What would it look like if Nordstrom or Apple created a funeral service? Southern California is about to find out.
In a press release sent out Wednesday, InvoCare called itself ‘an industry start-up’ and said the “funeral industry is dying”.
During the mid-nineteenth century in Sweden hard sugar candies, typically in the form of a corpse and wrapped in black crepe paper with fringes became a popular funeral favor.
When we talk to funeral home owners about their social media presence and who is handling it we hear the same answer over and over: ‘We have an employee who does it for us’ – generally that person is a secretary or another funeral director on staff.
Let me ask you this, would you go to a plumber to fix a blown transmission in your car? Didn’t think so.
Watch this short video for 3 reasons why someone in your funeral home shouldn’t be managing your social media presence:
Funeral Director and Writer, Thomas Lynch, once wrote, “a good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.” We have yet to read a more accurate definition of the death care profession. The work of a funeral director expands far beyond handling the transportation, embalming and final disposition of the deceased. Directors are called upon by families in their darkest hours to plan, organize and conduct a dignified memorial service that both honors the departed and brings solace to bereaved loved ones.
Kates-Boylston Publications is proud to announce the publication of “The Funeral Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss,” a full-color book that provides tools and strategies to help funeral professionals start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.
Have you ever gotten a spam email from a friend who’d passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of the birthday of a grad advisor who’d died weeks before?
Our social media accounts may well live online long after we leave the physical world.
Research has shown that senior citizens engage in social media for reasons that are similar to younger demographics. Roughly 40 percent are turning to social networks to connect with friends and family, 20 percent log on for social gaming (word and number games), and 10 percent enjoy participating in online contests.
How can you make sure your online efforts appeal to older fans? Do your posts on Facebook and in the other social media appeal to a broad audience that includes the elderly? Here are some ideas to consider:
Cinema has the power to truly transform us and transport us to a new world. A good movie wraps us up like a blanket and brings us on a journey outside of ourselves. Cinema also act as a mirror to us and our society. It is the lens we hold up to our culture and is then reflected back at us.
It can be said without debate that funeral professionals are truly people called to serve. This profession isn’t for everyone, it takes a special person to earn the title of funeral director.
We asked 6,300 funeral directors ‘What do you love most about being a funeral director?’ Here is what they said:
By importing from China, Malamas has followed a well-worn outsourcing playbook that’s upended markets for American-made goods from electronics to bedroom furniture.
Working with four factories outside Shanghai, he imports 40-foot containers holding 64 caskets apiece and sells them to funeral homes and regional distributors for a fraction of the price.