Tributes.com and FuneralNet Form Partnership

Tributes.com & FuneralNet form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Best-in-Class Online Obituary Solutions

BOSTON, MA ­– July 24, 2009 – Tributes.com, the online resource for local and national obituary news, announced today that they have established a strategic partnership with FuneralNet, the original and largest provider of custom funeral home websites since 1996.  

FuneralNet will offer its customers the ability to access a variety of tightly integrated obituary and tribute solutions based on the Tributes.com national platform. This is made possible through the new automated distribution of all posted obituary notices to the popular Tributes.com national Internet destination and the Tributes network of online media partners.  This online national obituary-listing solution provides families around the country a place to list obituaries that, when contrasted with traditional print obituaries, is higher in quality, substantially lower in cost and permanent in nature.

FuneralNet customers will be able to select the obituary solution for their website that best suits their business needs – ranging from standard online obituaries posted on both the funeral home website and Tributes.com, to fully integrated Tributes.com multi-media tribute offerings complete with unlimited photos, music, video and more.  With Tributes.com products, funeral homes have an increased opportunity to generate new revenue streams for their businesses.  
“Tributes.com is quickly becoming recognized by consumers and funeral homes as the centralized national resource for lasting online obituaries and tributes.  By partnering with Tributes.com, our clients can offer their families an inexpensive yet far superior alternative to newspaper obituary listings along with enhanced tribute capacities while simultaneously improving their bottom lines. That’s a win-win opportunity,” said Michael Turkiewicz, FuneralNet President.  

Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor officially launched Tributes.com in February, 2008 with the goal of creating a single national platform which allows people across the country to reliably locate obituary news and to share the rich stories of their loved one’s lives.  

“With the decline of the newspaper industry and the rapid transition of obituary classifieds from print to online, the funeral service profession has an opportunity to influence the direction of a new application of technology that could revolutionize a critical facet of their business,” said John Heald, a fourth-generation licensed funeral director and Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Tributes.com.  “Tributes.com is playing a pivotal role in providing funeral homes, in collaboration with important partners like FuneralNet, the tools and products they need to not only be prepared for but to capitalize on this important market shift.“

 About Tributes.com

Tributes.com is the online resource for current local and national obituary news, lasting personal tributes and online community providing support during times of loss and grieving.  Through one centralized national web destination, with over 86 million current and historical death records dating back to the 1930’s, Tributes has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible so people can come together online and offline to remember and share the treasured stories of the important people in their lives who have passed away. Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor officially launched Tributes.com in February, 2008.  For more information about Tributes.com, please visit our website at www.tributes.com.
About FuneralNet

Founded in 1996, FuneralNet was the first company to build websites exclusively for death-care businesses and has since become the largest provider of custom death-care websites in America.

FuneralNet's strength lies in its specific focus on the death-care industry.  Working with many of the leading death-care businesses around the country, FuneralNet has invented or made common many of the programs and website capacities now considered industry standards, such as online obituaries, complete online cremation-arrangement Web sites, flower and catering programs, online forms and many other functions.

FuneralNet's customer base includes funeral homes, cemeteries, cremation societies, state organizations, and death care vendors. For more information about FuneralNet, please call FuneralNet sales support at (800) 721.8166 opt. 2, or visit our website at www.funeralnet.com. You may also email questions to sales@funeralnet.com.

Colleen DeVine (For Tributes.com)
Garfield Group Public Relations
(215) 867-8600 x269