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This page will be regularly updated with Hints and Tips from Bryan Foster that will assist in marketing your school successfully. An overview of aspects of marketing your school will be addressed. Detailed explanations and suggestions are found in the various portfolios available from the e-Shop.

Assistance with Marketing

There is very limited textual resource assistance for marketing churches, parishes and deaneries in what is a very commercially orientated society - a society which is highly in need of the Church’s message.

This church parish marketing site and the church parish marketing manual are resources which aim to assist with this challenge.

Written by Bryan Foster. Copyright 2007 - 2013 Great Developments Publishers.

Attractive Professional School Homepage Essential

An attractive, appealing and professional School Website's Homepage is essential for a successful School Marketing Plan.

The homepage is the most important page to get correct. It is the page the viewer normally reaches on their initial search. First impressions are critical.

The appearance needs to be in-line with the school’s selected branding styles.

Details on all to do with the School Website to be found at School Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (3rd ed) 2010 by Bryan Foster.

Barack Obama Warns About Facebook

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on September 9, 2009, to a group of high school students, yet he could have been speaking to anyone with, or considering, a social networking account, "First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life."

"And when you're young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I've been hearing a lot about young people who -- you know, they're posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search and -- so that's some practical political advice for you right there," he said. (PC World)

Be very wary of the personal / family content you place anywhere on the internet. You never know where it will end up and how it will be used. I believe President Barack Obama's key message can be applied across the whole web when he said,"...I want everybody here to be careful about what you post..."

Yet, there is incredible benefit using the internet for marketing and commercial reasons - just take care how the internet is used.

Written by Bryan Foster author of Church Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (2nd ed) 2010.

Barack Obama, US President, Cautions - Use the Internet Wisely

U.S. President Barack Obama could have been speaking to anyone with, or considering, a social networking account, when he spoke to a group of high school students on September 9, 2009 and said, "First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life."

"And when you're young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I've been hearing a lot about young people who -- you know, they're posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search and -- so that's some practical political advice for you right there," he said. (PC World)

Be very wary of the personal / family content you place anywhere on the internet. You never know where it will end up and how it will be used. I believe President Barack Obama's key message can be applied across the whole web when he said,"...I want everybody here to be careful about what you post..."

Yet, there is incredible benefit using the internet for school marketing and other commercial reasons - just take care how the internet is used particularly when dealing with personal information.

Written by Bryan Foster author of School Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (3rd ed), 2010.

Blog Posts for Church Marketing

Blog Posts Explained for the Church Marketing Personnel.

The website’s / blog’s administrators write a Blog Post (comment, information, news, challenge etc.) and publish this to their website’s blog page. Blog Posts may also include photos, videos, audios and other graphic presentations.

The visitor to your website’s blog page would then have the option to comment on your blog post’s content.

Blog Posts may be of any length and literary style depending on the target audience. However, in most cases, brevity is the norm in these days of mass communication overload. Think newspaper article lengths for most blog posts. As a general guide I work on 200-300 words per blog post.

For more detail on Blogs see Church Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (2nd ed) 2010 by Bryan Foster.



Contact Details

 

Bryan Foster, Author / Director / Teacher
Great Developments Publishers
Aldrin Avenue, Benowa
Queensland, Australia 4217

bryanwfoster@mail.com

http://schoolchurchmarketing.com


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