One lesson — among so many lessons — funeral homes have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of social media. When public gathering restrictions and social distancing rocked our world, Facebook became one of the very few ways we could still reach the families we serve.
This year has been crazy, unprecedented, wild, chaotic, confusing, or however you want to describe "a total curveball that's smacked us right in the face."
Living and breathing social media marketing is a major blessing and a deadly curse. For us, it means always being ahead of the game. Leading a profession into the current state of marketing is a big responsibility.
This might be the most important episode of DISRUPTu! we have created so far! Why? Because:
This is our first DISRUPTu! that we've filmed in this weird kinda normal/still kinda paranoid world. But we're still bringing the goods and getting you what you need to know. In this episode, we discuss how social media has been validated as THE (use the long E sound here) king of communication, and how you can get the most out of it!
1) The past couple of months have created winners and losers on social media!
2) You need to get in the right camp!
3) If your audience has a connection with you - now is the perfect time to bring up pre-need. If they don't have a relationship with you - this is the worse time!
Do you want to help your company excel, but a thousand different tasks are pulling you away from the one thing you need to complete?
"Social media doesn’t work…"
The world is in a much different place than it was ten years ago. Let's be honest, EVERYTHING changed massively just 9 weeks ago. Technology has progressed, the internet and COVID-19 have changed everything, and our global connection is shedding light on massive issues. So, what do the next ten years look like? How will your marketing need to shift in the next decade if you want to stay relevant at all?
Now that social distancing is in full effect, and while it’s not exactly business as usual, you might be wondering what’s next and how to continue serving your community at a high level during these unprecedented times.
Ryan caught up with his good friend, Walker Posey (Posey Funeral Directors), to discuss how he’s taken care of his community through these changing times. By embracing technology and utilizing social media for communication, he’s been able to keep the funeral home running on all cylinders. This is proof that by making a few adjustments and with the proper outlook – good can come from anything.