FrontGate Christian Blogger Network

FrontGate Christian Blogger Network believes in supporting Faith-Based Businesses by sharing their products with the world!  If you are interested in supporting Faith-Based businesses who are willing to offer free product in exchange for Blog Reviews and Social Posts.  We offer review opportunities for products such as DVD’s, toys, gifts for women, books, CD’s and more! Ready to join the FrontGate Christian Blogger Network? Just sign up here:  http://eepurl.com/bQMhfn Below are just a few of our review projects: Embrace Grace…

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3 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2016…and Why They Matter

Every marketing professional wants an edge, a leg up over their competitors, and a way to garner even more traffic, clicks, and ultimately, some sort of action or conversion in business, ministry, or on a personal, intellectual or emotional level! Of course, the best way to get that competitive edge is to stay abreast of the latest trends in an ever changing market. Forbes recently published seven new trends that are going to be occurring in 2016 in the digital content and marketing…

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What Faith-Based Marketers Can Learn From REI’s Black Friday Announcement

Recently, REI announced plans to close their nearly 150 stores on the biggest retail day of the year: Black Friday. The gutsy move shocked both businesses and customers alike but was met with resounding affirmation. In fact, the company’s Facebook re-post of an article announcing their closures received over 70,000 likes and over 40,000 shares. Their other posts about the same subject garnered similar numbers, begging the question, “What can we learn from their savvy marketing and brand stance”? Staying true…

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How Socially Savvy Organizations Advertise

FrontGate Social Marketing Offers Featured Posts! We all know that Social Media is a powerful place to reach and connect with today’s Christians. We have created these Social Marketing packages to allow you to put your content in a space that thrives on interaction. Not only will people see your content but they will like, comment and share it! These social posts provide you with incredible insight and opportunity for increased exposure through viral sharing. Our posts pair great with…

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Three New Trends in Social Media that You Need to Know

Staying on the forefront of social media is key for any marketing professional, but with the constant change, it can be hard to keep up. Forbes recently released their list of the top seven trends in social media (read full article here) We’ve rounded up some of the newest trends in social media and how they affect YOU: Periscope is at the top of their game: Do you know what Periscope is? In-the moment updates are some of the biggest changes…

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Twitter Removes Their 140 Character Limit From Direct Messages

Twitter has a large following, and while I love it for use at events or with “in the moment” experiences like sports, global catastrophes, entertainment, and breaking news, I think they have a long-term problem of unique relevance to address.  I’m not sure there is anything that Twitter does that I can’t do via other apps that are more integrated into my life at this point, and I don’t have to struggle with a 140 character limit.  Regardless of the long…

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7 Simple Things You Can Do To Build A Better Social Following

One of the most common questions we get asked at FrontGate Media is, “How do we get more people to follow us on Social media?”  Today I want to give you 7 simple ways you can promote your social pages. 1. Add Social Links to your email signature. For that matter, everyone in your company should have a link to your social pages in their signature. Every person who encounters your company via email should be given the opportunity to…

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Why is everyone picking on Facebook?

Why is everyone picking on Facebook? Does it seem like people are seeing less of your page’s posts?  It’s because they are.  Facebook is moving the industry from organic results to paid results.  At FrontGate, we say that we’re seeing the move from Social Media to Social Marketing.  But before we go waving a finger at Facebook saying, “shame on you for trying to get money out of me”, let’s take a step back.  Perhaps we should be saying, “Thanks for…

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How Do I Get More People To See My Facebook Posts and Ads?

How do I get more people to see my Facebook posts and ads? It’s the question of the hour.  I bet you are starting to buy into the idea (pun intended) that you have to purchase an ad or boost a post for your Facebook followers to see it.  You are only part right. Simply buying an ad won’t assure the best results.  Have you ever gone to buy a Facebook ad and the gauge off to the right says that…

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4 Things Social Media Can Do For You

You have a Cause to promote. You have a product that will change lives. A hope giving, life changing, God Inspired kind of thing that really makes a positive impact. If only everyone could understand what you are doing and the impact it has. If only they understood how many more people your organization could help if they got involved.  How do you get the word out for EVERYTHING that you need to accomplish? You need buyers or donors. You need…

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Case Study: The Freedom Kids Pinterest Campaign

The Freedom Kids is a faith-based, transformational institution, promoting freedom, liberty, morals and ethics through enlightenment and entertainment.  They focus on core values, seeking to evoke the principles of individualism, Judeo-Christian values, and the ideas embraced during the American Founding. The Freedom Kids is an organization that seeks to educate, enlighten, and empower children in the battle for their future. “The Freedom Kids envisions a time when we as citizens of the United States of America can learn our true history….

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Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Need to Know!

Hootsuite recently released an article about the most recent trends for 2015. With social media and content management ever-changing, it’s important to be aware of the coming round of shifts on the horizon. However, for those who are trying to market to the faith-based audience, the changes have to be tweaked a little more to fit our needs. Here are the things we think will be important for faith-based marketers in 2015 in the changing climate of social media: -Creating cohesive relationships…

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Facebook is Changing Again… What it Means for Your Page!

Facebook recently announced changes to its newsfeed, YET AGAIN.   With the continual changes, you may be wondering what this means for your page, your brand, and your postings. Here’s the latest: What is happening? Facebook users have complained about the amount of promotional posts in their newsfeed. Facebook is going to cut back on showing these kinds of posts.  The types of posts that users are frustrated with are: direct advertisements (i.e.: “buy this item”), posts that link to sweepstakes…

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Marketing Tip: Posting on Social Media During the Holidays

The holidays are notoriously busy times; people are in and out of their offices, on vacation, and are often drowning in emails from multiple sources. You may be wondering how to target your audience at such a hectic time. Wondering when to post on your social platform? We’re here to help! Recently, the AddThis blog did a study to determine the best times to post on social media during particularly hectic times. They found that the following windows are most appropriate…

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Social Media Tip: Choosing Helpful Keywords

Social media is an ever evolving medium, and one which flows through change quickly. Working in the Faith-based social media area, we have to keep up with these trends and changes, just like everyone else. A few years ago, research showed that “keywords” should be general, short, and directly related to the article you are posting. These days, a recent report from Mashable showed that the keyword process has changed.  No longer are keywords that are general and short the best route to…

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