Marketing Tip: Are you posting & ghosting?

Get Social on Socials! It’s called SOCIAL media for a reason.     If you’re posting and ghosting, you aren’t getting the most out of your social media marketing. You need to engage with your followers and non-followers to establish trust and increase brand awareness.   Here is a simple way to make social media engagement a consistent part of your marketing efforts: Engage on your primary social media platform for 15 minutes every day. Spend…   5️⃣ minutes responding…

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Bible Gateway interviews Irene Rollins, author of “Reframe Your Shame”

Bible Gateway interviews Irene Rollins, author of “Reframe Your Shame” Irene Rollins enjoyed a seemingly perfect life as a wife, mom, and leader of a megachurch while she hid her alcoholism that almost destroyed everything. Are you, or someone you know, in an addiction cycle, unaware of how unmanageable your life has become? Bible Gateway interviewed Irene Rollins about her book, “Reframe Your Shame: Experience Freedom from What Holds You Back” (W Publishing Group, 2022). Read this interview.

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Author Mark Sayers offers profound encouragement to the industry in webinar this Friday

Author Mark Sayers offers profound encouragement to the industry in webinar this Friday Due to the time difference between the U.S. and Australia, ECPA president Jeff Crosby’s conversation with author and Australian church leader Mark Sayers was taped a few days ago, and will air this Friday at 10 AM CDT for ECPA members.  The session is based on Sayers’ book, “A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders” (Moody). After…

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Program announced for ECPA’s Publishing University; Nov. 16-17 in Nashville

Program announced for ECPA’s Publishing University; Nov. 16-17 in Nashville ECPA PubU returns to Lipscomb University in Nashville on November 16-17, gathering Christian publishing professionals in more than 30 sessions, in training tracks based on publishing roles such as – DESIGN, EDITORIAL, MARKETING, PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS. In addition, the second annual CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMIT will be included. Many of the sessions and speakers are already posted on the event site, in the Sessions menu. The early bird rate is available…

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Marketing Tip: Be Authentic

  It’s easy for faith-based marketing companies to get caught up in the hoopla of social media and feel the need to present an idealized version of yourself or your organization. We all want to put our best foot forward, but it’s important to remember that authenticity in marketing is key. Being authentic in your faith-based marketing strategies doesn’t mean you have to share every single detail of your life with the world, but it does mean being honest about…

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Last week of early bird rate for ECPA C-Suite Symposium

Last week of early bird rate for ECPA C-Suite Symposium The ECPA C-Suite Symposium will gather thought leaders and experts with the industry’s C-level executives on September 25-27 in Savannah, Georgia. The program will include sessions with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (Saving Us), Rev. Dr. Ben Lowe (A Rocha International), Bradley Metrock (DBW, Voice AI), Chriscynethia Floyd (ODB), Ted Olson (CT), Kristen McLean (NPD), Tom Ziglar (Zig Ziglar Corp.), and more. More…  

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Marketing Tip: How to Secure Christian Influencer Partnerships

Working with Christian influencers is an excellent way to reach a larger audience and get your brand in front of more people quickly. What is influencer marketing?  It’s recruiting social influencers to post about your brand and drive their followers to you.  Christian influencer marketing works because influencers have a large audience of engaged followers who TRUST what they promote. Even if someone has never heard of you before, they will take action with your brand because the influencer vouched…

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Digital Creative Projects: Logo Design, Website Build, Email Marketing, & Digital Ads

FrontGate Media is a full-service digital marketing agency for Christian ministries, brands, and organizations. We specialize in every marketing avenue, including brand development, website, print & digital design, video production, and more. We’ve worked with a wide range of faith-based clients to establish their brand identity and online presence through logo design, website builds, email marketing campaigns, digital ads, and more. Here are just a few samples… Logo Design & Website Build for Redeemed Restored Debra approached FrontGate Media with…

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NavPress to release 20-Pack editions of “The Message of Christmas” and “The Message of Easter” by Eugene Peterson

NavPress to release 20-Pack editions of “The Message of Christmas” and “The Message of Easter” by Eugene Peterson Carol Stream, IL. (July 12, 2022) — On September 20, 2022, NavPress (@navpress) will release The Message of Christmas, a pocket-size booklet that shares the biblical story of Christmas in the contemporary and engaging language of Eugene H. Peterson’s The Message Bible. A companion product, The Message of Easter, will release on January 10, 2023. Available individually and in packs of twenty for bulk ordering, these booklets are ideal…

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IVP announces contract for the release of “First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs”

IVP announces contract for the release of “First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs” July 2022 | WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that they will be following up the much-loved First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament (FNV) with the newly contracted First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs, to be released in 2024. The First Nations Version is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original…

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Whitaker House signs advocate for abuse victims, Naghmeh Panahi

Whitaker House signs advocate for abuse victims, Naghmeh Panahi Tuesday, July 12, 2022, New Kensington, Pa.—Whitaker House Publishers has signed a deal to publish a memoir by women’s abuse advocate Naghmeh Panahi, scheduled for release in 2023. Millions who followed the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran were shocked and confused when his wife, Naghmeh, halted advocacy in 2015, claiming abuse. After 7 years Naghmeh is ready to break her silence and tell her story. The book will…

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Urim Books expands to audiobook production in South Korea

Urim Books expands to audiobook production in South Korea Christian audiobooks rank as bestsellers in a South Korean Mega Bookstore In South Korea, consumption patterns and ways of using content have significantly changed. They are seeing a growing digital content consumption with the growth of new media such as smartphones and the emergence of a digitally native generation accustomed to digital life.  The country’s publishing industry is also witnessing growing sales of eBooks, audiobooks, chatbooks, and web fiction.  Audiobooks are loved because…

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Revell signs Robin Jones Gunn

Revell signs Robin Jones Gunn Ada, Mich. (July 7, 2022)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a multibook contract with award-winning and bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn. Revell will initially publish three books in the tentatively titled Suitcase Sisters series. The first novel is scheduled to release in Fall 2023, followed by two more books in 2024. The Suitcase Sisters series will feature best friends in midlife who experience adventures in international…

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Last month for Top Shelf Book Cover Award nominations

Last month for Top Shelf Book Cover Award nominations ECPA announces the final month of submissions for the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards, which opened on April 15.  To mark its 10th anniversary year, the program will be awarding in four separate categories (fiction, nonfiction, Bibles, juvenile) and each submitting publisher can nominate their design director as a judge. Submission Info

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Top 10 Marketing Questions to Ask for the 3rd and 4th Quarters

We are officially halfway through 2022… Can you believe it?   Now is the perfect time to analyze your faith-based marketing efforts from the first half of the year and make adjustments to see even better results for your ministry or business in Q3 and Q4. Here are some questions to get you started:   How well do you know your audience? What’s working?  What are you doing right?  Are you trying something new? (Hint: you should be.)  Is your…

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