One man is honoring veterans’ service one gravestone at a time. Andrew Lumish, a self-employed carpet cleaner who lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, spends every Sunday, his day off, cleaning veterans’ gravestones.
Death and burial are hardly dream subjects for a copywriter. How to advertise a funeral home without resorting to soft-focus clichés or thoroughly bumming out your audience? And what are the odds your ad will ever be seen outside the confines of daytime game shows and FOX news anyway?
The Dislike button has long been the most requested feature from Facebook users. So when Mark Zuckerberg today said in a public Q&A that the company was working on a way to show empathy for victims of tragedies and other things that are inappropriate to Like, news outlets around the world sprung into action saying the masses would soon get their wish.
Today Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) President and CEO Joe Raver announced that senior executive and former Batesville President, Kim Ryan, has been named President of Coperion. Senior executive and former Batesville Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chris Trainor, will succeed Ryan as the President of Batesville. Both business leaders will report directly to Raver as members of the Hillenbrand senior executive team. Ryan and Trainor have been serving as interim leaders in these roles since April, while a comprehensive search was conducted for the Coperion role.
An Ohio mother of two said she shared a photo of her family posing next to the casket of her children’s father to highlight the harsh reality of drug addiction. On September 10, Eva Holland, of Cincinnati, Ohio,posted a picture on Facebook of 26-year-old Mike Settles lying lifeless in a coffin. In the photo, Holland and her two children stand next to Settles’ coffin and smile at the camera.
A decade after Six Feet Under ended its run on HBO, another funeral home family drama with an unusual twist is headed to TV. NBC has put in development an hourlong workplace soap with musical elements from Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment.
Cremation rates in North America are skyrocketing. Before the 20th century, no one was cremated; an act that was seriously frowned upon by the Church. Today rates of cremation are around 40% in the United States and 68% in Canada. These numbers are expected to rise to above 60% in the United States in the next 20 years. More and more people are opting to cremate their remains, but what to do once you have possession of your loved one’s ashes?
Facebook Ads a mystery to you? Not sure you see the benefit in spending money on them? Well consider the mystery solved! Ryan Thogmartin, a social media expert, will walk you through the process of creating Facebook ads from start to finish.
It’s no secret that the funeral profession is changing. We see it when speaking with funeral professionals and vendors, and even when speaking directly with families. The people that are walking through your funeral home doors have different feelings towards funerals than the families of 20, 10 and heck… even 5 years ago.
National Alliance for Grieving Children to host a Fall Conference and Live Webcast on Children’s Grief
For Children’s Grief Awareness Month, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) will host a Fall Conference and live Webcast on children’s grief. The first-time event will feature thought leaders from the field of childhood bereavement who appeal to a diverse audience, funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support professionals.