Samsung official says that attacking Apple fanboys was "a tipping point"

Samsung official says that attacking Apple fanboys was
As anyone who has seen the comment threads on any mobile news website can tell you, there's nothing better to drive activity than when fanboys rally around a topic and start yelling at each other, even when there is little to no reason that anyone should get riled up. (In general, all it really takes is mentioning both Apple and Google/Samsung in a title, regardless of the context.) Well, now a Samsung official is admitting that joining the fanboy wars was "a tipping point" for the company.

Samsung Australia’s chief marketing officer Arno Lenior said on the matter:

So, basically, it seems that the "tipping point" that Lenior is referring to is that the ads helped to unify Samsung fanboys and give them ammunition. Given that Samsung's only interest is in making its ads visible and exciting the fan base, it shouldn't be a surprise that the company doesn't care how ugly things get in the process. We, on the other hand, could do with fewer fanboys shouting and more reasonable conversations. 

source: AdNews via SamMobile



1. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Samsung FTW!!

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah, Samsung (Fanboys) FTW! Right?

27. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

"We, on the other hand, could do with fewer fanboys shouting and more reasonable conversations. " If you want resonable conversations try posting unbiased educated articles without generalized titles such as "iphone still the #1 smartphone".

31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Samsung knows how too compete against Apple. What i love bout their ads is their fight against Apple mobile division and showing how many people stood outside in the cold just for a phone. my favorite one is the graduation ad

49. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

samsung fanboys gone crazy to think that this is a compliment!! i was like wtf!???

2. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

ifans and samfans are just as annoying as any fan somehow they are the most aggresive and abusive though

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

All fanboys are annoying

9. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

How i agree! Put your point across, no need for fighting and name calling. Arguing is still acceptable.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If only huh? +1 RP

25. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Tell that to the web moderators at PhoneArena who appear to enjoy encouraging Android/Samsung fans to attack the commercial reputation of Apple, as well as Microsoft and Nokia, and then censor or ban individuals willing to repond to such baseless criticism and rantings. PhoneArena should openly declare it's corporate affiliations, and stop pretending to be non-biased towards competing non-Android mobile platforms and companies.

42. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Some sites pay fixed remuneration to writers per month (contract writers) Some sites pay on per article. Some pay on basis of number of views .. so something like $10 for every 1000 views. For sites that pay $ per 1000 views to writers, it is but natural for writers to get more traffic which ever way they can. Not sure what model PA has.

51. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Yeah, I'm paid by Samsung to post in these boards, so here' to another easy payday. The Galaxy S2 is the shiz! Cha-ching!

36. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

not as much aggressive as Sony fanboys for sure. You can see that on almost any Sony article available in PA.

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The ancient greeks had a word called hubris: When a man thinks he is a God. While I don't speak or write Korean, I wouldn't be surprised if the definition of hubris in Korean also includes "Samsung".

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what makes you think so?

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010


28. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hubris was Steve Jobs middle name.

41. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's "Paul". His official name was Steven Paul Jobs.

44. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Hahahaa nice comment

50. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

You may want to look up the definition of hubris.

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

If Apple weren't so iNferior and cheap Samsung would not have hit the nail on the head!! Long live Samsung; long live Galaxy S Series; longer live Galaxy Note Series. What is right simply is correct.

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung fans are there for the specs. Once they lose their edge will be bye!bye! Samsung. Apple fans are more fanatic, once i disagreed with them, they will beam pure hatred at me.

7. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

both companies work for different customer base. I wouldn't call out one to be better than the other. Believe me this is not diplomacy talking. I have used both from the Note 2 to the ip5 and have loved both.

8. papss unregistered

I personally won't use either for different reasons but know their qualities and find them enchanting.

10. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Apple is the most profitable company in the world I believe. And it is an AMERICAN company. For a company from SOUTH KOREA to start something so massive that it starts a great fight against the American machine. I can raise a beer to that.

21. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That it's using an American-made OS as its vanguard notwithstanding, apparently...

40. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Google is an AMERICAN company too. Samsung got successful in mobile business using Android.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kinda sounds like Samsung was using their fanboys to their liking. This article wouldn't make me proud, as a Samung fan

14. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That is obviously a statement which the author of the article was trying to buttress. Everyone know you are the first defender of anything i, so whatever you might have to say states exaclty what Michael H was referring to.

16. Zeus.k unregistered

Well dj most of the times you are reasonable but saying that Samsung was using their fans was a bit over the line. We all know how apple has a cult following and how much apple cares for people. So its better to look at right reasons rather than blaming Samsung only. People should also take responsibility for their stupidity.

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