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Our Top read stories of the last 30 days

As has become our custom, in an effort that our readers don’t miss the most popular stories published on Funeral Director Daily, we re-cap them in this format for you.  This month those stories include a look back in time at the Tri-State Crematory incident as well as a look right here in the present on how some of the public company’s in the death care business fared in 2021. . . . Here’s those stories. Our most read stories […]

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Thank You for 2021!

I wanted to make sure that my last post of the year was a Thank You to the many readers and sponsors of Funeral Director Daily.  This venture started five years ago as a periodic article to relate my experiences as a funeral director and, hopefully, relate those experiences to mentor others in the profession.  The exercise continues to be a learning experience for me as I research potential articles each day. I’m also very flattered to know that people […]


Funeral Director Daily joins Funeral Nation talking all things Death Care

Funeral Director Daily’s Tom Anderson makes his quarterly appearance on Funeral Nation – this time Episode #237 – with hosts Ryan Thogmartin and Jeff “The Funeral Commander” Harbeson.  The three discuss what’s happened in the last three months with the public companies in the profession as well as just everything we can think of funeral and cremation related.   Enter your e-mail below to join the 2,471 others who receive Funeral Director Daily articles daily: Subscribe  

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Reasons for lack of men in the work force leads last months readership

The top read article for the last 30 days published on Funeral Director Daily dealt with, not only the loss of men in the funeral service workforce, but the loss of men in the workforce in general.  We’ve all seen many more women in funeral service over the past decades but what about the participation rate of men in the workforce in general? Over the last several years, men in the 16-64 age category who are available for work and […]


Welton Hong: “Putting your Marketing Money into the Community”

Editor’s Note:  Today we bring you some information on marketing your funeral business in your own community.  This article is written by funeral industry marketing expert, Welton Hong.  Let’s look at local marketing opportunities that generate community goodwill while also getting your funeral home’s name out there. Here are some ideas to consider:  Sponsor a Local Sports Team Recreational sports leagues and youth travel teams have many expenses, including costs for uniforms, equipment, and maintenance for fields. They often turn […]

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Here is some reading to take you into the weekend

As has become our custom we list the “Top Read” articles of the past thirty days.  Here they are:  The Tik Tok Mortician  Death Care receives criticism on Three Continents   Robot working overtime at Arbor Memorial funeral home   A new use for cemeteries.   The sky is not falling Have a great weekend. . . .see you again on Monday!! Enter your e-mail below to join the 2,180 others who receive Funeral Director Daily articles daily: Subscribe  


Funeral Director Daily talks about “Watching your costs to hold on to Profits”

Funeral Director Daily CEO and Editor Tom Anderson appears on FD Talks – Funeral Director Life’s recurring discussion of topics of interest to those in the Death Care profession.  In Episode #11 of FD Talks you can see and hear Host Rob Davison and Tom Anderson break down inflation in the funeral profession, provide solutions around raising prices vs. watching costs, and trusting your intuition. See and hear the video podcast here. #                […]

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Funeral Director Daily top read stories in the last 30 days

As has become our custom at the mid-point of each month, we give you a chance to see what stories you may have missed.  Here are the top read stories from Funeral Director Daily from April 15 to May 15. Mortuary school holds commencement in cemetery. SCI’s Tom Ryan: “. . .true earnings growth from funeral will require increased funeral services” Will this concept have staying power? Will preneed methods change? Black funeral directors believe that Covid may change funeral […]

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Did you miss any of these? Our top read stories of the past month.

At Funeral Director Daily our data is getting better.  We now know that some of you read our topics daily.  Some of you are pretty steady daily readers, but miss a day or two.  . . probably because you are busy with your employment and that day you just didn’t have time to take a look at Funeral Director Daily. We also know that some of you are binge readers. . . . you only click into Funeral Director Daily […]

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Afternoon Edition: “Get to Know Them” — Bill Forsberg

In our “Get to Know Them” segment we endeavor our mission of getting our readers to know who some of the other readers of Funeral Director Daily are and to highlight all of the different occupations that keep the Death Care profession providing our services to those in need. Today, we highlight Mr. Bill Forsberg.  Mr. Forsberg has been around the death care industry most of his adult life beginning as funeral director.  When you look at what he has […]