“A global ad campaign to promote Samsung devices, involving soccer stars and an alien invasion story, instead revealed that the fantasy campaign’s star manager Franz Beckenbauer tweets from his iPhone, not a Galaxy device,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“The campaign hit a snag when Beckenbauer, the legendary leader of its fantasy team, tweeted out the next segment of the story from his iPhone,” Dilger reports. “Once noticed, metadata tag was removed.”

“Sending promotional tweets about other products from Apple’s iOS devices seems to be quite popular. In October, T-Mobile chief executive John Legere intended to use Twitter to direct attention to Samsung Mobile’s latest Note 3 phablet, but inadvertently did so via his new iPhone 5s,” Dilger reports. “Last year, Oprah Winfrey used an iPad to send out tweets endorsing Microsoft’s Surface, using the hashtag “#FavoriteThings” to say she had bought a dozen of them for Christmas gifts. After BlackBerry paid Alicia Keys to serve as its Creative Director, she sent a personal tweet from her iPhone in February, then removed it and claimed her account had been ‘hacked.’”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Of course celebrities use iPhones and iPads. They wouldn’t settle for half-assed knockoffs. The funny thing is that they’ll use some of Samsung’s “endorsement” money to pick up more Apple gear.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]

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