About Not Another Pictorial
Not Another Pictorial is the blog for Guide Book Publishing congregations. When deciding the title for the blog, Amanda Vogt, the Director of Market Development, sarcastically threw out the title of Not Another Pictorial as we are often confused with pictorial directory companies, and the title stuck.
We constantly hear stories from our congregations that when new Pastors arrive they request a printed pictorial directory as a way to learn who their members are and put faces with names. Then we hear from the Business Managers and Secretaries of how hard the books are to create, that deadlines are never met, the pushy sales presentations for photos that each member gets, and that only a third of the church even participated.
That’s not us. We produce annual books filled with stewardship information in the front, all customized by your congregation to include just what your members are looking for, and then include a simple member directory in the back with names, mailing addresses, etc…. no photo sessions required.
This blog is our way of sharing stories, resources, encouragement, thoughts, and more, for congregations working towards better communication in their congregation.
About Guide Book Publishing
At Guide Book Publishing we strive to continuously offer the best direct-mail communication tool on the market for both congregations and businesses. We are now serving around 1,000 congregations and over 9,000 businesses each year in 25 states, and are dedicated to serving the needs of each and every customer.
GBP was founded by Bob Vogt and Jim Masterson on April 2nd, 1991 with the idea to produce a stewardship/directory book for congregations that would be directly mailed into each member’s home. They started the business out of their homes, moving into their first office building in 1992. In 1993, GBP purchased their first press equipment and hired their first pressman, who is still with the company today. On June 14th, 1999, GBP moved into its current headquarter building to provide room for more departments, expanded press capabilities, and more storage space.
In January 2004, Bob Vogt bought out Jim Masterson’s partnership interest and D.A. Robbins & Bill Fisher became partners with Bob. Most recently in 2019, D.A. Robbins retired and Amanda Vogt became the third partner. Together they have continued to build GBP into the leading church communication company it is today through digital presses, full color advertisements and book covers, and interactive online advertising.
To find out more about our services, visit our company website at http://www.guidebookpublishing.com, or contact us today.