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Learn How This 85-call Funeral Home Generated 28% More Calls in 2018

Jul 11, 2018 9:06:26 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in social media, Blog

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When speaking with funeral homes, one of the most common reasons funeral directors give for not having an active social media presence is "our community is too small." Ten years ago, this point may have been valid, but today, 68% of all Americans use Facebook. Madison Chapel Funeral Home in Alabama receives between 85-95 calls a year in a community of 50,000 and has been a DISRUPT client for 18 months. Since implementing a social media strategy, their home has seen measurable growth.

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18 Brilliant Funeral Home Marketing Ideas

Jun 25, 2018 12:01:13 AM / by Justin Crowe posted in Justin Crowe, social media, Blog, Connecting Directors, Funeral Homes, Social Media Strategy, funeral crowdfunding, funeral home marketing

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Are you afraid your funeral home is not reaching its full audience potential in your community? It's possible... Your job is incredibly complex and marketing sometimes gets pushed to the side - families come first! DISRUPT Media is here to help with a list of proven funeral home marketing strategies, tips, and techniques to try in your community. The strategies below have either worked for us personally with our clients or have worked with other funeral homes in the field. We believe that funeral homes are the cornerstone of communities, offering support in the hardest times, and we want to help you serve more families. The funeral home marketing techniques we have identified range from branding, to design, to specific advertising platforms, to community events. Implementing just a couple of these techniques that fit with your community can help you increase revenue, generate more positive reviews online, and get that phone ringing!

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TRANSPARENCY ALWAYS WINS | FUNERAL hustle 022

Jun 13, 2018 11:43:23 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in social media, Blog, FUNERAL Hustle

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Tis the season! Convention Season! Ryan travels to the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and Ohio Funeral Directors Association conventions and hammers down on the fact you are throwing MONEY and FUTURE BUSINESS AWAY! One slight adjustment could change your overall success.

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Personal Brand Over Business Brand | DISRUPT60 006

Jun 5, 2018 8:43:55 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in DISRUPT60, social media, Blog

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This is 60 seconds on why your personal brand as a funeral director is more valuable than your business/funeral home brand. Most funeral directors never think about this, but once you do, you’ll look at how you use social media much differently.

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YOU GOTTA DO WHAT YOU HATE TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE | DISRUPTu! 047

Jun 4, 2018 9:35:09 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in social media, Blog, DISRUPTu!

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This DISRUPTu! Episode is a different format. No craziness on this one, just straight up answers to a few really tough topics:

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LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE | FUNERAL hustle 021

May 21, 2018 9:45:38 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in social media, Blog, FUNERAL Hustle

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This is a special episode that takes you south to Jacksonville, FL to an invite only meeting put on by Live Oak Bank. Get a glimpse into the ‘why’ behind the vision that lead to this roundtable. You will quickly see how this group of funeral suppliers and big thinkers will be the driving force of change in the funeral profession.

Learn more about DISRUPT Media: https://www.disruptmedia.co
About Ryan Thogmartin:
Ryan Thogmartin is a death care entrepreneur and the CEO of DISRUPT Media and creator of ConnectingDirectors.com. | Follower of Christ | Husband | Father | Entrepreneur | Host of #DISRUPTu! and #FUNERALnationtv | Lover of Skittles
About DISRUPT Media:
Most deathcare companies struggle with Facebook marketing. We provide a process for creating personalized Facebook content that will drive community engagement and measurable leads ensuring growth and profitability.

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Want a Quick Mother's Day Social Media Post? Download our FREE Video!

May 7, 2018 11:43:19 PM / by Justin Crowe posted in mothers day video, social media, Blog, Facebook, Funeral Homes, funeral home marketing, funeral home social media

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It's time again to buy flowers, chocolate, spa gift cards, and pancake breakfasts to show the incredible mother's in our lives how much we appreciate them. Mother's Day 2018 is right around the corner and it's the perfect time for your funeral home to join the celebration of inspiring women in your community. Since this is one of the most beloved holidays, we've made the perfect FREE video for you to share with your social media audience.

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How Are You Measuring Success?

May 3, 2018 9:14:54 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in DISRUPT60, social media, Blog, Funeral Homes

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For something to be successful, there must be something measured. Many conversations I had at the ICCFA convention revolved around defining success on social media. I had numerous funeral directors tell me their funeral home was having success with Facebook marketing, yet nothing had been posted to their page in months and in a few cases over a year! How is your success defined? What are you measuring?
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DISRUPT60 is a weekly one-minute marketing rant on topics that are insanely timely and thought-provoking.

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IF YOU DO THIS IN MAY, IT WILL WORK | DISRUPTu! 046

May 2, 2018 9:10:37 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in social media, Blog, DISRUPTu!, Facebook

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My competitor is heavily engaged on Facebook, and I am not, what should I do? Ryan, gets into this question and discusses what to do if you're late to the party and why freaking out and playing copycat isn't the answer.

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EVOLVE OR DISSOLVE | FUNERAL hustle 020

Apr 30, 2018 9:15:15 AM / by Ryan Thogmartin posted in Blog, FUNERAL Hustle

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We’re going to Las Vegas baby!! The ICCFA Convention is the kick off to the funeral professions convention season. Follow our team to Las Vegas as we talk with funeral directors about the changing landscape of the deathcare profession. We talk about grief content on Facebook, custom apps for obituaries, we watch street performs and we get an inspirational spoken word from my man Keith Charles - evolve or dissolve. You gotta know the uppertaker and the undertaker.

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