Death is having a moment. Long the last taboo of polite conversation, the subject is practically omnipresent these days. In fact, it’s arguable that it’s finally becoming fashionable to talk about death.
There’s a special feature in February’s Funeral Director Monthly on how the tools of the funeral trade are evolving to meet the needs of funeral directors and bereaved families.
January’s Funeral Director highlights how the NAFD’s annual graduation demonstrates the commitment by funeral firms and their employees to be the best.
There will eight special editorial themes in Funeral Director Monthly during 2016, meaning even more in-depth articles and opportunities for funeral firms and suppliers to talk about their new services, products and discuss important themes for the sector.
The dramatic cover of the October edition of Funeral Director Monthly highlights a ‘personalised medicine’ revolution, spearheaded by four NAFD member funeral firms, which is set to ensure that people’s precious DNA is preserved before it is lost forever through cremation or burial.
In September’s FDM you’ll find a feature covering the latest trends in memorialisation.
In just a short space of time the market for choice and individuality in memorials has exploded, reflecting the move towards the funeral as a consumer market place, driven by the demands of bereaved families who are being influenced by celebrity funerals, media commentary and a natural desire for the same level of choice that they find in other aspects of life.
In the piece, Funeral Director Monthly catches up with Funeral Products, Heavens Above Fireworks, MuchLoved, LeisureBench, JC Atkinson and Shaw’s Funeral Products to find out the latest trends in their respective businesses.