funeral products

Titan Casket continues “edgy” journey to find their audience

By Funeral Director Daily / April 26, 2024 /

    On Wednesday of this week arguably the most innovative and edgy marketing tool was turned loose on the funeral buying public when Direct-to-Consumer casket company Titan Casket unveiled their new relationship with Elan Gale’s “The Year of Elan’s Productions” and actor David Dastmalchian in releasing “Grave Conversations”.   Here’s what an article from…

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Will “Living Funerals” or FUN-erals take off in society?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 31, 2024 /

  So, I was raised in an era where you could have any type of funeral service you wanted  —  as long as it consisted of embalming, a visitation, a church funeral service, and ended with a traditional burial in a cemetery.  As a 4th generation funeral director, beginning my job in 1980, I’m guessing…

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Batesville says “families. . .are willing to pay more for products that help to minimize their environmental impact”

By Funeral Director Daily / November 1, 2023 /

    On October 30, 2023, Batesville issued a press release introducing the “Generations by Batesville” — “a new line of sustainable caskets designed to address the increasing demand for more enviornmentally-friendly products“.  You can see the press release here.   Of the new line of caskets, Jenn Parvin, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for…

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Matthews International. . . its history and its business

By Funeral Director Daily / October 23, 2023 /

A recent article in Smart Business Pittsburgh magazine featured the Death Care conglomerate Matthews International.  Matthews is known in Death Care from Matthews Memorialization which includes the ability to supply to funeral homes and cemeteries products such as caskets, cremation equipment, and cemetery markers among a host of products.   The article, which you can…

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You can design your own casket

By Funeral Director Daily / March 6, 2023 /

      Last week I had a two hour drive and set my radio to a station on Sirius that featured a news talk show.  What was highly unusual was that the group of well-known broadcasters started talking about death care and then started talking about what their wishes would be for their own…

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What’s next for Matthews?

By Funeral Director Daily / February 9, 2023 /

    The last year has brought many changes to Death Care as it pertains to those companies that have been operated in the public markets.  Both StoneMor and Dignity plc have been taken out of the public realm and into private ownership space and Batesville has been spun-out of Hillenbrand Industries and purchased by…

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Adapting to Change in 2023

By Funeral Director Daily / December 20, 2022 /

  Editor’s Note:  Today’s article comes from the blog at OneRoom.  It comes on the heels of a recent Funeral Director Daily article by Jake Johnson entitled  “A funeral home owner’s guide to prepping for 2023″.   Here’s OneRoom’s article on “Adapting to Change in 2023“:   As our environment continues to experience frequent change, safeguarding…

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The “Man in the Van” reprised

By Funeral Director Daily / July 19, 2022 /

I’m guessing the funeral home entrepreneur “Man in the Van” has been around for going on 50 years.  My idea of the “Man in the Van” or mobile funeral home operator, is that individual funeral director business operator who operates without a permanent venue.  In essence, they take calls over the internet or the phone…

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Titan Casket secures funding round

By Funeral Director Daily / June 13, 2022 /

According to this release from BusinessWire direct-to-consumer company Titan Casket has secured $3.5 million in seed funding to expand its operations in the United States.  The round of funding was led by Reformation Partners. The release continues as it says, “As Titan continues to expand its product and service categories with the addition of eco-friendly…

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Another new concept. . . can it catch on?

By Funeral Director Daily / April 25, 2022 /

Only a couple of weeks ago Funeral Director Daily published an article entitled “Is an Event Center in your business future”.  I thought it was a fairly innocuous article about the growth of “event centers” and their potential as an off-site component of a retail death care business — both for direct cremation firms and…

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