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  • Boston Business Journal February 7, 2014 Executive Profile: Elaine Haney of

    Tributes' CEO is profiled - discussing the opportunities ahead for the Company.

  • Katie's Take July, 31, 2012 Digital Mourning is mentioned in Katie Couric's discussion with Bruce Feiler, bestselling author and New York Times columnist, about navigating the murky waters of mourning in the digital era.

  • USA Today May, 30, 2012 Mourning becomes electric: Tech changes the way we grieve

    Since ancient times, mankind has publicly mourned and memorialized the dead. The digital revolution has brought new rites and rituals.

  • American Funeral Director Magazine May, 2012 Integrating Obituaries With a Funeral Home’s Facebook Page

    There’s little question that social media – and particularly Facebook – is here to stay. Recognizing the need to connect funeral homes with the families they serve in new ways, has launched an app for that.

  • May, 1 2012 The Do-It-Yourself Obituary

    To celebrate their lives, boomers are writing their own obits. Here’s how you can too.

  • American Funeral Director Magazine June 2011 Traffic vs. Visitors

    Over the past two decades, funeral home website traffic has been redefined many times over as the industry has evolved, and Web usage has become more pervasive and better understood.

  • Boston Business Journal 5/6/11 Eons sale leaves investors reading the obituaries

    With the acquisition of Eons Inc., Jeff Taylor sees Tributes Inc. — a social networking version of the obituary — as a natural extension of, which he founded in 1994.

  • 02/23/11 Web Meetings and Audio Messages Part of the Mourning Process

    During times of loss and grieving, provides lasting personal tributes, as well as active online community support. Users can take advantage of Tributes’ centralized national Web meeting destination, making it easily accessible to people to come together online to share the treasured stories of the important people in their lives who have passed away.

  • 11/8/10 Obits: A New Revenue Stream To Die For

    A number of companies are trying to take what has long been the local newspaper's franchise — death notices — and move them to TV, both on air and online. They all depend on partnering with funeral homes that sell the product and input information that is delivered directly to station websites.

  • Funeral Director's Chat Podcast 10/2/10 Tributes' Chairman speaks on Funeral Director's Chat Podcast

    Nancy Burban discusses the current state of online obituaries with Jeff Taylor, Chairman of

  • Crain’s Cleveland Business News 9/13/10 Funeral Homes plug into new ways to enhance services

    Tributes’ Advisor J. Mark Busch, funeral director and owner of Busch Funerals and Crematory Services, speaks about the standardization of online obituaries and the benefit for both the families, and the funeral home.

  • ICCFA Magazine 7/7/10 responds to ‘Customer of Tomorrow’ presentation

    Tributes' President Elaine Haney responds to comments made in a presentation by keynote speaker Rhonda Harper, chief executive officer, Real Truth Marketing & Joy, at the ICCFA 2010 Convention & Exposition in San Antonio.

  • Broadcasting and Cable 5/24/10 Stations Partner With For Memorial Day

    Stations owned by the likes of Raycom, Local TV, LIN and Belo are partnering with on a co-branded Memorial Day initiative that will see viewers light a virtual candle or place a virtual flag in memory of a lost loved one.

  • Broadcasting and Cable 11/30/09 Makes Nationwide Push

    Online local and national obituary news and tribute site is now powering obituary classifieds for the online properties of more than 50 TV and radio stations across the country.

  • 11/30/09 Death Gives Life to TV Web Ads

    In an effort to boost their somewhat deathly TV revenue coffers over the last year, broadcast stations' Web sites have been selling ads from special obituary areas. One company,, offers turn-key Web site platform areas for some 50 TV and radio stations.

  • 11/30/09 Makes Nationwide Push

    Online local and national obituary news and tribute site is now powering obituary classifieds for the online properties of more than 50 TV and radio stations across the country.

  • 11/6/09  Replay: Evolution of the Obituary by Jeff Taylor

    Robin Heppell of replays Jeff Taylor's presentation from the NFDA Conference, "Evoloution of the Obituary"

  • The Boston Globe 08/23/09 Out of Print made its name by putting help-wanted ads online. And now its founder sees untapped potential in widening the audience for death notices, too.

  • 08/7/09  What to say (Or Not) to Widows and Widowers

    David Kessler, Loss and Grieving Specialist for discusses how to deal with the difficult question of what to say and what not to say to Widows and Widowers who have recently lost a spouse.

  • 08/5/09  The Best And Worst Things To Say To A Grieving Person

    David Kessler, Loss and Grieving Specialist for discusses how to deal with the difficult question of what to say and what not to say to someone who has recently lost a loved one.

  • 07/10/09  Ken Varner talks about Cypress Lawn and the Michael Jackson Service

    Robin Heppell of talks with Ken Varner of about the operations at Cypress Lawn and also chat about the Michael Jackson service. This interview is part of the Interview Series.

  • 04/14/09  Buddy Phaneuf talks about Newspapers and Online Obits

    Robin Heppell of talks with Buddy Phaneuf of Phaneuf Funeral Homes&Crematorium and Cremation Society of New Hampshire about newspaper obituaries and online obits. This interview is part of the Interview Series.

  • 04/08/09  David Kessler&John Heald talk about Grieving Online

    Robin Heppell of chats with David Kessler of and John Heald of about how people are grieving online. This interview is part of the Interview Series.

  • 09/22/08  Wall Street Journal Gets Obits

    You wouldn't typically think of The Wall Street Journal for its obituaries, but if you're going to be a national newspaper (albeit one that happens to focus heavily on business), then they're a standard ingredient in the stew.

  • The New York Times 09/15/08 New Web Site to Track and Honor the Deceased 

    Jeff Taylor, founder of the online job search site, and the site for people born from 1946 to 1964, said he started the company after he noticed that obituaries are the last section of the newspaper to migrate to the Web.

  • USA Today 07/01/08  Monster founder thinks obituaries will pay off with

    Fourteen years ago, Jeff Taylor helped set off a tectonic shift in recruitment advertising by founding, one of the first online companies to challenge a big profit source of newspapers. Now, just as papers are reeling from a massive drainage of ad dollars online, Taylor thinks he''s found another one of their strongholds that''s ripe for online competition: Obituaries.

  • MSNBC  05/05/08 Founder''s New Venture To Die For

    Web site serves as clearinghouse for obituaries and death notices

  • Wired 05/05/08 Founder Starts Social Networking Site for the Dead founder Jeff Taylor helped you find a job, and helped ease you into middle age. Now he wants to help you build the last web page you''ll ever need.

  • Portfolio 04/25/08  Death March founder Jeff Taylor is hoping to wrestle control of paid death notices from the newspaper industry, just as he did with employment postings.

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