Funeral Home Marketing Trends for 2019

November 29, 2018 Funeral Home Marketing, Pre-need Marketing, Funeral Home Social Media

Next year will be big for marketing, and not just in the digital sphere. The integration of traditional and digital marketing is making a comeback in a big way. Funeral homes are the perfect business to utilize and...

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How to Connect with Homesteaders at the NFDA Convention

October 11, 2018 Industry Events

The 2018 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention and Expo is jam-packed with events and educational opportunities. As you’re preparing your schedule for the week ahead, don’t forget to include...

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Things to do in Salt Lake City during the NFDA Convention

September 28, 2018 Industry Events

An aerial view of Antelope Island State Park in Utah.

This year’s National Funeral Directors Association Convention will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the goal of the convention is to immerse yourself in...

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What to Wear to a Funeral, Visitation or Celebration of Life Service

September 20, 2018 Featured

A few weekends ago, I went to a birthday party for one of my close friend’s daughters. She was turning one year old, so a large group of my longtime friends came into town to help celebrate. As per usual, there was...

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The Stories Behind Famous Memorial and Funeral Songs

July 27, 2018 Funeral Industry Trends

Funeral services and celebration of life events are often marked with special music to remember a loved one who has passed away. These songs often have special meaning to the family and friends who were left behind,...

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Creating an Exceptional Online Customer Service Experience in a Funeral Home

July 19, 2018 Funeral Home Social Media, Funeral Home Customer Service

Most customers can control their daily lives in the palms of their hands. Smartphones and tablets have created a new, customer-centric way to solve problems. We are no longer required to pick up the phone and speak...

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The Importance of Funeral Home Leadership and Community Service

June 21, 2018 Funeral Home Business, Funeral Home Marketing

CEOs from around central Iowa gathered in May 2018 for the first CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity.

Last month, Homesteaders partnered with the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity for an event that brought...

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7 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day without Dad

June 14, 2018 Grief

The first time I experienced the death of a loved one was only a few years ago when my grandfather passed away. It wasn’t sudden by any means, so my family had a little time to come to terms with the idea. I’m a...

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3 Easy Steps to Combating Facebook’s Algorithm Changes

June 07, 2018 Funeral Home Social Media

Facebook is fundamentally changing. Starting earlier this year, the platform started putting more emphasis on showing you content created by your Facebook friends instead of posts from business you follow. This move...

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Become the One Funeral Home Families Consider for Pre-need Funeral Planning

May 24, 2018 Funeral Home Marketing, Funeral Home Business, Pre-need Marketing

Funeral service professionals are an important part of every community. They perform an integral service that is often not thought of until it’s needed. It’s vital for today’s funeral homes to make themselves known...

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