We don’t like to think about the practicalities of death. And yet, they are unavoidable. I know that after I’ve finished slowly killing myself with beer and hummus, someone is going to have to deal with my dead body. They’ll probably like me much better if I come up with some vague plan before I go. So I decided to spend a weekend in the perfect place to do that: Britain’s leading event for the funeral industry, an hour away from London by train.
DISRUPT Media has been selected by Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens to help coordinate its social media program. Using their proprietary FUNERAL Social Design Process, DISRUPT Media is helping Johnson County Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel use social media platforms to more fully engage with families in the Overland Park community.
In a used bookstore in Philadelphia, I paid eight dollars for a collection of dead people. Of course, bookstores generally do not deal in cadavers. But they do sell objects imbued with history: a former owner’s ex libris, an inscribed dedication from an unknown well-wisher, an occasional sales receipt used as a bookmark. What I bought was a small pleather portfolio stuffed with 18 funeral cards—Catholic-inspired memento mori for people I had never met, dating from 1919 to 1962.
Thacker Casket Manufacturing announces that Mike McKinley has accepted the Quality Assurance Manager position in Florence, AL where the Thacker Casket Manufacturing facility is located. McKinley will be responsible for designing and implementing continued quality improvement programs alongside the current manufacturing team.
When someone visits your funeral business Facebook page, are they wowed by what they see? First impressions are important, so you want the images on your page to have a memorable and positive impact. It’s not hard to make changes that will have a more pleasing effect. Here are a few ideas and pointers to consider when selecting and modifying your Facebook business page cover photo
Part of the Myriapod Productions series investigating the unexpected origins of everyday words, Mysteries of Vernacular: Hearse traces the odd evolution of the word from the extinct Oscan language of southern Italy to its modern usage, for the vehicle used to carry a coffin.
Sauder Funeral Products, a wholly owned entity of Sauder Woodworking Co., has introduced the Stockton, a dome lid crossover casket, which can be used for full service cremation as well as burial. Available at an entry-level price, the Stockton offers families a wood casket they can afford.
Three highly-regarded leaders in the North American funeral industry have today announced the creation of an industry ‘supersite’, FuneralGurus.com. The site is dedicated to the training and mentorship of those within the profession, and the promotion of best-practises, from both funeral service and business perspectives.
The Board of Trustees of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Educational Foundation has selected James Darby as the recipient of the 2016 Lasting Impact Award. The award will be presented during a reception on April 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. during the ICCFA 2016 Convention & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Today, FrontRunner today took the most integrated and customizable Memorial Video Software on the market and made it even better. The new offering is a special presentation packaging solution that amplifies the Book of MemoriesTM theme that has helped so many firms grow their business. “The new packaging helps FrontRunner clients move outside of the traditional Memorial DVD output that is quickly becoming obsolete,” says Kevin Montroy, FrontRunner Founder and CEO.