Saturday, 5 September 2009
Following a conversation with one of the editors of the 'News Letter' (one of the leading daily newspapers in Northern Ireland), our 'Consider Christ' Campaign was featured on the front page today.
This is tremendous free advertising for the Campaign - and will bring it to the attention of 10s of thousands of people, even before the official launch of the Crusade on Monday.
As an interesting aside, the News Letter is the oldest English language general daily newspaper still in publication in the world, having first been printed in 1737.
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The countdown is well under way!
It's rather amazing to think that 7 months have passed since the initial idea for an advertising campaign was first mooted in Presbytery. Now we have only 5 days left until 'launch date'!
Monday, 7 September is the official date when:
• 40+ Billboards and 60 Shoplites will appear at various locations across the country;
• The Royal Mail ‘Door-to-Door’ distribution starts – 741,000 Tracts will be delivered over the course of the week commencing 7 September ... one for every residential property in Northern Ireland.
NB. The launch of our 'Consider Christ' website is getting closer! The designer received more material today and was looking for codes he can use to load the entire site onto our server.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
I have received confimation from Every Home Crusade / Revival Movement Association that they have managed to meet the Royal Mail's deadline for delivery of 750,000 copies of Tract #1 to their Depot in Mallusk.
(The photo displayed above was taken on the Bank Holiday Monday evening night-shift ... you'd hardly guess that from the smiles on the faces of the workers!!)
These tracts are scheduled for delivery to every home in Northern Ireland, commencing Monday 7 September 2009. Look out for one coming through your door – and please let us know re delivery date.
A massive "thank you" is due to Samuel Adams and his team at Every Home Crusade. The production of this tract on time has compelled them to operate special night-shifts in addition to the regular day hours to ensure that our tract is on schedule.
The billboard locations are:
18 Strand Road, Londonderry
Garden City / Culmore Road, Londonderry
Ballyclose Street, Limavady
66 Railway Road, Coleraine
Broad Street, Magherafelt
13 Railway Street, Strabane
9 Dromord Road, Omagh
5 Perry Street, Dungannon
25 Church Street, Dungannon
12 Loy Street, Cookstown
19 Molesworth Street, Cookstown
Regal Pass, Enniskillen
127 Railway Street, Armagh
Castle Street, Portadown
7 Avenue Road, Lurgan
60 Church Place, Lurgan
Antrim Road, Glengormley
Fire Station, Castle Street, Antrim
North Road, Ballymena
Galgorm Road @ Rail Station, Ballymena
112a Broughshane Street, Ballymena
Milltown Road, Ballymoney
97 Main Street, Larne
67 Pound Street, Larne
KFC @ Belfast Road, Carrickfergus
90 Chapel Hill, Lisburn
Bachelors Walk, Lisburn
31 Church Square, Banbridge
Bingham Street, Bangor
1 Newtownards Road, Bangor
Racecourse Road, Downpatrick
Dublin Bridge, Newry
15 New Street, Newry
34 Regent Street, Newtownards
Comber Road, Newtownards
Belfast 2 – Bruce Street Link
Belfast 4 – Sydenham By-pass at The Oval
Belfast 5 – Mountpottinger Link / Bridge End
Belfast 5 – 347 Albertbridge Road
Belfast 7 – 55 Ormeau Road
Belfast 12 – Westlink, at Grosvenor Road Roundabout
Belfast 15 – 351 Antrim Road
Belfast 20 – Belfast Road / Newtownards Road (Bangor)
Monday, 31 August 2009
Jonny Aiken sent me through six new designs from Vision Solutions NI today. For:
• 4 x Bus Adverts – side / back / behind driver / commuter card inside bus.
The graphic above is our new Billboard (click on this graphic to see enlarged version).
I am so looking forward to seeing these on display next Monday, 7 September!
While many others enjoy a holiday today, people working on our Campaign are functioning at 'All Systems Go!'
Over at the new premises for the Every Home Crusade / Revival Movement Association, the printing presses are completing the 800,000 copies of Tract #1 – the deadline for delivery of this leaflet to the Royal Mail depot is tomorrow!
We are extremely grateful to the manager of the Revival Movement Association, Samuel Adams, and his staff for 'punching the hours' on our behalf as deadlines are dropping in front of our faces from all areas.
In the Vision Solutions NI premises on Dee Street (soon to move to the former home of the Revival Movement Association on Clara Street, Belfast), work is being done on a couple of fronts:
• Jonny Aiken is finalising the designs for billboards, shoplites and bus adverts;
• Stephen Costello is bringing together the elements for our website – www.considerchrist.info
I'm rooted to the spot at home ... garnering some further info for the website, approving the designs that are coming through, contacting advertising companies, etc..
It's a very BIG day for the Campaign!!
A sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6 by Rev. Paul Thompson from Mount Merrion Free Presbyterian Church preached on the theme of our 'Doing Something More For God' Campaign.
Tune in, and be encouraged to maximise your time for the glory of God.