In a recent BBC4 radio documentary on dying a good death, Dr. Kate Granger, a 31-year-old with terminal cancer, remarked that she would be tweeting from her deathbed.
In our business world we are inundated with all sorts of educational title acronyms that seem to provide status following the name of the beholders; i.e., MBA, PhD, CFP, CLTC, CFSP and so on. Of course, there are position titles out of the wazoo; CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CTO, etc., etc.
Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional innovative solutions to funeral providers, Kevin Keane, President of Messenger announced today that Messenger has completed its acquisition of Epitech; the Expression Guest Registry Company.
The Eternal Image Group LLC, a licensing company active in the memorial products industry, today unveiled its line of caskets, urns, monuments, and stationery, all officially licensed by Major League Baseball Properties. Product details and links to photo galleries
No matter what type of business you have, there’s always something you can do to improve your Facebook Page. These 14 tiny changes are a great place to start.
Get it: ‘Myra Mains’ aka ‘my remains’. Perfect name for a funeral director…but will anyone really take her serious?
When Jim Tipton saw a massive tombstone in a Gainesville, Fl., cemetery that was engraved with the name Waldo, he snapped a photo, developed the film and coded a rudimentary HTML website, which he titled “I Found Him.” The year was 1995, during the Internet’s early days, but the photo quickly went viral, passed by e-mail from friend to acquaintances and beyond.
FrontRunner Professional announced today its strategic partnership with DISRUPT Media, the funeral profession’s dedicated social media provider, founded by Ryan Thogmartin of Connecting Directors.
This new partnership will forge the development of the new “Socially Acceptable™ social media program designed to set a new and higher online standard for the funeral profession. The program will be available exclusively through FrontRunner Professional to their clients.
DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency for social strategy and complete social media management for businesses. They help funeral professionals, worldwide; interact with today’s consumers by truly embracing the Internet and engaging in conversations about their funeral business online.
“When designing our Social Media Design Process for Funeral Homes, we put a lot of focus on making the process easy to understand and easy to integrate with a funeral home’s website presence. By partnering with Frontrunner, we are able to directly distribute our social media strategy process to some of the most progress funeral homes who already have a leading web presence through a trusted brand and leader in the funeral profession. The ability to use our social media strategy process in conjunction with Frontrunner Web Solutions to immediately connect and interact with consumers is a critical component to success for a funeral home’s online marketing presence.” Says Ryan Thogmartin, president of DISRUPT Media.
“For years, I have watched Ryan’s dedication to our great profession and am thrilled to bring our two companies together to provide a program unlike anything available on the market today” says Kevin Montroy, Founder and CEO of FrontRunner Professional. “Today’s consumers are changing, and funeral professionals need to adopt technology strategies to change with them.”
For more information on FrontRunner Professional and DISRUPT Media contact FrontRunner at 1-866-748-3625 or online at www.FrontRunnerPro.com/SociallyAcceptable or email Ryan Thogmartin at firstname.lastname@example.org
It doesn’t get much lower than this: Bands of thieves are targeting families at their most vulnerable. Here’s how it works: When you lose a loved one, you post an obituary in the paper, along with details of the funeral. The criminals know you won’t be home, and that’s when they strike… while you’re at the cemetery.
For decades, burial has been by far the most common form of disposition in the United States. Most Americans never gave it a second thought: their grandparents were buried; their great-grandparents were buried—it just made sense that they’d get buried, too, in the family plot, beside their closest relatives.