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Reimagining Records at Carr Villa Memorial Park

Reimagining Records at Carr Villa Memorial Park

Established in 1905, Carr Villa Memorial Park (CV) is the main cemetery servicing the Launceston area in Tasmania. With the addition of an on-site crematorium, the first cremation took place in 1939; CV now facilitates a variety of burial offerings. From a lawn cemetery and a monumental cemetery to a limited monumental section, as well as various a...

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How Business Analytics can breathe life into your cemetery or crematorium business

How can you utilise your data to gain new insights into your cemetery or crematorium business? Are you getting the information you need to make better business decisions? Do you know your top selling products, sales revenue trends or where your customers are coming from?  The more information you have the better you can hone your businesses sa...

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YES … The burials industry is being affected by the digital world

​Today, every industry and organization exists in an ever more demanding digital world and is being pushed to a place where technology is playing an increasing role in the daily life of the organization and its staff. Let's take a look at a few ways in which cemeteries and memorial gardens can use technology to deliver a better service, improve ope...

Educate Your Team and Improve Community and Social Engagement

Educate Your Team and Improve Community and Social Engagement

Ongoing education and training are essential for any business to remain competitive and capitalize on opportunities. While we may be stating the obvious, professional development often competes with other day-to-day priorities and may not get the attention it deserves. Yet keeping skills sharp and staying ahead of new trends, tools, technology, and...

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Sales Enablement: The One Step to Success for Cemeteries and Crematoriums

Adopting sales enablement tools is one of the ways cemetery businesses have stepped up to stay viable and compete more successfully for the digital future. A 2018 study by Bridge Group revealed that sales productivity ranks as the number one challenge for businesses. According to the poll, sales reps spend a shocking 64 percent of their time on non...

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3 Ways Tourism is Reshaping the Death Care Industry

The last decade has seen a boom in cemetery tourism, sometimes called "tombstone tourism". With the rising interest in genealogy, more people are hunting out cemeteries to find their ancestors, reflect on their lives (or the lives of their favorite buried celebrities), and discover exquisite surroundings. After all, each grave site is an example se...

5 Trends You Need to Know About the Cremation Business in 2019

5 Trends You Need to Know About the Cremation Business in 2019

Cremation numbers are rising and have been since the 1960s in most of the United States. Below we will look at the reasons for this and the trends that are impacting the cemetery, crematoria and funeral home industries today, and into the future. The growing popularity of cremations has seen revenue fall for many cemeteries which are now struggling...

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I appreciate that you mentioned how cremation allows you to transport remains with ease. My wife and I are planning on having my g... Read More
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I didn't know that the number of people that would like to be cremated after they die could be as high as 54.3%. My dad has always... Read More
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I didn't know that cremation services have become more popular since they cost a third of the amount that burials usually cost. No... Read More
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The Millennial Effect How will the millennial impact on your cemetery or funeral home

The Millennial Effect

Recent changes brought about by social shifts are predominantly driven through the way in which the millennials or more broadly Gen X/Y/Z view and engage with the world around them.Cemeteries and funeral homes (and the broader death care industry) will be substantially impacted by these changes and so need to prepare their busin...

Keeping Local Stories Alive at Gordon Cemetery

Keeping Local Stories Alive at Gordon Cemetery

As Australians, we're searching for both our individual and national identities. By looking into our past, we discover the characters our national stories are built on; finding out how they lived, and what they achieved. The local Gordon Cemetery is a great place to start your discovery. Beyond the Graveyard  Depending on your outlook, a buria...

Optimising Operations at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Optimising Operations at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Geelong Cemeteries Trust (GCT) operates over 20 cemeteries in and around Geelong. With so many sites spread over such a large area, GCT was looking to streamline their operations. The Changing Plot  Formed in 1985 with the amalgamation of four sites, GCT grew to ten sites in the early 2000s. Now in 2019, they manage 20 sites, taking on new loc...

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Social Cemeteries – The changing face of community engagement

We have all heard the joke about the cemetery being the dead center of town – but what if your local cemetery is actually the social center of your town? It may sound odd, but cemeteries, crematoriums, and memorial gardens are needing to engage in their communities in a new social way for several reasons.Firstly, by engaging with the local communit...

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