Blogs

Our blogs are built around three main ideas: Awareness, Reflection, and Transformation—each tailored to help your team use digital more effectively. In 'Awareness,' we keep you updated with the latest digital trends (buzz) and tools. 'Reflection' encourages you to think deeper about how your digital efforts align with your values, ensuring you're on the right track. 'Transformation' is all about putting those insights into action, with practical tips to really make a difference across your digital strategies.

Are Hashtags Still #Relevant on Instagram?

Hashtags are still valid ways of getting your posts and information out to your audience in 2021. Yes, they’ve been somewhat oversaturated simply because of the volume of users on the platform. But, how you utilize your #hashtags is the difference between success and failure. Posts with hashtags saw 12.6% more engagement compared to posts…

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3 Reasons to GIF, or is it JIF?

GIFs have become popular in a culture that’s increasingly been investing in meme-worthy content. Here are 3 reasons to gif, or is it jif?

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Why Instagram Reels For Radio

Introduced in August 2020, Instagram Reels have proven to be a suitable alternative to TikTok, allowing Instagram users to produce short, trendy videos on the platform. You can upload 15 or 30-second videos using special effects, audio, and various creative tools to present potentially viral videos to your followers.  It’s an excellent tool for your…

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5 Landing Page Ideas for Radio

Let us show you five landing page ideas for radio and explore why your radio station needs unique landing pages.

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Social Audio Experiences Coming To Facebook

Social audio experiences are coming to Facebook. The pocket sound studio, soundbites, and PODCASTS are coming!

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How To Disclose Sponsored Posts On Social Media

If you are going to offer sponsored posts on your radio station’s social media accounts, there are some things to be aware of. The FTC has…

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Should Radio Do Facebook Videos or YouTube Videos?

With so many ways video content can benefit your organization or business, the question is, what platform should you use, and how are they different?

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Is Your Station Ready For The New Facebook Pages Experience?

In 2021, you may have noticed that the Facebook Pages experience has drastically changed. The way Pages are presented has been rearranged, certain features are being…

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Is Meta Verified for Business Pages Worth It?

Meta recently introduced Meta Verified for Business Pages. For this month’s Digital Buzz, I’ve decided to share my thoughts on Meta Verified for Business to determine “Is it worth it?” As businesses scramble to understand the necessity and value of this new feature, it’s essential to take a closer look at these tiers. Is this…

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Meta & TikTok’s AI Advances: Remaining Relevant in an AI-Driven Landscape

It this Digital Buzz, let’s talk some about AI Advancements and how to stay relevant during this shift. The digital world is buzzing with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). Especially across social media platforms like Meta, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others. AI is transforming content creation and consumption and how we connect with our audience….

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How Podcasting Can Empower Christian Broadcasters, Churches, and Nonprofits

You are a voice of inspiration and guidance, whether that’s on-air or live streaming. Podcasting is a medium that can allow you to take those conversations even deeper. Let’s talk about how podcasting can empower you to impact more lives. If You Only Had More Time… Have you ever said, “If I only had more…

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Let’s Poke & BeReal About Social Media Bans

In this edition of Digital Buzz, we’re navigating through a mix of social news. There’s plenty to talk about from the looming threat of a TikTok ban, BeReal’s moment of truth, to revisiting Facebook’s attempt to bring back the ‘Poke’ 👉 and YouTube’s leap into vertical livestreams. But that’s not all – we’re also going…

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Digital Buzz Apple Vision Pro, Threads Secrets, Organic Social Media Strategy

Unlocking Threads Feed Secrets, Apple Vision Pro, and Organic Social Media Growth

Hey there, BuzzCrew! Welcome to another edition of the “Digital Buzz.” It’s that time of the month when we dive into things happening in the digital world, and I’m thrilled to have you here! This month, we’re peeling back the layers on something buzzing in everyone’s ears – the Threads algorithm. Plus, I’ve got some…

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Social News for February 2024

The digital world is continuing to brim with changes and exciting developments! Rest assured, we’re here to keep you updated on all the latest trends and advancements month to month. Here’s a roundup of the digital updates for February.  Meta Insights Meta Posts Strong Revenue and Usage Growth for Q4 2023: Meta has released another robust…

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AI as the Ultimate Creative Sidekick: The Future of Video Content Creation with OpenAI’s Sora & Meta’s Emu

Hello again, BuzzCrew! As you’re probably aware, the rapid evolution of generative AI tools and new video creation tools developed by OpenAI’s “Sora” and Meta’s “Emu” may mark a significant leap forward in how video content is produced and conceptualized. These advancements promise to expand the creative process, making sophisticated content creation accessible to a…

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Social News for January 2024

It’s the start of a new year, and of course, there are plenty of changes and exciting things coming up in the digital world! We’re making sure that you don’t miss a beat in 2024. Here are the digital updates for January.  Meta Buzz Meta is set to streamline its ad targeting options by removing…

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Social News for December 2023

It’s the last month of 2023 and just like every other month there’s plenty of new digital buzz and changes in the Digital World. We are making sure that you’re staying up to date with the latest information. Dive into December’s Digital Buzz with us!  Meta Buzz Meta is facing increased scrutiny regarding allegations that…

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Social News for November 2023

It’s no surprise November was another month filled with lots of changes coming to the digital world. We want to ensure that you remain well-informed and up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations. Join us as we explore the “November Digital Buzz.” Meta Buzz Meta is introducing additional API elements to enhance posting capabilities within…

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Ask More Questions, Embrace Change & Create an Atmosphere of Freedom

I recently returned from CMB’s Momentum24 conference in Orlando. This conference is all about equipping broadcasters and level up how they serve their audiences. This year there was a common question people were asking me, “What’s the biggest change you’ve seen over the last year?” As a digital consultant working with radio stations, my answer…

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Why Do We Show Up As Christian Broadcasters?

Digital noise is louder than ever, and if we’re not careful we Christian broadcasters could find ourselves adding to that noise. That’s why this question is crucial to talk about: “Why do we show up?” Are we showing up to be seen or to make a difference in people’s lives? As a digital coach and…

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What Is a Christian Broadcaster?

According to Google’s AI Overviews, “A Christian broadcaster is someone who uses radio or television to share Christian ideas, practices, or experiences.” But as CNET has mentioned, “Google’s new AI Overviews feature…So far, so good. The problem is, it sometimes gets stuff wrong.” In this case, I would say it’s outdated. In this blog, let’s discuss what is…

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If We Only Had More: Trusting God’s Provision

Have you ever found yourself thinking, ‘If only we had more…’ More time, more money, more equipment, more people, more skills, or more space? These are some common barriers we come across when working with leaders and teams. We could drastically enhance our impact with just a little more of something. Unfortunately, the feeling of…

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Refocusing and Renewing Our Commitment to Impact More Lives Across Digital Platforms

Over the past year, our team has explored new opportunities. We’ve expanded our client base to include a variety of businesses. This brought growth and new experiences and sparked a period of deep reflection for me. Reflecting on the questions, where and how we can make the most meaningful impact across digital platforms. Over that…

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Is Social Media Worth It?

In this article, I’m going to take a stab at a question that some people are asking themselves (silently), “Is social media worth it?” Before I begin, let’s rephrase the question a little. “Is social media the most effective approach?” Social media platforms have changed over time. From communication channels that kept us connected to mediums…

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How Our Current State of Workload & Hustle Obsession is Affecting People

In today’s fast-paced world, the mantra seems to be “work hard, play hard.” But what happens when the “work hard” part takes over our lives? The American Dream, once a symbol of opportunity and prosperity, has morphed into an obsession with hustle and workload. This article explores the impact of our current state of overwork…

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Don’t Fall for Bad Marketing Tricks: Avoid Deceptive Marketing

Welcome to the world of marketing! It’s a wild and wonderful place, full of opportunity and potential. But it can also be a tricky landscape to navigate, and it’s easy to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to be aware of deceptive or sneaky marketing tactics and to know how to spot them. Clickbait, false…

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Is Social Media Bad, Or Are You Using It Wrong?

Eva Amin, a TEDx Talk speaker, presents guidelines that she believes should be taught to young people to help them leverage social media.

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Is Your Business Building a Tribe or a Crowd on Digital?

Did you know there are two types of followers you could be building? Are you building a crowd or a loyal tribe

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Counting My Blessings | Creating Interactive & Impactful Social Media Content

Christian broadcasters have a unique opportunity to connect with people through and beyond the airwaves. One approach we’re all aware of is social media, and we are huge fans of creating social media content that invites interaction. Seph Schlueter is a newer artist, and you may have heard his song “Counting My Blessings.” This song…

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The Many Challenges of Social Media Marketing 

Social media changes daily, yes daily! It can be quite overwhelming for Social Media marketers, especially when they are getting pressure from a variety of departments and people in their company to be on top of so many different things. We feel your pain and understand what you’re going through. The good news is, you’re…

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Do You Struggle to Keep Up with Social Media Trends?

If you’re in the digital and social media world you know that there are many challenges and difficulties to face every day. According to a survey conducted by Sprout Social, 49% of marketers say identifying and responding to emerging trends on social media is their biggest challenge. That’s a pretty big number of marketers feeling…

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Tips to Avoid Spam and Scams on Facebook

It seems like spam and scams on Facebook are much more prominent than ever and the scams are getting even trickier to decipher. If you’ve ever been scammed by something you thought came from Facebook or aren’t sure if it really is from Facebook or not you are not alone, here are some tips that…

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Exploring Behavioral Economics in Marketing

Why do we buy the stuff we do? Have you ever heard of behavioral economics? Behavioral economics is like mixing psychology (how we think and feel) and economics (all about money and choices) and it helps us understand why people make the choices they do. It’s not just logic. Our decisions are also based on…

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Embracing the Shift: Why Private Social Media Strategies Are the Future

Hello, business leaders and digital pioneers! As we navigate the dynamic landscape of digital marketing, an emerging trend is capturing the attention of forward-thinking people like you. It’s the public-to-private social media network tools and platforms shift. This might sound counterintuitive in a world where social media has traditionally been about public engagement, but let…

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4 Tips For Social Media Engagement

Engagement is now more important than ever. Consumers are tired of faceless brands, and  are craving a more personalized experience. They demand a genuine connection with people instead of brands, whereas several years ago a connection with a brand was a bonus it is now an expectation. In this blog, we’ll talk about four tips…

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Streamline Your Email Workflow with ChatGPT and ReplAI

Emails are a necessary evil in the business world. They can take up a significant chunk of your workday, leaving you with less time for other important tasks. But what if you could automate some of that process? Enter ChatGPT and ReplAI, a powerful combination that can help you manage your Gmail inbox more efficiently….

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Unlocking Productivity with Zoom’s New AI Companion and Summary Tools

In today’s fast-paced work environment, staying on top of meetings, emails, and chats can be overwhelming. Zoom, a leading video conferencing platform, has introduced a game-changing feature—AI Companion—to help you manage your workday more efficiently. This article will explore how Zoom’s AI Companion and Summary tools can revolutionize the way you work. What is Zoom’s…

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5  Tips to Implement in Your Instagram Strategy Today!

In the fast-paced world of social media, mastering Instagram can seem like a daunting task. But have no fear because today, we will give you some practical tips to add to your Instagram strategy. While these tips may not be groundbreaking, they are often underutilized together. So, let’s dive into five actionable steps that will…

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