How Your Home Can Use Video to Promote Your Services

When it comes to video and the funeral profession, we mostly tend to think of tribute videos. While it’s true that video memorials are an incredibly powerful way for client families to celebrate and honor their loved ones, the medium shouldn’t strictly be limited to this purpose. You may be reluctant to use video to promote your business, but it can be one of the most valuable tools for building a real connection with potential clients — even before they require your services.

Consider this: nearly three-quarters of all online traffic goes to videos, and YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, trailing just behind Google. And with 78% of people watching at least one video a week, it’s quickly becoming an essential component to achieving success with your content marketing strategy.

Why is using video such an effective method for communicating with families?

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Everdays Aims to Help Funeral Homes Deal a Death Blow to Newspaper Obits

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Video killed the radio star … and Everdays killed the printed obituary?

Some people may argue that we still do have some radio stars (although certainly not as many as once before), but Mark Alhermizi, founder and CEO of Everdays, an app that notifies family and friends when a loved one dies, would like nothing more than to put printed obituaries completely out of business.

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Feature Update: Announcement Filtering

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We’re excited to introduce a new enhancement that improves search capabilities on the Everdays Partner Dashboard.

As the number of funeral homes posting announcements on Everdays grows exponentially, we needed a way to find specific announcements quickly and easily. With our new announcement filtering functionality, you can now search for announcements by decedent name, funeral director, or date range. You can even combine multiple filters to narrow your results further.

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Chatting with Gail Rubin At ICCFA

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You know you’re doing something right when The Doyenne of Death® herself gives you the seal of approval.

That’s exactly what happened at the 2017 ICCFA Convention & Expo, when funeral planning expert Gail Rubin stopped by the Everdays booth to interview Nick Jaensch, our Executive Vice President, and find out more about how Everdays helps connect families to their community. Continue reading → Chatting with Gail Rubin At ICCFA

Good Times at ICCFA

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After weeks of preparation and hard work — with meetings held, flights booked, rooms reserved, emails sent, phone calls made, sites designed, pages developed, videos edited, brochures printed, proofs checked — the day had finally arrived.

The Everdays team was headed down to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo for the first time. As one of the premier events in the industry, the yearly conference brings together all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation, and memorialization profession. Continue reading → Good Times at ICCFA

Everdays Raises $5 Million In Seed Round

Everdays Team BBDetroit, MI – March 23, 2017 — Everdays, Inc., a free and powerful application that helps people notify family and friends when a loved one passes away, has closed on $5 million in seed funding. Led by IZI Ventures, with participation from its affiliates, the investment will further Everdays’ mission to build the first global network dedicated to gathering community and facilitating the communication around a death.

“Our goal is to be the funeral industry’s partner in making their services more approachable, accessible, and welcoming to all people — especially younger generations. Many millennials and Gen Xers are experiencing loss for the first time and have readily embraced our product,” said Mark Alhermizi, founder and CEO of Everdays. “Everdays is unlike any other notification method in that it has the viral ability to attract greater attendance at funeral services, particularly among a younger demographic. Everdays gives them hope and comfort by bringing together community — so they never have to go through losing someone alone.” Continue reading → Everdays Raises $5 Million In Seed Round

Everdays and Continental Computers Launch Partnership to Offer Free Direct Integration With the Smart Director™

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Detroit, MI – March 16, 2017 — Everdays, Inc. (formerly Requiem) and Continental Computers, Inc. announced today the launch of a new partnership integrating the free Everdays notification service with The Smart Director™ — the industry’s leading funeral home management software.

Everdays is a free digital service that helps families quickly and securely notify important members of their community when a loved one passes away. This partnership gives funeral homes a true one-click, easy-to-use, direct integration with the Everdays platform to help them get the most from this revolutionary application. Most important, Continental Computers and Everdays have together arranged that there is no charge for the integration with The Smart Director™ customers. Continue reading → Everdays and Continental Computers Launch Partnership to Offer Free Direct Integration With the Smart Director™

From Requiem to Everdays: Startup’s CEO Explains Branding Shift

blog 17When Mark Alhermizi came up with the idea to create a smartphone app that notifies people of a loved one’s death via text message, he thought he had the perfect name: Requiem, which is defined as any musical service, hymn or dirge for the repose of the dead.

Just five months after the company launched, however, it’s changed course, renaming itself Everdays, which is part of a rebranding focusing on building a community to remember someone instead of just mourning their loss. Continue reading → From Requiem to Everdays: Startup’s CEO Explains Branding Shift

Why Requiem Became Everdays

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When I reflect on the success of Requiem, I see that what began as a solution to an incredibly painful situation has grown into a life-affirming community. That journey has resulted in some important changes we are making that I’m excited to share with you today.

If you’re not familiar with my story, we created Requiem to address an inescapable and common dilemma I encountered after the passing of my father two years ago. I thought I’d covered all the bases — newspaper obituary, Facebook posts, multiple calls and emails — but many people still fell through the cracks. The old ways of notifying friends and family failed me, adding undue stress to an already difficult period. Continue reading → Why Requiem Became Everdays

Book of the Dead: The Times They Are A’Changing

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I can’t help but think about how death is going so digital. A friend and contributor to Everdays, Gail Rubin, recently reviewed The New York Times Book of the Dead — it features thousands of the world’s most influential, notorious, and interesting New York Times obituaries of all time. What struck me was there were only 320 news obituaries in print, but over 10,000 digital obituaries – to me, it’s just more proof that we have moved past the point of ‘going’ digital – we are there!

This is Gail’s review… Continue reading → Book of the Dead: The Times They Are A’Changing