Billboards, Buck Coffee, and Church Bulletins

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  1. tnrural says:

    “Macro publicity without micro execution is mega dumb.”

    Man. . you sound smart. Good stuff! This is true for every church.

  2. Zack says:

    I remember when McDonalds tried to revamp their image with new ‘premium’ coffee.

    They advertised the heck out of it so one day I decided to give it a try.

    I walked in to the local McDonalds and said “I’d like to try your new coffee!”

    (insert LOOOOONG, awkward pause)

    “huh?”

    “Uh, I’d like to try your new, premium coffee.”

    (server looks behind her for someone who might understand the language I’m speaking)

    (I point to the menu item that literally says “PREMIUM coffee”)

    “I heard you guys have new coffee and I just wanted to give it a try.”

    “You want some coffee?”

    It went on from there, but I feel your pain.

  3. Lee Beck says:

    I know that you didn’t write this blog edition to trash MickyD, but you struck a nerve of mine. I know that we’re supposed to forgive, but I avoid the establishment that you discuss because they habitually take my money for my egg-biscuit at window #1 and then at window #2 ask me to pull aside while they make one. I’m already late to work and would gladly make a substitution if they were only honest at the ordering speaker and say that it’ll be a few minutes since they don’t have any ready. The other thing that I resent is the sign that says McD “this exit,” only to get off the Interstate and see the arrow with “5.2 mi.” under it. Having said that, I know that the other burger chains aren’t much better, but since I’m sure that many McD execs read your blog I’m adding my 2 cents.
    Now – on to the point that you are trying to make. I agree. We volunteers need to take our responsibility seriously and accept that we are selling something much more valuable than a burger. Potential consumers of the life-giving salvation that the Church offers deserve nothing but our best.

  4. Danny says:

    10/25/10 fairness update: I finally found buck coffee. In Roxboro. 30 miles away from the closest billboard. So yep, it’s out there, just not in the general market that I was hoping to find it.

  5. spenceshelton says:

    Does your ifaq have an iphone app yet?

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