August 31 is International  Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)
Death Discussions
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Death Discussions
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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)

Ryan Thogmartin - August 21, 2017

Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic isn’t much of a headline anymore. With over 100 overdose-related deaths everyday, we, as a country, have become desensitized to death and drugs. Funeral homes are charged with taking care of the final arrangements for those who have been taken from this earth too soon.

Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open
Cremation
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Cremation
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Funeral Homes are Struggling to Keep Their Doors Open

Ryan Thogmartin - August 13, 2017

This is a topic and conversation that does not get talked about or covered enough. We all want to put the blame on cremation and ignore the fact that many of the issues facing funeral homes aren't because families choose cremation but because of bad business decisions of many funeral directors who don't want to change or accept cremation.

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know
Marketing
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Marketing
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12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know

Ryan Thogmartin - August 10, 2017

Social media is 'marketing.' It's not the new marketing, it's the current state of marketing, and funeral homes and death care companies can no longer afford to ignore it. There are so many reasons why death care companies need to get their heads out of the sand and start engaging on the platforms used by over 68% of all Americans.

Funeral Homes: How to Shoot Video on a Budget
Marketing
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Marketing
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Funeral Homes: How to Shoot Video on a Budget

Ryan Thogmartin - August 7, 2017

Video content is the way to go. Consumers are infatuated with video. How many videos do you stop and watch on Facebook? 500 million Facebook users are…

Funeral Nation TV Show Introduces Industry “Change Makers” Roundtable Segment
Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Industry Press Releases
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Funeral Nation TV Show Introduces Industry “Change Makers” Roundtable Segment

Ryan Thogmartin - August 2, 2017

Zanesville, Ohio- The hosts, and proprietors of the Funeral Nation TV show are excited to announce the launch of their new FN segment, Change Makers.  The Change…

Shark Week: 7 Similarities Between Sharks and Funeral Directors
Humor
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Humor
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Shark Week: 7 Similarities Between Sharks and Funeral Directors

Ryan Thogmartin - July 27, 2017

In honor of Discovery’s Shark Week, we wanted to honor another rare and graceful creature: the funeral director. The ocean’s predators and land’s death experts have more…

8 Facebook Marketing Dos and Don’ts for Funeral Homes
Marketing
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Marketing
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8 Facebook Marketing Dos and Don’ts for Funeral Homes

Ryan Thogmartin - July 25, 2017

Social media has taken every industry and profession by storm. But it's not like it came quietly, we have been talking about it for years. Everyone saw…

299 SECONDS OF INFO HOTTER THAN A BURNING CREMATORY | DISRUPTu! 029
DISRUPTu
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DISRUPTu
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299 SECONDS OF INFO HOTTER THAN A BURNING CREMATORY | DISRUPTu! 029

Ryan Thogmartin - July 19, 2017

Spend the next 299 seconds doing something valuable for your funeral home. Watch this video. In the next 299 seconds Ryan answers these three questions: 1. When…

ENGAGE, CRAFT GREAT CONTENT, LISTEN and WIN | DISRUPTu! 028
DISRUPTu
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DISRUPTu
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ENGAGE, CRAFT GREAT CONTENT, LISTEN and WIN | DISRUPTu! 028

Ryan Thogmartin - July 12, 2017

On this episode Ryan answers: 1) When should our funeral home be posting content on Facebook? 2) You mentioned "Edu-tain" in your presentation, what does that mean exactly? 3) How should we respond to engagement on our Facebook page? Good, bad or indifferent?

What is Dignified and Who is the Judge?
Death Discussions
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Death Discussions
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What is Dignified and Who is the Judge?

Ryan Thogmartin - July 9, 2017

That's not dignified! This is something that is said far to often in this profession. I hear it everyday. 'We can't do that kind of content, it's to edgy, our customer doesn't respond to that, it's not dignified.'