Funeral Iconoclast and Social Media Maven Launch Provocative Broadcast.
Jeff Harbeson and Ryan Thogmartin have teamed up to create Funeral Nation (FN), a weekly web show. The show’s platform will be built around providing news, observations and perspectives on the funeral industry in an entertaining and non-traditional manner.
When speaking with funeral home owners and directors about our social media services, the question of whether to post obituaries on the funeral home’s Facebook page often comes up. Some folks think it is counterintuitive for Facebook users to Like an obituary (this is about to change as we explain below). But others believe that providing opportunities for family and friends to Like, Comment on, and/or Share a loved one’s obituary offers a valuable service for the Facebook public to express appreciation for the deceased and sympathy for the family.
Don’t tell Roy from The IT Crowd, but the death watch is here. After the mixed response to the Apple Watch, no one is sure if smart watches are really worthwhile, let alone if anyone is ever going to buy one. But that’s probably just because they don’t know about Tikker yet. Because Tikker is the smart watch so smart that it tells you exactly when you’ll die.
FrontRunner recently launched their most advanced corporate website to date. Built by their in-house design and marketing team and complete with product-specific information, education tools and unbelievable design work, it is unlike anything they’ve built before.
Life is a celebration. As an event planner, with over 20 years in the industry, I tend to filter most events through that lens. My western Pennsylvania based office – just this summer – welcomed organizational & planning roles in corporate, community, and social gatherings. We planned weddings, birthdays, and festivals, and had the honor of welcoming more than 22,000 guests. That’s celebration after celebration.
Forever the prankster, my father died at 79 on Yom Kippur of 2003, prompting my mother’s comment: “That day is for the holy — how did they ever let him in?” Wicked or not, Dad was much loved by his siblings and his nieces and nephews. However, my brother, Andrew, and I had a different narrative. To us, our father was a failed lawyer, a sadistic philanderer — not much of a role model. When it came time to put up the stone, which according to Jewish custom is within a year after a death, we stalled. For a very long time.
A renowned chef, one of the best-selling authors of all time, a Fortune 500 communications consultant and the president of AARP will be the keynote speakers at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition, April 13-16, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Social memorial platform and mobile app, Qeepr, has announced the launch of a new concept for cemeteries. The Family Legacy Center (FLC) is an interactive, online memorial and mapping station for cemeteries, mausoleums, and funeral homes that will be launched during the Catholic Cemetery Convention in San Diego, California. The application will be featured as part of the Coldspring display at booth 404.
It might not be something you sit down and watch with a bowl of popcorn, but increasing numbers of families are filming loved ones’ funerals. Big Screen Advertising funeral videographer/editor Juliet Campbell, from Invercargill, said more families are opting to have funeral services and burials or cremation filmed, leading to an “explosion” in popularity.
You can find out some helpful demographic information about the people who have been reached by your Facebook business page. It’s simple to do, and can be very informative. Here’s how: Go to your funeral related business page (not your personal “home” news feed) and click on the Insights link at the top of the page. This will launch a general Overview screen, and an Overview bar will appear immediately under the Insights link button you just clicked.