Samsung Nigeria

Samsung NigeriaIt’s not easy to be a social media manager, especially for a big household name like Samsung and it’s okay to make mistakes once in a while. However, a rampant mistake that has been happening around the world, especially with smartphone brands, has been the use of iPhones to manage other brand’s social media accounts.

We have seen such happen before, even with celebrities but this time around, the knife cut closer home. Renowned tech YouTuber, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) spotted a tweet from Samsung Nigeria that was promoting the Galaxy Note9’s infinity display but the twist was that the tweet was posted from an iPhone; “Enjoy stunning cinematic experience on the Galaxy Note9’s SuperAMOLED, infinity display…” read Samsung Mobile NG’s tweet.

Deleted Account

Following this “expose”, Samsung Nigeria did the noble thing and deleted – not the tweet, but the whole verified account. A surprising move indeed, as this hasn’t been seen yet. We get it, that these “via Twitter for iPhone” 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 tweeps from making fun of the matter, if anything, it made the whole affair funnier. Even more interesting is that an analysis of their Twitter account shows that this is not the first time an iPhone has been used to promote Samsung content.

To add another twist to the situation, Samsung Nigeria has since reinstated their twitter account, of course with no traces of the tweet in question.


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