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Could Robots Replace Funeral Directors?
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Could Robots Replace Funeral Directors?

CDFuneralNews - August 24, 2017

It doesn't seem likely but one Japanese company is trying to make it happen.

August 31 is International  Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)
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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.

Game of Thrones Hiring: FUNERAL Directors
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Game of Thrones Hiring: FUNERAL Directors

Madison Ashby - July 31, 2017

Any Game of Thrones fan knows how many deaths occur every episode (13 is the average per episode, right now) and why you shouldn’t be attached to…

6 Takeaways from NFDA’s Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study
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6 Takeaways from NFDA’s Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study

Madison Ashby - July 11, 2017

The NFDA concluded that only 18.9% of respondents contacted more than one funeral home in their time of need, and of that 18.9%, 52.3% contacted multiple funeral homes in order to compare prices.

What is Dignified and Who is the Judge?
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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.'

Autocomplete – What Are Consumers Google Searching About Funeral Homes?
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Autocomplete – What Are Consumers Google Searching About Funeral Homes?

Madison Ashby - June 20, 2017

Today we have the entire world’s knowledge at our fingertips. If you have a question that needs to be answered quickly all it takes is a Google search. Take a look at the list below to see what funeral related questions have been racking the brains of millions of internet users.

What if Casket Companies Marketed to The Consumer Like The Old Days?
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What if Casket Companies Marketed to The Consumer Like The Old Days?

Ryan Thogmartin - May 22, 2017

The picture above was sent to us by an awesome fan. This old ad from National Casket Company, cirrca the 1930s, makes us wonder what the funeral…

Nursing Home’s ‘Front Door Policy’ Picture Goes Viral
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Nursing Home’s ‘Front Door Policy’ Picture Goes Viral

CDFuneralNews - February 12, 2017

It's not very often I have people outside of my family or outside of the funeral profession forward me Facebook posts. However, last week on two separate…

Cubs Fans Turn Wrigley Field Wall Into Stunning Memorial For Lost Loved Ones
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Cubs Fans Turn Wrigley Field Wall Into Stunning Memorial For Lost Loved Ones

CDFuneralNews - November 4, 2016

Article originally published by: Good Sports While the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series in 108 years on a rainy Wednesday night in Ohio,…

Inside the Machine That Will Turn Your Corpse Into Compost
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Inside the Machine That Will Turn Your Corpse Into Compost

CDFuneralNews - November 2, 2016

Article originally published by: Wired WHEN YOU DIE, do you want to be buried or cremated? If the architect Katrina Spade gets her Urban Death Project to work,…