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Steven Fogg
Melbourne
I'm the communications guy for Crossway in Melbourne Australia.
Interests: friends, red wine, family, english premier league and my club derby county.
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(In a answering phone type voice) "Hi, I'm not here right now, infact I won't ever be back on this blog platform. Please leave your name and no. and the time you called" ... ahem... Hey there dear reader, I'm moving! Yes the good times are moving on from here at Typepad to Wordpress and a new and improved name www.stevefogg.com. (Marketing spiel) My new site is newer, 25% improved flavour, gives the whitest whites, has a new makeover, where you can buy one get one free, and other intangible benefits. To cut a long story short: THIS BLOG HAS... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
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#cmsucks Twitter chat is where we can collectively get together on Twitter and talk about communications, creativity and anything else that you can think of! James Leggott is a web designer from Hillsong and is our special guest this week. Who is it for?: Pastors, Not for profit leaders, communications peeps, designers, creatives, web designers Date: THIS Friday in Australia, THIS Thursday everywhere else! Time: Australia Melbourne: Friday 11am; USA Los Angeles: Thursday 6pm; New York: Thursday 9pm, Europe London: Thursday 2am (sorry!) The conversation will be 1/2 hour in length, feel free to hang out afterwards. Topic: All things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
It will be great to have you David!
I had a great time this morning (Australian time) hosting the first Church Marketing Sucks Twitter Chat. We had a group of around 12 people commenting, more probably watching the stream. Here are just a few of the highlights, feel free to add your comments below: @ChrisWardYoung: :Context , content, knowing your market and being clear are what works for any comms - church or not" #cmsucks Measuring radio ROI is nearly impossible IMO, but you can gauge increased web traffic or inquiries #cmsucks @burks: in a media saturated society, and advertising by a church needs to have a ton... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
Good thoughts Chris! I particularly like the advertising church idea
Or be square! Cya then Tim!
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This idea has been brewing around for a while now in my head. I'd like to start a twitter chat where we can collectively get together on Twitter and talk about communications, creativity and anything else that you can think of! Who is it for?: Pastors, Not for profit leaders, communications peeps, designers, creatives, web designers Date: THIS Friday in Australia, THIS Thursday everywhere else! Time: Australia Melbourne: Friday 9am; USA Los Angeles: Thursday 4pm; New York: Thursday 7pm, Europe London: Thursday 12am (sorry!) The conversation will be 1/2 hour in length, feel free to hang out afterwards. Topic: I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
Great to hear from you Karen! Thanks for sharing
Great to be sharing this with you Paul!
Thanks for sharing Dami! Sent from my iPhone
Thanks for commenting Becky!
Thanks for stopping by Tom!
Great to see you here Heather!
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When I started this blogging journey a year or so ago, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would of contributing to a book about church communications. Today is launch day for Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication. The book was Tim Schraeder's idea and he has done a marvelous job along with many others pitching in to help edit and write contributions. The church has the greatest story ever told: The message of the gospel. Unfortunately, most churches aren’t doing a great job of communicating it. Buy it here at Amazon for your leaders. It is a priceless... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
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our lives as Christians is the ultimate public advertisement, Alex great insight!
Apparently we are! How about that?!
No, I'm not advocating banning all religion. I wanted to share with you a segment from a television show here in Australia called The Gruen Transfer. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
The last two weeks have been very focused on time intensive media issues that our church has been taking a lead in. Public relations (PR) isn't my strongest point, but I love engaging with the press. My role has been setting up the various media and preparing our message to ensure we stay on message. Here are some of the media outlets Crossway has had coverage on: MTR 1377 Radio with two high profile Melbourne radio presenters, Steve Price and Andrew Bolt Top of the TV news on SBS (my favourite) ABC AM program - Radio Herald Sun - online... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
There is no doubt that mobile web and app development is a communications strategy that churches should be considering. Engagement on mobile and smartphones is explosive. Here are just a few of the statistics: • 70% of the world's population have a mobile phone. In the U.S. its 9 out of 10. Yes, that stat includes children. • Apple's iPhone has sold over 60 million phones to date, Google's Android platform has grown 886% in the last year and is expected to outgrow the iPhone in this calendar year. • 53% of companies are expected already to have deployed iPhones.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
Do you think Google+ can help churches? Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
One of the perennial challenges I've been told of working in a church is working with volunteers and raising up new volunteers. Here's the thing. I've never had any major problems building my communications volunteer team. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.
There are contrasting opinions about the effectiveness of churches, denominations and faith's promoting their message and advertising through billboards. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.