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How To Quit Wasting Marketing Dollars

Oct 31, 2023 12:47:59 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin

Funeral directors, the challenge of marketing your funeral home effectively can be both daunting and expensive. In our world’s current state, it's crucial to ensure that every marketing dollar you spend yields meaningful results. Let's reevaluate your approach and discover how to maximize your budget while delivering a genuine and personal touch.

Out with the Old

To make the most of your budget, consider bidding farewell to outdated and less effective methods, and embrace a new game plan:

  1. Bid Adieu to Yellow Pages, Place Mats, and Church Bulletins

Traditional print media may have served you well in the past, but their efficacy has significantly waned. Not only are these methods costly, but they also offer limited reach. It's time to shift your focus to more efficient channels.

  1. Rethink Billboards and Television Commercials

Billboards and television commercials might reach a broad audience, but they come at a high cost and provide minimal engagement metrics. In today's digital era, it's time to reallocate your resources.

  1. Social Media: Quality Over Quantity

“Ryan, you’re the social media guy. Why are you saying to stop budgeting for that?” - You (maybe)

See, not all social media content is created equal. Blindly investing in generic, non-engaging content is a drain on your marketing budget. We need to explore a more efficient approach.


Invest in Organic Content Tailored for Funeral Directors


Investing in organic content, specifically curated for your community, can bring your marketing strategy to a new level. This content focuses on who you are, what you do, your staff, your community involvement, and the unique qualities that set your funeral home apart.


Here's why you should consider diverting your budget towards organic content:


  1. Elevate Engagement

Organic content, such as videos and reels, experiences a remarkable 71% boost in engagement compared to other content types. In an industry where personal connections are paramount, this engagement can make all the difference.

  1. Increase Conversions

When your clients can see your compassionate face and hear your comforting voice, it humanizes your brand and builds trust. A 71% increase in conversion rates is a compelling reason to embrace organic content.

  1. Showcase Your Uniqueness

Your funeral home is more than just a business; it's a pillar of support for the community. Organic content allows you to highlight your unique services and the positive impact you have on the families you serve.

  1. Cost-Efficient

Creating organic content doesn't require substantial advertising spend. By reallocating your marketing budget from automated social media to crafting genuine, heartfelt content, you can save money while achieving better results.


Wrapping it up

As a funeral director, your marketing strategy isn't just about budget allocation; it's about creating a memorable, compassionate, and authentic experience for your clients. By trimming expenses on ineffective advertising methods and investing in organic content, you can reduce your budget while enhancing engagement and conversion rates.

Let's commit to saying goodbye to what no longer serves us and embrace the power of organic content. With this approach, you can connect with your audience on a deeper level, reinforce your brand's authenticity, and strengthen your funeral home's presence in the community.



Ryan Thogmartin

Written by Ryan Thogmartin