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.
Timeless Moments is changing the way consumers save funeral flowers forever. Watch this short interview to learn about this new trend and how your funeral home and lead the way.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2015 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession. Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories: Best Practices/Personal Touch; Most Personalized Service/Memorial; Events; Innovative Personalized Product (suppliers only); and Most Personalized Pet Service/Memorial.
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions (“Matthews Aurora TM”) and Homesteaders Life Company (“Homesteaders”) today announced they have reached an agreement to continue their partnership, launching an expanded version of the Price Protection Plan (“P3”) previously offered by Homesteaders and Aurora Casket Company. Now entering its 18th year, this alliance has provided millions of dollars in value and protection to funeral homes and consumers who believe in the value of advance funeral planning.
FrontRunner Professional Welcomes New Website Designer, Aidan Maunder to Their Expanding Design Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Aidan Maunder as its newest member to their growing in-house website design team. Mr. Maunder has proudly earned an Advanced Diploma for Multimedia Design and brings many years of website design experience as well as a large array of new programs and development languages to the expanding FrontRunner design team.