McNabb Family Funeral Homes

McNabb Family Funeral Homes Case Study

We helped an expansive business gain market share while celebrating their local heritage and customer base.

McNabb Family Funeral Homes is a family-owned and operated business established in Pocahontas in 1926. In 2011, McNabb expanded its operation to include Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Gregg Funeral Home in Monette and Gregg-Weston Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Today, all four locations offer traditional funeral services, contemporary life celebrations, cremation, bereavement services, insurance, pre-arrangements, and merchandise, such as caskets, urns, vaults, and memorial products.

Three generations of service
a Facebook cover photo

McNabb Family Funeral Homes looked to Pleth to help regain market share for all client locations through general marketing services. One of the branding challenges, with McNabb, is that each location has a different name. Each location possesses it’s own local heritage and loyal clientele base. Therefore, Pleth was tasked with unifying all four locations under the same brand umbrella while respecting both the heritage and clientele base respectively.

Marketing Strategy Cover
Marketing Strategy Part 1
Marketing Strategy Part 2
select pages from the Marketing Strategy plan

In order to increase efficiency and effectiveness with specific marketing tactics, we recommended starting with a 1 year strategic marketing plan based on both primary and secondary research.

Our Heritage is Celebrating Your Legacy
Plan for Your Family
select Facebook ads for two of the McNabb Family funeral homes

Based on the primary and secondary research, the goals of the marketing plan included increasing top-of-mind awareness to reach at-need customers, as well as marketing efforts to increase the potential customer base for pre-arrangement services. Due to the mixed demographics in each of the four locations, we felt it would be best to use a combination of traditional and digital marketing tactics.

McNabb NEA Senior Ad
McNabb Rack Card Front
McNabb Delta Crossroads Ad
a selection of print advertising pieces

Due to the age bracket of McNabb’s target market, we chose to focus on some of the more traditional marketing tactics first. This included redesigning their current marketing materials to elevate their brand image to a more modern, cohesive, and professional look. Other traditional marketing tactics included channels such as, newspaper, regional magazines, billboards, radio, television, and school sponsorships.

a radio ad we helped develop with voiceover talent supplied by McNabb
Gregg-Langford Bookout Billboard
two senior women sitting on a couch, talking
a still of a TV commercial shown on local channels

While traditional marketing efforts did serve their purpose, we also recommended utilizing some digital solutions as well, including a new website, in addition to social media use and advertising.

Print Advertising

In 2019, we designed a 50 page planning guide that offers helpful information when planning a funeral such as the variety of  options McNabb Funeral Homes provides and pre-planning articles that help answer any questions you may have. In the back of the book it also includes several forms you can fill out so that you and your family are prepared for the future. 

View the full planning guide.

Planning Guide Cover
Planning Guide Interior
Cover and Interior Page Layout
2019 Pre-planning guide ad
2019 Pre-planning ad created for the planning guide.


Digital Advertising

Benefits of pre-planning part 1
Benefits of pre-planning part 2
Educational social media posts
Meet the staff post 1
Meet the staff post 2
Meet the Staff Social Media series
Quote post 1
Quote post 2
Social media posts with peaceful quotes to help those in hard times.

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