12 Ways to Create a Funeral Home Ambiance Your Families Will Fall in Love With

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means love is in the air! Speaking of valentines… could your funeral home’s interior use a little extra love this Valentine’s Day? If your funeral home has peeling wallpaper, that infamous “funeral home smell,” or looks like it was decorated circa 1920, chances are it does need a little makeover. I […]

Death:It's a Living

14 Things You Might Have Missed During “Death: It’s a Living”

  Today marks my 1-year anniversary working in the funeral profession, and watching “Death:It’s a Living” was a great way to celebrate it. Premiering on January 31st on CNBC, “Death: It’s a Living” brought all kinds of attention to the funeral profession… both good and bad. If you didn’t get the chance to watch it… […]

8 Wacky Christmas eCards Made Just For Funeral Service

Happy Holidays from the funeralOne team! Now that the holidays are almost here, it’s time to celebrate them… funeral style! As you’re Christmas shopping online, decorating your tree and baking Christmas cookies, share these sometimes naughty, sometimes wacky Christmas eCards with the only people who really understand you… funeral directors! Enjoy! Tweet this eCard!     Share […]

VIDEO: Joe Joachim and Ryan Thogmartin Talk Cremation, Boomers & Technology

Ryan Thogmartin of Connecting Directors sits down with Joe Joachim, CEO & Founder of funeralOne to answer a few questions about the future of the funeral profession, cremation and the perfect online presence. Watch the video here:     Don’t have time to watch? Check out the summary article:   How do you think the […]

Why Funeral Service Should Celebrate This Thanksgiving

  Sure, there are plenty of things you might not be thankful for this Thanksgiving… … like declining revenues, rising cremation rates, and (most importantly) families not valuing your services like they used to. And it can seem overwhelming at times. I hear the same question everyday from funeral homes big and small… it’s usually […]

What Ryan Thogmartin Can Teach You About Funeral Social Media

Ryan Thogmartin, founder of DISRUPT Media Group and Connecting Directors, isn’t just your average “funeral guy”. He doesn’t believe in suits, loves social media and technology. In fact, he rounded up a group of like-minded people … and created the largest online community in the funeral profession today. Ryan didn’t build his social empire overnight, but […]

Walmart Caskets and Other Spooky Funeral Service Trends

  It’s Halloween! It’s time for trick-or-treaters, Halloween candy stomach aches, brains in a bag, drive-thru funerals… you know, the usual. I’ve saved all the disturbing funeral service trends I’ve discovered online just for Halloween. Because really, what’s scarier than Walmart caskets and cheesy funeral home advertising? While you’re in the Halloween spirit, enjoy these […]

NFDA 2012 Summary Interview with Doug Gober

So you attended NFDA last week, and you’ve got a ton of great ideas to bring back to your funeral home staff. Or, if you’re a vendor, you’ve talked to a lot of potential customers who are interested in your product or service. You’re excited, passionate and ready to follow up with everything you learned […]

NFDA 2012 Presents: Service of Remembrance

Join NFDA as we honor our funeral service colleagues and loved ones lost this year: [bitsontherun Y45DViQ2]   About NFDA Service of Remembrance Ceremony: Every year, NFDA International Convention and Exposition takes a moment to remember our funeral service friends and colleagues who have died in the last year. During the ceremony, we acknowledge the […]

New Insights Into Ways Consumers Really Think About Funerals

The Funeral Service Foundation has just released the results of its “Bleeding Edge” research project with world renowned Olson-Zaltman Associates simultaneously revealing both disturbing and encouraging insights. More than 160 people ages 50-70 (Baby Boomers) were interviewed in-person for 90 minutes on their opinions of traditional funerals. The goal was to better understand what modern consumers are seeking in end-of-life service or […]