What are the Results of Having a Video Placement on Your Homepage?

Video marketing is trending, and for good reason. Consumers are increasingly interested in learning about organizations and their offerings by watching a video. In fact, in a 2021 study, nearly 70% of consumers said they would rather watch a short video about a brand or product than read about it. The same study found that 84% of consumers have been convinced to purchase a product or service by watching a brand’s video. So what does this mean for Chrisitan marketers…

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A List of 723 Bad Words To Blacklist & How to Use Facebook’s Moderation Tool

Did you know that there’s a way for you to proactively moderate your brand’s Facebook page…before posts are even written by your audience? If you’re on admin-level for your brand’s page, you are able to make some simple changes that will not allow certain words to be posted on your page. For faith-based brands, this is also helpful in addition to the profanity-blocker (you can see how to block profanity here). To create a list of blocked words, you can click here…

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What is PR? Strategies for Success in Christian PR

A lot of clients come to us and say, “I need PR.” They hear PR is the best marketing value. They see PR in action out in the marketplace. They want in on that action. If you are one of those people who want to invest in PR to promote your latest project, here is everything you need to know about strategies for success in Christian PR. For PR to Work, You Must Be Newsworthy The first and most important…

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FrontGate Media Celebrates 20 Years: An Interview with Founder Scott A. Shuford

An Interview with FrontGate’s Founder and CEO Scott A. Shuford This year, FrontGate Media celebrates 20 years of connecting YOU to the Christian audience through marketing. Hear from FrontGate founder, Scott A. Shuford on how the agency grew and continues to grow in the face of an ever-evolving industry and unexpected events like the COVID-19 pandemic.  Twenty years ago, what made you want to start FrontGate Media?  After establishing my secular market ad agency, I realized that my friends in…

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How FrontGate has created Faith-based Social Media Success

How FrontGate has created Faith-based Social Media Success Remember when we used to talk about Social Media? 😉  Good times. Good times…  NOW it’s all about Social Marketing! FrontGate’s social experience is unmatched having provided social services since 2007, back when new social media sites like Twitter turned one year old, and “The Facebook” turned three.  We have grown, changed, and adapted at every step as Social Media became Social Marketing. Our Azusa Now Campaign Social Reach = 1,116,123! Our Faith-based Social…

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Case Study: JesusCares Donor Development through Social Media

Since their start in 2003, Groundwire has been leveraging mainstream media and technology in order to share the love found in Jesus Christ with youth and young adults. By placing well-produced and relevant commercials on the most-watched TV and radio stations, they are able to share authentic hope with many who might not be ready to walk into a local church. Each commercial invites the viewer/listener to have a conversation with “someone who understands”. Twenty-four hours a day, there are…

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ICVM, ICRS, ChristianCinema.com, Social Media, Bloggers Review DVDs, and other useful stuff ;) 

“FrontGate Media is a tremendous partner for us. The audiences they recommended are right on target for what we needed to achieve. They think outside-of-the-box, often exceeding my expectations.” – Ted Gartner, EVP, Grace Hill Media ChristianCinema.com’s most popular package: Includes Homepage Roadblock, Site Skin, Direct Email, Social Posts, & much more:  Site Skin 95,000 impressions Skyscraper (160×600) 111,000 impressions Leaderboard (728×90) 148,000 impressions Home Page (550×275) 14,500 impressions Follower Banner (468×60) 68,000 impressions Your Direct Email ad sent to…

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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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Social Marketing for Your Christian Book Launch

Looking to market your Christian book and make a BIG impact with a small budget?  Using Social Media to launch your book is a solid solution.  Did you know there are many ways to promote using social media beyond just posting on social platforms?  Let us put the internet to work for you! ENGAGING THE FAITH-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE SINCE 2007… FrontGate Media has been actively marketing in the social media space since 2007, back when Facebook and Twitter were…

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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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FrontGate Introduces New Faith-Based Social Media Packages

ENGAGING THE FAITH-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE SINCE 2007 FrontGate Media has been actively marketing in the social media space since 2007, back when Facebook and Twitter were both still new.  We have proven strategies and social marketing plans that are up to date with the ever-changing world of social media. As Facebook continues to push the social media world into becoming the social marketing world, you know that you need a partner who understands how to reach the Faith-based audience…

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Christian Publishing & FrontGate: here’s how we serve others just like you

We are here to build the reader base for your book, author, and company by engaging Christian readers via the 10 million uniques and 5 million email subscribers in our Web Network, and beyond through PR, Social Media, Strategy/R&D, Media Buying and more. Contact us to discuss engaging more readers. Here’s how we have faithfully served others just like you… We Serve Up News & Marketing Tips How to Use Customer Personas – see our Marketing Tips Archive. Facebook is Changing Again…What it Means for…

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Christian Music & FrontGate: Here’s how we serve others just like you

Music sells for one reason: because people hear it.  We’re here to get your music heard. We do that by driving Christian music fans to your song or video from the 10 million monthly unique visitors and 5 million email subscribers in our Web Network, which is #1 in reach to Christian music fans, and beyond through PR, Social Media, Strategy/R&D, Media Buying and more. Contact us to discuss engaging more music fans.. Here’s how we have faithfully served others just like you……

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Christian Music Marketing – tips, featured artist programs & new options

Merry Christmas! We exist solely to help you build your fan base via the 10 million visitors and 5 million email subscribers in our Web Network, which happens to be #1 in reach to Christian music fans via sites like iTickets.com, NewReleaseTuesday.com, the Worship Marketing Team Network and more.  AND we go above and beyond with Personalized Marketing Strategy Plans, Public Relations, Social Media, Media Buying and more. Contact us to discuss your marketing needs. For your consideration…. Guarantee Engagement via reach to 800+ Active Bloggers Secure…

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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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