7 Ideas to Try on Your Funeral Home’s Facebook Page
Did you know that most families are looking to connect with your funeral home through social media?
According to a recent survey we conducted, 90% of people said they use social media, and 54% said they use social media every day.
And with nearly 70% of U.S. adults as active users, Facebook is where your funeral home needs to be to connect with families. But only posting obituaries isn’t enough – you have to provide value to your audience.
Finding time to maintain an active Facebook page that provides value is challenging. You have to decide what to post, create a posting schedule, make images and videos for your posts, and interact with families that comment on your posts.
It’s a lot to consider, but don’t worry. We’re here to help.
Providing entertaining, engaging, and educational content for families on Facebook is easier than you think.
Here are 7 ideas that your funeral home can try today on Facebook.
1. Post a photo of your grief therapy animal
If your funeral home has a grief therapy dog, cat, or other animal on staff, let your families know about it!
Photos of animals are very popular on social media and a great way to grab families’ attention as they scroll through their Facebook feeds. Post a photo of your furry friend with a short message about what makes your animal special and how it helps families.
Here’s an example of a caption you can use with a photo of your grief therapy animal:
“If you love animals, you know how comforting they can be during tough times. That’s why we have (YOUR ANIMAL’S NAME HERE), our grief therapy (ANIMAL TYPE)! (ANIMAL’S NAME) loves comforting everyone. Drop by and say hello to (HIM/HER)!”
2. Post about a random holiday
Above all, social media is meant to provide entertainment. You can make families smile and laugh by posting about fun holidays.
Every month is filled with lesser-known holidays that most people aren’t familiar with. Brighten up your audience’s day by posting about these fun days every now and then.
And don’t forget to post on popular holidays, too!
Here’s an example of a fun special day post:
“Did you know that today is National Sisters Day? If you have a sister you adore, give her a hug, send her a text, or dial her number to tell her just how much you appreciate her!”
3. Share a video of your facilities
If someone has never been to a funeral home before, they may think it’s a cold and dreary place. Sharing a video of the inside of your funeral home is a great way to show families how warm and welcoming your facilities are.
Take a short video of your funeral home to let families know that they can expect an inviting and pleasant atmosphere when they visit you. Plus, Facebook promotes videos higher than most posts, meaning more families will see your video.
Here’s an example of a caption you can use to post with your video:
“Your comfort is important to us. To help you feel more at ease, our facilities and staff are here to create a friendly and welcoming environment. We’re here to serve you with kindness. To learn more about our facilities, come visit us! We’d be happy to give you a tour.”
4. Share an article from Funeral Basics
Most of your audience has little experience with funerals, so they may have questions. That’s where your funeral home can provide value by being a source of honest, reliable, and trustworthy information.
From providing helpful tips about preplanning to explaining what it means to grieve well, Funeral Basics has articles that your families will find interesting. Use Funeral Basics to share valuable funeral information with families.
Be sure to include your contact information so families know how to reach you if they have questions about what they read.
Here’s an example of a Funeral Basics article you can share on Facebook:
“Giving a eulogy is a great way to honor your loved one, but there can be a lot to think about once you start writing. Here’s a simple guide on how to best write a eulogy that will bring healing and peace. Check it out!
And if you have questions about what you read, feel free to reach out to us at (PHONE NUMBER) to learn more.”
5. Explain the benefits and importance of preplanning
Not all families truly understand the benefits of preplanning. That’s why you should share the importance of making funeral arrangements ahead of time on your funeral home’s Facebook page! Your families can learn what preplanning is and how it can help them.
These posts can also open a door for your funeral home to serve them.
Here’s an example of a preplanning post:
“Those who have planned a funeral within hours of losing a loved one know how difficult it can be. That’s why preplanning is such a gift! By taking care of things ahead of time, you can make decisions with a clear mind and lift the burden of funeral planning from your loved ones. To learn more about the benefits of planning ahead, give us a call or visit us at any time.”
6. Share important local news
Staying connected to your community is important as a small business. That’s why sharing local news is a way to show families you care about your town! By doing this, your audience will trust you and see you as a source of valuable information. And remember, creating value is your top priority.
Here’s an example of a post sharing important local news:
“Did you see this in the news? First Street will be closed for the next two weeks because of construction. This may cause some extra traffic and congestion in the area, so please drive safely! Here’s the full story for more details. (ADD LINK)”
7. Post a testimonial video
Video testimonials are great ways to promote your funeral home. Because Facebook likes videos, more families will see your video and learn how your funeral home helped someone like them.
So, ask a recently served family to speak about their experience and how your staff helped make their difficult time a little bit easier.
This idea requires a bit more planning than the others, but it’s the most beneficial in helping your funeral home.
Here’s an example of a caption you can use to post with your testimonial video:
“We understand that during a time of loss, families want to work with someone who cares and goes the extra mile. You’ll find what you’re looking for at (YOUR FUNERAL HOME NAME HERE). We are fully committed and dedicated to families just like yours. But don’t take it from us! Watch this brief video and hear from people just like you! Call us today or visit our website to learn more.”
Don’t have time to manage your funeral home’s Facebook page? We’ve got you covered.
We understand that maintaining an active and engaging Facebook page can be a lot of work, especially when you and your staff’s time is already stretched thin. So, let us take care of your funeral home’s social media needs.
At Funeral Directors Life, we make managing your social media platforms simple. Our team of experts will work closely with you to create a custom plan and help you implement that plan step by step! We’ll create all the content for you, customize it to your funeral home and community, and post consistently. Our video team can also visit your funeral home to create personalized videos for your funeral home’s website and social media pages.
Plus, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that the content we post for you is all original and properly licensed. You’ll never have to worry if your funeral home is safe from copyright infringement suits or settlements. We’d never put you in that position.
So, ready to make your Facebook page entertaining, engaging, and educating for your families? Request a demo today!
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