LARGO, Fla. – MKJ Marketing, a leader in marketing websites for the funeral industry, has announced an affiliation with Tukios, a leading independent producer of tribute videos.
MKJ’s state-of-the art obituary platform features the latest in engaging technology, including online condolences, a Life Event Timeline, and live webcasting. MKJ’s integration with Tukios now makes MKJ sites the fastest and easiest way to create stunning memorial videos, all within the funeral home’s website. The partnership with Tukios allows funeral homes to share and sell videos right from their own obituaries.
According to Courtney Gould Miller, chief operating officer and head of digital at MKJ, “An important difference between Tukios and other online video production software is that they’re independent from website design companies. Funeral homes choose to use Tukios because of their superior product, not because they are contractually obligated.” The recent consolidation of website companies is forcing some funeral homes to use online video production from other providers if they wish to keep the ability to stream and sell videos on their own site.
“We're very excited about the integration with MKJ,” said Curtis Funk, founder of Tukios. “For many years they have been known as the educators and marketing experts in the industry, bringing innovative products and processes to their clients. We are honored to be part of that group of innovations and help their clients offer the best in tribute videos.”
MKJ’s marketing websites are designed to bring funeral business to firms. “Many funeral home websites are designed to sell products, whether flowers or memorial products; the sites are inexpensive, or even free for a reason. They don’t sell your firm, instead they sell products. It’s not your website; it’s their website with your name on it,” said MKJ CEO Glenn Gould.
“A marketing website presents our clients' services. The site is built from the beginning with search engine optimization, giving you a ranking advantage over template websites. And every design choice is with your brand and sales in mind," Gould Miller said. “If you want to sell flowers and food baskets, MKJ’s flower store pays you a 15 percent commission. If you want to sell merchandise, caskets, jewelry, MKJ’s store offers unlimited inventory. But don’t let selling flowers and merchandise confuse the purpose of your website. A website is an advertisement, just like a brochure or television ad; the objective is to bring funeral business to your firm. That simple priority is top of mind when we create your site.”