Answering Service for Directors is pleased to announce the company’s cost-cutting Rewards Program has reached a significant milestone. More than $100,000 in savings have been distributed to funeral professionals under the popular program. Established in 2011, the ASD Rewards Program provides exclusive discounts to ASD clients when they conduct business with participating Rewards Partners.
This awesome photo was submitted by Andrea, who writes:
“I’m pretty sure my 5 yr old son’s teachers hasn’t seen this one before about what dad does for work!”
Andrew, it looks like you have a really awesome dad!
Los Angeles-based photographer Andrew George’s series Right Before I Die is a powerful meditation on life and loss, featuring touching portraits of ordinary people living out their final moments in the face of impending death. Although the end of life is a concept that humans have struggled to confront for thousands of years, the terminally ill subjects of these photos are no longer afraid of dying
Ahh, Father’s Day.
One of the very few holidays during the year where dads everywhere can bask in their reclining La-Z-Boy, eat whatever THEY want for dinner, and be treated like this is their day.
CG Lab’s Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their flagship product DNA Memorial’s new website www.dnamemorial.com which is specifically designed for both funeral directors and families. “As funeral professionals, we all are aware that cremation is irreversible, DNA is destroyed by cremation, and after burial, disinterment is costly; both emotionally and financially” says Jeff Harbeson of CG Labs.
Back in 2009, Seattle entrepreneurs Matt Pressnall and Minda Brusse saw an opportunity for funeral homes that lacked online marketing expertise and time for social media. “The individual company websites we saw were terrible, and not much has changed,” says Matt Pressnall, a software developer and online marketing veteran. “Negligible website budgets and lack of adoption with online advertising made it difficult to succeed in offering “mom & pop” funeral homes typical website and online advertising solutions.
Which one of these signs do you think is the funniest?
Here is why you’re going to be burying more ‘Garcia’s’ and less ‘Joneses’.
Plotted below are the fastest growing and declining surnames in the U.S. from 1990 to 2000.
Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the addition of Walter Crox, Jr., CFSP, as Incoming President of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, Georgia. Crox will work in transition with current President Patty Hutcheson until her retirement from the college later this summer.
Just to be clear, I — like most independent funeral directors — don’t like corporate run funeral homes. I think they’re bad for consumers and they hurt the already injured public perception of the funeral industry by perpetuating the money-hungry mortician stereotype.
But, I want to be fair in my treatment of corporate run funeral homes. Here are four reasons I hate them and four reasons I like them.