Work on the work on your desk

We all have those clients. They are not glamorous, they’re not huge Fortune 500 brands, and sometimes their verticals are relatively boring and unexciting (like healthcare or insurance). Sounds exciting, right? The phrase, “work on the work on your desk” comes to mind. I heard this a few years ago at an AAF-KC event. I believe it was [...]

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Gratitude means being thankful more than once a year

Gratitude means being thankful more than once a year

It is good for the soul to take the focus off ourselves and onto what matters–family, friends, our God. It keeps us humble. This year I have so much to be grateful for! However, I’m issuing a public challenge to myself (and you) to be thankful more than once a year. It says in the bible, Give [...]

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Six quick thoughts on Apple’s iOS 6

Six quick thoughts on Apple’s iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 on Thursday (Sept. 19th). iOS 6 adds over 200 new features, and Apple is touting a few like its own Maps app, Facebook integration, Siri improvements, Apple’s new Passbook digital wallet app, and more. Here are a few quick takes on my first 6 hours with the new software. The new Maps app [...]

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Top 5 best Catholic iPhone apps

Top 5 best Catholic iPhone apps

I’ve compiled a list of the top five best Catholic iPhone apps in the App Store: iPieta (Catholic Teaching, Calendar and Prayer) - $2.99 This will be the best $0.99 you ever spend. This app is so packed with so much Catholic awesomeness you won’t know where to begin. How much awesomeness you ask? In addition to [...]

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CNMC Presentation – Digital Strategy and Why You Need One

CNMC Presentation – Digital Strategy and Why You Need One

I had the pleasure speaking in Dallas, TX at the Catholic New Media Conference. I spoke about Digital Strategy and how the Church needs to use the same tactics/tools that major Fortune 500 brands do—because the Catholic Church is a major brand. Hopefully my talk inspired those needing help with a digital strategy in their Catholic [...]

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Facebook FINALLY speeds up its iOS app

Facebook FINALLY speeds up its iOS app

I knew this day would come and I’m so happy it’s finally hear. Facebook issued a major update to its iOS app today, with app version 5.0. Facebook describes the app as being “rebuilt so it’s faster and easier to use.” It’s no secret that Facebook’s iOS app was horrendously slow. Once a poster child for how [...]

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Using Social Media to Create an Engaging Religious Conference Experience (for the RCMA)

Using Social Media to Create an Engaging Religious Conference Experience (for the RCMA)

Today I had the opportunity to merge my passions of faith and digital marketing at the Kansas City Convention Center. I was approached by the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)–a faith-based, nonprofit, international association composed exclusively of religious meeting professionals. I shared my learnings from helping plan the 2009 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). In addition to discussing the NCYC case study, [...]

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