Sunday, July 12, 2020
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Interview with a Funeral Leader: Bill Wappner

William “Bill” Wappner is a trusted authority in the deathcare industry, previously serving as president of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.

CBS to Film Pilot for Comedy about Family Funeral Home

CBS has committed to film a pilot for a new TV show that may hit closer to home than you ever thought a comedy could.

Schoedinger Partners With Eterneva for Diamond Memorialization

An Austin startup company that turns ashes into diamonds has raised $1.2 million in its first round of funding.
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Planning Preneed Events That Work: Interview with Funeral Leader Margarita Hernandez

With the internet and social media, today’s consumer is inundated by information, so how do you cut through all of the noise and engage with them in a meaningful way?
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Explaining Your Value: Interview with Funeral Leader Keith Walker

Keith Walker, president and licensed funeral director at Walker Funeral Homes & Crematory, has proven himself as an industry leader through his decades of work within funeral service.

How to Maximize the Value of Your Cremation Recycling

The question asked most often by crematory owners is, “How do you compare to other recyclers?” This is a difficult question to answer because it’s hard to know what their experiences have been like. Recycling companies all operate differently.

Market Cannibalization: What It Means And Why You Should Care

The introduction and growing popularity of e-commerce cremation arrangements have raised the question and discussion of cannibalization within the funeral profession. Many are wondering: “Will families that would have paid the funeral home’s traditional pricing for cremation opt instead for their online offering?”

How to Build a Successful Online Cremation Business

Consumers rely on websites and apps for almost everything these days, so why would we expect anything different in the deathcare industry?

Reports: Thai Medical Examiner Dies after Contracting COVID-19 from Body

An article in a medical journal written by experts in Thailand appears to suggest that a medical examiner contracted COVID-19 from a deceased person.

Do Consumers Really Care About Price Transparency?

As a business owner, I have received mixed feedback as to whether or not I should publish the pricing for our services on our website and marketing materials.