Hollywood starlets come out for Microsoft's All Access Holiday Party
0. phoneArena 08 Dec 2012, 08:41 posted on
A number of Hollywood starlets came out to celebrate at Microsoft's All Access Holiday Party and got to try Windows Phone 8 models, Microsoft Surface RT tablets and other assorted Microsoft products; the girls seemed to know their way around WP8 suggesting that they were coached in advance...
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2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
They can pay off stars but they can't pay off real users.
6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
PSY for all age fans.
Justin only for girl and make windows image look bad
4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If you buy tech based upon what celeb uses it or endorses it, then that is just plain sad.
11. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Agreed. This is an industry that morally can't hold down marriages or relationships yet can publically announce affairs, drug abuse and over zealous liquor consumption as a way to business market their notoriety. Whether it be using Apple, Android, Windows Etc, this is the least area of viewable sources that I would base my purchase desision on.
22. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Agreed, but people like having what "famous" people have. These are low-key celebrities (starlets is accurate). It isn't new. I remember as a teen when "Friends" was on, some people would clamor for the stuff they had seen on the show, and the practice has continued since.
5. JunitoNH (Posts: 1565; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Maybe I don't watch enough Tv, but didn't recognized a single name.
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3586; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't watch too much of the idiot box...but i know who's who. You atleast ought to know Emma Roberts.
16. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
what!!! You never heard of Olivia munn!! That's a shame haha
23. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Not sure who Emma Roberts is, but Rossum was the leading lady in the 2004 movie version of "Phantom of the Opera", and I knew of Munn from G4, as the article stated.
*edit* I liked her up. Haven't seen any if her stuff but she is cute enough. However, she is my baby sister's age, so that is an instant turn-off
7. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
MS needs to can their marketing team and or the plug agency they are using. Using celebrities who do not know a can of chili from a sack of beans is laughable. The android malware smear campaign backfired and ended up being a burning ring of fire. If you want to be cheap form street teams it operates for free. I am willing to be in a street team in the San Francisco Bayarea promoting WP8. Your Bevis and Butthead market approach has failed on all front.
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
whoa...wasn't there another article to read after this one?
24. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
There are a lot of articles here vanishing here in PA as of late. Maybe they can shed light about this. Michael H? Anyone?
13. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
considering how many kids at the jr high i'm at have smart phones, i think this is a descent promo. maybe not the right demographic imo, but ms is trying to break out of its corporate shell bit by bit
14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
High school kids are more impressionable....
19. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
tell me abou it, i visit my wife at her high school and it feels like i'm in a samsung commercial
20. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
God knows samsung/google would never do anything like this. Oh wait..
21. odin09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
It is pretty sad to choose a phone based on a celebrity endorsement but... It is just as pathetic to just buy an iphone because everybody else has one!
26. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 455; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
On your first point I agree. As for your second point, it may not be as pathetic as you think. For any phone to catch on in a big way it needs to be a good product - mediocrity doesn't fly for long in the consumer space. So if you're shopping for a phone, picking the one that everyone else has can be a safe bet.
27. antifanboy14 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I agree, man! They need to do a lot more to convince the people that actually put money in their pockets.