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Band-aids Are Killing Your Funeral Home

Feb 24, 2021 1:19:55 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin

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Imagine this: you're walking down the stairs one morning, you trip and fall, bust your arm, and break your shoulder. Not fun, right? Well, after you get a ride to the hospital, and have the doctors check it out, they say, "Yeah, it's definitely busted, that bone’s split in two. Oh well, let’s just throw a band-aid on it and it should get better!" What? Throw a band-aid on a broken arm? That's insane! Sure, band-aids are great for minor cuts and little scratches, but some things require deeper work. 

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This ONE THING Can Change Lives | DISRUPTu! 78

Jan 26, 2021 2:18:32 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin


Ryan is BACK for DISRUPTu! 78 to discuss three very important topics for 2021! In this episode, we’re talking about persistence, likes, impact, and what all of those mean to you as a funeral-space professional. There are a lot of nuggets in here so get your appetite for knowledge ready and dive in!

1) You can’t just “try” social media- it’s a commitment
2) Likes on your Facebook page don’t really matter and they’re going away
3) Any single post you make can change a life and impact the world


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FREE Webinar: Social Media Goals for 2021

Jan 20, 2021 2:02:31 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin


The first step to success is establishing your goals! Then you just have to create a game plan and follow through.

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A Fail-Proof Marketing Game Plan for 2021 and 5 Free Resources to Help You

Jan 5, 2021 11:55:36 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin


Planning? What’s the point? In the last 60 days we have been asked that question a hundred times. Truthfully, it makes sense. At the beginning of 2020 there were so many articles written stating, “This is how you conquer marketing in 2020!!!!” Now, I would bet looking back that many of those pieces would be found to be a little off with the specifics considering the roller-coaster ride that was the start of the new decade. The truth is, you never know what life will throw at you, but there are still business/marketing principles and habits that if mastered, will be evergreen - regardless of the social climate. 

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How Funeral Homes Become Successful on Facebook | DISRUPTu! 077

Dec 4, 2020 10:04:15 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin


It's episode 077, and we're bringing the same high level of energy and value we've been bringing since day 1 (maybe even a little more). Today Ryan answers three questions that are oh-so relevant today!

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Watch: How Social Media Is Helping This Funeral Home Grow Call Volume 50% Year-Over-Year

Nov 19, 2020 2:42:42 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin


Brandon is a proud member of the DISRUPT family and has used social media to take his funeral home above and beyond the status quo. He shares some great insight into what this year has been like for funeral directors and how he's done his best to stay on top during the crazy changes! 
Brandon lays out exactly how they have used a strategic Facebook content marketing plan to grow call volume 50% year-over-year and how the reach of his content has influenced new families to use his funeral home.
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This Power Move Can Change EVERYTHING! | DISRUPTu! 076

Nov 19, 2020 1:48:15 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin


We're talking about puppies, boosting posts, and POWER MOVES. This is truly a trifecta of tidbits that can help you and your funeral home/cemetery a ton! Let us know what you think!


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Word of Mouth Marketing is Social Media

Nov 9, 2020 2:32:08 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in Blog, Social Media Strategy, funeral home social media


What all have you talked about today? Maybe a little bit of politics, sports, food, job related topics? The list could go on and on. Most people enjoy a good conversation, whether they are taking part in it or just observing. That’s why podcasts continue to rise in popularity, and everyone likes posting their own opinions all across the internet. See, humans are meant to communicate. When your funeral home or cemetery can enter your communities daily conversations, you are on the fast-track to success. Real quick, I want to show you how social media IS word of mouth marketing and will give you results.

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Free Webinar: The Guide to Content Marketing, Build Trust Through Social Media this Holiday Season

Oct 28, 2020 5:08:52 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin


Here at DISRUPT we’ve been baking up something real nice for you. Through years of testing, experimenting, trial and error, we’ve created a recipe that’s perfect for helping you succeed on social media this holiday season!

I’ll be joined by members of our in-house creative team to give you practical/actionable advice that will help you increase brand awareness and spread a little joy through the yuletide season! So, please join us Tuesday, November 17th at 3PM EST for our free webinar: “The Guide to Content Marketing, Build Trust Through Social Media this Holiday Season.”

Marketing can seem like a confusing journey, but we want to help you land the sleigh! RSVP today!

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How to Chose a Social Media Company, Billboards, and Why Fear Sucks | DISRUPTu! 75

Oct 28, 2020 2:31:52 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in DISRUPTu!


We are back at it with a couple more questions and a solid piece of motivation to get you all nice and fired up! In this episode, Ryan helps you:

1) Figure out what to do with your existing billboards
2) Choose the right social media marketing company
3) Learn why you can't let fear dictate your decisions

Learn all of that and more on this episode of DISRUPTu!

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