April 2nd, 2014

David Ortiz selfie with Obama was paid product placement

By Sarah Hofmann
Daily Caller

Samsung facilitated the supposedly spur-of-the-moment photo that Boston Red Sox hitter David Ortiz snapped with President Barack Obama Tuesday as part of an endorsement deal Ortiz signed with the phone maker. Ortiz signed a deal with Samsung on Monday and when the Red Sox visited the White House Tuesday, he used a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to take a picture of himself with the president, the Boston Globe reports.

Samsung then paid to promote the tweet on Twitter, saying “This photo was taken with a #GalaxyNote3.”
The picture has been retweeted 34,000 times.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/david-ortiz-selfie-with-obama-was-paid-product-placement/#ixzz2xpSH7yZa

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