Tributes Encourages Consumers to Have the Talk of a Lifetime Encourages Consumers to Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM Inspires More Meaningful Memorialization in Partnership with the Funeral and Memorial Information Council

BOSTON, MA and Brookfield, WI ­– September 30, 2013 -, the online resource for local and national obituary news, announced today that they will be promoting the Funeral and Memorial Information Council's (FAMIC) consumer education campaign, Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM to the nearly four million consumers that rely on the popular obituary news website each month.

The Have the Talk of a Lifetime campaign is focused on helping people across the U.S. discover the unique life stories of the people who matter most to them. These discussions can help families and friends make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones through meaningful memorialization.  By encouraging more meaningful memorialization, Have the Talk of a Lifetime will also help consumers understand the important role that funeral professionals play in helping families remember and honor their loved ones.

Tributes will be promoting the campaign throughout and across the Obituary Distribution Network made up of 150 broadcast partners, encouraging consumers to visit the campaign website - 

"Since the launch of the website five years ago, Tributes has been working closely to develop a unifying Internet brand in partnership with the funeral profession that helps families preserve the stories of loved ones in a meaningful and permanent way, for generations to come," said Elaine Haney, CEO&President of Tributes, Inc.  "The Have the Talk of a Lifetime campaign is in complete alignment with our beliefs and mission and we are proud to promote it in support of funeral professionals across the country."


"We are so delighted that has stepped up in a significant way to help us change consumer opinions and attitudes toward memorialization," said Jim Kepner, FAMIC president and the voting representative from Selected Independent Funeral Homes.  "Tributes' investment in promoting this important campaign is further demonstration of their commitment to both the funeral profession and the preservation of life stories."




About is driven by the belief that Every Life has a Story which deserves to be told and preserved. is the online source for current local and national obituary news and a supportive community where friends and family can come together during times of loss and grieving to honor the memories of their loved ones with lasting personal tributes. Through one centralized national web destination, with 96 million and growing current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s, Tributes documents more than 80 percent of the deaths that occur in the U.S. each year making obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible. The site has experienced rapid growth since its launch in the fall of 2008, and is now relied on by thousands of funeral homes and close to four million unique consumers each month to publish and locate obituary news.  For more information about, please visit our website at or contact us at  



About The Funeral and Memorial Information Council


The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is a membership organization comprising organizations in nearly all areas of the death care industry.

FAMIC Mission Statement

FAMIC is committed to making available to the public direct and open information regarding death care and memorialization from the leading associations of service providers and businesses.