After punching in, you check the voicemail. People can be impatient. Typing my first death notice of the day, I called the first two voicemails back and offered my slow-spoken, thoroughly memorized instructions. One guy asked about a discount for Masons because not only was the deceased a Mason, but he was a Mason, too. There were no discounts for Masons, or anybody else. Everybody paid the same rate per line to run their death in the dailies. Even more on Sundays.
Writing an obituary is an honour and one to be undertaken with reverence, but it is also a chance for the deceased to speak one last time and to be remembered forever. If you have to write an obit, look for small details from the deceased’s life. Ask their colleges, teammates, spouse, and children about what they will treasure and keep alive in their memories.
Great leaders are the driving force behind every successful professional association, and CANA’s progressive, forward-thinking momentum is sure to continue with the installation of its new board. During the 97th Annual Convention, July 29-August 1, 2015, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, CANA’s membership elected three new directors, while several other board members advanced into new officer positions.
As a business, you want your Facebook fans and readers to engage with the content you post. When people engage, they indicate they are warming up to your brand, and that they think others will appreciate what you have posted. So your goal, your target, should be to get as many Likes, Comments, and Shares as possible.
BeRemembered.com recently selected DISRUPT Media to manage its social media strategy and content management. Using their proprietary FUNERAL Social Design Process, DISRUPT Media is helping Aurora Casket’s BeRemembered.com social networking service to use social media platforms to engage more fully with families that participate in BeRemembered.com.
Here’s one for the bucket list, although for some it might be too close to the bucket for comfort. A hotel in Maine is lifting the shroud on a ghastly new attraction: a crypt room whose last occupant was a Catholic priest whose earthly remains lay there for more than 100 years.
Your Guide to Building a Successful Funeral Home Blog: Why It’s a Must, What to Post & How to Nail it!
In a time where it seems like a new digital tool is popping up every month it’s tough to know which ones will have an impact, especially when each can be used for personal or business purposes. However, one of the tools that has been around for a while and continues to prove its worth, is the blog. It’s likely a familiar term these days, but most funeral homes don’t blog and those that do may not be blogging properly.
We are big fans of funeral personalization here at funeralOne. The more you can help a loved one’s personality and life story shine through in their funeral, the better! Whatever helps the family remember and honor their loved one, right?! But while we’re totally up for a fun song that is played after the service, or a funeral that is themed around the loved one’s favorite holiday, there are some funeral personalization choices that are just little more… unique.
Bass-Mollett, a trusted leader in funeral stationery and supplies, today announced that its board of directors appointed Daniel J. Sheehan as BassMollett’s President effective on August 3, 2015. Mr. Sheehan replaces John C. Flowers, BassMollett’s President and CEO, who has served as President since August 2011. Mr. Flowers will continue to serve as Bass-Mollett’s Chief Executive Officer.
This updated edition features the most up-to-date statistical information in the industry, and provides you with tools and knowledge to better understand buying trends, what services families want most and more. You’ll find a wide range of articles covering topics including cremation trends, protecting customer data, rental caskets, the pet loss market and more.