Thursday, September 12, 2019
Obituaries and newspapers: Once, these two always went together, and this relationship provided publishers with a powerful traffic driver and an unbeatable revenue stream. But today’s readers face unique economic pressures, and they have new ideas about how to best announce and remember a death in the community. The result? Nationwide, obituary volume is down 19% and falling.
The good news: Obituaries are still the most visited section of every newspaper, and we have tools to turn that fact into more traffic and revenue. Using insights we’ve gained working with 1,500+ newspapers, Legacy.com’s Ronald Speechley will show you five easy ways to revitalize your obituaries (and their revenue potential). You’ll learn how to:
• Strengthen relationships with your funeral home partners, with
• Unique options to encourage them to work on your behalf.
• Teach your readers why obituaries are important, and
• Make it easier for them to place one.
• Increase volume with creative pricing options, packages, and formats.
1:00 pm2:00 pm - Central Time
**SNPA Members can now register free! Contact [email protected] for details!** *
Registrations submitted after deadline are subject to $10 late fee. Registrations accepted until the day of the webinar. Log in instructions will be sent 48 hours ahead of scheduled program. If you are interested in participating but are unable to attend the live webinar, we encourage you to sign up anyway. As part of your webinar package, you will receive free access of the archive of this webinar by registering for the live session.
Ron Speechley works closely with the newspaper partners in an effort to maximize the obituary category. Prior to Legacy, Ron spent 20+ years working for SRDS and built many relationships with newspapers across the country.