Live Streaming, Online Giving and the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus is the top news story of the day as I write this. Over the past few days, we’ve worked with several of our clients on developing resources to assist their audiences to get and hear accurate information. Two of our clients have major events in the next 30 days too where they are […]

3 Tips for Growing Your Email Marketing Database

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Email Marketing is here to stay and is still growing! In 2019, it was reported by Statista that there were over 3.9 Billion users. That number is projected to grow to 4.3 billion by 2023! The question is, what will you do to use this tool to reach your customers, your audience, or your congregants? […]

Just Fine Isn’t Good Enough

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Around our office, when it’s time for a lunch gathering, we are looking to hear the words “fine”. We have a couple of picky eaters – not naming names, so generally, if you can get a group of 7 people to say fine, it’s a win.  Recently I was warming up some leftovers in the […]

Dogwood Welcomes Nick Wells to the Team!

We are excited to introduce our newest employee, Nick Wells! As we at Dogwood continue to grow, our work related to building websites has increased. Thomas and I began to review 2019 and make plans for 2020 which included creating a profile for a new hire in the first quarter of 2020. We knew that […]

A Big Change for Dogwood

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Who knew constant change would be our theme for 2019? When Thomas and I started meeting together about merging our two businesses in late 2018 we looked at multiple options for where to begin for office space. When we found out about the little office above Pike Road Family Eyecare coming available, it was an […]

Why Your Site Host Matters

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Who you choose to host your website really does make a difference, and I’m going to explain why your site host matters in today’s blog post. First off…and I admit it, I’m an unabashed fanboy of WP Engine. At the time of this writing, Dogwood has more than 100 sites hosted by them. Their support for […]

Search Engine Marketing – Steps to Success

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Search engine marketing (SEM) goes hand in hand with search engine optimization (SEO) and in today’s post. I’d like to share more details about it. Beth did a great job explaining SEO in a previous post and I’ll try my best to explain SEM in a similar manner, but probably not as well! While SEO […]

Dogwood Gear Now Available

One of the questions we get asked all the time is “When am I going to get some Dogwood Gear?” Well, that answer is now. Introducing our new Dogwood Gear shop at What’s In The Shop? Right now as of this moment, and always subject to change, there are three designs and two items […]

Reply All: The Scourge of Email

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Forgive my tongue in cheek rant today but we’ve got to address this first-world problem that steals so much time from our lives – the reply all. Imagine, someone sends out a building-wide email about company news or even something personal. It was easier to tell everyone at the same time about the news. It’s […]

Captions Don’t Have to be Hard

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I’ll admit that at one time I didn’t understand the importance of captions being added to videos. I saw it as hard and cumbersome. Then a few years back, I was privileged to sit in a meeting with Steve Dye. Steve is a champion and catalyst for reaching deaf people with the good news of Jesus […]