NFDA responds to calls daily from media outlets nationwide. Reporters often want to interview an NFDA spokesperson or are inquiring about funeral service statistics and trends. NFDA and its team of spokespeople are committed to building positive awareness of funeral service.
Click on the media impact report below to see a list of all the positive news coverage NFDA and its members receive.
Examples of Recent NFDA Coverage:
July 6, 2005 - USA Today - "Planners: Hey, it's your funeral!"
Bob Biggins, for 26 years a funeral director in Rockland, Mass., and president-elect of the National Funeral Directors Associaiton, has been personalizing funerals for as long as he can remember....The funeral for Sonny Ewell in spring 2004 is the one he remembers best. Ewell was the ice cream man in Rockland for decades. "The truck was parked in front of the funeral home during calling hours, led the procession to the church - bells clanging, lights flashing - and then led the way on to the cemetery. Every person we passed stopped and paused and reflected on his life," Biggins says.
July, 2005 - New York Daily News - "Planning for your Funeral"
Nationwide, some 40% to 60% of funerals are pre-arranged, according to industry experts, and the percentage is growing. Last year, some 57% of adults said they intended to or had already pre-planned a funeral, according to a Harris Interactive poll and cited by the National Funeral Directors Association, a trade group.
May 17, 2005 - Kalamazoo Gazette - "Death Gets Personal"
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, baby boomers and seniors are seeking a meaningful service that provides a connection to their loved one and a celebration of the life that was lived.
2nd Quarter 2005 Media Impact Report - PDF 153KB
(Note: There are three sections to the report: “National Coverage,” including articles NFDA is quoted in on a variety of funeral service topics, “Pursuit of Excellence,” including articles announcing NFDA members who receive the Pursuit of Excellence award, and “For a Life Worth Celebrating,” including articles that specifically mention NFDA's consumer education effort.)
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