During the 2016 Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Cremation Symposium held in Las Vegas February 2-4, CANA unveiled CANA Education Online, the industry’s first-of-its-kind learning tool. This interactive system, available on phones, tablets and PCs, will enable industry professionals to obtain top-notch, quality online education while earning continuing education credits. Valuable topics include Cremation and the Environment, Phone Shoppers, Chain of Custody, Regulatory and Legal Issues, and more.
Ask Kid Social Episode #5 – How Did You Get Your Start, Advice for Funeral Startups and New Camera Angles
Episode 5 launches a new recording format and Kid Social brings the heat answering two questions! If you care please share! Ask your questions on Twitter and Facebook using #AskKIDSocial or tweet @RyanThogmartin
Event By Wire claimed to be ‘The First Online. Integrated Webcasting. and Video Tribute System’ but they are no more. Event By Wire just shut it’s doors for good on Monday leaving many funeral homes dead in the water.
FrontRunner Professional Dramatically Expands Services to its Exclusive Clients with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
FrontRunner has dramatically expanded its advanced marketing services for the Exclusive Client Program with the addition of the profession’s most aggressive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) service on the market, specifically designed for funeral professionals. This powerful service, designed to position FrontRunner’s Exclusive Clients ahead of their competition in the search engines, reaffirms FrontRunner’s position as the leader in sophisticated, strategically focused technology and marketing solutions to help funeral professionals excel in today’s market.
On episode 18 we continue our theme of #FNhustle and #FNchange as we talk about the extreme need for funeral directors to step up their personal brand building and we look at new on demand, done for you pre-need marketing service.
Thacker expands its cremation division as it introduces a line of newly designed cremation boxes. The cremation boxes are produced alongside Thacker’s metal caskets at the Thacker Casket Manufacturing facility located in Florence, AL. The cremation boxes are constructed with a seamless corrugated double wall design to prevent possible leaks and includes a fluid resistant coating. Weight tested to hold over 250 pounds, the rigid design increases strength and eliminates the need for a wooden bottom.
Batesville has announced a new series of free educational webinars, “Finding Easier Ways” which will be offered during the company’s quarterly Education Week, February 23 – 25, 2016. Launched in 2014, Education Week has become a popular forum for busy funeral professionals looking to enhance their knowledge about new solutions and key industry and consumer topics without leaving their office. To date, more than 2,000 people have signed up for different events.
It’s not rocket science. It’s not mind blowing. It’s not new. In fact, it’s pretty flippin’ basic. The funeral business is personal. This is a 100% relationship business. That’s right, relationships – in high school we called this ‘popularity,’ and the prom king always got the girl. The class president wasn’t the most qualified candidate – just the best looking. The funeral business isn’t much different.
Facebook Reactions will roll out soon in the United States. Here’s what it means for users, advertisers, and that mortuary school classmate you don’t really want to be in touch with anymore. You might have heard about Facebook’s plan to add other instant emotional reactions to its interface, in addition to the iconic like button. Well, the future is almost here.
Mark your calendar and book your flight to Cape Coral, Florida, for the 2016 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Professional Women’s Conference. This unique, intimate gathering is the perfect setting for funeral directors, educators and suppliers to generate new ideas, grow personally and professionally, and create lasting relationships with other professionals. This conference, which is the leading gathering for women in funeral service, will take place April 8-10 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort.