Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery offers in-depth coverage of issues affecting the cemetery profession in today's competitive business environment, including grounds maintenance tips, national and state association coverage, preneed, marketing, cremation, insurance computers/software and much more.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In August's Issue

  • Cover Story
    Going Collegiate – When it came time to plan the second phase of a cremation garden on its property, the owners of Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, incorporated a design that captured the spirit of one of the community's greatest resources – the University of New Mexico.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Design Profile
    Abiding Faith – The Our Lady Queen of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, New York, has been designed to meet the burial and spiritual needs of families.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Design Portfolio
    Planning for the Future – When Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield, New Jersey, built a new mausoleum, it turned to LP Bronze International to provide memorialization options that would help tell the life story of the people who selected the building for their final resting place.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Technology
    Enhancing Your Offerings – Cemeteries have been places of remembrance, tranquility and peace for thousands of years. Times are changing, though, and cemeteries that want to remain relevant and serve their customers' needs should take step to accommodate changing demographics.
    By Lauren Moore

  • Roundtable
    Marketing – Savvy cemeterians know that marketing means much more than placing an ad in the local newspaper or holding a Memorial Day celebration each May. Our experts weigh in on how to develop relationships, communicate the cemetery's value proposition and drive sales on your grounds.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

In Every Issue


Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Table of Contents Design, 2005
  • Silver Award, Publication Re-design, 2004
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Does Your Cemetery Have a Plan?" May 2006
  • First Place, Good Writing, "Survivor Cemeteries," November 2005
  • Third Place, Good Writing, "Evanescence," March 2005
  • Second Place, Good Writing, "Honoring Competence, Courage and Sacrifice," June 2007
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "Beware of Slip and Fall," November 2007
Graphic Design USA
  • Blue Book Advertising, 2005
  • Mortality Symbols, 2005