Kates-Boylston Publications, the publisher of American Funeral Director and American Cemetery & Cremation Magazines and Funeral Service Insider, has named Patti Martin Bartsche its managing editor.
Answering Service for Directors welcomed the beginning of 2015 with a new statistical milestone. On New Years Day, the company sensitively handled more than 2,050 first calls. This set a new record as the highest number of first calls ASD has answered in a 24-hour period.
If you haven’t read this article then you need to! In less than 24 hours this article had been viewed 20,000 times. As of now (Thursday late afternoon) the article link on Facebook has been viewed 147,000+ times and the article has been read on ConnectingDirectors.com over 28,000 times.
Is this the most viral funeral article ever? We think so!!
We love to follow the lives of celebrities as they spend their years, constantly under the spotlight. We will take any opportunity to scrutinize, praise and mock them for every decision they make, including the burial which they receive once they have passed away. As such, it’s no surprise that people spend lots of effort and money practicing the art of Grave Hunting.
Cory Sylvester knows a thing or two about wearing a suit.
The baseball player, turned actor, turned clothier is now the man in charge of measuring and fitting at one of NYC’s premiere custom menswear shops; Michael Andrews Bespoke.
The gulf between relevant news vs. “bubble gum for the brain” stuff relating to funeral content which many find important is truly a pitiful testament to the profession.
The social landscape is undergoing near-constant change, and with that, so must a funeral home’s social media strategy. As 2014 closes, DISRUPT Media is prepping for the upcoming year by strategizing ways to leverage opportunities and overcome challenges.
Here are our predictions for the perfect Facebook trends to follow in 2015.
Astral Industries, Inc., a Lynn, Indiana based manufacturer of 18 gauge, 20 gauge and stainless steel burial caskets, is keenly aware that difficult economic challenges have driven families to seek out affordable options when choosing a casket. In response to the market’s evolving demand, Astral is proud to announce its business relationship with Sauder Funeral Products.
Although a relative newcomer, Memorial Post is making strong inroads into creating “the next generation” online obituary platform. Their focus since day one has been to create a user-centric model that puts the ultimate control in the hands of the family.
“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live,” he said. “So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”