Kilmartin’s tweets hit all of the stages of grief. There’s sadness of course. And there’s love. And due to Kilmartin’s nature, there’s humor.
Here’s a sample of some of her tweets:
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.
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.
We follow a large amount of funeral companies through an interest list we created on Facebook. The majority of funeral companies are doing a very poor job of creating any value with the content they are posting, many of the larger companies in the profession are the worst.
Recently, Trigard Burial Vaults caught our attention with a few infographics they created.
Funeral photography, funeral selfies and “corpsies” via mobile devices are becoming more and more normal at death beds AND funerals, despite the fact that they’re seen by many as pure sacrilege. Huffington Post stated that such images are “evidence the apocalypse can’t come soon enough.”
I myself once felt uncomfortable with the idea of deathbed / funeral selfies, but I’ve slowly become more open. Here’s why:
One image shows a group of soldiers — some grinning, some striking comic poses — beside a casket draped in the American flag. The accompanying caption said, “We put the FUN in funeral your fearless honor guard from various states.”
Scenes from a symposium: Attendees experienced great education, great exhibits, and great fun in Las Vegas with CANA and NFDA!
The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) and Springboard Brand & Creative Strategy received a gold award in the 11th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition for the Have the Talk of a LifetimeTM (HTTOAL) campaign.
There is a lot of hype these days about electronic guest books and most of the hype, of course, is coming from the technology companies producing them.
As the CEO of a technology company, this latest fad serves to remind me that when it comes to technology, just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.
While on the senior class trip to the University of Alabama’s Anatomical Donation Center, one high school student did what many high school students do… she took a selfie. (For those non-web savvy readers, a “selfie” is when someone takes a photo of themselves with their phone.)
The issue here is that she opted to include a cadaver in this picture.