We’re accustomed, my colleagues and I, to saying that an obituary is not about a death, but a life. This is true, but really, we’re reporters and you can’t avoid the news, which is, of course, the same news every time. That’s one thing that distinguishes writing obituaries from anything else in journalism.
How can funeral service professionals serve families like the Stepiens? Funeral directors are well-positioned to provide donor families with the support and information they need and make a powerful impact in each family’s life, but is there anything they can do specifically?
Kates-Boylston Publications is holding numerous events in November and December, but funeral professionals need to sign up soon to get the best deal.
On today’s show we are going to hear from one of the industry’s superlatives about “how to use your head”, our Spotlight shines on a funeral director from Louisiana…and the WTF that makes you “think big”. Plus, we add a new segment ‘The more you know minute’.
Moon Express reached a unique milestone last week when it became the first private company to be cleared for a mission to the moon by the U.S. government.
The Legacy Funeral Home Directory launched two years ago and is already the top destination for people searching for funeral homes today.
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences, has announced that with the completion of five acquisitions this year, the company’s ShareLife® offerings are now available to more than 10,000 families nationwide that will be served by a FPG location in the coming year.
In a conversation with a prospective client a few weeks ago, he used the term “puffy” to describe this content. He subscribed to a service that provides these kinds of images for his funeral home Facebook page. He contacted us because, in his experience, this “puffy” content was doing little to draw more people to his page or to increase engagement in any meaningful way.
The funeral profession has changed a lot in the last 10-20 years… statistics show it, and funeral professionals have experienced it first-hand.
The reality is, the funeral industry — once thought completely recession proof — is facing a once-in-a-century shift in business dynamics. In 2015, cremations surpassed burial in the US for the first time ever, and is trending north of 70% by 2030.