Paul had been with FrontRunner for nearly 7 years when he took some time away to assist his wife, who just so happens to also be a creative designer, in the creation of Orlando Creative Studios. Paul brings extensive experience to the table having worked as the creative director at MKJ for over 14 years before partnering with Doug Clery in 1999 to form the agency, Adfinity.
Not all new solutions will work for all funeral homes, and – quite frankly – not all pieces of new technology offer enough value to make their implementation worthwhile. As a result, it’s imperative that funeral homes take the time to carefully evaluate any new services in the context of their unique customer bases and financial circumstances.
Patty Hutcheson, President of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur GA, announces her retirement from Gupton-Jones which will be effective in August, 2014.
Mrs. Hutcheson has dedicated twenty-six years to the college and its students, serving as President since 2000.
Erika Lohr has joined Forethought Life Insurance Company as a business development director for the Life Division. She will be responsible for managing preneed life insurance key accounts, fostering growth through existing relationships, and cultivating new business opportunities in the Rocky Mountain territory.
There is a lot of hype these days about electronic guest books and most of the hype, of course, is coming from the technology companies producing them.
As the CEO of a technology company, this latest fad serves to remind me that when it comes to technology, just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.
While on the senior class trip to the University of Alabama’s Anatomical Donation Center, one high school student did what many high school students do… she took a selfie. (For those non-web savvy readers, a “selfie” is when someone takes a photo of themselves with their phone.)
The issue here is that she opted to include a cadaver in this picture.
Last week we shared an article about Forest Lawn Funeral Home opening up kiosk funeral homes in local California shopping malls. The article was shared virally across many other mainstream news channels prompting The Late Show with David Letterman to do a ‘Top 10 List of Shopping Mall Funeral Home Names’.
After a plea through a YouTube on Wednesday, John Berlin on Thursday received an auto-generated video from Facebook that showcases his deceased son’s top photos and posts on the social network. The Berlin family gathered Friday to watch the video.
Amazon book editors have just released a list of their 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime.
Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen’s 1813 masterpiece “Pride and Prejudice.” It also spanned multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and young adult novels such as “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter” making the list.
Change. Chance. Two words, with only a single letter to differentiate the two, yet each can yield results that are worlds apart.
Funeral Service as a profession has long sat idly by, expecting what we’ve always done, to always work. Many practitioners have realized that this simply doesn’t suffice anymore. Our customer is changing.