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British Fanclub For Sale

August 26, 2021 | Other

As announced earlier, Todd Slaughter decided it is time for a well deserved rest. That's why the Official Elvis Presley Fanclub of Great Britain is for sale at an auction. This is what the auction site mentions:

An incredible opportunity to purchase the world famous Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain.

This is a very healthy and fully functioning fan club that has been operating for nearly 70 years, with a dedicated and healthy membership base of around 3000, that has been grown carefully under the stewardship of founder and current owner Todd Slaughter. At the age of 76 and due to recent ill health Todd has now decided to take a back seat and hand over the legacy and fantastic commercial opportunity to somebody new. With a bonanza of "Elvis" events in the pipeline including the 45th anniversary, the Tom Hanks "Elvis & The Colonel" film and the release of numerous TV documentaries, Elvis is set to be in the headlines. This offers fantastic scope to develop and expand the online presence and fan base whilst adding to the regular social events and affinity holidays in the UK, the USA and across Europe that occur every year. The club also hosts a weekly Elvis Hour on Radio Caroline Flashback.

The fan club generates significant income via a number of channels including online shop sales of CDs, vinyl LPs, books, DVDs and membership fees. There are opportunities to expand advertising and commission revenue in magazines, social media and annual events.

Turnover has reached £250k+ in recent years although this has been affected over the past four years due to health issues and exacerbated by Brexit and the recent pandemic. Now, however, there has never been a better time to embrace revenue opportunities from travel, events and tactical marketing.

Included in the sale: all current stock held by the fan club valued at £37k (detailed inventory available), database/mailing list with 5,000 names, website (see here), all current social media accounts (48k fans across Facebook and Instagram), any and all office equipment currently in use at their office in Cheadle, Staffs along with 7 decades of goodwill. The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain – the global brand.

Full and detailed accounts will be made available to prospective buyers.

N.B. Over the bank holiday period of Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August Todd Slaughter can be available to meet with serious prospective bidders at the Cheadle Offices of the Fan Club by appointment.

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Gladyslove wrote on August 26, 2021
British fan club for sale !? Okay, they also sell original jumpsuits and jewelery etc. from Elvis so why not a fan club ? A little bit weird but I hope it gets in very good hands to live up Elvis´s legacy.
I am Buffalo-Horn! wrote on August 27, 2021
All power to Todd for being the leader of the world's most respected Fan Club for such a long time. Not really sure his retirement is good news, but it's understandable. The end of an Era.
Psilopechtris wrote on August 27, 2021
Gladyslove: Maybe the good folks at Sony FTD would be interested. They know how to preserve Elvis' legacy.
Gladyslove wrote on August 27, 2021
Psilopechtris, let´s go, contact uncle Ernst.
woody1 wrote on August 27, 2021
I was a proud member of the fan club in the 70s and flew to the US with them in 1977 and at the tender age of 18 I didn't appreciate how much organisation went into such things so a massive belated thank you to Todd for organising my trip of a life time and all the hours he's put in to the Elvis world, I wish him well.
Psilopechtris wrote on August 27, 2021
Gladyslove: Yes, don't forget uncle Erik as well!
Gladyslove wrote on August 28, 2021
Yeah ! Contact him AND Ernst.