National Funeral Exhibition 2011
Posted on Friday 17th June 2011 by Louise Carron Harris
NFE 2011 was an incredible year for Sentiment. Having exhibited in 2009 we found that funeral directors thought the Sentiment product range was too modern – however this year things were very very very different…
We had an unpredicted and unexpected interest in all of our range, this left us clinging on to leaflets as they flew off the stand! We found funeral directors watching the funeral videos from afar, then slowly approaching us to discuss more about the products. As they flicked through the memory books and looked at the DVDs they wanted to know more about Tribute Videos, Filming and photographing funerals and Memory books - They gave us huge positive feedback.
On Sunday I managed to get off the stand for an hour – As I wondered into hall 1 I was accosted by the Funeral Humor boys http://www.funeralhumour.co.uk/, I’d seen the effect their chili sauce was having on people over the weekend and it didn’t look healthy – but their charm won me over and before I knew it I was tasting their ‘Death Chili Dip’ (that comes with a government warning!!!) after a few hours recovery I made my way round to see everyone else.
I’d like to say thank you to http://www.muchloved.com/ who not only had us on their stand but also offer a free service for Sentiment Families to upload their tribute videos allowing them to share and view them whenever they like.
Also I would like to thank http://ashestoearth.co.uk/ and http://www.phoenix-diamonds.com/ for such great entertainment in the evenings AND I really believe in their products . Thanks to http://www.motorcyclefunerals.com/ for their free (much needed) massage! We were exhibiting next to them and It always made me laugh because their bar had people queueing up for cocktails at 10 IN THE MORNING!!! Thanks to http://www.colourfulcoffins.com/ for being as inspirational as ever. And I’d also like to say good luck to the newcomers http://www.agivingtribute.com/ and http://funeralmap.co.uk/ - We wish you success on the launch of your up and coming new sites.
Sorry to all those I have missed off, and thank you all to a fantastic expo – roll on 2013