We have all seen the life insurance TV commercials airing across North America that say, “Funerals are expensive, and the price of an average funeral can cost over ten thousand dollars.”
Below are 4 of the most common reasons funeral homes are hiding and turning away from using social media as a component in their marketing plan:
For two hours, split between small circles and a larger group discussion, they’ll talk about death. A facilitator may throw out questions to spark the conversation: How do they want to die? In their sleep? In the hospital? Of what cause?
BROADVIEW, IL, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) the leading provider of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Devaney as Cremation Merchandising Manager. In his position, Devaney will manage WFSI’s cremation market strategy including product management and marketing and sales strategy.
Devaney brings thirty years of funeral industry experience to WFSI, most recently serving as National Account Manager for American Funeral Supply where he managed national account relationships and marketing initiatives, as well as driving supply chain efficiencies.
We did a double take when the email from Batesville announcing their new product line came through our system yesterday afternoon. Batesville and Hallmark seem like an unlikely partnership, almost as unlikely as Batesville ever launching a funeral stationery line.
The problem for funeral home’s however, is that time spent on social media can eat in to valuable time that needs to be spend serving families. Let’s face it, funeral directors and most staff don’t have much “free time” while in the funeral home.
Signet Supply, a division of Suhor Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce Ms. Amy Zhen has accepted the role of Director of Operations. This newly created position is a result of Signet Supply’s rapid sales growth and expansion of its distribution network.
They only bark when their guard is down. Here is what it sounds like: “Those blankety-blank dumb– funeral directors.” Sometimes the bark is peppered with yips that sound like: “stupid” or “ignorant”.
Cue the morbid, slow, depressing music… and let’s learn everything we didn’t know about the funeral profession! What is it with people pinning us as creepy and morbid? We’re people, too!
Should obituaries for pets be placed alongside that of humans in a newspaper?
It seems on the surface, the matter of including pets in the obituary section of a newspaper is one that shouldn’t be up for debate.