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2017

Nov 15, 2017 - LEGACY.COM NAMED BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AS A 2017 TOP WORKPLACES WINNER

Legacy.com Ranks No. 19 in Category for the Chicagoland Area

Oct 27, 2017 - Legacy.com Doubles Support For Funeral Service Foundation's Fund '45 Giving Initiative

Donation Match Event to Kick Off at NFDA Convention Building on Last Year's Success

Oct 24, 2017 - LEGACY.COM SHARES 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

Jul 07, 2017 - Legacy.com Pays Tribute to Beloved Spider-Man Artist Mike Wieringo

A 10-year remembrance of the artist's legacy as "Spider-Man: Homecoming" launches in theaters

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

Mar 22, 2017 - Pamplona Capital Management Acquires Legacy.com, The Global Digital Media Company Where “Life Stories Live On”

2016

Oct 27, 2016 - Legacy.com Grows Match for Funeral Service Foundation's 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 Doubles 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.

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