Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Shutting Down Social Media Accounts? Here’s a Helpful Guide for Families

I recently got a Facebook message from my deceased father. You read that right ... my deceased father. His Facebook account had been hacked seven years after he passed. Not only was this jarring to see so long after he had died, but it was also avoidable.

Community Participation Will Make Your Firm More Sustainable

By Leader Contributor Glenn Gould, CEO of MKJ Marketing As we look for a pathway out of the global...

Funeral Directors in Some States Still Advocating for Vaccine Access

Although we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — and many of us have received vaccines — many deathcare professionals are still feeling the strain from the recent spike in deaths. Here are a few industry-related stories to keep you up to date.

From a Funeral Director: Why Livestreaming Is Here to Stay

The changes to the funeral profession will only continue, and individuals will need to swiftly adapt but through a blend of creativity, compassionate care, and technology, it will truly be a triumphant evolution.

4 Critical Mistakes Your Firm May Be Making Online

Thanks to the pandemic, there is a rising demand for virtual solutions in every industry, including our own. You may have risen to the challenge and provided a way through this year for your community.

6 Easy-to-Use Tech Tools You Can Share With Families

There is no better time to make tasks easier for a family than when they are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are a few examples of websites and apps that your staff can share with the families you serve.

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?”

Media Changes, But the Message Stays the Same

The digital revolution has changed the media but not the objective. Technology has created new opportunities as people and industries find their place in the digital economy. Just like earlier media served specific purposes, so does digital technology; digital media employs “high tech to maintain high touch.”

Halcyon Deathcare Management Solutions Announces Halcyon Basic

Funeral homes now have an even more affordable option for using Halcyon to manage the essential components of their business with the recently-announced Halcyon Basic.

Funeral Director Raising Money for Embalming Initiative in Kenya

Due to the lack of training, and the spread of diseases like cholera, yellow fever, and malaria, those who work in Kenya’s mortuaries are getting sick and some are even dying from the conditions.