About Laura Lopez

Laura is one of our contributing authors. She is a Great Lakes native who loves to make handmade gifts, brews a mean cup of Joe, and reads the Chicago Manual of Style for fun.

5 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you possess the drive, you can thrive. Here at Media Images, we’re a band of entrepreneurs. We’ve seen a little bit of everything in our past 20 years of operation, so we know what it takes to succeed—especially when everyone says you can’t. Here are five signs that show you might possess the spirit of an entrepreneur (hint: it’s a good thing). 1. You know what you’re passionate about. Your passions are familiar friends. This is the stuff that gets you out of bed in the morning—the stuff that excites you to the point of action. Have you [...]

By | 2017-07-26T09:47:40+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Our Thoughts|

5 Tips for Your Best Live Event Production

Take your event to the next level with these tried-and-true production tips. Live event production is our domain. It’s where we thrive. We love to put on a show and seamlessly perform all those behind-the-scenes transitions. We revel in the excitement of split decisions and take pride in making those on stage look good. Live event production is a thrilling process that always keeps us on our toes. With hundreds of successful live events under our belt, we’ve come up with the top five tips for running your best live event production. 1. Hire the right attitude. When you’re [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:24:28+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Meetings & Live Events, Our Thoughts|

7 ProPresenter Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

One of the best church software programs just got a little better. ProPresenter is one of the most common and most powerful pieces of church software. Over the years, it has developed into an industry staple. Many church production teams use it every weekend (we’re big fans ourselves) but few are aware of some of the best features hidden in ProPresenter’s many menus. In addition to that—and just like most of our other devices and programs—ProPresenter is constantly coming out with new updates and features that make Sunday morning media production that much smoother. As a software that we [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:49:28+00:00 June 20th, 2017|House of Worship, Meetings & Live Events, Our Thoughts|

When Nice Companies Finish First

Never underestimate the power of kindness. There is a school of thought in the business world that says, in order to succeed in business, you shouldn’t care about anyone but yourself. “Numero Uno” comes first and everyone else is in the way. And you have to do whatever it takes to get to the top—to be the best. That means anything goes. You can be a “shark” with questionable ethics and make cold-hearted decisions that rip off your peers. Be cutthroat and uncaring about anyone else because, at the end of the day, you’re the only one you can [...]

By | 2017-06-05T12:58:09+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Our Thoughts|

5 Things Your Church Website Should Have: Going Deeper

Take your church website to the next level with these tech features. In our last post about the five basic things your church website should have, we explored the need for easy to find times and locations, an easy way to give, honesty and transparency, and good, original content. Let’s pick up where we left off and show you five ways you could enhance your church website even further. 6. Updated content. This is a task you can give to a web developer or content manager, if you have them. Your developer could build the blog on a platform [...]

By | 2017-06-01T13:48:13+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Our Thoughts, Web|

5 Things Your Church Website Should Have: The Basics

Keep it simple with these easy church website tips. When a person is searching for a church, one of their first moves will be to check out your website. Make sure it has a few basic necessities! In the first of this two-part article, let’s cover the basic things your church website should have. 1. Easy to find times and locations. Obviously, your church’s meeting times and venue locations will be on your website—they’re your bread and butter—but have you thought about how easy it is to find that information? Why? It’s simple: if people can’t find you, they [...]

By | 2017-06-01T13:47:45+00:00 May 15th, 2017|House of Worship, Our Thoughts, Web|

Leaders: Don’t be Distracted by the Little Things

There’s a whole new meaning to “the devil is in the details.” Have you ever worked with a CEO who obsessed over the details of their company? One who lead a team of hundreds of employees, yet found themselves worrying about and supervising the small things, attending low-level meetings and dealing with matters their employees should handle? If you know someone like this, you’ve probably witnessed them busying themselves with things you’d consider a waste of their time. To bigwigs who function like this, they think they’re focusing on important details—like responding politely to negative online reviews or fixing [...]

By | 2017-04-24T11:01:55+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Our Thoughts|

The Age-Old Secret to Effective Video Communications

The secret to better video communications is right under your nose. So far, we’ve written about why your business’s website needs more video, ways to make your video accessible to a wider audience, and reasons to ramp up your video marketing this year. But how do you get there? Whether you’re hiring a professional video production company or looking to try out video communications on your own, this one simple trick will change the way you approach the subject. THE “MORE” BUBBLE It’s a thing. The “More” Bubble is this idea that the people of today get caught in [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:17:18+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Our Thoughts, Video|

Does My Organization Need An Instagram?

Step up your Insta game. Just three months ago, Instagram announced a staggering 600 million users and counting—the last 100 million of which joined in the preceding six months alone. This incredible growth shows the potential to one day surpass Facebook and maybe even become the new Goliath of social media. Even more, it shows that Instagram is noticeably climbing the ranks among the top social media platforms and it demands your attention. Instagram is no longer just for the individual to share their life’s highlight reel—it’s also for the organization, the business, and the marketer. So, the answer [...]

By | 2017-03-21T16:15:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Our Thoughts, Trends|

7 Reasons Why Your Website Should Have Video

In a world where content is king, your website and video can and should live together. Media Images made its debut solely as a video company. Web and other services joined the program as a result of our need to supplement our video services and bring our expertise of high quality, creative media online. Plus, many of our clients live stream, which gives us the opportunity to build customized live streaming platforms (or integrate existing solutions) to help them reach a broader audience. Needless to say, we know web and video are better together. Here are seven reasons to [...]

By | 2017-03-09T10:01:44+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Our Thoughts, Trends, Video, Web|