of July 2023: Everything you need to know


    In this blog we will be looking at the changes that are going to be coming with the new Google Analytics 4 (GA4) and the end of Universal Analytics. If you set up your Google Analytics account after 2020, you’re most likely already using Google Analytics 4 and don’t need to do anything. If you set up your account prior to 2020, read on! 

    4 min read
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    Stained Glass Summer: join in on social media


    Encourage people to visit your local church building this summer by taking part in Stained Glass Summer - share a picture or video of one of your stained glass windows using the hashtag #StainedGlassSummer and inviting people to come and visit your building.

    5 min read
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    Managing your church community's contact information


    One of the key parts of running a church is communicating with the individuals in your church community. You can save yourself a lot of time down the track if you take the time now to set up a contact management system that will grow and evolve with your church. This blog will provide some ideas to get you started. 

    4 min read