October 30, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Church of the Brethren

Small and medium size Churches of the Brethren churches can compete and even outperform larger competitors. All it takes is the right marketing plan.

Small-mindedness has no place in great marketing. In fact, a strong marketing strategy can give a small business high visibility in the marketplace.

In some businesses, marketing takes a back seat to sales and operations. That's a mistake because without marketing, your brand messages aren't being heard. On the upside, great marketing is a real possibility for a Church Of The Brethren church owner who is willing to learn what it takes to promote their business.

Cost Tracking

Cost is an issue in marketing a Church Of The Brethren church. You can't afford to waste money on inferior marketing resources. Since every dollar counts, it pays to buy mailing lists from trusted vendors. Good mailing lists are money in the bank; they deliver leads, revenue and most importantly, new customers.

In addition to purchasing first-rate mailing lists, we advise our business partners to carefully track the costs and returns for each of their marketing channels. If a specific marketing channel fails to meet your expectations, consult with a professional marketing firm about how to make the channel more productive or eliminate it from your marketing mix.

Directories

There are many different kinds of directories in which to list a Church Of The Brethren church. When all of your competitors are listed in a directory, you have no choice in the matter. To keep pace, competitive businesses must include the same directories in their plans for marketing Churches of the Brethren churches in a region or territory. Although there are plenty of free directory opportunities out there, some directories charge a fee to include your business in their listing. Regardless of whether it is a premium or free listing opportunity, every directory needs to be evaluated on its own merits. Also, be sure to update your directory listings whenever your contact information changes.

Technological Expertise

The PR and marketing community has embraced technology with open arms, transforming basic marketing concepts into sophisticated, tech-driven systems and solutions. One of the things that needs to be considered by Churches of the Brethren churches is the need to increasingly incorporate technological marketing solutions into the marketing mix. Despite the initial cost associated with many technological solutions, the long-term payoff for the right technologies almost always outweighs the upfront expense.

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