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Hollywood Forever’s Hozier Concert & 5 Other Fun Events to Host

 

Cemeteries hosting events isn’t a new idea - for many years, cemeteries have been inviting communities to come for walks, have picnics, and more recently host concerts, and even yoga!  

One cemetery that has done a stellar job of building up...

Catering For Your Local Hispanic Community: Tips For Success

 

In the US, the Hispanic population is huge but yet as a profession, we haven’t all given it the attention it deserves.  While the death care industry often focussed on the baby-boomer generation, the Hispanic population is headed for a boom,...

If You Run a US Cemetery, Here’s Why GDPR’s Your New Best Friend

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 2 years, you’ve likely heard of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act that came into play on May 25, 2018.  

That’s right, it’s been one whole year since this law took effect! Now...

Which Mistake Are You Making With Your Sales Function?

 

 

Is it:

First - your stubborn protection of the way you always did it, going to long lengths to contain change because you’re comfortable with your habits, rituals and processes?

Or second - the mistakes you make in trying to make your work...

What You Need to Know About In-Home Cemetery Sales

 

In 2019, in-home selling should be included in your cemetery sales strategy and here’s why.  

Many cemeteries have done this for years, but now many other large corporate organizations are now moving back to this direct sales strategy, favoring...

A 5-Point Guide to Natural, Sustainable & Innovative Burials & Cremations

 

When you think of laying someone to rest, what are the first things you think about? Most likely it's burial or cremation that spring to mind as they’re the traditional methods we're used to, right?

Recently though, alternative options for...

Round-Up of the ICCM Learning Convention & Exhibition 2018, Oxford

 

We were delighted to be back once again at the annual ICCM Learning Convention and Exhibition last week. The fantastic line up of speakers and exhibitors provided members with a breadth of knowledge and experience to engage with and draw from.

Five Marketing Musts - Trends & Tools For Effective Cemetery Marketing

In a recent webinar, we covered cemetery marketing and the full recording is available here, but if you’re pushed for time, here’s a small extract!

Learning From The Past - How Cemeteries Are Diversifying Like Those of The 1800's

 

In the early nineteenth century, before the rise of widespread provision and use of the ‘public park’ as we know it today, cemetery grounds were popular and frequented public amenity spaces for social gatherings, leisure activities and...

Building a Team Fit For The Future - How to Attract The Skills You Need For The 21st Century!

Change of many sorts is happening.  It's happening at a quicker rate than ever.  It's ubiquitous.

This is the backdrop to why cemeteries must build teams that are fit for the future, it’s the changing landscape of society that forms the...

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