Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Let's Tweet Up at NFDA

Are you all "a-twitter" about Twitter? Let Trigard ease your fears about social networking. Come to Booth #812 and "tweet" about the convention, stay connected to family and friends, and get WIRED about Trigard! Trigard is using technology like never before. A technology that will make the vault selection process simple by simplifying everything you touch. Now that's something to get wired about! Visit www.twitter.com/Trigard and type "Let's Tweet Up at NFDA" to receive cash at the NFDA Convention in Boston on October 25-28, 2009. Print the Twitter page and bring to Trigard's Booth #812 to get $20 from Trigard! (Please limit one per person.)

For more about Trigard burial vaults, go to http://www.trigard.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Trigard Wins CANA's Ginny Award!

Trigard was presented with their fourth Ginny Award in the Excellence in Advertising category at CANA's Annual Convention this year. The overall objective of the Trigard "Art of Memorialization" campaign was three-fold. The first goal was to showcase our Gallery bronze memorials, by talented artists such as Thomas Kinkade. The first step in accomplishing this goal was the 2009 ICCFA Expo in Las Vegas, thus bringing us to our second goal: to increase traffic at our booth and obtain the most leads possible. Our ultimate goal is to change the way others view memorialization and to appreciate a memorial as a work of art that truly honors the families we serve. As a final touch, our infamous "living bronze statue" dressed as a painter, complete with a beret and painter's smock and covered in bronze paint from head to toe. He was certainly an attention-getter, and fooled many attendees into thinking he was a real statue. Or perhaps he was a real statue? (We'll never tell.)

For more about Trigard burial vaults, go to http://www.trigard.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In the News: Burr Oak Cemetery Nightmare

It has been Chicago's breaking news - and everyone's worst nightmare. Gravediggers reselling plots and dumping the remains of bodies in an empty, abandoned lot. It is people like these that give funeral professionals a bad name. You never read articles about a funeral director helping a mother or father get through one of the most difficult times in their lives after losing a child. Those families, whether it is in the middle of the night, during the day, at Christmas, have lost somebody that’s very important to them, and they come to us because they trust us and want the best treatment that they can receive. It’s our job to provide that. I’m fearful because we’ve been so used to be standing in the back of the room doing all the behind the scenes work, that we’ve forgotten to get in front of the people. We’ve forgotten to tell them what it is that we do and why we do it....That we are people helping people.

For more about Trigard burial vaults, go to http://www.trigard.com/