Personalization, personalization, personalization…that is the message about funeral service that is beginning conveyed on television right now. From ‘Best Funeral Ever’ to ‘Shipping Wars’ on A&E.
Last night on the show, one of the drivers had to transport a custom hot rod casket.
Funeral planning television is coming to a screen near you. A Good Goodbye TV, an educational and entertaining 12-episode series of 30-minute programs,will present expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”
Whether it’s a traditional or trendy funeral, a cremation or a cemetery, leaving this world is one of the biggest single investments a person will make. Meet the players of this macabre and morbid yet highly competitive world.
I know you probably feel like I’m putting you on social media overload but this is important stuff and funeral directors need to wake the heck up!
Please watch the video below (it’s less than 1 minute long) and replace the words “business” and “people” with “funeral homes” and “funeral directors”. This is no joke, its the truth, the real deal, the way it is, the end of the road….ect
I got a number of emails today from funeral homes wanting to know how Facebook’s new Graph Search would work. It’s starting to rollout to beta testers so those of you who got on the list should be getting access to the feature soon. Instead of recording a video on how to use Facebook’s Graph I found a easy to understand tutorial video on Business Insider:
On Tuesday afternoon Facebook held a huge live event to announce Graph Search. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who showed off the product, insisted that it is not Google-like Web search. But make no mistake, this is Facebook’s boldest attempt yet to go after Google’s search business. It’s not a clone of Google search; it’s an alternative to it. And your funeral home is at risk from it.
I am in my 34th year of commitment to the DeathCare profession and the 42nd year of my career. Like my heroes (but not to the unimaginable degree they suffered) I have experienced much of what they did. As I know many of you have. It has shaped me. I am grateful not bitter. If nothing else it has built my faith. Like many of you, it has prepared me for such a time as this. There have been times where I had no main thing and times, like now, that I did. Age gives perspective. I see the purpose in both times now.
It sounded ghoulish enough: a shipment of 18 frozen human heads discovered and seized by customs officials during routine X-ray screening of cargo arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Turns out the heads were used for medical research in Italy and were being returned for cremation in Illinois. The holdup was due to a paperwork problem.
Do you ever wondered if what you’re doing on Funeral Home Facebook Page is right or not? Here’s a simple 12 step checklist to evaluate your Funeral Home Facebook Page and see if you’re on the right track. We also included a form below, fill it out and we will email you back a grade (0-100) and a few suggestions to make your Funeral Home Facebook Page better.
This is a call for women funeral industry professionals are interested in being involved with Shrouded: Women Who Work with the Dead, a book project.
Shrouded seeks to tell the story of the American female funeral director, trade embalmer, and mortician. This project began when I started writing about my sister, Lorene Murphy (of Ross Funeral Homes in Upstate New York), but I quickly realized that her story was just one of many that needed to be told.