Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The “Call:” Promote Your Funeral Home on Facebook & Twitter Right From the Arrangement Room!

When Mobits was started about 18 months ago, we got a great piece of advice from Wally Williams, a funeral director in Detroit.
He simply said, “If you want funeral directors to use your product or service, you must make it easy.”
And in that vein, Mobits makes it easy for funeral directors to market their funeral home on Facebook and Twitter, right from the arrangement room!
Here’s how:
When your funeral home signs on with Mobits, we give you a mobile-app for your funeral home and a cool little tool called the “MCard” – Mobits Card for short.
We show you how to save the MCard (and your mobile-app) on your mobile phone as an icon and on any of your employee’s mobile phones.
When you’re in the arrangement room with a family, you let them know that as a part of your service, you make it less stressful for them to notify everyone of the death by making it very easy and fast to post the obituary on their Facebook and Twitter pages and by texting the obituary information to people.
To demonstrate this, the funeral director takes out their smartphone, taps the MCard icon, and asks the family members for their cell phone numbers and enters the numbers in the MCard.
Within seconds, the family member’s cell phones will get a text message welcoming them to the funeral home that also has a link to the funeral home’s mobile app.
The family member taps the link and the funeral home app opens on their phone.
At the bottom of the screen, there are icons for Facebook, Twitter, Email, Google+ and LinkedIn.
The funeral director asks the family to tap the Facebook icon. Once a family member does that, the funeral director asks them to tap the “Share” button at the top of the Facebook page. That posts the funeral home’s mobile-app on the family member’s Facebook page!
And ask them to “Like” the page too since they are already there.
The funeral director then tells them that they can have a mobile app ready the next day for their deceased loved one and everyone can post that to their social media pages and a text message to forward the deceased’s mobile app to everyone.
In this process, you have just created “Likes” for your Facebook page and got your Facebook page posted on other’s Facebook pages, and you never even left the arrangement room!
Now that’s what you call “service!”
Don’t you agree? Either way, we still would like to get your feelings on this subject. Click or tap The “Call” to go to our blog and post your comments! For a demo, text the term “Mobits” to the phone number 72727. Our contacts: phone, 786-763-1875, website, www.mobits.org, email, info@mobits.org.

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