Artificial intelligence has become a very important element of modern content marketing. We talked about some AI tools that help streamline digital content creation for content marketers.
A number of unexpected organizations can use AI to improve their content marketing campaigns. Churches, in particular, may find AI to be an important aspect of their content marketing strategy.
The Evolution of AI in Content Marketing for Churches
It’s no secret that churches are using content marketing to connect to their congregations. More ministers are finding this is an ideal way to build strong communities, increase attendance, and include the next generations.
However, they don’t always use the latest technology to make it happen. AI technology has proven to be incredibly useful for other companies using content marketing, but churches rarely employ it.
If you’ve been hearing a lot about content marketing, you might have more than a few questions. Ministers are using content marketing, and you can too. If you do, you’re more likely to find that you have a closer sense of what people value. Plus, along the way, you’ll find out great ways to save time and build quality material by using AI technology.
Let’s get started!
How to Start
A lot of ministers have started where you are today. In the beginning. When they first set out, they didn’t have a clue. They may have, like you, heard that content marketing was important. But they didn’t understand the nitty-gritty details.
If you’re feeling a little bewildered, this is natural. If you’re not sure where to begin, there is good news. You’ve already started by reading this post. We will begin by talking about the importance of content marketing in general and then discuss some ways to use AI to improve on it.
What To Share
Content marketing is a big term. It covers all kinds of information that includes things we’ve become used to in daily life. Blogs, infographics, videos, guides, case studies, reviews, and opinion pieces — to name a few.
If you’re wondering where to start, consider your audience first. A lot of analytics tools can help you figure out which types of content are getting the best reception. You can use AI technology to delve into these insights on your own, so you don’t have to spend hours reviewing data on your own.
If you’re seeking to connect with the next generation, ask some young members of your congregation what they would like to know. Explore the media formats that they find appealing. You may realize that a video, podcast, or online seminar is most relevant. You just saved hours by designing your content in the form that your target audience wants to get!
If you’re seeking to expand your portable church, interview people about their interests, needs, and media preference. You could find answers such as Daily Bible readings; guidelines to foster a loving relationship, or coping with loneliness are critical topics.
How To Save Time
Creating content shouldn’t be a full-time job. If you have a system and a schedule, you’ll find it a lot easier to be productive and efficient. Additionally, expand your productivity by using software for ministers. This allows you to focus on your message, create a set schedule, and easily bring more attention to your church.
Blogging on schedule helps you post ideas, inspiration, and highly relevant content. If you are just starting, aim for a posting schedule that you can fulfill. Keep in mind that your regular posts reflect your passion. Readers may come to rely not only on your content but also on the security that a regular inspirational post can provide.
You can also use a lot of AI tools to help you create content more efficiently. A lot of RSS feeds use the latest AI technology to ensure the content you receive is most relevant to your business model. You can use them as inspiration for your own content. You can also find that a lot of content generation tools these days use advanced machine learning algorithms to streamline production. Canva is a great example. You can also find AI tools that extract written transcripts from Creative Commons YouTube videos that you can use in your own content.
How To Increase Participation
If you want to encourage your audience to participate, give away free relevant information. Free content could include a bible study guide, a short e-book on volunteerism, or a collection of photos from a recent event.
To engage your audience, ask for an email address in exchange for the free guide or e-book. Use this email address to build your list. Explore interest by offering invitations to events, sharing news in a newsletter, or collecting inspiring stories from congregants.
As this evolves, you may have programs or an online store with offerings that cost money. Make sure that it is easy to pay for these with a digital payment system. While it may seem overly simplistic, this method can be used to quickly build a strong, involved community.
AI can be effective here as well. There are a lot of marketing automation tools like HootSuite that use complex AI algorithms to improve engagement as much as possible.
How To Use Social Media
Are you new to social media? Do you consider yourself a “digital immigrant?” A digital immigrant is a term used to describe someone who did not grow up in a digital environment. If this applies to you, you might want to connect with a “digital native” – a young person who is at home with the digital language, behaviors, and social media.
He or she can share content via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. You don’t have to learn an entirely new digital language – but you can involve your congregants with social media.
AI is Essential for Content Marketing with Churches
Expand your community with a clear approach to content marketing. You can use your passion and sense of purpose to serve your community in new and exciting ways. AI technology can make it a lot more effective, as long as you use the right tools.