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Press Releases

2017

Oct 24, 2017 – Legacy.com Share First Look at ObitWriter℠ at NFDA Convention
First-Ever Natural Language Generation Tool Makes Writing Obituaries Easier

Oct 16, 2017 – Society of Professional Obituary Writers Honors 2017’s Best Obituarists at “Grimmy Awards” Presentation
The Society of Professional Obituary Writers honored the best writers in the field at the biennial ObitCon conference.

Apr 17, 2017 – Legacy.com Acquires Obitdata.com, The Leading Provider Of Market Share Information To The U.S. Funeral Industry
Legacy announced today that it has acquired assets of Obitdata.com, further expanding its value-added offerings to funeral home and newspaper partners.

March 22, 2017 – Pamplona Capital Management Acquires Legacy.com, the Global Digital Media Company Where “Life Stories Live On”
Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”) announced today that, together with the management team of Legacy.com, it has acquired a majority interest in Legacy.com, the leading provider of obituary-related products and services to newspapers, funeral homes, and more than 43 million monthly visitors across the globe.

 

2016

October 20, 2016 – Legacy and AdPerfect Announce Partnership
Integrated Platform Simplifies Print Obituary Placement for Tributes.com Funeral Home Partners

October 18, 2016 – Legacy.com Doubles Support For Funeral Service Foundation’s Fund ’45 Giving Initiative
Donation Match Event To Kick Off at NFDA Convention

September 29, 2016 – Legacy.com Releases Free Search Engine Marketing Series
Legacy.com has released the popular “Search Engine Marketing for Your Funeral Home” series aimed at helping funeral home directors understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it impacts their business.

September 13, 2016 – Legacy.com Hits 100 Million Sessions Monthly in 2016
In 2016, for the first time, the Legacy.com Network has averaged over 100 million sessions each month and is currently ranked the 38th most-visited website in the U.S. as measured by Quantcast, making it the top online destination for obituaries.

August 9, 2016 – Legacy.com Funeral Directory Largest in U.S. Market
The Legacy Funeral Home Directory launched two years ago and is already the top destination for people searching for funeral homes today. Legacy’s Funeral Home Directory has over 1.8 million visitors each month, and over 21.8 million visitors each year. This is larger than any other online directory in the funeral home category, including Yellow Pages and White Pages.

May 25, 2016 – Legacy.com Wins Silver in Customer Sales And Service World Awards Competition
Legacy.com was named as a Silver Award winner by the Customer Sales and Service World Awards. The award will be presented June 26, 2016, in San Francisco. Legacy is in good company with other winners that include Cisco Systems, DHL Express, and Wells Fargo.

March 29, 2016 – Recipe Vault at Legacy.com Wins Best New Brand Publication
The Recipe Vault — a Legacy.com editorial series in which celebrity chefs and food bloggers share how recipes connect us to those we’ve lost — was recognized in New York last week at the annual Digiday Publishing Awards. The innovative series won best new brand publication for its success in highlighting how sharing recipes and food memories can help keep loved ones’ legacies alive.

Feb. 4, 2016 – Outpouring of Support for Réne Angélil
Less than 24 hours after a celebration of René Angélil’s life occurred at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, over 8,500 condolences have been left at the request of Angélil’s family in the official Guest Book for the event.

Jan. 21, 2016 – Legacy.com Named as Finalist in 2016 Stevie® Awards for Best Customer Service
Legacy.com was named a Finalist today in the Customer Service Department of the Year category of the 10th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award by the program.

Jan. 15, 2016 – Legacy.com Helps Charities Raise Over $150,000 in First Give to Remember Event
Legacy held its first “Give to Remember” charity match event throughout the month of December. 13 charities in total participated in the month-long event, raising $167,000 including $50,000 in matching funds from Legacy.com.

2015

Aug. 20, 2015 – Legacy.Com Reaches Milestone Of 100 Million Guest Book Entries
Dedicated screeners review each Guest Book submission to protect grieving families. This week, they reviewed the 100 millionth entry.

Jul 22, 2015 – Steve Parrott Named CEO Of Legacy.com
Legacy.com has named Steve Parrott its new CEO. Stopher Bartol, Legacy.com’s Founder and CEO of 16 years, will remain with the company in his new role as Executive Chairman.

Apr 22, 2015 – Legacy.com Announces Acquisition Of Tributes.com
Legacy.com further strengthens its position and that of its partners.

 

2014

Nov. 3, 2014 – Local Media Consortium Announces Partnerships for Revolutionary Obituaries Solutions
Partnership will provide death care providers with industry-leading products and improved access to local media outlets nationwide.

Jan. 14, 2014 – Legacy.com Names Steve Parrott President
Legacy.com Inc., the global leader of online obituary solutions for the newspaper and funeral industries, has elevated Steve Parrott to the role of president. Parrott has been Legacy’s chief operating officer throughout 2013 and previously served for 10 years as president of CNET Content Solutions, a division of CBS Interactive.

2013

June 25, 2013 – Legacy.com Introduces The Next Generation In Online Obituaries
Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S. and globally, introduces the Next Generation Obituary, a new online experience designed to elevate the category and transform newspapers’ online obituary offerings.

May 09, 2013 – Legacy.com Acquires UK-Based Web Announcements Ltd.Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., today announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce (www.iAnnounce.co.uk), the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.

Apr. 09, 2013 – Legacy.com Honored With Webby, EPPY Awards
Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Social Media category.

2012

Apr. 06, 2012 – Great Hill Partners Acquires Legacy.com
Legacy.com, the market leader in the online obituary space, announced today that is has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm with over $2.5 billion under management.

2010

June 17, 2010 – Editor & Publisher Honors Legacy.com With 2010 EPPY Award
Legacy.com has been honored as the best overall newspaper-affiliated Web site in its class. The recognition came in the form of a 2010 EPpyTM Award, presented by Editor & Publisher magazine at a ceremony held June 17th in Las Vegas during the 2010 Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show.