Funeral homes struggle with seeing the value of social media marketing, and that’s understandable. Too many ‘automated’ approach options exist in this profession that fail to show the value social media offers.
But how does a busy funeral director know what to do in the fast paced and constantly changing world of social media?
n a prepared statement, Joe Raver, CEO of Hillenbrand, Inc. and Kim Ryan, President of Batesville, acknowledged that Batesville entered into an agreement with Matthews International to settle an ongoing legal case dating back to 2010.
If you were on social at all Tuesday you surely saw hundreds, if not thousands, of Veteran’s Day post. Our favorite came from ASD – Answering Service for Directors and it’s posted below.
Here are 11 powerful Veterans Day images that remind us that freedom is not free:
I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
Convention attendees voted for their favorite booth in the Expo Hall in three categories: booths 400 square feet or larger, booths 300 square feet or smaller and new exhibitors (any size booth).
A man is suing the TSA after he says he opened his suitcase to find his mother’s ashes dumped out.
You can watch the report from CNN here: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/10/05/dnt-tsa-dumps-ashes.wjw.html
Have any of your client families had problems transporting cremated remains through TSA?
Now don’t misunderstand, dying will not disappear, which means there will be a role for funeral people to do something in the future. But the middle class has disappeared and it was the middle class that made funeral homes as we have known them possible.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Veterans Design & Presentation Contest winner. Myers Mortuary of Brigham City, UT was awarded the Grand Prize for their submission. Watch video below.
Nearly 80 Percent of U.S. Deaths in First 30 Years of Life Are Due to Unintentional Injury or Violence
A new report on unintentional injury and violence in the United States has found that prevention strategies across society show a great deal of promise in preventing unintended deaths and injuries. In 2010 alone, the top three causes of death for those aged between one and 30 were unintentional injury, suicide, and homicide. Almost four fifths of deaths among people in this age group were due to injuries, with only one fifth due to chronic diseases and only 1% due to infectious diseases.