Can We Chat?

RIVERSIDE, CA.   Since Facebook has drastically reduced the amount of number of people who see our posts on the Pompadour: A Tribute to Tribute Artists Facebook page we want to experiment with our reach by covering a few things in our blog.

ImposterFirst, BEWARE of Pompadour: A Tribute to Tribute Artist impersonators. They’re out there. They go by different names, but they impersonate our slogan, our posts, and our photos.  (Impersonating is not to be confused with sharing our posts and photos; sharing is good.)  Imitation is supposedly the sincerest form of flattery and we are flattered, but the impersonators are only imitations of the original.  While there is room for more, and our format can be duplicated with a lot of hard work, Pompadour  is the original and our reasons for doing what we do does not need to be explained.  It is an intrinsic value and we hope it is blatantly obvious to all.  If I could sing, or play an instrument, then Pompadour  may have never existed and I could have been the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest winner. (Stop laughing!)

Pomp Thank YouPrior to Pompadour  there were not any Facebook pages dedicated to honoring both Elvis and ETAs.  There were pages dedicated solely to Elvis and pages dedicated to the individual ETA; we put the two together and obviously filled a niche that was missing on Facebook.  We were motivated by our sincere passion for Elvis and the Elvis Tribute Artists who have the courage to take on the incomparable, legendary persona of the King of Rock & Roll.  THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the years.

Elvis Where Are YouSecond, we’ve had several people ask us why they don’t see Pompadour  in their Facebook news-feed anymore. Well, it’s Facebook.  Jeanne-Marie is still posting just as much as she always has, but Facebook is limiting posts to 1-8% of our friends.  (Approximately 80-640 people out of 8000 may see our posts.)  Facebook would like page owners/administrators to pay for posts.  While that is a great idea, considering how much we post, we still want to eat.

Third, our purpose and presence on Facebook is not about getting the most likes. It never has been nor will it ever be about getting the most likes.  Pompadour  is our tribute to Elvis Presley and the ETAs where we share events, videos, photos, pages, articles, Elvis history, etc., to keep you, the ELVIS/ETA fan, up-to-date on what is going on in the ELVIS/ETA world.  We encourage you to visit our Facebook page on a regular basis, ’cause if you don’t, you’ll miss a whole lot of good stuff.  You can also find us on Twitter @PompadourETA.

As always, Pompadour: A Tribute to Tribute Artists is a public Facebook page.  ETAs, family, friends, and fans, if we don’t already post for you, you are more than welcome to post your events, photos and videos on Pompadour.  The more, the merrier.

Lastly, we’d like to invite you to join our new group, The Pompadour Group.  While other groups add you to their group without your authorization, Jeanne-Marie and I have made a promise to never add you to The Pompadour Group without your authorization.  We have decided to give YOU the choice to join or let your Facebook friends do it for you because they know you better than we do.

In The Pompadour Group you will see similar posts shared from our “Pompadour: A Tribute to Tribute Artists” page, but the idea behind it is to allow open discussion about Elvis Presley, ETAs, and the whole of the Elvis subculture and Elvis Tribute Artist Industry.  Post pictures of your favorite ETA or favorite Elvis photos or stories and share how Elvis Presley and ETAs have impacted your life.  If you have an opinion about Elvis, the ETA industry, or Elvis Presley Enterprises, share it and generate a discussion.  We’re looking forward to having you in The Pompadour Group.  Until then, ROCK IT LIKE ELVIS!

Thank you to my wife, Jeanne-Marie, who contributed to the majority of this article.

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3 thoughts on “Can We Chat?

  1. I enjoy both the newsletter and the Facebook page(s). I don’t often pay to “boost” posts (occasionally), but I’ve not noticed any serious limitations. I think the key is to get your network- of which I’m a part of- to “re-post” much of what you post, to help drive traffic over there. When I find a posting that has significant interest or pertinent information to share with my network, I “share”, and do my level best to thank the person from whom I share it. In most cases, I wouldn’t have come across the info if they didn’t post it, so it’s worthy of a thank you, I think. As a group, your organization and mine, as well as a few others, have many of the same goals- to help spread the word and the performances of the many ETA’s around the world. This is a situation where synergy is important- where people working together can achieve more than working separately, at least in my opinion.

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    • I think you really hit the nail on the head. The key to circumventing FB’s restrictions on page posts is people sharing, liking, etc. and keep the original links with a bit of gratitude.

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