Acquisitions: The End of an Era

July 10, 2012
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We had the privilege of having Alan Creedy, mastermind behind the blog Creedy Commentary, spend a few hours at our office Monday morning. We took the opportunity to talk with Alan about different issues facing funeral professionals and how we believe adaptation will be the defining factor in the success or failure for funeral homes and funeral suppliers.
Alan has a gift in the way he can peel back the layers on different issues. His insight on the underlying details that so often get overlooked are so valuable. One of the topics we asked Alan to comment on was the recent acquisitions that have taken place in the profession in the past few months, first with the acquisition of Lohman Funeral Homes by Stonemor and just this past week the acquisition of Aurora Casket Company. These were two businesses that for so many years have been huge advocates of family own operations.

In the video below Alan addresses the Aurora Casket acquisition and how the landscape of the profession isn’t changing, it has changed, and the companies and funeral directors who can’t read the writing on the wall will soon meet their end as well.
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Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
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