We've created a guide to help families write an obituary and to provide more information about placing that obituary in your newspaper.
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AUGUST 2017


New Materials to Promote Obituaries

Newspapers that provide materials promoting the value of the obituary are seeing an increase in obituary volume – against current market trends. Need fresh marketing materials to promote obituary placement? We’ve created a guide that you can customize and give to funeral homes in your market for their families. Download it here



Obituary Readers by State: Device Type

We looked at all the obituaries in our database to see how your users are getting to our site. The biggest takeaway? Across both the US and Canada, mobile usage is continuing to grow, while the percentage of users coming from desktop and tablet is declining. Read more


Drive More Print Revenue

Take advantage of our print-ready editorial articles that are available to all partners at no cost. Editorial can be an easy way to build more space for your advertisers to drive additional print advertising revenue. This month, we reflect on why traditional funeral services remain a popular way to honor a loved one who has died in the 21st century; and in October, we share how a photographer creates a picture worthy of remembrance. See all editorial options here.


The 5 Biggest Takeaways from LMA's Media Transformation Conference

This month's Media Transformation conference offered dozens and dozens of takeaways from Facebook monetization ideas to tips on how to build an innovation team.  Local Media shares their five biggest takeaways from the conference.

 

Stories To Share 

 

Our award-winning content engages your readers. Read some favorite stories from the past month: 

 

Help Media in Harvey's Path

Our friends at the Local Media Association have set up a GoFundMe for members of the Houston local media who are simultaneously covering and trying to survive Hurricane Harvey.

We're proud to support their fundraising endeavor. If you would like to as well, here's a link to their donation page

 

'She Wanted to Live': When Obituaries Are Honest About Addiction

In 2017, more and more survivors are speaking out about their loved ones' addiction deaths. In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, here are ten touching obituaries of much-loved young adults whose families hope their life stories can make a difference for others.

They Fought Nazis

As we remember the lives we lost in Charleston this month, we also pay tribute to a few of the many recently passed who fought against the Nazis during World War II. They fought Nazis in the hopes that we wouldn’t have to. 

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