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“Death: It’s a Living” – Reactions from the Funeral Profession [VIDEO]

February 1, 2013
Ryan Thogmartin

Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full-service creative agency built for the now. We partner with death care companies to drive deep-rooted brand loyalty and measurable leads through social media. More Fans. More Conversations. More Leads. Ryan is also the founder of is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.

“Death: It’s a Living” – Reactions from the Funeral Profession [VIDEO]

‘Death: It’s a Living’ was received very well by most in the funeral profession. Finally a program focused on the funeral profession that doesn’t make us all want to crawl into a hole.

Though there was a lot of focus on price I do feel the profession was shown in a good light and best of all the consumer was given very good information to help them make an informed decision.

I wish that CNBC would have looked into the payment options available for families when faced with paying upfront for funeral goods and services. Traditionally there has never been payment options available, its was check, cash or credit card, but now with companies like Funeral Finance, LLC, funeral homes can offer client families easy to understand financing options.

Here are some of the comments made by funeral professionals during the live chat and on Twitter using #deathitsaliving:







From the Live Chat (can still be viewed here:

Ryan Thogmartin – Cremation Society says, “Cemetery industry is a ripoff” #deathitsaliving


Gail Rubin – That segment was beneficial for actually showing the steps in the cremation process.