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White House Selfie Caps Samsung's Busy Week
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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4/4/2014 | 12:36:59 PM
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"White House press secretary Jay Carney said the White House generally objects to the use of the president's image for advertising, marketing, or commercial purposes. It is "looking into" the matter, though it's not clear what, if any, steps the White House can take against Samsung"

The president is a public figure, though, so it is hard to keep control of the image. I do believe that Teddy Roosevelt's pic was used to sell cigars, though he didn't smoke them and certainly didn't endorse them.
Alison_Diana
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4/4/2014 | 3:42:05 PM
Re: Obama
I think more people were disappointed in David Ortiz than anything else. He fessed up to getting lessons from Samsung in how to take selfies and use social media, which made the whole thing feel as staged as it was. The promo was definitely icky and didn't make either Samsung or Ortiz look good. I doubt the White House can (or should) do anything. Stunts like this were bound to occur and theyll happen again once the next company forgets the backlash against Samsung and Ortiz. As a Yankees fan, I'm just glad one of our guys didn't do it!
Ariella
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Ariella,
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4/4/2014 | 3:49:19 PM
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@Alison well,t here's some consolation there, a silver lining to the cloud.
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/4/2014 | 4:45:01 PM
Re: Obama
It's disappointing to hear that the photo was planned but it's not entirely unexpected. Social media comes with a presumption of honesty, which is why advertisers love it.
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WKash,
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4/4/2014 | 6:09:11 PM
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Waiting for the day when we consumers can start earning micro payments from each photo we share -- by flipping on the option of including a little logo of the phone/device it was shot on in the picture. 

 
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SachinEE,
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4/14/2014 | 7:10:41 AM
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@ WKash, that's an interesting proposition. Everyone would love to get paid for sharing pictures and will happily include the logo of the smart phone with which those pictures were taken. What will we call it then? Micro Brand Ambassadors? But as @Alison said this particular White House episode was disappointing on part of Ortiz rather than Samsung.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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4/14/2014 | 7:07:05 AM
Re: White House Selfie Caps Samsung's Busy Week
Samsung seems to be bent upon taking Tablets market as seriously as smart phones market. They are taking Apple's iPads heads on with their so many new tablets appealing different budget users. One thing I commend Samsung for is that they have brought the Tablets within the range of mid-level customers. 


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