This Funeral Home Doesn’t Want You To Be Vaxxed | FFFW #53

ENJOY Friday Funeral Fast Wrap Funeral Industry News September 24, 2021

This Funeral Home Doesn’t Want You To Be Vaxxed | FFFW #53

I’M WEARING A JACKET!

Y’all, I’m currently wearing layers as I’m writing this. The fact that I can now wear long sleeves, jackets, and other stuff is good news to me. I love warm weather and t-shirts, however, I’m a big fan of switching things up. Also, a t-shirt and flannel vibe is really how I look best. So, today I’m celebrating the sleeves and smiling as we slide into the coziest season of the year!

GAME TIME!

The average funeral home takes 113 calls a year. This fall, if you were to drink 113 Starbucks Grande Pumpkin Spice Lattes, how many calories would you consume?
a) 20,729
b) 31,830
c) 42,940

FASCINATING STATS (SPONSORED)

Here are some cool stats!

  • The fastest window cleaner washed three windows in nine seconds
  • In one minute, a man smashed 80 eggs with just his head
  • The fastest talker said 260 words in 23.8 seconds

These things fascinate me! Here’s another fun thing- through Parting Pro, people can complete cremation arrangements in 18 minutes. That’s AWESOME! By giving families a simple online experience, Parting Pro also helps funeral businesses increase merchandise sales, acquire positive reviews, and grow profit.

Plus, they’re teaming up with us so you can continue to get the GIFs and goods you get every week from the FFFW. So, we think they’re pretty cool.

Basically, if I had to sum it up using alliteration, I would say to remember the 13 P’s.

“Parting Pro Provides Positive Profit for their Partnered Providers by Providing People with Programmed Painless Participation Possibilities.”

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DON’T GET VAXXED- GET BURIED?

This week, a funeral home went viral on the internet. Well… kinda.
Take a look at this pic and see if you’ve seen it before.

Photo cred: WRCBtv
Screenshot Cred: me

On the surface you can tell, this obviously isn’t your average funeral home. If you look below the surface, you’ll see that this isn’t a funeral home at all. Actually, if you go to Wilmorefuneralhome.com, you’ll see the following message:

Then, if you click the link you’re directed to starmed.care, a website for a clinic providing COVID-19 vaccinations. So yeah, the most viral funeral of the year is fake. We’ve been cat-fished by a marketing agency disguised as a mortuary business. BAMBOOZLED! Man, I love that word, I’m going to write it again… SIKE.

BAMBOOZLED. Bam, I just bamboozled you with a bamboozle. *insert 2016 dab.
We’ve seen stuff like this before, most notably a billboard on an interstate that says, “Text and Drive” with another fake funeral home logo. However, this one is really catching people’s attention. I’m sure I’m not the only funeral professional who has received multiple messages about this campaign over the past week or so. This type of thing makes a lot of people laugh, it makes a lot of people angry, but mostly it gets a lot of people talking.

A good mix of agreement and anger generally mixes together for the perfect controversy. Controversy is good for turning heads, and turning heads is good for business. So, I think this marketing stunt is doing exactly what the people behind it want it to do. Fake funeral homes know how to market.

COMIC OF THE WEEK

It’s all about rebranding…

YOU OTTER BE PROUD

Let’s be honest, our profession gets a lot of negative press, so we’ve searched the internet to find stories of funeral things getting respect, and doing great things!
1) ​​Local Funeral Director Earns National Cremation Certification
2) Funeral director runs to help grieving families say goodbye