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4 Social Media Mistakes Death Care Companies Are Making (and How to Fix Them)
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4 Social Media Mistakes Death Care Companies Are Making (and How to Fix Them)

Ryan Thogmartin - August 22, 2017

On one hand, there's always something new to learn and try. However, not everything makes sense when it comes to marketing death care companies. We've watched many funeral organizations lose focus on strategy due to the bright and shiny nature of the new tactics that pop up. Tactics come in all shapes, sizes and value levels. Some are new features that are useful and others can be 'shortcuts' that ultimately lead us in the wrong direction. Recent conversations got us thinking, so we wanted to talk about some social media marketing mistakes we see death care companies make, and how they can fix them.

August 31 is International  Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)
Death Discussions
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Death Discussions
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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)

Ryan Thogmartin - August 21, 2017

Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic isn’t much of a headline anymore. With over 100 overdose-related deaths everyday, we, as a country, have become desensitized to death and drugs. Funeral homes are charged with taking care of the final arrangements for those who have been taken from this earth too soon.

The Tombstone Hearse and Trike; Because Nobody Takes Pictures of Cadillacs or Lincolns
News
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News
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The Tombstone Hearse and Trike; Because Nobody Takes Pictures of Cadillacs or Lincolns

Madison Ashby - August 20, 2017

Imagine riding motorcycles your entire life only to be driven to your final resting place in a boring old hearse. To put it lightly, that would be quite a let down.

Express Funeral Funding Launches New Website
Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Express Funeral Funding Launches New Website

CDFuneralNews - August 20, 2017

CLARKSVILLE,IN For Immediate Release - Express Funeral Funding recently launched a complete redesign of their website, providing the FASTEST. EASIEST.® access to everything Express! The new platform…

Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family
Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family

CDFuneralNews - August 17, 2017

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Premier Care of…

On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085
FUNERAL Nation
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FUNERAL Nation
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On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085

CDFuneralNews - August 16, 2017

Cremation truth and Social Media Screwup: Watch Ryan & The Commander tell it like it is on their soapbox! (more…)

How Watching Movies In a Cemetery Became an L.A. Summer Staple
Cemetery
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Cemetery
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How Watching Movies In a Cemetery Became an L.A. Summer Staple

CDFuneralNews - August 14, 2017

The often sold-out Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings have cemented themselves as a seasonal institution in the Southland, drawing scores of fans and A-listers.

Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open
Cremation
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Cremation
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Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open

Ryan Thogmartin - August 13, 2017

This is a topic and conversation that does not get talked about or covered enough. We all want to put the blame on cremation and ignore the fact that many of the issues facing funeral homes aren't because families choose cremation but because of bad business decisions of many funeral directors who don't want to change or accept cremation.

Funeral Home Owner Howie VanRensselaer Wins July Sich Casket Giveaway
Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Home Owner Howie VanRensselaer Wins July Sich Casket Giveaway

CDFuneralNews - August 13, 2017

August 8, 2017 -- Sich Casket has announced the winner of their monthly “Year of the Funeral Director” casket giveaway for July. The winner, Howie VanRensselaer is…

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know
Marketing
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Marketing
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12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know

Ryan Thogmartin - August 10, 2017

Social media is 'marketing.' It's not the new marketing, it's the current state of marketing, and funeral homes and death care companies can no longer afford to ignore it. There are so many reasons why death care companies need to get their heads out of the sand and start engaging on the platforms used by over 68% of all Americans.

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4 Social Media Mistakes Death Care Companies Are Making (and How to Fix Them)
Marketing
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Marketing
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4 Social Media Mistakes Death Care Companies Are Making (and How to Fix Them)

Ryan Thogmartin - August 22, 2017

On one hand, there's always something new to learn and try. However, not everything makes sense when it comes to marketing death care companies. We've watched many funeral organizations lose focus on strategy due to the bright and shiny nature of the new tactics that pop up. Tactics come in all shapes, sizes and value levels. Some are new features that are useful and others can be 'shortcuts' that ultimately lead us in the wrong direction. Recent conversations got us thinking, so we wanted to talk about some social media marketing mistakes we see death care companies make, and how they can fix them.

August 31 is International  Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)
Death Discussions
28 views
Death Discussions
28 views

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)

Ryan Thogmartin - August 21, 2017

Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic isn’t much of a headline anymore. With over 100 overdose-related deaths everyday, we, as a country, have become desensitized to death and drugs. Funeral homes are charged with taking care of the final arrangements for those who have been taken from this earth too soon.

The Tombstone Hearse and Trike; Because Nobody Takes Pictures of Cadillacs or Lincolns
News
316 views
News
316 views

The Tombstone Hearse and Trike; Because Nobody Takes Pictures of Cadillacs or Lincolns

Madison Ashby - August 20, 2017

Imagine riding motorcycles your entire life only to be driven to your final resting place in a boring old hearse. To put it lightly, that would be quite a let down.

Express Funeral Funding Launches New Website
Funeral Industry Press Releases
41 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
41 views

Express Funeral Funding Launches New Website

CDFuneralNews - August 20, 2017

CLARKSVILLE,IN For Immediate Release - Express Funeral Funding recently launched a complete redesign of their website, providing the FASTEST. EASIEST.® access to everything Express! The new platform…

Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family
Funeral Industry Press Releases
880 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
880 views

Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family

CDFuneralNews - August 17, 2017

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Premier Care of…

On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085
FUNERAL Nation
385 views
FUNERAL Nation
385 views

On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085

CDFuneralNews - August 16, 2017

Cremation truth and Social Media Screwup: Watch Ryan & The Commander tell it like it is on their soapbox! (more…)

How Watching Movies In a Cemetery Became an L.A. Summer Staple
Cemetery
166 views
Cemetery
166 views

How Watching Movies In a Cemetery Became an L.A. Summer Staple

CDFuneralNews - August 14, 2017

The often sold-out Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings have cemented themselves as a seasonal institution in the Southland, drawing scores of fans and A-listers.

Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open
Cremation
225 views
Cremation
225 views

Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open

Ryan Thogmartin - August 13, 2017

This is a topic and conversation that does not get talked about or covered enough. We all want to put the blame on cremation and ignore the fact that many of the issues facing funeral homes aren't because families choose cremation but because of bad business decisions of many funeral directors who don't want to change or accept cremation.

Funeral Home Owner Howie VanRensselaer Wins July Sich Casket Giveaway
Funeral Industry Press Releases
51 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
51 views

Funeral Home Owner Howie VanRensselaer Wins July Sich Casket Giveaway

CDFuneralNews - August 13, 2017

August 8, 2017 -- Sich Casket has announced the winner of their monthly “Year of the Funeral Director” casket giveaway for July. The winner, Howie VanRensselaer is…

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know
Marketing
37 views
Marketing
37 views

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know

Ryan Thogmartin - August 10, 2017

Social media is 'marketing.' It's not the new marketing, it's the current state of marketing, and funeral homes and death care companies can no longer afford to ignore it. There are so many reasons why death care companies need to get their heads out of the sand and start engaging on the platforms used by over 68% of all Americans.

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Who is in Control of Your Obituaries? Legacy.com Sold Two Weeks Ago
Contributors
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Contributors
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Who is in Control of Your Obituaries? Legacy.com Sold Two Weeks Ago

Ryan Thogmartin - May 2, 2012

I am not sure how we missed this, but we did and I apologize. On April 10th Legacy.com Inc was sold to Great Hill Partners in a…

Living in “The Dash” is getting Funeral Homes Fined $7,500
Contributors
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Contributors
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Living in “The Dash” is getting Funeral Homes Fined $7,500

Ryan Thogmartin - May 8, 2012

I got an email a few weeks ago from someone in the industry who said many funeral homes have received a copyright letter from the legal department of Linda Ellis…

[Exclusive] Batesville Has a Big Problem…Their Endura Vault Won’t Stay in The Ground [Picture]
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News
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[Exclusive] Batesville Has a Big Problem…Their Endura Vault Won’t Stay in The Ground [Picture]

CDFuneralNews - May 24, 2012

We first started talking about the Batesville Endura Vault back in September 2010 when they were holding “Demo Days” across the country to introduce larger markets to…

Should I Just Pull The Plug On This Site?
Contributors
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Contributors
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Should I Just Pull The Plug On This Site?

Ryan Thogmartin - June 13, 2012

A few months ago I posted a reply I made to a blogger who wrote an article titled, "When Social Media is Not Right for You" and used the…

Beware, It’s A Scam
News
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News
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Beware, It’s A Scam

CDFuneralNews - December 10, 2012

The following alert comes from Ian Vosper, one of our faithful readers and President/CEO of Sequel Select Inc. Ian shared this with us via email: My friend,…

Tributes.com vs Legacy.com: Who is Providing the Value?
Contributors
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Contributors
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Tributes.com vs Legacy.com: Who is Providing the Value?

Ryan Thogmartin - May 7, 2012

 In a recent article I shared my true dislike for Legacy.com and how I really see absolutely no value for funeral homes in the services they provide. Legacy.com is grabbing the…

The Entire Funeral Profession Freaked Out Over This Picture
News
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News
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The Entire Funeral Profession Freaked Out Over This Picture

CDFuneralNews - March 14, 2016

This photo was grabbed from the nationally televised funeral of past first lady Nancy Reagan. The uprise has been around how the casket isn't anywhere near being…

The Problem is Not Cremation…
Alan Creedy
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Alan Creedy
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The Problem is Not Cremation…

Alan Creedy - March 15, 2012

Article By: Alan Creedy, FuneralHomeConsulting.org …The problem is cowardice!! There, it’s been said. Plain and simple:  We have been unwilling to stand up for what we believe…

Funeral Processions Are An Inconvenience and Should Be Outlawed
Death Discussions
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Death Discussions
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Funeral Processions Are An Inconvenience and Should Be Outlawed

CDFuneralNews - September 3, 2014

Now before you get all bend out of shape please note that this is not the opinion of ConnectingDirectors.com and we do not feel this way at…

Funeral Directors Must Wear Black, It’s a Commandment!
Caleb Wilde
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Caleb Wilde
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Funeral Directors Must Wear Black, It’s a Commandment!

Caleb Wilde - March 7, 2012

This article comes from Caleb Wilde's blog, Confessions of a Funeral Directors. Caleb's articles are very thought provoking and sometimes very humorous. The following article fits that…

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