CrossExamined.org’s “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” Aims to Educate American Christian Youth Back into Church

CrossExamined.org’s “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” Aims to Educate American Christian Youth Back into Church Non-profit ministry conducts Christian apologetic seminars at college campuses, churches and high schools to address intellectually skeptical youth. Charlotte, NC – In a staggering statistic, research has shown that three out of four Christian teens leave the church after they leave home. One major reason? The majority of young adults go off to college without understanding why Christianity is true and…

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Artists – Please Don’t Put Spotify Play Buttons On Your Site

There is a great discussion going on over at Digital Music News about Spotify for individual artists. For those who don’t know,  Spotify is a music streaming service offering streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Digital subscription services have been heralded as the hopeful business model that will save the music industry.  In Rolling Stone’s recent interview with American Idol coach, Interscope Records CEO, and…

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Social Media – What Do I Share?

So based on the last issue’s column, now that you’ve planted you embassy in one or more of the social media countries, what do you share?

As we explore social media more deeply, let’s take a look at what you should share. Notice that I said “should.” There are lots of things you “can” share, but as you’ve probably already noticed from other people’s posts, there are lots of things you don’t really need to be sharing.

One of our core Audience Delivery Services at FrontGate Media is Social Media. We have a lot of experience in this area. I spend my time working for our clients to develop a strategy around their ministry or business. I’m going to share our strategy with you.

Noted Counselor Michelle Hollomon Releases GOD UNWRAPPED

Throughout her career as a counselor in Seattle, WA, Michelle Hollomon has been intrigued by the correlation between clients’ perception of God, and their ability to be successful in life. Now the stories and research that have connected the dots have been compiled into the book GOD UNWRAPPED: GOD IS LOVE…BUT NOT THE KIND YOU ARE USED TO (Harrison House, 2011).

Various misconceptions about God are closely linked to the god-figures we had growing up, such as parents, teachers, coaches, and pastors. We were raised by imperfect people and without even knowing it, we developed destructive views of an imperfect God.

Cornerstone Festival Announces A New Look – New Pricing

Cornerstone Festival, the church’s most diverse celebration of Christians in art and culture, has a new look and a new pricing structure. To the seasoned attendees, the festival might take on a vintage feel.

For the past 29 years, faith-filled attendees of all ages, styles and denominations have made the pilgrimage to the hills of Western Illinois for this week-long celebration. They come to be inspired through seminary level classes and discussions, entertained with the best in music and film, spurred to further creativity with visual art, invigorated through sport and competition and to experience spiritual renewal among this diverse gathering of believers that makes the Cornerstone Festival community.

Promotion: Advertising

Over the last few columns, we’ve been talking about Promotion. Last time, we walked through a brief overview of Public Relations otherwise known as PR. Now we are going to talk about Advertising.

My philosophy on advertising is that in most cases, the goal of your ads should be Data Capture. You can read my blog on that topic at //tinyurl.com/WhatYourAdShouldDo.

The key to all of advertising is to answer the following question for your target audience: What’s In It For Me? The person viewing your ad is fully tuned into WIFM.

What’s Working In Advertising: August 2011

This “top picks” summary features what is working in advertising, and is an excellent resource developed by the Human Events team, part of the FrontGate Media Group family.
As is discussed at length in the second article below, digital advertising is here to stay. Even in a down economy, online advertising provides a respite for organizations with limited budgets, allowing you to get the biggest possible return on your ad investment. In this issue, you’ll find specific tips on increasing the effectiveness of your display ads, and some new perspectives on Facebook and the wide array of companies that can take advantage of its reach.

Christian Comic Arts Society & Chalice Press Deliver The Best In Talent, Themes & Topic Discussions At The Largest Comic Book Convention In The World, Comic-Con International: San Diego

Arguably the largest pop-culture, entertainment event in the world, THE COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2011 kicks off this week with sellout attendance of more than 125,000. The CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY (CCAS) in partnership with CHALICE PRESS will deliver top talent and projects to create impact at the event. Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con) is the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world.

CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL and FRONTGATE MEDIA Sponsor Impressive Gear Giveaway for Musicians

CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL and FRONTGATE MEDIA are joining forces to create an impressive gear giveaway for lucky festival attendees. This contest is perfectly matched, as Cornerstone is the one Christian festival that can boast the title of having the largest musician attendance in the world. Known for its edgy environment and creative fan base, Cornerstone is the festival where every band dreams of performing.

New “Access Lunch” Networking Event To Provide Attendees with One-on-One Access to Leading Professionals at the Biola Media Conference

The Biola Media Conference announced today a new networking event called the “ACCESS LUNCH” where a limited number of attendees will have exclusive one-on-one access to 12 key entertainment industry professionals at a privately held luncheon on the CBS Studio Center lot taking place on Saturday, April 30th.

Which film, television or digital media Exec would you like to meet personally?

We’ve announced the workshops for the Biola Media Conference! These breakout sessions are the best opportunity you’ll ever have to hear from Hollywood’s film, television and digital media experts in a very intimate setting where, in most cases, you can ask questions. I am not overstating that point. There is NO other event in the country where you can have this much access to this many professionals who share your faith.

The Biola Media Conference Adds ‘Access Lunch’ To Networking and Instructional Opportunities on April 30th @ CBS!

We just final confirmed this today! I’m excited to let you know about the new Access Lunch programming for the Biola Media Conference which is taking place on April 30, 2011. Be a part of an intimate (10 person) “round table” lunch hosted by an industry professional of your choice during the Biola Media Conference. Held privately in Carla’s Café on the CBS Studio Center lot from 12:00pm-1:30pm, the Access Lunch provides our BMC attendees with a new opportunity to learn from leading industry professionals and “access” their wisdom.