2021: Our Year in Review
Last year we looked back on 2020 with the hope we would never see another like it; 2021 didn't end up being all that different. But it wasn't all doom and gloom. Restrictions on the number of people attending funerals were gradually removed and for a while in summer things felt 'normal'.
Whilst the year ended with headlines about covid there was still lots to be thankful for with some great things achieved in 2021, today we are going to spend a brief moment looking back so that we may prepare for the year ahead.
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Funeral Notices for your website
Funeral Notices have been helping funeral businesses and families to announce funerals for over 100 years. That's 100 years of trust placed in us to make sensitive, professional announcements in our network of local newspapers and on our local and national news websites, covering every region of the UK.
We support over 2,000 funeral homes every year, publishing their funeral notices to more than 1.2 million unique users* every month. We also publish funeral notices onto the websites of over 200 Funeral Directors across the UK, announcing their funerals to their local community whilst benefitting from free advertising, a new audience for their website and a professional partnership with the UK's number 1 site for funeral notices.
We invite you to join us today to receive live notices on your website plus access to £2,000 worth of free advertising.
Helpful Tips for Booking Funeral Notices
Around 70% of all notices published on funeral-notices.co.uk have been booked directly by the Funeral Director, using our self-serve booking system. If you are one of those Funeral Directors/Arrangers, or you are interested in having a go at booking your own notices, we have put together a list of 5 top tips to help you achieve seamless booking and ensure you are getting the full benefits for your families from their funeral notice.
Five Great Reasons to Add Funeral Notices to Your Website
Still not sure whether to add funeral notices to your website? As experts in obituaries and family notices, we know there is growing demand for instant news in local communities.
50% of all traffic to our local news sites eg Manchester Evening News, WalesOnline and YorkshireLive click to read funeral notices in their area whilst browsing local news.
That's a lot of people reading funeral notices online across the UK. We want to help you to provide this vital information to your local communities too, so we have put together five great reasons why it makes sense to update your websites to include funeral notices.
Do you offer Families Online Donations?
You need only type 'in memory donations' into a search engine or watch the ad breaks on daytime TV to see charities are desperate for them. During lockdowns, in memory donations became one of the main revenue streams for many charities, with most of their fundraising events cancelled. 'Revenue stream' sounds a little cold when we are thinking about the loss of loved ones, but with charities facing huge losses, every source of income really mattered, pushing in memory donations to the top of their fundraising agendas.
Connect with Your Community with Free Online Notices
Funeral Directors throughout the UK are taking advantage of our Free Online Notices to help families announce the passing of a loved one.
In 2020, we offered free online notices to help during the pandemic. We have decided to continue offering this free benefit for the remainder of the year to all Funeral Directors and invite you to take advantage of this offer straight away.
How your Families Benefit from a Funeral Notice
The pandemic changed everything about society as we know it, including funerals. With the easing of restrictions planned for June 21st, we want to let you know why we think it has never been more important for families to announce the passing of their loved one and why funeral-notices.co.uk is best placed to offer you this service for your families.
CMA Funerals Market Order 2021
The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) is an independent, non-ministerial department of UK Government. They work 'to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK.' - Gov.uk.
The CMA is the competition regulator in the UK, responsible for strengthening business competition and ensuring a fairer, more competitive market for consumers.
How Do You Know if People Trust Your Brand?
Funeral Directors trade on their good name and standing within the community. Reputation, honesty, integrity and trust are core values proudly mentioned on many a Funeral Director's website and rightly so. You've worked hard, often for generations, to earn that position of trust within your local communities. Why then might it matter that people are aware of your brand and logo too?