by Steph Byce

News & Press

1. In The News

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

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.

  • Apr 04, 2010 – An Online Site is a Gathering Place for Grieving
    McClatchy-Tribune News story about how modern technology is helping address the ancient human desires to grieve and connect.

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Nov 05, 2006 – In Online Mourning, Don’t Speak Ill of the Dead
    “Legacy, which gets more than six million visitors a month and one comment every five seconds, says it vets everything before it is posted,” The New York Times reports.

  • Aug 31, 2006 – Websites offer mourning for youths online
    “Online tributes are reshaping the way many people deal with death. Web eulogies, tributes, and memorials…” the Boston Globe reports.

  • May 29, 2006 – Online Memorials Bring Strangers and Friends Together in Community of Grief
    “Days after his wife’s death from inflammatory breast cancer in 2004, Michael Bloomer set up a Web page memorial,” The Washington Post reports. “An old co-worker from Florida signed Kim Bloomer’s online guest book. So did a high school classmate in Michigan.”

  • May 29, 2006 – Online Memorials Bring Strangers and Friends Together in Community of Grief
    “Days after his wife’s death from inflammatory breast cancer in 2004, Michael Bloomer set up a Web page memorial,” The Washington Post reports. “An old co-worker from Florida signed Kim Bloomer’s online guest book. So did a high school classmate in Michigan.”

  • Apr 27, 2006 – Rituals of Grief Go Online
    “Just as the Web has changed long-established rituals of romance and socializing, personal Web pages on social networking sites…are altering the rituals of mourning,” The New York Times reports.

2. Press Releases

2020

2018

  • Oct 9, 2018 – Legacy and Local IQ Double Fund ’45 Match
    Funeral Service Foundation is receiving dollar for dollar match up to forty-five thousand dollars in 2018.

  • Oct 4, 2018 – Legacy.com Will Support Funeral Homes With New Business Leads
    The new Legacy Advisor Network program connects funeral homes with more qualified customers.

  • Feb 26, 2018 – Legacy.com & iPUBLISH Collaborate To Grow Obituary Revenue
    ObitWriter℠ and Tributes Memorial Print Sections Bring New Life to Obituaries.

2017

  • Oct 27, 2017 – Legacy.com Matches Donations To Funeral Service Foundation’s Fund ’45 Campaign
    Donation match event to kick off at NFDA Convention, building on last year’s success. 

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

  • Oct16, 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. 

  • Mar 29, 2017 – Great Hill Partners Announces Sale of Legacy.com to Pamplona Capital
    Great Hill Partners announced today the sale of Legacy.com, the worldwide leader in the online digital memorialization space, to Pamplona Capital. 

  • Mar 22, 2017 – Pamplona Capital Management Acquires Legacy.com, The Global Digital Media Company Where “Life Stories Live On”
    Legacy.com, the leading provider of obituary-related products and services, announced that it has been acquired by Pamplona Capital Management, a London, New York, and Boston-based specialist investment manager.

2016

  • Oct 27, 2016 – Legacy.com Grows Match For Funeral Service Foundation Fund ’45 Giving Initiative
    Increased Donation Comes After Initial Donation Match Goal Was Reached In First 24 Hours.

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

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

  • Sep 29, 2016 -Legacy.com Releases Free Search Engine Marketing Series
    Practical How-To Sessions Now Available Online.

  • Sep 13, 2016 – Legacy.com Hits 100 Million Sessions Monthly In 2016
    Obituary platform offers partners consistent growth averaging over 100 million monthly sessions.

  • Aug 09, 2016 – Legacy.com Funeral Directory Largest in U.S. Market
    Engaged Audience Has More Than Quadrupled Page Views Since 2014.

  • May 24, 2016 – Legacy.com Wins Silver in Customer Sales and Service World Awards Competition
    Second major customer service award for Legacy this year.

  • Mar 29, 2016 – Recipe Vault At Legacy.com Wins Best New Brand Publication
    Series Honoring Food Memories Wins at Digiday Publishing Awards.

  • Feb 04, 2016 – Outpouring of support for Réne Angélil
    Memories and condolences shared on Legacy.com.

  • Jan 21, 2016 – Legacy.com Named As Finalist In 2016 Stevie® Awards For Best Customer Service
    10th annual awards will be presented on March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas.

  • Jan 15, 2016 – Legacy.Com Helps Charities Raise Over $150,000 In First Give To Remember Event
    Top Fundraisers Include Final Salute, Ty Louis Campbell Foundation & The Funeral Service Foundation.

2015

  • Nov 30, 2015 – Legacy.com Launches First Give To Remember Event With $50,000 Match
    Founding participants include American Heart Association and StoryCorps.

  • Oct 08, 2015 – Legacy.com Shines Spotlight on Original Content
    Fresh Design Makes Features More Shareable.

  • 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.

  • Jan 05, 2015 – Legacy.com Testing New Concepts for Local Markets Lacking a Robust Online Newspaper Obituary Site
    Legacy.com will begin serving readers directly in selected markets where the local newspaper has de-emphasized online obituaries.

2014

  • Nov 03, 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.

  • Jun 10, 2014 – Legacy.com Partners with Mindset List® Authors to Chronicle the Way Death and Remembrance Have Changed in America
    Legacy.com, Inc. and the Mindset List® authors create thought-provoking work titled “From Cherubs to Cryonics: The Mindset List® of American Death and Remembrance.” This comprehensive list tackles the evolution of how death and remembrance have been viewed in America since 1750. The authors even speculate how death will be perceived in 2100.

  • 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

  • Jun 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

  • Jun 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.

2009

  • Oct 27, 2009 – Batesville Casket and Legacy.com Partner to Create the Largest National Online Obituary Network, Linking Funeral Homes and Newspapers Legacy.com is partnering with Batesville Casket Company, the largest provider of hosted funeral home websites in the U.S., to give funeral homes access to the largest nationally networked obituary system.

2008

  • Oct 09, 2008 – Legacy.com Inks International Deals Legacy.com, Legacy.com has joined forces with the largest daily newspapers in Australia and Canada and some of the largest papers in Ireland.

  • Jun 17, 2008 – Legacy.com Launches the Most Comprehensive Memorialization Portal On the Web Legacy.com, the Web’s dominant obituary resource and the leader in online memorialization, has launched an enhanced portal that builds upon its affiliation with more than 650 U.S., Canadian and British newspapers.

  • Apr 28, 2008 – News International becomes Legacy.com’s latest affiliate Legacy.com, which hosts online obituaries, memorials, and other family announcements for more than 650 U.S., Canadian and United Kingdom newspapers has attracted one of Europe’s leading newspapers and online brands as an affiliate.

  • Apr 28, 2008 – Legacy.com achieves milestone: 650 newspaper affiliates Legacy.com — which collaborates with newspapers to offer their obituaries online and to provide newspaper readers with new ways to share their remembrances of loved ones, has affiliated with its 650th newspaper.

2007

  • Dec 27, 2007 – What do Anna Nicole Smith and Jerry Falwell have in common … at year-end?
    Former Playboy playmate and E! reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith and televangelist and Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell had little in common in life, but they share a distinction in death.

  • Nov 02, 2007 – Fallen soldiers remembered in new twist on 21st Century grieving
    Although 29-year-old Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy of Long Island was killed in Afghanistan almost two-and-a-half years ago, a week scarcely goes by without someone – a friend, fellow soldier or complete stranger – remembering him … online.

  • May 25, 2007 – Military Families Turn to Online Memorials to Remember the Fallen
    When Indianapolis resident Peggie Writtenhouse mourns her brother, Army Master Sgt. James F. “Fred” Hayes, a father of five killed serving his second tour of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she can’t easily visit his gravesite in a Kentucky veteran’s cemetery.