Podcast 247 The F8 Debrief: The Latest with Facebook

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The recently-concluded F8 Conference has given us a look into Facebook’s incredible innovation, improvement and features to look forward to. In this podcast, Nils Smith and Nick Runyon, together with guests Justin Dean, Holly Tate, Kenny Jahng and more talk about the future of Facebook for ministries and churches amidst these changes.

 

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Show Notes:

F8 2018 Conference

Leading Creatives With Phil Cooke: Podcast 246

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Phil Cooke, co-author of “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back”, joins Nils, Nick, and Chad in a conversation about his newly launched book and shares some tips for creatives and Christians as they engage on social media.

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Show Notes:

Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke Twitter

Phil Cooke Facebook

Phil Cooke Instagram

Phil Cooke LinkedIn

Phil Cooke YouTube

Phil Cooke Vimeo

A Conversation with Casey Helmick about Getting Started with Social Media : Podcast 245

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From creating a website that featured local photography in a small town in North Carolina to now being a top innovator in social media and digital marketing, Casey Helmick reveals the ‘most important-least important’ principles and practices in social media and talks about how they can be valuable to your organization today.

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Show Notes:

Squarespace

Casey Helmick Facebook

Casey Helmick Twitter

Casey Helmick Instagram

Casey Helmick Linkedin

Casey Helmick Website

Debating Mobile Apps and Church Websites with Brady Shearer: Podcast 244

We have 168 hours each week with an average of one hour spent at a church service on Sunday, but how do we seize the remaining 167 hours for our churches to make a greater impact? In this podcast, Brady Shearer, creator of Pro Church Tools and Nucleus, joins us in an in-depth conversation about the practicality and power of mobile apps and church websites today.

 

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Show Notes:

Brady Shearer

Nucleus Websites

Pro Church Tools Website

@BradyShearer

@NucleusWebsites

@Storytape

Pro Church YouTube

Talking Facebook Groups with Katie Allred: Podcast 243

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Katie Allred shares the story of how she started the Church Communications facebook group and how she gained nearly 16,000 members just two years into it. Nils Smith and Nick Runyon also take the opportunity to discuss how Facebook groups provide a great opportunity for every church.

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Show Notes:

@katiejallred

Church Communications

Foundations of the First Virtual Reality Church: Podcast 242

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D.J. Soto, founder, and pastor of Virtual Reality Church shares with us his story on how the first VR Church came to life. Nils Smith and Nick Runyon also discuss some of the most controversial questions about the future of the church in a virtual reality world.

 

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Show Notes:

@djsoto

Virtual Reality Church

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive

Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Lucas

Liquid Church

@bobbygwald

Life Church

Wired - VR Church

NBC Network

Samsung Gear VR

Discord

Sansar

BlenderVR

Getting Ahead of Vine 2: Podcast 241

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Vine gained so much popularity during its first release in 2013. The sensational app garnered over 200 million active users, yet, it was discontinued by 2016. In December 2017, Dom Hofmann, co-founder of the original app, has announced its comeback with him working on Vine’s successor.  

In this episode, Nils and Nick talk about the possible opportunities the upcoming app can bring and how churches can prepare for its launch.

 

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Show Notes:

Vine

@FinalCutKing

@LoganPaul

Talking Big Data with Matt Engel: Podcast 240

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Churches are missing so many data points and opportunities to use this data to better impact their local communities. This data can be the key to revealing unseen issues, giving a more realistic picture of the needs in your church community.

In this episode of the podcast, Nick Runyon interviews Matt Engle from Gloo sharing the benefits of a systematized process around data in both organizational and church settings.


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Show Notes:

Matthew Engel

Leadership Network

Gloo

Net Promoter Score

https://blog.gloo.us/big-data-for-churches-introduction

https://www.gloo.us/church  

https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/how-america-gives#search

http://www.census.gov/

http://www.dataplace.org/

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.epodunk.com/

http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry

Adjusting to Facebook’s New Algorithm Changes: Podcast 239

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"Expect to see more from your friends, family, and groups, see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media.. encouraging meaningful interactions between people." - Mark Zuckerberg

In this episode of the podcast, Nils and Nick share their take on Facebook’s new algorithm changes and will be exploring how organizations should adjust to these changes.

 

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Show Notes:

HQ Trivia

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

@jimmykimmel

@PastorMattBrown

 

Big Announcement and 2018 Predictions with Nick Runyon: Podcast 238

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Here’s something exciting to start off the year! Nils Smith and Nick Runyon break the biggest news on Social Media Church to date and shares with us their social media predictions for 2018!

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Show Notes:

@runyonski

CV Outreach

Global Media Outreach

Lord Robert Edmiston

National Religious Broadcasters

Alexa

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