No, we don’t think funeral homes should keep using typewriters, but we do feel that some funeral homes are embracing technology before they have the right plan in place. This horror story is the perfect example.
Survivors inscribe each MemryStone with a personal message, they then place the ceramic with the deceased and it travels through the entire cremation process. The MemryStones change appearance, yet return intact with the final remains. In this way MemryStones meet three important needs.
Remember the Just Cremation ads that featured the old naked couple? The funeral home and marketing firm behind those ads have teamed up again to create job opening ads for the funeral home. Most tradional funeral directors in the U.S. will hate them.
Watch this video below and think about how a funeral home could extend this type of thankful message to build their image and the image of the profession as a whole.
Trigard is always excited to share new ideas at national conventions. This fall will be no exception. Trigard will unveil its new complete cast bronze recrafting program during the 2013 NFDA Convention and Expo in Austin.
In my opinion, much of the curriculum is still geared toward the traditional funeral service even though the percentage of those choosing cremation for final disposition has risen to 44% in 2013, per CANA.
Chanel Reynolds, the amazing widow activist from Get Your Shit Together suggested that the two of us do a panel together at SXSW 2014 about what we call the “Death Space.”
Selling a business, that has likely been in the family for multiple generations, is not always just a financial decision. As an owner, you know that you have memories and emotions that are tying you to the business and so the decision to sell really has many layers of thoughts to consider.
We don’t do financial or money related posts very often but we found this article shareable. This will provide insight into the financial implications of this merger.
This week they chose the story of a funeral director and his story that casts all of us in a pretty good light. Odd for this to be featured on the usually contentious NPR but it’s uplifting and sometimes we need a good story.