Elvis Presley - Still Rocking*

            


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Case Code : CLCB006
Publication date : 2005
Subject : Consumer Behavior
Industry : -
Length : 04 Pages
Price : Rs. 100

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Key words:

Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), Rock and Roll, Graceland, Harris Interactive Poll, Media and popular culture, Elvis.com, cross-over artist, Safe rebel, Personal Branding and SonyBMG

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Abstract:
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The caselet looks into how 'The King of Rock and Roll', Elvis Presley has been developed as a brand. It gives an overview of how organizations are trying to connect the image of Elvis Presley to various segments of the population. The caselet also looks into the personality attributes of Elvis Presley that made him a celebrity.

Issues:

How celebrities are promoted as brands
How companies promote celebrities to keep them as part of the popular culture
Characteristics that make celebrities extend their influence over the public

Introduction

Elvis Aaron Presley (Elvis: 19351977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, was an American singer who created a tremendous impact on the people and culture of the United States.


By 2004, worldwide sales of Elvis' records had crossed one billion and Elvis movies were being continuously re-run on American television channels. Graceland , Elvis' estate at Tennessee (TN) was a museum visited by more than a million Elvis fans, who arrived there every year from around the globe...

Questions for Discussion:

1. "Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer who created a tremendous impact on the people and culture of the United States." What was the motivation behind people to affiliate with the Elvis phenomenon?

2. "In addition to the following of fans who were contemporaries of Elvis, Elvis also attracted the generation born after his death." How did EPE market the Elvis brand to the generation born after the death of Elvis?

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