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In the News

2017

April 20, 2017 – Online world sparks new life for old tradition of obituaries
CNET writes about how online obituaries have enhanced the way we find and interact with obituaries.

April 20, 2017 – Legacy.com to Offer Market Insights With Acquisition of ObitData.com
Funeral Service Insider features a story on Legacy’s acquisition of Obitdata.com and interviews Legacy’s CEO, Stopher Bartol.

 

2016

Oct 11, 2016 – The 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago
Legacy.com is named as one of Built In Chicago’s top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago.

Oct 04, 2016 – Writing Your Own Obit: A Chance To Reflect, Get It Right
The AP examines the growing trend of the self-written obituary.

Oct 01, 2016 – Families Refuse to Bury the Truth About Heroin
The Morning Call interviews Legacy.com about the growing trend to mention addiction and overdose in obituaries

Sep 08, 2016 – The Facebook of the Dead
The Ringer goes inside Legacy.com’s Calabasas office to learn more about America’s largest obituary website

Sep 01, 2016 – Legacy.com humanises data analytics with Obituary Audience Guide
CMO Kim Evenson talks about the importance of understanding your online visitors, but also taking it a step further and imagining those visitors as real people

Aug 15, 2016 – This Chicago Website is One of the Most Trafficked in the World. Here’s Why You’ve Never Heard of It.
Built In Chicago profiles Legacy.com and examines its place in the Chicago tech community

Jul 14, 2016 – The Gold Standard
Funeral Business Advisor features Legacy.com CEO Steve Parrott’s compelling case for print obituaries

Jul 06, 2016 – Death on the Internet: Will This Be Your Digital Obituary?
Bloomberg profiles Legacy.com and discusses its role in transforming the way we learn about the dead

Jul 02, 2016 – This Election Year, More Families Inject Political Endorsements Into Obits
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Katie Falzone of Legacy.com about the phenomenon of online obituaries turning much more political

Jun 19, 2016 – Disdain for Trump and Clinton is So Strong, Even the Dead are Campaigning
The Washington Post examines the rise of the political obituary

Jan 29, 2016 – The Dear Abby of Death
The New York Times profiles Legacy.com blogger Florence Isaacs

Jan 20, 2016 – When Angry Obits Go Viral, Who’s to Blame?
CNN examines the impact on families as obituaries become more personal

Jan 18, 2016 – ‘We’re Looking for Mistresses’: How Obit Site Legacy Combats Trolling the Deceased
Digiday explores the sophisticated process Legacy.com created to keep its Guest Books troll-fee

2015

Dec 31, 2015 – Why Death Doesn’t Take A Holiday This Time of Year
The Wall Street Journal examines why more people die during the year-end season.

Sep 24, 2015 – How Legacy.com is Turning Obits into Business
Digiday shares how Legacy.com has found new life in e-commerce.

May 03, 2015 – Touching, Funny, Messages In Obits Getting Wide Audience
The Associated Press writes about a few of the emotional, humorous, sometimes snarky requests inserted into published obituaries.

Apr 27, 2015 – Legacy.com To Buy Tributes.Com In A Deal That Reshapes The Obit Space
Ex-Arch Rivals to Serve Over 1,500 Newspapers, 2,500 Funeral homes, and Millions of Website Visitors

2014

Dec. 11, 2014 – Could Obits Be Billion Dollar Biz For Pubs?
NetNewsCheck writes that newspaper publishers are ramping up digital efforts to secure their share of the burgeoning online obituary business.

May 04, 2014 – Our Thoughts Really Do Matter
The Star-Banner explains that a well-written obituary is more than a memorial service announcement or list of survivors; it also provides an account of the deceased person’s life.

Mar 31, 2014 – In The Facebook Age, More People Are Writing Their Own Obituaries
The New York Daily News reports on the trend for people to have the final say of their life’s legacy.

Mar 28, 2014 – The ‘Selfie’ Impulse Now Extends To Obituaries
USA Today explores the growing popularity of the self-written obituary.

2013

Aug. 09, 2013 – Memorial Websites Provide Growing Role In The Grieving Process, Experts Say
PennLive.com explores the growing popularity of online memorials.

Aug. 09, 2013 – Coping With Loss, One Byte At A Time
Online obituaries come to India in a new website profiled by The Times of India. The new site is compared to online obituary leader Legacy.com.

July 03, 2013 – Funny Obits Bring New Life To A Dying Art
CNN investigates the current trend toward funny obituaries and the “viral” attention they attract.

June 24, 2013 – There’s Life In The Obit Business
Crain’s Chicago Business discusses Legacy.com’s recent successes.

May 09, 2013 – US Online Obituary Site Legacy.Com Buys London Start-Up
Financial Times reports on Legacy.com’s purchase of UK-based start-up iAnnounce.

2012

July 19, 2012 – Legacy Of A Jerk: A New Freakonomics Radio PodcastThe Freakanomics podcast explored the idea of protecting one’s reputation after death, including one Legacy.com Guest Book.

May 30, 2012 – Death Goes DigitalIn a timeline of how humans have memorialized loved ones through the ages, USA Today spotlights Legacy.com as online obituary innovators.

Apr. 10, 2012 – Great Hill Could Write Own Obituary Thanks To Latest Investment
Dow Jones & Company reports on Great Hill Partners’ purchase of Legacy.com.

2011

Dec. 22, 2011 – A First Time For Everything
The New York Times Magazine used Legacy.com’s database to prepare a special edition. In the process, they found a wealth of notable “firsts.”

Dec. 04, 2011 – The 15 Most Massively Popular Websites You’ve Never Heard Of
Legacy.com is #7 on Business Insider’s list of top websites they’d never heard of before.

Feb. 21, 2011 – Speech Gets Ugly Online, But It’s Still Free
Legacy.com Guest Books and content screening cited in USAToday piece about the ugly side of free speech.

2010

May 03, 2010 – Honoring Our Heroes
The Saturday Evening Post features Legacy’s “In Remembrance” site in an article on Memorial Day and how the way people remember those who died in battle is changing.