Humans are notoriously bad at assessing risk. It’s why someone lights up another cigarette while worrying about getting killed by a terrorist, and why so many of us calmly drive to work everyday but feel nervous getting on a plane.
We all know that, when it comes to baby boomers and funeral arrangements that your families will remember, personalization is key.
They don’t want the same old service and burial that their grandparents had. Instead, they want something that helps showcase the best moments of their life in a memorable and personalized way.
People come to Facebook to be inspired and entertained. I’ve spent some time doing a little informal research on what kinds of posts are not only “Liked” on Facebook, but which ones are “Shared.” A shared post is gold in the viral social media world.
When a fan likes your post, it’s reach is increased a bit, but a shared post can truly go viral. Aim for shares when you post content. The following kinds of posts have proven to be the most share-able:
We’ve just been shortlisted for the First Women Awards, in association with Lloyds Banking Group and we’re jumping for joy. It’s independent recognition from outside the funeral industry that this work, which feels so important to our little team, is work worth doing. And it recognises that women are excellent at it.
We polled the 6,300+ funeral professionals who ‘Like’ the ConnectingDIrectors.com Facebook Page – asking them ‘What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about entering the funeral business?’ Here is what they said:
The company started with an extensive discovery process, looking closely at the challenges funeral homes face and how the systems used today are either meeting – or NOT meeting those needs. Batesville’s research revealed some surprising statistics that validated the need for a better, more intelligent solution.
This week, a start-up company out of Venice, Italy, is debuting its idea for RipCemetery, a multi-platform social media community that will work as a sort of virtual cemetery for dearly departed people and pets. The basic idea is to provide a private online space for participants to share memories — messages, photos and videos — in a private environment.
Directors Advantage, Inc., the owner and operator of Cremation.com, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a court order disabling and transferring the cremations.com domain name in an effort to protect consumers from Internet confusion and deception associated with cremations.com.
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist. Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI.
When you think about a job that makes you happy, what comes to mind? Or rather, if you think of the ideal job in a general sense, what occupation and setting come to mind? An open office? Opportunities to travel? Warm climate? Mentally and physically invigorating? Chances are most of us have a particular idea in mind of what would fulfill us career wise. Few would say “long hours, dirty, digging holes and dealing with dead bodies”.