When a cemetery worker found a mysterious quarter on top of a headstone, he decided to do some investigating. As a proud employee at the National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, Dave Malenfant decided to share his emotional discovery on Facebook. One of Malenfant’s responsibilities at the cemetery for fallen soldiers is the “Cleaning of the Stones.”
At a time when most of the death care industry is talking about less, MKJ offers a seminar on MORE. Contrary to what many believe, the funeral business has never offered greater opportunity; it may not be business as usual, but there are proven opportunities for growing every aspect of your business. WHY? Because most of your competitors are satisfied watching their businesses decline year after year. They don’t want to do what’s necessary to grow their business.
On this episode we talk with a funeral director who is shattering the mold when it comes to brand building. We determine who is the mob boss and who is the drug dealer in our dynamic duo and we tell you how you could be the lucky winner of a bag of Death Wish Coffee.
Despite unseasonably cool temperatures for Las Vegas in February, the CANA 2016 Cremation Symposium, held February 2-4 at the Tropicana Hotel, was the hot place to be, with the biggest attendance in ten years. This symposium is always the premier event for an audience hungry to benefit from the most relevant cremation-focused content that any industry meeting has to offer.
By now, you’ve probably already established a LinkedIn profile for you and perhaps your funeral home/cemetery. No doubt you have “linked” with people in your network and then, likely, have just left your page lying dormant on the site.
Service Corp. International performed fewer funerals last year, the Houston-based funeral company said Thursday in announcing its earnings had declined during the fourth quarter and for all of 2015. CEO Tom Ryan, in a statement, also cited losses from currency exchange from its Canadian funeral homes and cemeteries. Revenue per average funeral in 2015 was also slightly below 2014.
This guy’s already cashed out — but that didn’t stop his pals from paying him a macabre tribute. Henry Rosario Martinez, a 31-year-old avid gambler, died earlier this month from booze and an overdose of prescription pills in his hometown of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.
Sporting bleached jeans, white sneakers, a black puffy vest and hoop earrings, Ryan Thogmartin definitely stuck out at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Wide World of Sales Conference in Las Vegas. And that’s not even mentioning his mohawk. While some might argue such an assemblage is a faux pas for someone making his living in a profession that leans toward the conservative side, he was – whether he realized it or not – making a point
Realizing that an outside resource will better assist with their Facebook engagement efforts, Meador Funeral Home, with locations in both Gainesville and Whitesboro, TX, has selected DISRUPT Media to coordinate its social media strategy and content management. Using their proprietary FUNERAL Social Design Process, DISRUPT Media is partnering with Meador Funeral Home to achieve its goals of building the funeral home’s brand as well as showing the “human side” of the funeral profession.
“I was supposed to live to be 102 and be shot by a jealous husband,” one man’s tombstone reads. Another’s says, “Here lies an atheist. All dressed up and no place to go.” And a psychic’s reads, “I knew this would happen.” It’s not disrespectful to be creative, even funny, when dealing with end of life matters. In fact, it’s likely to help cope with the grief.