In a new online commercial, Swedish company Pause has unveiled a very unique luxury coffin. Not only does it offer “god-like comfort,” but a luxury sound system to boot. The digital headstone connects to a server that will play your (or your friend’s) customized Spotify playlist to your lifeless, unlistening corpse.
In this new era that may be true…in some cases. But in others your facility and all its accouterments may prove to be a significant liability. From what I am seeing one of several scenarios may include “virtualizing” your facility or not having a facility at all. Additionally, current trade area assumptions may no longer be valid.
Ryan Thogmartin of Connecting Directors sits down with Joe Joachim, CEO & Founder of funeralOne to answer a few questions about the future of the funeral profession, cremation and the perfect online presence.
When a heart-broken women grabs the mic and starts singing at her boyfriends funeral it should be a heart-breaking moment…but thats not what happened in the video below.
Please do not provide any information to these people. Simply hang up or delete any emails from the company. ICCFA NEVER contracts with third-party vendors for hotel reservations. A sample email from GHM is pasted below.
BOSTON, MA – December 11, 2012 – Tributes, Inc., the online source for local and national obituary news, announced today that Jim Barron will join the Company, effective January 1, 2013, to lead its efforts to expand the Company’s presence within the funeral home channel in the Western half of the country.
A Michigan resident, Jim joins the Tributes.com team most recently from Batesville Casket Company where he was Director of Sales for their Northeast region. In addition to his many years in the funeral profession, Jim also brings several years of software sales experience to the position, providing an important balance of funeral service and technology sales expertise. Jim’s role, along with that of the rest of the Tributes.com sales force, is squarely focused on helping funeral homes understand how to enhance and leverage the Internet and their online obituary programs to meet the increasing consumer demand for enhanced digital services while driving new revenue streams, leads, and brand awareness within their local communities and beyond.
Most funeral directors who focus on their funeral homes Facebook Page seem to specifically focus on how many “likes” they have. Their number one concern is how to get more likes/fans and more engagement. It’s a common question asked by funeral directors trying to grow their business with Facebook. The problem is they maybe missing the bigger picture.
When we made our predictions for 2012 we highlighted three trends: Personalization, Online Funeral Planning and the Casket War. All three trends were very much front and center in 2012, but from the list of top 20 funeral news articles of 2012 it is clear that casket companies dominated the headlines.
They are searching out distributors on the internet and asking them to quote for urns in bulk to ship to Haiti, Germany, Iceland the Ukraine and other countries. They will pay by credit card (stolen card numbers) they will ask you to contact their shipping company; Conoco Shipping, Zodiac Shipping or Global Shipping to make arrangements to ship on their behalf.
If you have an iPhone then you know that Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, is more about play than business. Sure, iPhone owners use Siri for some practical stuff, like setting up appointments and sending texts but a lot of Siri use is for jokes; she’s fun to laugh at — and even Apple’s starting to get that.