Samsung gets caught yet again with celebrity tweeting Galaxy ad from their Apple iPhone

“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.]

Related articles:
T-Mobile USA CEO tweets ‘I don’t know what I’d do without my Samsung Note 3′ – from his Apple iPhone 5s – October 22, 2013
Oprah tweets ‘love’ of Microsoft’s Surface from her Apple iPad – November 19, 2012

Nearly half of iPhone 5c owners upgraded from competitors, notably Samsung and LG – December 2, 2013
Apple’s iPhone 5c: The perfect Christmas present for Android settlers yearning to upgrade – December 2, 2013
Roughly 40% of Black Friday Apple iPads purchased by Android phone users – November 30, 2013
Apple iOS developers earn five times the revenue per download of Android developers – November 29, 2013
Are Apple users savvier shoppers? iOS devices account for disproportionate number of Black Friday searches – November 29, 2013
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
Apple Maps makes killer comeback as Google Maps loses access to world’s most desirable mobile customers – November 12, 2013
Android phones 3 times more likely than Apple iPhones to have been bought at discount store – August 22, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013
Twitter heat map shows iPhone use by the affluent, Android by the poor – June 20, 2013
Apple’s iPhone generates more in carrier fees than rival smartphones – January 30, 2013
Unsurprisingly, survey says Apple’s iOS is highest priority among mobile developers – January 23, 2013
People buy more Android phone units and do less with them vs. Apple’s revolutionary iPhone – November 14, 2012
Study: iPad users more likely to buy – and buy more – online than traditional PC users – September 29, 2011
iPhone users smarter, richer than Android phone users – August 16, 2011
Yankee Group: Apple iPhone owners shop more, buy more, remain more loyal vs. other device users – July 20, 2010
iPhone owners more likely to pay for digital content – November 26, 2009
Study: Apple iPhone users richer, younger, more productive than other so-called ‘smartphone’ users – June 12, 2009
Apple iPhone users buy many more apps, surf the Web much more than other ‘smartphone’ users – March 27, 2009

34 Comments

    1. I expect them to use the products they endorse. I no longer respect Oprah as I once did as a callow admirer, and I tweeted my disapproval at the time. One can only hope that the weight of fan disillusionment penetrates the moral cocoons of those mirroring the aspirations of millions.

    2. MDN is full of shit. They love to post how Samsung paid for endorsers are tweeting from iPhones, thereby promoting a lie, but they forget that they themselve zealously censor comments that are negative towards Apple which is another lie.

      MDN are nothing more than bullshit artists themselves censoring others for what they do themselves.

      1. … “right’. For starters, MDN is NOT “full of shit”. A bit dishonest? Extremely opinionated? Sure.
        They don’t (often) delete the posts they happen to disagree with. They almost NEVER delete offensive or off-topic posts they agree with. You read their comments, though, and you know how they feel. They are not paid to tout … Samsung or Microsoft, as examples. Well, they, sort of, are, but those are randomly-selected ads chosen by a third-party computer. They sold the space used to a conglomerate. Still, it is really annoying to see them.

        1. … that a great many of the visitors here are opinionated and some are less than fastidious about their “facts” – though this could easily be attributed to their sources. And, NO, I’m not claiming to be free of either flaw. I am way more than a “little opinionated”, though I do try to be careful about my “facts”. I’m old, forgetful, and may be mis-informed.

        1. I admired Steve Jobs who has feet of clay but constantly strived for perfection. Given enough time and desire, we all can make the world a better place. Oprah Winfrey has done a very good job to focus many people on the virtues needed to improve the world. We have to forgive a small failing in sincerity.

          1. Bullshit, they’re nothing but hypocritical lying assholes who would sell there mother for a buck. You can kiss their butts and make lame excuses all you want, but those dishonorable turds deserve absolutely no respect.

  1. Don’t you guys get it yet?

    These celebrities are clever. They make the “mistake” on PURPOSE. They all know Samdung is a fucking evil company that needs to be killed.

    By the way, this is just AMAZING foresight by Steve.

    SJ: I want every iphone to declare that the “tweet”, “text”, “email” or any other “transmission” to indicates that it was sent from an iPhone.

  2. Yeah I don’t think it took Jessica Alba more than 5 seconds to go back to her iPhone once her deal with Nokia/Microsoft was up. So much for that amazing Lumia phone, as soon as they stop paying you to use it, back to the iPhone it is.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.