Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery & Cremation is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery & Cremation offers in-depth coverage of issues affecting the cemetery profession in today's competitive business environment, including grounds maintenance tips, national and state association coverage, marketing, insurance, computers/software and more. With the relaunch of the American Cemetery & Cremation, there is also an added emphasis on cremation.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In February's Issue

  • Cover Story
    Roselawn Cemetery – When Roselawn Cemetery was founded in 1902, on the outskirts of St. Paul, Minnesota, the location was chosen for its tranquil beauty that included rolling meadows and stately trees.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Advance Sales
    The Key to Advance Sales – There is only one key to advance sales, and it makes or breaks a sales program: You need a consistently applied lead generation program.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Advance Sales
    Incorporating Cremation into Your Advance Sales Offerings – With many customers interested in cremation, offering service and merchandise items has become an important consideration for cemeterians.
    By Christopher Gehrke

  • Business
    Evolving the Cemetery – As more families opt for cremation, cemeteries need to find ways to evolve in order to remain relevant.
    By Susan Johnstone

  • Design Portfolio
    Inspired Design – At Michigan Memorial Park, innovative thinking and one-of-a-kind designs help to tie together the beauty of the present and the promise of the future.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Roundtable
    Design and Planning – Over time, all things change – including cemeteries. For cemetery operators, an integral part of responding to that change is good design and planning. Our experts weigh in with some guidance.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

In Every Issue


Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Table of Contents Design, 2005
  • Silver Award, Publication Re-design, 2004
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Does Your Cemetery Have a Plan?" May 2006
  • First Place, Good Writing, "Survivor Cemeteries," November 2005
  • Third Place, Good Writing, "Evanescence," March 2005
  • Second Place, Good Writing, "Honoring Competence, Courage and Sacrifice," June 2007
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "Beware of Slip and Fall," November 2007
Graphic Design USA
  • Blue Book Advertising, 2005
  • Mortality Symbols, 2005