Thursday, January 21, 2021

Leader Links: How We’re All Coping

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different industry leaders across the country are handling the pandemic.

Contributor Shares Insights on Funerals in the UK during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, we heard from a funeral director in the United Kingdom about how the virus is changing services there, along with his thoughts on the role of those in the funeral profession.

Leader Links: Navigating a New Normal

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different industry leaders across the country are handling the pandemic.

Foundation Partners Group Mobilizes Supplies, Equipment, and Personnel to Prepare for Surge in Coronavirus...

Foundation Partners Group, operator of more than 135 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across the U.S., is prepared with the experience, resources and technology to safely care for grieving families during this unprecedented outbreak.

Experts Share Marketing Strategies During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented era for our nation and world. Situations and circumstances are constantly changing, prompting many of us to rethink or change traditional or normal elements of our lives — even the smallest gestures like hugs and handshakes are currently not deemed to be acceptable.

Coronavirus Services FAQ for Funeral Directors

It’s an uncertain time, but we’ve got some answers to help you guide your families on the right choice for a funeral service.

7 Best Practices for Handling Funeral Home Phone Calls

When trying to identify a person in need of comfort or support, you can rely on these visual cues to help you discern how best to help the person through their grief. When speaking to someone over the phone, however, your capacity for compassion is blindfolded, forcing you to rely on subtle clues to determine the emotional state of the person on the other line.

How Much Does the Name of a Funeral Home Matter?

With over 40 years of consolidation, many independent funeral businesses find themselves with a collection of brand names. Certainly, when making an acquisition, the inclination is to keep the acquired firm’s name — after all they were a successful business, and you paid a lot for it, so why make a change that could undermine the firm’s reputation in the community?

World-Renowned Speaker, Author Headlines MKJ Summit on Same Day of Book Release

Internationally recognized speaker and author Stephen Shapiro is headlining MKJ Marketing’s 2020 Summit on the same day of the release of his latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems.
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CEO of Park Lawn Corporation Stepping Down; Search for Replacement Ongoing

Andrew Clark, CEO and chairman of Canadian company Park Lawn Corporation, has notified the board of directors that he will be stepping down from his role.