Marketing is Surreal

Here is a copy of an email I received today from Hilarious! Are they lying? They have to be talking about pre-orders, right? I mean, how else can someone purchase a DVD that hasn't even been released yet? You know, people who like Elvis' gospel music also like this DVD, even though they've never seen it. Maybe I should jump in and take that risk along with them? Doubt it.

"Dear Customer,

We've noticed that customers who have purchased or rated He Touched Me - The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley have also purchased Dream On: Live From Chicago (DVD-Jewel) on DVD. For this reason, you might like to know that Dream On: Live From Chicago (DVD-Jewel) will be released on October 28, 2008. You can pre-order yours by following the link below.

Dream On: Live From Chicago (DVD-Jewel) Dream On: Live From Chicago (DVD-Jewel)
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
List Price:$19.98
Price: $17.99
You Save: $1.99 (10%)

Release Date: October 28, 2008

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Anyway, on the topic of Elvis' gospel music. Have you ever considered the history behind that? Crossing over from secular to sacred and back again. And doing it back in the late 60s! Pretty groundbreaking really. Did Elvis lose fans because he expressed his faith in his music? I don't know. Maybe. But he got a lot accolades. Here is a quote from ShopElvisAustralia:

"Elvis Presley said 'I Know Practically Every Religious Song That’s Been Written' and throughout his illustrious career, Elvis scored some 105 Top 40 hits, a string of those hitting number one, yet it was Gospel, and Gospel music alone, that earned him the coveted Grammy awards. 1967 Winner 'Best Sacred Performance' How Great Thou art Album, 1967 Nominated 'Best engineered Album' How Great Thou Art, 1968 Nominated 'Best sacred Performance' You’ll Never Walk Alone, 1972 Nominated 'Best Inspirational Performance' He Touched Me, 1974 Winner : 'Best Inspirational Performance' How Great Thou art (Live Version)."

Its something to think about. Elvis is pretty cool in my book. Maybe the coolest ever?


Sarah said...

If mom reads your blog, she would totally dig this one! I know I do. I have the Elvis Gospel Treasury and I ADORE it. If mom passed on one good thing to us, it was Elvis ...

Miss you!


Ken said...

Long live The King! Miss you too. :-)

Charles Pergiel said...

Am I blind? I don't see any dates on your postings. Oct 2008 was months ago. When are you?