Digital Labs blogs

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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  1. How to create Subtitles for a video

    How to create subtitles for a video


    How do you create subtitles for your videos? In this blog, we take you through the steps for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

  2. How can clergy make the most of social media? Here's what you said...


    Twitter tells us the one thing they want clergy to know when using social media.

  3. What to share on social media this Advent and Christmas


    Social media can be a powerful way to spread the word and invite even more people along to something this Christmas. 

  4. How often to post to your church's social media channels


    We often get asked this question during our social media training days, so this week we've focused on how often to post to help build community and reach more people.

  5. What is user generated content and how can you share it?

    What is user-generated content and how can you share it?


    Stuck for content but want to keep your church’s social media up to date? There may be a whole bank of content, tailored to your church, ready and available for you to use.

  6. 7 social media post ideas with examples

    7 social media post ideas, with examples


    We've found seven post examples to inspire your social media this week.

  7. Five scheduling tools for social media


    A social media scheduling tool is useful to help those running their social media channels to plan posts in advance. Discover our 5 free recommendations here.

  8. How to show the value of social media for your church

    How to show the value of social media for your church


    Each platform gives us the options to track lots of different numbers, known as analytics, but which ones should we be looking at, and how can we use them to show the value of your efforts for your church community?

  9. Promoting your service or event on social media – before, during and after


    A clear and simple approach to social media can go a long way to building anticipation and excitement for your service or event and reach more people with an invitation to come along. 

  10. How your church can use Twitter more effectively


    BLOG / Read our simple suggestions to create more engaging content and a more polished experience for your followers.