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Cod3rror
Sep 14, 2013, 08:09 AM
Haha, as soon as her contract is over she goes back to the iPhone.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420265/Bad-news-Microsoft-Jessica-Alba-spotted-iPhone-deal-hawk-Windows-phone-expired.html



MacRumorUser
Sep 14, 2013, 08:10 AM
So..... ?

otismotive77
Sep 14, 2013, 08:13 AM
that's real bad for microsoft.
let's hope they improve their OS instead of hiring big stars to endorse their products

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 08:29 AM
that's real bad for microsoft.
let's hope they improve their OS instead of hiring big stars to endorse their products

WOW!:eek:

That's incredible!

And I always look to Jessica Alba to direct my life decisions...

:rolleyes:

Cod3rror
Sep 14, 2013, 08:32 AM
So..... ?

So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?

zbarvian
Sep 14, 2013, 08:32 AM
Darn, that was its best feature.

sviato
Sep 14, 2013, 08:39 AM
Haha, as soon as her contract is over she goes back to the iPhone.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420265/Bad-news-Microsoft-Jessica-Alba-spotted-iPhone-deal-hawk-Windows-phone-expired.html

Lol I saw this coming. She even instagrammed a few photos a month after her Lumia presentation, and we know wp doesn't have that app ;)

MacRumorUser
Sep 14, 2013, 08:44 AM
So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?


I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone. So a rich celebrity has bought an iPhone ? and ? should anyone here care ? Do you really think anyone who has bought a lumia handset is going to go give up their phone just because Jessica Alba has ? Seriously ?

Does anyone make life decisions based on what an over paid celebrity does ? If they do - have pity for THEM not Microsoft.

JH-
Sep 14, 2013, 08:50 AM
I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone. So a rich celebrity has bought an iPhone ? and ? should anyone here care ? Do you really think anyone who has bought a lumia handset is going to go give up their phone just because Jessica Alba has ? Seriously ?

Does anyone make life decisions based on what an over paid celebrity does ? If they do - have pity for THEM not Microsoft.


I don't think the point was that life decisions are being made based on celebrities. I think the point was that someone in a highly visible position was paid/incentivized to use a product and try it out for an extended period of time. After that time/benefit was over Microsoft was hoping she would stay on windows phone because she liked the way windows phone worked. This would show that all they have to do is get the phones into people's hands and then people like them. The fact that she immediately went back to a competitor after the required period was over shows that even after an extended use and learning period she preferred another os.

MacRumorUser
Sep 14, 2013, 08:56 AM
I don't think the point was that life decisions are being made based on celebrities. I think the point was that someone in a highly visible position was paid/incentivized to use a product and try it out for an extended period of time. After that time/benefit was over Microsoft was hoping she would stay on in because she liked the way windows phone worked. This would show that all they have to do is get the phones into people's hands and then people like them. The fact that she immediately went back to a competitor after the required period was over shows that even after an extended use case people prefer changing from windows phone.

But this also assumes that we can trust 'she only ever had one phone' at any given time. I'm sure she and her rake of helpers / aids had numerous phones / handsets and she was NEVER exclusively using any particular phone. She was just a paid figure head.

I still don't think the VAST majority of general public will give a hoot about this and those that are riding such insignificant news (compared to everything else in the world) have either too much time on their hands or feed their lives through the most shallow of celebrity gossip (does this even constitute celebrity gossip - its so non news worthy?) ....

I mean do we really believe Jay Z only ever uses Samsung phones (didn't Kanye give them both porsche design blackberries), that Alicia Keys really did anything for blackberry or that Robert Downey Jr solely has a HTC ?

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 09:09 AM
Wait...wait...

This is JESSICA ALBA we're talking about here!

One of the world's most important and greatest...ah...:confused:

skratch77
Sep 14, 2013, 09:10 AM
So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?

Man calm down.she got paid to promote windows phone for x amount of time while having an iPhone before she went with windows and she didn't go right back to an iPhone.she waited 4 months after her contract was up and decided I want to use my iPhone again.

Maybe she missed apps like instantgram and candy crush

Edit...I didn't even know she endorsed wp8 until this thread!

JH-
Sep 14, 2013, 09:14 AM
But this also assumes that we can trust 'she only ever had one phone' at any given time. I'm sure she and her rake of helpers / aids had numerous phones / handsets and she was NEVER exclusively using any particular phone. She was just a paid figure head.

I still don't think the VAST majority of general public will give a hoot about this and those that are riding such insignificant news (compared to everything else in the world) have either too much time on their hands or feed their lives through the most shallow of celebrity gossip (does this even constitute celebrity gossip - its so non news worthy?) ....

I mean do we really believe Jay Z only ever uses Samsung phones (didn't Kanye give them both porsche design blackberries), that Alicia Keys really did anything for blackberry or that Robert Downey Jr solely has a HTC ?

I completely agree with what you are saying about handlers and people around these celebrities, and even the celebrities themselves having multiple phones. However, I also believe you overestimate the ability of the general public to discriminate between advertising and real life. That is why people advertise. I agree that users like yourself and me can see through the ad bs and know what is really going on. I doubt that the general public is as skeptical as we are. I think their thought process is, Jessica used windows phone, now she's not. Something must be wrong with it if she got paid to use it and still won't stick with it.

I'm also right there with you questioning whether this is news and whether people actually will see this development. Most people don't care what phone she's using or don't know she even changed way back when.

Oohara
Sep 14, 2013, 09:38 AM
So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?

The only that thing that there is "to get" here is that noone even remotely gives a ******* what Jessica Alba thinks about smartphones. Perhaps teenage girls will care about what lipstick or clothes she prefers, but phones?

Maybe people would care if Anton Corbijn said he prefers the iPhone cameras over Nokia's, or if Coldplay went out and said they love to record song ideas on an iPhone? But Jessica Alba....smartphones? Get real. The only significant effect this will have from a marketing standpoint is that people will think Microsoft are idiots for getting Jessica Alba of all people to advertise their phones in the first place.

APhillyApple
Sep 14, 2013, 09:40 AM
I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone. So a rich celebrity has bought an iPhone ? and ? should anyone here care ? Do you really think anyone who has bought a lumia handset is going to go give up their phone just because Jessica Alba has ? Seriously ?

Does anyone make life decisions based on what an over paid celebrity does ? If they do - have pity for THEM not Microsoft.

I guess you can point that same drivel at anything that is posted or said by anyone. The only thing that makes her different is that she is a celebrity, nothing more. Her opinion should be just as valid as anyone else, can you point that at yourself too? :apple:

ucfgrad93
Sep 14, 2013, 10:14 AM
I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone.

Agreed. Not a big deal in my opinion.

MacRumorUser
Sep 14, 2013, 10:18 AM
. Her opinion should be just as valid as anyone else, can you point that at yourself too? :apple:

Yes sure I can but the difference is it was likely NEVER her expressing an opinion to own a windows phone, she was paid to do so. And yes I fully am aware my thoughts and opinions are my own and equally as utterly irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, but again the difference is no one is trying to make them out to be so, or holding them up as some news story that is somehow indicative of something significant.

Carlanga
Sep 14, 2013, 10:20 AM
IDK for someone that was paid to support a smartphone you would think she would know that phones nowadays have a front camera. I should get in touch w her stat to teach her where to touch :D

Cod3rror
Sep 14, 2013, 11:11 AM
I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone. So a rich celebrity has bought an iPhone ? and ? should anyone here care ? Do you really think anyone who has bought a lumia handset is going to go give up their phone just because Jessica Alba has ? Seriously ?

Does anyone make life decisions based on what an over paid celebrity does ? If they do - have pity for THEM not Microsoft.

It's not about persuasion, it's about the message. She switched the moment her contract ran out. It does not exactly send a good message towards Windows Phone.

lsutigerfan1976
Sep 14, 2013, 12:06 PM
This thread is pointless. Drew Brees gets paid by Wrangler as well as Tide. Would it really make him look that bad if he purchased and wore a different pair of jeans? Or used a different detergent? Would it really make those companies look bad, or reflect bad on them? No. Celebrities don't endorse products based on what they like. They endorse products based on which company gives them the most money.

joshwithachance
Sep 14, 2013, 12:16 PM
Windows Phone is going to crash and burn eventually. It's visually quite appealing, and Nokia has something really going for them with their amazing cameras, but the app support will just never be there and the general public isn't interested.

F123D
Sep 14, 2013, 12:46 PM
So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?

Where's the haha funny part though?

jaymzuk
Sep 14, 2013, 12:50 PM
It's not about persuasion, it's about the message. She switched the moment her contract ran out. It does not exactly send a good message towards Windows Phone.

She was no longer being paid to promote the WP message, so now she isn't promoting the image.

Either way, back under the bridge with you.

Jett0516
Sep 14, 2013, 01:04 PM
Lol. This would be a good opportunity for Apple to sign and market her to why she dumped windows phone.

skratch77
Sep 14, 2013, 01:15 PM
Lol. This would be a good opportunity for Apple to sign and market her to why she dumped windows phone.

Pretty sure Microsoft's lawyers added a few clauses in her contract about promoting other phones for x amount of time after her deal is up.

They probably put a 2-3 year in there as it would ruin any brand image she gave them in the first place.

I know a friend that worked in a pasta making factory and when he left he signed a clause saying he can't work in the field for 5 years because of what he learned.

Well guess what he did in that 5 years? He got a bunch of people together and built his own company and just went live this year 5 years after

sviato
Sep 14, 2013, 01:45 PM
Wait...wait...

This is JESSICA ALBA we're talking about here!

One of the world's most important and greatest...ah...:confused:

...something something very beautiful woman ;)


Anyways, I don't think using celebrities to advertise tech is very effective. Didn't the same thing happen with Blackberry? Nicki Minaj did a concert to help promote BB then walked off of the stage and picked up her iPhone

Technarchy
Sep 14, 2013, 02:32 PM
If not for the article I don't think anyone would have noticed. It's hardly what I would call a blow.

Sacird
Sep 14, 2013, 02:40 PM
Not like she wrote the article. Get what you like.

Sin City 2 please!!!

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 03:01 PM
I think he was saying that we shouldn't base what we use based on what celebrities use.

Thanks, MG...:D

It appears that some others might have missed my point...you made it more clearly than I.:D

JackieInCo
Sep 14, 2013, 03:05 PM
Wait...wait...

This is JESSICA ALBA we're talking about here!

One of the world's most important and greatest...ah...:confused:

Exactly. I really can't say who she is or what she has done as far as acting but this is too funny anyways. I have never seen one person using a Windows phone but then, I rarely see people using iPhones anymore. At my job, it's all Android.

VulchR
Sep 14, 2013, 03:11 PM
Honestly I do not know who Jessica Alba is, nor do I care to look her up.

ItHurtsWhenIP
Sep 14, 2013, 03:32 PM
Honestly I do not know who Jessica Alba is, nor do I care to look her up.

If you fancy a pretty lass, it could be worth it. If not, don't bother. :p

I just love all the iGoons that make it their duty in life to come into the "iOS Alternatives" section to post anything and everything pro-Apple that they can just to make themselves feel better.

Seriously, a paid advertiser is different than one who doesn't get paid to support a product. If you think advertising for a company means that you only use/wear/support that company, you have absolutely NO IDEA how business works.

Tom Brady was used in Dodge Dart commercials, are you naive enough to believe he drives around with his Victoria's Secret super-model girlfriend in one?! Sofia Vergara is in Pepsi commercials, you think she only drinks Pepsi all day (or ever)? Are you mad or do you ignore common sense and refuse to take anything at other than face value? Ignorance truly is bliss, I suppose. :(

sixteen12
Sep 14, 2013, 03:50 PM
And I always look to Jessica Alba to direct my life decisions...

:rolleyes:

I know this seems dumb, but we are not average cell phone users. Just being on a forum of a site dedicated to technology means you aren't the target demographic they're aiming for with Jessica Alba.

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 03:57 PM
I know this seems dumb, but we are not average cell phone users. Just being on a forum of a site dedicated to technology means you aren't the target demographic they're aiming for with Jessica Alba.

Not dumb at all...you point is valid and well taken.

My point was that I think it is rather sad if ANYONE cares what phone Jessica Alba uses...a reader of this Forum, or actual normal people...:p ;)


(So I don't offend anybody...that "actual normal people" crack was a joke, a jest...just kidding.:D)

artash91
Sep 14, 2013, 04:11 PM
She has been paid for an endorsement of Windows Phone - this is her business.
She is using iPhone in her everyday life - this is her personal life.

The question why she is not using Windows Phone anymore can have thousands of reasons, it's just not about how wonderful Apple products are and everything else is a bull*it ...

Tsuchiya
Sep 14, 2013, 04:26 PM
No one cares.

Also daily mail? Really?

coldjeanzzz
Sep 14, 2013, 04:35 PM
99% of celebs seem to use Apple products. They've just done an excellent job of marketing their products as high class, attractive and easy to use. No one else is really close in this regard

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 04:38 PM
99% of celebs seem to use Apple products. They've just done an excellent job of marketing their products as high class, attractive and easy to use. No one else is really close in this regard

Source, please.


...and why is this important?:confused:

ChazUK
Sep 14, 2013, 05:00 PM
Celebs are people too. Let them have the freedoms we all enjoy to choose their phone of choice. :cool:

Won't you please think of the celebs, being ensnared into using a product for money. :(

:p

F123D
Sep 14, 2013, 05:49 PM
Can someone find out if Gwen Stefani is still under contract? Need to know before I upgrade to a windows phone.

macs4nw
Sep 14, 2013, 06:13 PM
Haha, as soon as her contract is over she goes back to the iPhone.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420265/Bad-news-Microsoft-Jessica-Alba-spotted-iPhone-deal-hawk-Windows-phone-expired.html

As much as companies like to believe so, it's naive to think endorsement deals are a one hundred percent reflection of the personal opinions of celebrities. I suspect many endorsements are nothing more than business deals, where money is the overriding motive for the endorsing party.

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 06:17 PM
As much as companies like to believe so, it's naive to think endorsement deals are a one hundred percent reflection of the personal opinions of celebrities. I suspect many endorsements are nothing more than business deals, where money is the overriding motive for the endorsing party.

Suspect!?

Only SUSPECT!?

:eek: :rolleyes:

coldjeanzzz
Sep 14, 2013, 06:21 PM
Source, please.


...and why is this important?:confused:

Go on Twitter and look at where most celebrities send their tweets from. Most come from an iPhone.

And who said this was supposed to be important? There's nothing important about any of this crap. But anyone with eyes can see that celebrities prefer to use Apple products (particularly with phones) vs any other brand. Alba using an iPhone rather than the phone she was temporarily endorsing is not surprising at all

macs4nw
Sep 14, 2013, 06:23 PM
Suspect!?

Only SUSPECT!?

:eek: :rolleyes:

In the interest of fairness, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. ;)

GoCubsGo
Sep 14, 2013, 06:28 PM
In the interest of fairness, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. ;)

Yeah because celebrities totally aren't endorsing products out of the goodness of their hearts.

Signed,
Cynical

Shrink
Sep 14, 2013, 06:38 PM
Go on Twitter and look at where most celebrities send their tweets from. Most come from an iPhone.

And who said this was supposed to be important? There's nothing important about any of this crap. But anyone with eyes can see that celebrities prefer to use Apple products (particularly with phones) vs any other brand. Alba using an iPhone rather than the phone she was temporarily endorsing is not surprising at all

Your personal observation of "celebrity" behavior on Twitter does not constitute a supportive source for the "99%" assertion.

You are guessing that "celebrities" use iPhones more than any other brand, as you do not know the habits of all "celebrities"...and your sample is not a statistically derived representative sample.

We need a definition of "celebrity", too.

Ergo, you have no idea what kind of phones 99% of celebrities use.

Having eyes is irrelevant.

:rolleyes: :D

Dr McKay
Sep 14, 2013, 06:40 PM
I don't base my purchases on the preference of celebrities, or any other people. When I jumped from iOS to Windows Phone, it wasn't because Jessica Alba had a Windows Phone, it was because I thought it looked fresh and exciting.

coldjeanzzz
Sep 14, 2013, 07:13 PM
Your personal observation of "celebrity" behavior on Twitter does not constitute a supportive source for the "99%" assertion.

You are guessing that "celebrities" use iPhones more than any other brand, as you do not know the habits of all "celebrities"...and your sample is not a statistically derived representative sample.

We need a definition of "celebrity", too.

Ergo, you have no idea what kind of phones 99% of celebrities use.

Having eyes is irrelevant.

:rolleyes: :D

If you lack the cognition to recognize what blatant exaggerations are and have to resort to semantics just so you have something to post, you should probably just not start at all.

otismotive77
Sep 15, 2013, 10:34 AM
WOW!:eek:

That's incredible!

And I always look to Jessica Alba to direct my life decisions...

:rolleyes:

sad, looks like you wont be buying windows phones anymore:rolleyes:

Dontazemebro
Sep 15, 2013, 01:38 PM
I mean So.... Why should we care what a celebrity who was given a free phone but is now no longer contracted to a company chooses to buy a different phone. So a rich celebrity has bought an iPhone ? and ? should anyone here care ? Do you really think anyone who has bought a lumia handset is going to go give up their phone just because Jessica Alba has ? Seriously ?

[b]Does anyone make life decisions based on what an over paid celebrity does ? If they do - have pity for THEM not Microsoft[\b] .

Millions do this on a daily basis. I mean really it would be nice to if we could assume the entire buying public is even keeled and can make a command decision based on their own abilities but you would be foolish to neglect all the naive, gullible, people that are so easily ready to please, or buy impulsively. That's the majority voice and clearly anyone can see that Alba has done more harm to that brand name than she has done good.

MacRumorUser
Sep 15, 2013, 02:03 PM
Millions do this on a daily basis. I mean really it would be nice to if we could assume the entire buying public is even keeled and can make a command decision based on their own abilities but you would be foolish to neglect all the naive, gullible, people that are so easily ready to please, or buy impulsively. That's the majority voice and clearly anyone can see that Alba has done more harm to that brand name than she has done good.

I still find it shocking the Daily Mail consider this news and think it says more about its readers than Jessica Alba or Windows Phone.

Vegastouch
Sep 15, 2013, 02:14 PM
So, when she does not get paid and is not gifted with free Windows Phone handsets she goes and picks a competitor product

It does not exactly reflect nicely on the company that paid her to promote their product, when immediately after her contract is over and she is free to chose what she wants, she chooses an iPhone over WP.

Do you really need everything spelled out to you like this or otherwise you don't get it?

So what? You act like this is a first for anybody getting paid to endorse something that isnt their first choice. Do you think Peyton Manning is really only driving a Buick?

F123D
Sep 15, 2013, 06:30 PM
So what? You act like this is a first for anybody getting paid to endorse something that isnt their first choice. Do you think Peyton Manning is really only driving a Buick?

Yes, along with Shaq.

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CA/20130514/BLOG06/130519944/AR/0/AR-130519944.jpg&q=80&MaxW=622

Vegastouch
Sep 15, 2013, 06:47 PM
99% of celebs seem to use Apple products. They've just done an excellent job of marketing their products as high class, attractive and easy to use. No one else is really close in this regard

I need to see those stats for myself :p

Actually i see pics of celebs using all kind of different phones like everybody else.

Black Magic
Sep 15, 2013, 06:54 PM
yes, along with shaq.

image (http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/ca/20130514/blog06/130519944/ar/0/ar-130519944.jpg&q=80&maxw=622)

lmao!

Technarchy
Sep 15, 2013, 07:03 PM
The only reason I got a Galaxy S4 is because Jay-Z used one in the magna Carta promo.

If he switched to the Palm pixi, I would use that.

Everyone should peruse TMZ prior to making a smartphone purchase.

watchthisspace
Sep 16, 2013, 08:35 AM
Poor Windows Phone. Just can't catch a break.

ReallyBigFeet
Sep 17, 2013, 07:06 AM
Jessica's choice of phone or snot really matter. And neither does WP for that matter. It's already a has-been.