Thirty Wilbert Licensees were recognized with various awards for accomplishments in 2013 at the Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc (WFSI) Annual Sales Meeting, held in Dallas, TX in January.
ASD – Answering Service for Directors’ Smartphone app, ASD Mobile for iPhone and Android, has enhanced communication for thousands of funeral homes nationwide. The ASD Mobile app was developed to simplify the way funeral professionals receive messages and relay information to ASD. In 2012, the NFDA selected ASD Mobile as the winner of the Innovation Award, recognizing the app’s numerous benefits.
There’s no question businesses – including funeral homes – are operating in a rapidly changing technological environment. What worked five years ago is now considered antiquated and not in tune with the times. But how do funeral professionals determine the right time to upgrade, what technology tools best fit their business model and how to protect themselves from security breaches?
There’s a vast difference between having social media profiles for your funeral home because that’s the de facto expectation of businesses these days and actually building a substantive social following that contributes to your funeral home’s business goals.
Any of the following 10 signs may be indications that you’re doing social media wrong:
The 32-year-old mortician, who once considered becoming a Christian minister, is an Internet icon redefining a staid profession and opening up conversations about life’s ultimate concerns.
Thousands of college courses on dying and mortality are being held nationwide—and teaching lessons about life.
First there was Slow Food. Now come slow funerals. On a recent frigid Sunday at the Park Slope Food Coop, Amy Cunningham was giving a PowerPoint talk on green funerals to a graying crowd of about two dozen, many of them note-takers. “I think when the baby boom is of age and we’re actively leaving this world, the environmentally friendly approach will be business as usual,” she said. “It will not be the odd thing.”
Funeral directors wear cologne in the workplace or out on death calls, it’s part of their fancy ‘dress to impress’ attire. Problem is many don’t know how to wear it.
Casket obesity it apparently a major issue in Pennsylvania. Our friend Caleb Wilde posted this picture yesterday on Instagram.
Hollywood Forever’s story really starts with Jules Roth, who was born in 1900, a year after the cemetery opened. He owned the cemetery from his mid-thirties till his death. He loved porn, hated paying bills, and feathered his nest in the hills with the proceeds from selling off two lawns at the front of the cemetery along Santa Monica Boulevard.One of the things he never paid for was connecting the cemetery to city water.