KISS frontman says he loves his Pixel, tweets it from... an iPhone
by Victor Hristov / Jun 01, 2017, 3:45 AM
KISS frontman Gene Simmons has taken over the role of the next ambassador for Google's Pixel phones. The singer and musician is featured in a dedicated blog post over at the Google Blog, and he even tweeted "KISS X GOOGLE" from his... iPhone. Well, so much for the sincerity in this campaign.
phone is also decidedly cringey and features notable banalities like the one below:The short interview with Gene Simmons about the Pixel and why he loves the
"I love the sleek, edgy look of the Pixel. It’s technologically advanced, but still intuitive and easy to use."
Uhm, okay. The one specific thing Simmons points out about the Pixel is that he loves the camera, and that's certainly a valid point: the Pixel has one of the finest cameras of any phone out there.
Simmons has also partnered with Google to create some KISS-themed live cases for the Pixel series, and those certainly look good if you are a fan of the band. But tweeting from an iPhone to promote the Pixel just seems wrong.
— Google (@Google) May 31, 2017
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- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
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I walk around with two phones, one for work, and one for my private life. What's the point here Victor?
posted on Jun 01, 2017, 3:47 AM 12
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The point is he's paid to "like" the product, possibly without admitting so.
posted on Jun 01, 2017, 5:05 AM 7
It's a dumb move that he tweeted it from an iPhone. But paying to like or use products, is a common thing for Apple as well. Just look at all the movies and TV shows that use iPhones. Also pretty sure big names in the entertainment industry get their iDevices for free. It's called doing smart marketing
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posted on Jun 01, 2017, 4:43 AM 0
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I don't know when OEMs will learn their lessons- Stop using these celebrities that do not care about tech- Didn't Motorola also have this problem with James Franco? Most Celebrities only care about one thing exposure and their publicist will have them using what the latest trend is. That trend is to rock and iPhone not because they like it but because it makes them look relevant and trendy to the public like the other celebrities. I don't know if many remember the celebrity trend in the mid 80's but it was for them to be seen in public wearing eye glasses that made them look a little geeky and to profess of being a Christian ( Charlie Sheen, Moddona, Eddie VanHallen etc..) in order to identify with normal folks. this was just a pure pubic relation thing in order to give them free press and keep them in the headlines. It amazes me that Google, Motorola , Samsung don't, incognito, spend the time to investigate or just ask whomever they approach in Hollywood what mobile device they use and like ( i Know a majority will be the iPhone like I mention above ) but there are those who favor Android. Use them
posted on Jun 01, 2017, 9:48 AM 0
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So his publicist or social media manager tweeted this out and it makes a news story? I have no idea if he uses an iPhone or if he has a good phone but I have to think there is no way he can be bothered to be sending out marketing himself.
posted on Jun 01, 2017, 5:47 AM 7
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