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Answering Service for Directors shared this photo a few weeks ago. It was picked up by many other funeral professionals and quickly shared across the social sphere.
Its great because now Facebook is letting some of the secrets out of the bag. Really they shouldn’t be secrets because we have partnered with DISRUPT Media who has been openly sharing many of these secrets with funeral homes for months. Secrets like, paying for fake fans or getting fans through hokey gimmicks is a waste of time and money. 10,000 fans doesn’t mean anything if they aren’t engaging and spreading your funeral home’s message.
With the new funeral profession crowdfunding site SoFund.us opening up this week to funeral companies interested in creating fundraising campaigns, we thought it would be appropriate to start sharing valuable content that shows the extreme power of social based crowdfunding.
Preneed sales are accounting for as much as or more of a funeral home’s overall business over the past two years for the vast majority of those surveyed, according to the recently released Funeral Directors Survey by Connecting Directors.
The survey aimed to determine how people communicate about death in the 21st century and how memorials are living online. These days, people shy away from traditional burials, fancy caskets and the high cost of a funeral. Instead, the survey proves that people crave simplicity and many free technology options available online.
“I couldn’t understand how complete strangers could see she was dead by looking at Facebook. “But I only lived down the road and I didn’t know my own daughter was dead.”
If you aren’t spying on your competition, you’re missing out on one of the easiest and cheapest methods of competitive research. Check out what your competition is doing. Ask yourself who they’re targeting, and whether or not it seems to be working. Collect your answers; now do it better.
Dying used to happen inside the home, with the family acting as caregiver, the home acting as the place of death. Now, it happens in a private room in a hospital or nursing home. With death removed from our common experience, it’s unfamiliar and unknown.
Question: There is a new competitor in my area that is starting to get some traction with calls. I have tried some advertising with limited success; however I want to develop relationships with other professionals in my community. Our firm has been serving for over fifty five years and I’m starting to become concerned that I could lose ground for all of the hard work by my family. Do you have any suggestions on business community outreach?