The staff of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will make Christmas bright and merry for a local family. “For more than 20 years, the NFDA staff have ‘adopted’ a local family during the Christmas season,” said NFDA CEO Christine Pepper, CAE. “Each of us have been blessed in so many ways this year. This is our way of helping a local family experience the same warmth and happiness of the season that we will be enjoying with family and friends in the days to come.”
On November 23rd, 2015 FuneralTech was excited to have Paul Abbott join our incredible team. Paul will serve as Account Manager to our new and existing FuneralTech customers
Paul’s responsibilities include following up with our existing customer base in a defined geographic region, along with adding new customers through demonstrations and follow up calls.
Answering Service for Directors, the only funeral home exclusive answering service, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of dedicated employee, Will Chicola, to Technical Support Analyst. Will has been a vital asset to our Operations team since he joined ASD in 2008. In his new role as Technical Support Analyst, Will’s responsibilities will include providing technology support to ASD clients, assisting other ASD departments in specialized tasks and troubleshooting any specific technical issues to find a quick resolution.
To some, traditional media and social media mix about as well as oil and water. However, with a little planning, they can work together to improve the marketing efforts for your firm or company.
Here are nine ways that social media and traditional media can be integrated to increase the overall effectiveness of your marketing efforts.
In an attempt to handle all funeral-related issues, I have gotten multiple degrees and certifications and am continually furthering my education. The most fascinating and educational moments, however, always come from everyday life. Because funerals are still a taboo topic in America, and there is no up-to-date Emily Post guide to modern funerals, I receive daily inquiries from those asking if something is normal or appropriate.
“You’re not going to post this on Facebook, are you?” My husband, Alex, always wanted to know if I was posting a picture or status update about him. As extroverted as he was, he was private about many things. He also was humble, so he didn’t want too much attention drawn to his birthday or most recent job promotion.
Well, it’s official… December is finally here, and so is the winter season that comes with it. For many people all over the country, this monthly change is the exciting, unofficial start to the holiday season and all of the festive cheer that it brings… presents, holiday parties, ice skating and grown men dressed like Santa. But for us funeral professionals, the change in season only means one thing… our most busy time of the year is here in full force.
ASD – Answering Service for Directors is excited to announce the company is currently holding a Photo Contest through Facebook to give their clients a chance to win a Lego Funeral Service set. The contest will highlight all of the different activities funeral directors can do while staying connected to the office through ASD’s mobile app. ASD wants to see the COOLEST places where the ASD Mobile app has traveled with you! Visit ASD’s Facebook Contest App to submit a photo of yourself using the ASD Mobile app when you’re either engaged in a fun activity or visiting an exciting place.
Specialists in the fading profession of preparing bodies for funeral and cremation gave a rare glimpse of their skills at the opening of a Tokyo exhibition focused on the business of death and dying. Practitioners of nokan — translated as “encoffinment” — took part in what organizers said was Japan’s first contest to demonstrate their techniques, as a pianist and a guitarist played peaceful, relaxing music.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Educational Foundation has awarded a record-breaking nine scholarships for funeral professionals to attend the ICCFA Wide World of Sales Conference, January 13-15, 2016, at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ICCFA Wide World of Sales Conference is the only conference within our profession geared specifically for the sales counselors and managers, as well as suppliers, in the field