Memoriams.com Inks Deal with the Media Industry’s Local Media Consortium
Memoriams.com has been selected by the newspaper industry’s Local Media Consortium to provide funeral directors a standardized tool for placing obituaries into any US newspaper.
November 4, 2014
Denver – The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, announced an agreement with Memoriams.com to provide funeral directors with a single website to price and place obituaries into newspapers nationwide. Over 2700 US newspapers are configured in the Memoriams.com network. Obituaries and death notices can be placed in any of these newspapers and online sites as well.
Funeral directors have historically had challenges placing obituaries into their local newspaper and into other newspaper markets around the country. The manual process can take hours or days and included a time-consuming back and forth process between the funeral director, the newspaper and the bereaved. The negotiation of rates, schedules, deadlines and copy can be a daunting task. Memoriams.com offers funeral directors a one-stop-shop for virtually all US newspapers. In service of the bereaved, the funeral director can price, schedule and place obituaries and death notices all in a single order. This saves valuable time for both the funeral director and families, and solves problems like inaccurate price quotes and missed deadlines.
“What used to take funeral directors hours, now takes minutes,” said Michael Heene, CEO of Memoriams.com. “Thousands of funeral directors are saving countless hours, allowing them more time to work on what’s really important, helping the bereaved. Funeral directors can rest assured that they are working with the newspaper industry’s largest consortium. We are proud to be representing the LMC to the death care industry.”
The LMC is a group housing more than 1,000 daily newspapers including McClatchy, Hearst and E.W. Scripps. There is no cost to the funeral director to use Memoriams.com and they can sign up either on the site or via their LMC newspaper.
“We deeply value our funeral director advertising partners and recognize the value of the obituary content they bring to the community,” said Christian A. Hendricks, Chair of the Local Media Consortium’s Executive Committee and Vice President, Interactive Media for The McClatchy Company, “Our goal is to support our advertisers by bringing them tools that simplify their lives, while making our member newspapers more accessible. Memoriams.com supports both of these.”
About the Local Media Consortium
More information about the Local Media Consortium is available at www.localmediaconsortium.com. Local Media Consortium members are: A.H. Belo, The Bakersfield Californian, Ballantine Communications, BH Media Group, Boston Globe Media Partners, The Buffalo News, Calkins Media, Columbian Publishing Company, Cooke North Carolina Publications, Cox Media Group, The Day Publishing Company, Deseret Digital Media, Digital First Media, The Dispatch Printing Company, Evening Post Industries, Freedom Communications, GateHouse Media, The Gazette Company, Halifax Media Group, Harris Enterprises, Hearst Newspapers, Herald Interactive, KTBS, Lee Enterprises, Maine Today Media, The McClatchy Company, Morris Communications, Newsday, New York Daily News, The Nutting Company, The Oklahoma Publishing Company, Paddock Publications, Paxton Media, Pioneer News Group, Randall Family, Randall Family, Sandusky Newspaper Group, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Schurz Communications Inc., Scripps, The Seattle Times, Shaw Family Holdings, Sonoma Media Investments, Star Tribune Media Company, Swift Communications, Sun-Times Media, Tampa Media Group, Tennessee Valley Printing Company, Times Publishing Company, Times-Shamrock Communications, Trib Total Media, WEHCO Media and Wrapports Productions.
The media outlets represented by the Local Media Consortium include major market daily newspapers and leading local television stations such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, The Kansas City Star, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, Miami Herald, Omaha World-Herald, Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tampa Tribune, WMAR, Channel 2, Baltimore; WXYZ, Channel 7, Detroit; WRTV, Channel 6, Indianapolis; WFTV, Channel 9, Orlando; KNX-TV, Channel 15, Phoenix; and KIRO-TV Channel 7, Seattle.
Memoriams.com is a subsidiary of Adpay, Inc., a technology provider of online solutions to the media industry. Adpay’s patented solutions deliver print, web and mobile strategies that unify classifieds into a single, dynamic transactional marketplace. The exclusive Memoriams.com network for obituary order entry by funeral directors is the industry’s only obituary order entry network. Adpay customers include many of the nation’s largest media groups including, but not limited to: Advance Digital, Inc., Black Press, Calkins Media, Cox Media Group, Evening Post Industries, The E.W. Scripps Company, Dispatch Publishing Co., Gannett Co. Inc., Morris Publishing Group, Nexstar Television, Sun-Times Media Group and Swift Communications.
For more information, contact:
Anna Costello, Director of Product Management
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