Dogwood Recognized with Multiple Awards

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Everyone loves receiving awards, and well, we’re no different at Dogwood.  When I began working at a Baptist Church in 2008 as their communications director, I was invited to join the Baptist Communicators Association by Doug Rogers, the communications director for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. I joined in 2010 once I got […]

Digital Marketing Trends for 2021

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If there has ever been a year that people were excited to put behind them, it’s 2020. With that in mind, I wanted to talk about trends we’re seeing along with solutions that we can provide to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2021.  Increased Emphasis on Online Engagement The need for those […]

Navigating Facebook’s Town Hall

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If we have seen it once on social media we have seen it a THOUSAND times! “Have you registered to vote?” We believe strongly in exercising our right to vote and hope that you did before the deadline October 19. That said, once you have registered, Facebook has created a “Town Hall” where you can […]

What Jesse Jones Does

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Someone asked me the other day – “So what does Jesse Jones do for Dogwood?”. It was a great question and one I realized we never mentioned when he was hired.  To explain what he does, I feel like I should take one step back and tell you why we created his position.  It all […]

Live Streaming on a $1000 budget

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Recently, a friend serving at a small church here in Alabama approached me about helping them with live streaming their services. Of course, my first question was, “what’s your budget?” Their budget was like that of most typical church’s – small. $1,000 to be exact. They also wanted something that was super-volunteer friendly and easy […]

The Power of Good Facebook Ads

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Advertising on Facebook isn’t just limited to boosting your most recent post. Facebook ads system can deliver your message in multiple ways across their platforms and others. Considering Facebook is currently the third most popular site to visit (only beaten by Google and YouTube), you’ll want to take advantage of these tips I’m sharing with […]

7 Tips for Video Conferencing Like a Pro

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We’ve all been forced to learn how to video conference over the past month. My hope is that these 7 tips will help you look your best on camera and give you the professional look you are looking for. If you are using your phone – shoot it wide/horizontal, not long. People will be watching […]

Ham Sandwiches & Quarantines

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Recently I posted on my personal Facebook page a no-frill announcement:   I wasn’t expecting any reactions and I definitely wasn’t expecting 23 comments about the best way to make ham sandwiches. There’s a lot of opinions on this apparently. Maybe during this quarantine time, it’s inspired some more deep thought on the subject… Look […]

5 Ways to Put Your Paycheck Protection Program Dollars to Work Immediately

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With the new Paycheck Protection Program, businesses across the country are receiving a little boost to make it through the unique time we are all facing. Like other small businesses, Dogwood has applied for the program and look forward to being able to have a little more assurance to pass on to our staff during […]

Goodbye Flash

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Back in 2017 Adobe announced its plans to stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020. Fast forward, it’s now 2020 and what does this mean?   If your site is still using flash at this point, it’s time to hit the emergency button. Right now any time someone visits your site they are already […]