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You Tried It: The Return of Elvis

One jeweler tries a promotion suggested in INSTORE that featured the “King of Rock n’ Roll”.

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You Tried It: The Return of Elvis

INSPIRED by the December issue which suggested commemorating Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday in the Retailer’s Planning Calendar, Garcia & Co. of Farmington, NM, hosted an Elvis event in January. (We figure that photo of Eileen Alexanian, owner of Diamonds ‘n Dunes in Kitty Hawk, NC, dressed as “Felvis” — female + Elvis — on page 57 had to have played a part as well.)

“Being a huge Elvis fan myself, we put together a ‘Love Me Tender’ bridal event to honor the King’s 75th Birthday,” says Mark A. Garcia. “Staff is ‘all shook up’ and ready to rock!”

The store produced a newspaper ad (pictured) and a radio spot. “Besides the advertising, we’ve got life-size talking Elvis cut-outs in the store,” Garcia says. “Radio stations have jumped all over doing Elvis trivia contests and promos for us, and everyone that comes in gets a pair of Elvis sunglasses!”

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