11 Tweets About Traditional Funerals That Show Things Are Definitely Changing…

When surfing the waves of Twitter recently, we came across an interesting thread of sparked by BBC on human composting. The thread was essentially a group of young people rooting for a more green approach to funerals. They spoke to the downsides of traditional funerals, and why they’re seemingly more irrelevant to the younger generation. […]

People Buy from People: Why Your Pre-Need Strategy isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

In the funeral profession, it’s easy for us to understand the importance of pre-planning and making your last wishes known… before it’s too late. But most people outside of this “world” of ours have no clue about the importance of pre-planning. The interesting part is, it’s not even that families today don’t want to make […]

Socialnomics – Winning Customers’ Hearts, Minds & Wallets in a Wi-Fi World

One thing we’re always excited for when the ICCFA convention rolls around is the opportunity to seek new inspiration, learn and grow. This year, #1 bestselling author, Erik Qualman’s session, “Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts, Minds & Wallets in a Wi-Fi World” was one we couldn’t miss! Read on for our key insights. In this digital-age […]

The 11 Most Buzz-Worthy Funeral Articles on Buzzfeed EVER

When it comes to going viral on the internet, Buzzfeed knows a thing or two. This popular content website not only serves up trending news stories minute by minute, but they are also a 24/7 machine of churning out addicting, viral, trending content that will have you kissing your productivity goodbye. But while we love […]

The Top 10 Funeral Articles of 2016

Here on the funeralOne blog, we always love the end of the year… not because it’s the crazy busy season in the funeral profession, or because all the holiday hullabaloo is about to start. (Everyone say it together: “We’ll get through it!”) We love the end of the year because it’s the time when everyone […]

4 Powerful Social Media Apps Your Funeral Home Isn’t Using (But Your Families Are)

There’s a reason it seems like everyone and their dog is on Facebook: They are. More than (ready for this?) 1.5 billion people use Facebook daily. Social media is responsible for connecting people all over the world who otherwise would have no method of communication with one another, however passive that communication may seem. Utilizing […]

Ryan Thogmartin Shares The Do’s, Don’ts and Future of Facebook Obituaries

When speaking with funeral home owners and directors about our social media services, the question of whether to post obituaries on the funeral home’s Facebook page often comes up. Some folks think it is counterintuitive for Facebook users to Like an obituary (this is about to change as we explain below). But others believe that […]

How To Handle #FuneralSelfies (And Other Modern Funeral Marvels)

Social media has taken over… well, everything. Forget the days of email, or heaven forbid, snail mail. Now when you want to share something, you tweet it out to the world, put it on Facebook, post a picture on Instagram, or upload it to your Snapchat feed. After all, as the 2015 online mantra goes, […]

We Asked, You Responded: When Did You Realize That Funerals Were Your Calling?

Image: Source Whenever we tell people that we work in the funeral profession, we get the same grouping of surprised reactions… “That’s creepy!” “How did you get into that kind of unique job?!” “Uhh…that’s interesting…” *Slowly walks away.* As funeral professionals, you’ve probably heard your own fair share of confused questions and surprised statements about […]

10 Secrets From The Best Funeral Homes On Social Media

Do you know how valuable social media really is to your funeral home’s brand? It wasn’t until 2012 when funeral homes started to finally realize how valuable it can really be. In fact, 52% of brands say social media is the top driver for relationship building/ brand engagement. That’s twice more effective than email, and […]