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Neal F. Fischer
Works at ELCA South Carolina Synod
Attended Gibbs High School
Lives in Columbia, SC
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#ingress now also killing the battery on your watch, not only your phone ;)
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Technology, Metadata and Automation

To get an idea of how far ahead of the game the coming Android M, Brillo (Google's IoT OS) and Weave (for the interoperability of IoT devices) are consider that in a future where automation replaces human workers our phones and apps become the interfaces through which everything is done. 

Sounds far-fetched? If anything, Google's IO was toned down for the current market. In Japan there are already robot hotel concierges and smartphone keyless entry:  http://goo.gl/otFDtZ

Japan is facing a reduction in its workforce as its ageing population is growing and it's looking for solutions through technology. But it is not the only one: http://goo.gl/3dEAMM

As automation begins to become a thing consider that interactions both within the smartphone environment and the even tighter end-user/transaction provider one will be captured, their data analyzed. 

There is a future of ever higher personalization in our horizon that has nothing to do with the sometimes annoying ad retargeting we see on the web right now. If you're looking to see how search is changing in terms of providing real time solutions and bridging the online and offline worlds, these are all practical examples. 
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As I lay down to sleep tonight. Here's my prayer.
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Canva for Work is coming soon. Pre-register now to get early access. Canva for Work will transform the way designs works at your company.
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We offer a prayer for a church website, inspired by an actual church website announcing a four-year-old event on its homepage. Lord, have mercy.
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I'm sure I could find older if I went digging. There are probably still congregations that rely on Thrivent website services, unless it pulled the plug on it. Geocities offered better design options than that.
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Presiding Bishop Eaton Calls for A Day of Repentance and Mourning. Updated Worship Resources http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs164/1102200742508/archive/1121483076671.html #CharlestonShooting 
I am in touch with you again today even as I am headed to Charleston, S.C., to be present at the funeral tomorrow of the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, who was pastor at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and was a graduate of the ELCA's Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
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One of my favorite movies of all time is on. Patton! Great sound track. George C. Scott rocks this role.
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Hello friends. Those of you who participate in the Twitterverse, I will be hosting the ‪#‎cmschat‬ from Center for Church Communications and the website churchmarketingsucks.com at 9pm Eastern. I do hope that you will join in. Just follow the hashtag.
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Like this. When the android apps are FULLY integrated I could really see this being helpful. Particularly for skype.
 
Wow, Google (or ASUS rather) managed to shove an entire Chromebook into an HDMI dongle not much bigger than the Chromecast. Technology is crazy. http://gizmodo.com/googles-chromebit-turns-any-tv-into-a-chrome-pc-for-und-1694793903
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  • Gibbs High School
  • Palm Harbor Middle School
  • Brighton Twp Elem.
  • University of South Florida
  • Carnegie-Mellon Univ.
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Director of Communications, ELCA South Carolina Synod
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Neal is the Director of Communications for the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In his work for the church he has designed and implemented marketing plans, including direct marketing and social media; public relations plans: including integration of communications through various online (websites, social media, direct mail, recorded and live streaming media) and print resources; consultations: for congregations and judicatories on communications strategy and implementation; supervision: of communication volunteers. He has also, helped to moderate the #ChSocM (Church Social Media) tweetchats on Tuesday evenings at 9pm eastern.

Some of the people who have inspired Neal are Leo Laporte (TWIT.TV), Bob Fisher (SEPA Synod), Len Mason (ELCA Churchwide Office), Paul Edison-Swift (ELCA Churchwide Office), +Justin Wise (Monk Development) and +Rick Klau (Google)

Neal's favorite teams are the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, South Florida Bulls, WVU Mountaineers and any team that beats the Cleveland Browns
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Wonderful wife, animals & job. What more could a man ask for?
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Church Communications, Singer
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Leadership, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Communications, Communication Marketing, Communications Marketing Strategy, Email Marketing, Email Newsletter Design, Communicator, Communication Training, Production, Audio, Radio, Live Sound, Video, Multimedia, Editing, Digital Media, Digital Video, Online Video, Webcasting, Streaming Media, Tricaster Operator, Newsletters, InDesign, Publications, Desktop Publishing, Adobe Creative Suite, Layout, Web Design, Event Planning, Nonprofits, Religion
Employment
  • ELCA South Carolina Synod
    Director of Communications, 2014 - present
  • Upstate New York Synod, ELCA
    Director of Communications, 2008 - 2014
  • Lowes
  • Clear Channel
    On Air Talent
  • Various School Districts
    Music Teacher
  • Various Churches
    Director of Music, Section Leader, Soloist, Cantor
  • FaithRock.org
    Station Owner, On Air Talent
  • Ritz Camera Centers
    Sales Associate
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Columbia, SC
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Upstate New York - Greater Pittsburgh PA - St. Petersburg, FL - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA
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