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.
Some funeral companies are spending upwards of $50 per day to acquire Facebook Page likes – what they don’t know is a majority of these are fake and they are wasting hundreds of dollars.
Below we discuss how to avoid paying for fake Facebook followers and how to acquire real targeted followers that will engage.
Every week on Facebook, ASD has been sharing #FuneralDirectorFacts that most people don’t know to help educate others about dedication of funeral professionals. What is one thing about your career as a director that others outside the profession wouldn’t know?
After returning from the ICCFA convention in Las Vegas last week, I found myself in need of inspiration. The convention itself was very poorly attended (so it seemed) and the lack of innovation or anything new from exhibitors was highly disappointing.
I’m guessing from chatter I heard at the show that many attendees and other exhibitors felt the same way. So to help get everyone re-inspired I have included below 13 of the most inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs:
Upon return and reflection from ICCFA in Las Vegas, I realize how our new world communicates. Having a funeral blog has provided me a platform for soliciting ideas, sharing experiences and observations with other funeral industry professionals. Most important, a funeral blog provides an opportunity, when positioned and utilized correctly, to get to know each other in our new world order by using of social media.
Wanna talk about social media for your funeral firm or funeral company at the ICCFA Convention in Las Vegas?
Watch this video to see how you can set up a strategic meeting with DISRUPT Media’s owner Ryan Thogmartin.