Puns in Marketing Poll

November 28, 2005 by

Do puns have a place in church marketing?Last week’s poll asked about the place of puns in church marketing, a topic raised a few months back.

The majority (58%) seem to like puns, with the caveat that they’re clever and unique. But a sizable minority aren’t too pun-happy, and a full 20% don’t think puns should be used in any marketing at all. Ever.

So use puns at your own risk. And remember: Puns don’t kill people, people kill people.

This week we survey how many churches have jumped on the blog-wagon, which is a fun question after our earlier post about a church not linking to its pastors’ blogs. Early results (25 votes) show a resounding no to church blogging (84%).

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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3 Responses to “Puns in Marketing Poll”

  • Brandon Meek
    November 28, 2005

    I’m a 20%-er and proud of it. Luke Sullivan wrote in “Hey Whipple, Squeeze This” that puns are the lowest on the comedic food chain, and I tend to agree. I think we can be smarter than that; we can come up with smart interesting solutions, and to me, a pun rarely if ever, does that.
    Puns simply aren’t pun-ie (oops).

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  • Greg Vennerholm
    November 28, 2005

    > Puns simply aren’t pun-ie (oops).
    Brandon, you ought to be pun-ished for that one.

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  • dovestar
    October 27, 2007

    I once submitted ten short puns to a site to see if any of them would win the contest being sponsored.
    Unfortunately no pun in ten did.

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