Samsung Nigeria Deletes Twitter Account After Using iPhone To Tweet
Who says it’s easy to be a social media manager, especially for a big brand like Samsung? Though, making mistakes once in a while could be pardonable, if you are lucky but a major one such as advertising a brand in a rival’s dress could be calamitous.
This has been happening around the world, especially with smartphone brands, has been the use of iPhones to manage other brandâ€™s social media accounts.
We have seen such happen before,Â even with celebritiesÂ but this time around, the knife cut closer home. RenownedÂ tech YouTuber, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) spotted a tweet from Samsung Nigeria that was promoting the Galaxy Note9â€™s infinity display but the twist was that the tweet was posted from an iPhone; â€œEnjoy stunning cinematic experience on the Galaxy Note9â€™s SuperAMOLED, infinity displayâ€¦â€ read Samsung Mobile NGâ€™s tweet.
Might as well add “Twitter police” to my bio at this point ðŸ¤¦â€â™‚ï¸ pic.twitter.com/DRlrXl7bak
â€” Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 2, 2018
Taking Down The Entire Account Instead Of Tweet?!
Following this â€œexposeâ€, Samsung Nigeria did the noble thing and deleted â€“ not the tweet, but the whole verified account. A surprisingÂ move indeed, as this hasnâ€™t been seen yet. We get it, that these â€œvia Twitter for iPhoneâ€ mishaps are embarrassing but simply deleting the tweet would have been good enough rather than taking down the whole account with close to 300k followers.
Deleting the account did not stop tweets from making fun of the matter, if anything, it made the whole affair funnier. Even more interesting is thatÂ an analysis of their Twitter accountÂ shows that this is not the first time an iPhone has been used to promote Samsung content.
Account Back Online
To add another twist to the situation,Â Samsung NigeriaÂ has since reinstated their twitter account, of course with no traces of the tweet in question.