Service Corporation International, Inc. declined an offer made by the Teamsters Local 727 for union members to return to work without an agreed-upon contract.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce the names of the 153 funeral homes that have earned a 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Award.
Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC today announced the dates for its first annual “M and M” in Granite Tour. The “Markers and Memorials” in Granite Tour will take place October 13-15, 2013 in The Granite Capital of the World – Elberton, Georgia.
There’s a 1 in 5 chance Nkaitole won’t reach the age of 5. So WaterIsLife.com helped him complete his bucket list.
Sometimes we see a tweet containing an acronym or an abbreviation with which we’re not very familiar and many funeral directors face the same issue. If you find yourself in the same situation, then take a look through our handy list for a complete glossary of terms you may come across in tweets.
Post originally on the Frontrunner Blog
A bit of a “back story” is in order. For a long, long time I’ve wondered how effective online pre-planning forms really are. It’s because once upon a time a funeral director said to me, “I don’t get any leads from my funeral home website at all.” Honestly, I was dumbstruck. So, here was what I thought to be a valuable lead generation tool–was it really going to waste? I sat with that concern for a while, and then set about to learn exactly what was happening. I thought there were two possible issues:
- The funeral director in question was just plain wrong. This would allow me to forget the whole thing, and blame his ignorance of the facts. (Way too easy, and probably wrong.)
- He didn’t actively promote the form’s existence. If the public doesn’t know it’s there for them, how can you ever expect lead generation success? (A distinct possibility.)
Unfortunately, I’ve heard much the same from many other funeral directors who also made the comment that their online pre-need planning form is not the fantastic lead generation tool it was intended to be. In my pursuit of the truth, I turned to my professional community on Facebook. Asked way too many questions, and can only surmise how annoying I was – but I’ve got to admit, the Facebook community of funeral professionals is so courteous and willing to share.
Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC announced that the first six months of the year, following the initial company launch in February, 2013 has significant exceeded company expectations.
For many people, a cemetery plot or mausoleum crypt is the last piece of real estate they’ll ever use. While there is no overall shortage of cemetery space in the U.S., coveted plots in exclusive or historic graveyards are commanding premium prices.
You can help create a positive momentum toward reversing the trend of less memorialization by taking part in the new FAMIC consumer education campaign, Have the Talk of a Lifetime.