May 08, 2014
3 Ways To Get a FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank
For funeral professions, it critical to remain connected to your community 24/7. ASD’s mission is to find solutions to common communication issues funeral directors experience. Has your cell phone battery ever died while you were away from your charger or an outlet? It’s a common problem for everyone but for funeral directors the consequences of a missed call can be substantial. ASD wants to give you a FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank to give you the freedom to charge up your smartphone from anywhere, no matter how far you travel from electricity. You may be surprised just how often this useful tool, which also doubles as a flashlight, comes in handy.We appreciate the loyalty of our clients and wanted to show our appreciation for your support.
Here are 3 ways to get your FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank:
1) REFER ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
For a limited time, anytime you refer another funeral home who is not using our service, we’ll send both you AND the other director a FREE backup battery charger. Just let the other firm know to mention your funeral home’s name when calling. (This special offer is valid for the first 50 referrals we receive.)
2) INTRODUCE US TO A DIRECTOR AT A CONVENTION
If you are attending an upcoming funeral directors convention that ASD is also attending, bring a funeral director with you to our booth who is not currently using ASD. It’s that simple and both you and other other director will take home a FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank. ASD will send you a message to remind you about this special offer a few days prior to the convention if we’re attending a show in your state.
3) ANSWER OUR WEEKLY TRIVIA QUESTION
Every week, ASD will be posting a new Trivia question on our Facebook page to highlight some of the fascinating history of the funeral profession. Leave a comment if you think you know the answer (no cheating or googling please!). Once a month, we will draw a name from all of the correct guesses and the winner will receive a FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank while supplies last. Click here or scroll down to read this week’s Trivia question. The first drawing will take place at the end of May and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page
We’ve already shipped out several dozen powerbanks so far to clients who referred our service to their collagues. Yours could be the next one we send!
ASD’s Trivia Question Of The Week
During what famous funeral did a pet parrot have to be removed for shouting obscenities at mourners?
Click here or on the image above to post your answer on our Facebook page for a chance to win a FREE ASD Mobile Powerbank.
Funeral Home Gifts’ “Veteran Design & Presentation of the Year 2014” Contest
Our friends and partners at Funeral Home Gifts recently announced a special Memorial Day Contest for funeral directors to showcase their veteran tribute blanket designs. Have you worked with a veteran’s family this year to design a tribute blanket? If so, you may be eligible to win Funeral Home Gifts’ “Veteran Design & Presentation of the Year 2014” Contest. First prize: a$500 credit to your Funeral Home Gifts account, a $500 Visa gift card and a beautifully crafted plaque for display within their business.
Click here to read about the other great prizes and contest guidelines.
ASD’s “Sensitive Save of the Week” Winner
It’s easy to take for granted what a gift it is to feel comprehended by others when we speak. For those who suffer from a debilitating speech disorder, the simple act of communicating can be much more of a challenge. This week our Call Specialist, Josie, did an excellent job reassuring a caller with a severe stuttering condition that her message was understood. Josie listened intently and did not interrupt as the caller explained how she wanted to pay for her father’s prearrangements. At the end of the call, she read the complete message back to the caller to give her peace of mind that everything was understood and would be communicated to the director. She is this week’s “Sensitive Save of the Week” winner for the patience and sensitivity she exhibited throughout this call.
Every week, ASD will be sharing #FuneralDirectorFacts that most people don’t know to help educate others about dedication of funeral professionals.
What is one thing about your career as a director that others outside the profession wouldn’t know? Leave us a comment below or share with us on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #FuneralDirectorFacts.
ASD recently began a blog series to showcase the bittersweet beauty that can surround a tragic event. While the somber face of death normally takes center stage in our culture, funeral professionals witness just as many uplifting moments, silver linings, and even the occasional miracle. These moments are not entirely happy or entirely sad—they are a combination of both emotions that can never be fully defined. Fulfilled final wishes, touching tributes, enduring love stories and gifts from beyond the grave reveal how love can transcend loss and grief. Since ASD has connected with clients through our social sites, we have had the opportunity to read so many poignant stories about everyday people coping with the realities of death in extraordinary ways. We invite you to share these blog stories with anyone you think might find comfort from them.
Click here to read our “Bittersweet Beauty” blog series.
About The Author
Jess Farren (Fowler)
Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at Jess@myASD.com