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American Funeral Director, the leading independent trade magazine for funeral directors and other funeral service professionals, is in its 140th year of publication. The monthly publication offers original reporting, analysis and business solutions on the issues most important to funeral professionals: cremation, preneed, technology, social media, human resources and more.

Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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- Timothy E.Ryan, Timothy E. Ryan Funeral Homes

In November's Issue

  • Relevant Design - "Stay relevant to your consumer" was the guiding principle in designing the 15,000-sqaure-foot Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center in The Villages, Florida.
    By Justin Baxley

  • The Runners-Up - This year's finalists for Funeral Director of the Year share a commitment to serving families with compassion and being an integral part of their communities.
    By Steve Cronin

  • Financing Funeral Home Acquisitions and Renovations - Family and loved ones come first in the funeral home profession - both for customers and funeral home owners.
    By Tim Bridgers

  • Embracing Simple Style - The way funeral home chapels are designed, thought about and used are seeing a transformation.
    By Steve Cronin

  • CANA Statistics - The national cremation rate surpassed 50 percent for the first time in 2016. This provides an opportunity to get people outside of funeral service to talk about it.
    By Thomas A. Parmalee

  • Cremation Innovations Summit Preview - Keep doing business as usual and enjoy the same results ... or you can innovate.
    By Thomas A. Parmalee

  • Technology Touch Points - Our technology partners weigh in on the value of offering online memorials to families..
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • The Sky is Everywhere - Childhood grief is one of society's most chronically painful phenomena; funeral directors can - and do - play a role in meeting the needs of families with children.
    By Nancy Sharp

  • Kids Say Goodbye- Although we try to shield our children from the unpleasantries of life, the fact remains that one in seven children will experience death of a parent or sibling by age 20.
    By Angie Koeneker

  • Is SEO Still a Thing? - SEO, of course, stands for search engine optimization, one of the most foundational aspects of online marketing for close to two decades now.
    By Welton Hong

  • Roundtable - Prep Arts. How a deceased loved one looks often sets the tone for the entire funeral experience. We talk to our experts about the state of preparation arts and embalming.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

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