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DECEMBER 2018

FH Directory 2018

Funeral Home Directory Updates

Our funeral home directory will soon receive a major upgrade. Find out how these upcoming changes will highlight your home’s features and help consumers find the funeral planning information they need, quickly and easily.


Making the Most of Your Newspaper Obits

Did you know that there are seven key pieces of information you can include in your newspaper obituaries to instantly maximize your online exposure? Read these tips on how to make sure you’re getting the most benefit from your newspaper obituaries—for free!

 

Legacy's 2018 Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year here at Legacy. Here are some highlights from 2018:

    • Our support team answered nearly 100,000 inquiries and screened more than 12,000,000 Guest Book entries.
    • We launched our new lead generation program, the Legacy Advisor Network.
    • We hosted a obituary stakeholder town hall prior to this year’s NFDA conference, connecting our newspaper and funeral home partners into a productive discussion and workgroup.
    • In partnerships with LocalIQ, we doubled our annual contribution to the Funeral Service Foundation’s Fund ’45 Campaign with a dollar-to-dollar match of $45,000.

Top Ten Guest Books of 2018

In 2018, we lost beloved entertainers and political mavericks, but this year, the extraordinary lives of several ordinary people proved just as fascinating, generating hundreds, even thousands, of condolence messages. Read some of these and other touching messages from the most-signed Guest Books of 2018:

 

1. Aretha Franklin

2. Terry Ward

3. President H. W. Bush
 

Explore the full list here


Top Ten Stories of 2018

As in past years, articles and galleries featuring the lives of cultural icons were among the most popular of 2018, but so too were articles addressing veterans’ issues—as well as that one relationship that matters most of all. Engage your readers with this list of our most-read articles this year:

 

1. 2018 Celebrity Deaths

2. 30 Actors Who Died Before Their Last Movie Was Released

3. What Obituaries Are Trying to Tell Us About Veterans and PTSD
 

Explore the full list here 

 

News and Updates 

 

We’ve moved! 
We’ve grown a bit since our 1998 startup in Evanston, Illinois, and Legacy’s corporate headquarters are now located at 230 West Monroe street in the heart of downtown Chicago. We’re looking forward to the enhanced collaborative opportunities the new space provides and all the amenities such a prime location in the city offers. Stop by and see us anytime: we’d love to give you a tour.

 

 Happy Holidays!

 

From the entire Legacy team, we wish you a happy holiday season. We look forward to our continued partnership in 2019!

 

 
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