“The White House said President Obama had no idea his now famous ‘selfie’ with David Ortiz was an orchestrated marketing stunt,” CBS Boston reports.
“Ortiz snapped the selfie with the president at a White House event using a Samsung phone and tweeted it to his followers Tuesday,” CBS Boston reports. “It was resent by tens of thousands of Twitter users, and Samsung retweeted the photo as an ad. The company also said in a tweet that the photo was taken with a Samsung phone.”
CBS Boston reports, “It appeared as if everyone at the event was in on the promotion, except for the president. At least one Red Sox player shouted ‘cha-ching,’ mimicking a cash register as Ortiz took the photo.”
“According to CBS News, Samsung named Ortiz a social media insider and coached him prior to his White House visit,” CBS Boston reports. “Ortiz admitted Wednesday that he has a deal with the tech giant, but insisted the photo with the president was spontaneous. ‘It wasn’t anything promotional or anything like that,’ he told reporters.”
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