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Samsung Screws Bloggers at IFA , NOKIA to the Rescue

Samsung literally screwed CJ(Clinton Jeff: well known mobile blogger) and a couple other bloggers over, making them choose between being “Booth babes” (CJ’s words) or being stranded in Berlin without plane tickets or a hotel room.


Clinton Jeff told :

“We got a call from Samsung India saying ‘You can either be a part of this and wear the uniform, or you’ll have to get your own tickets back home and handle your hotel stay from the moment this call ends…

    A few minutes later, we got a call from the Samsung India guy who said that our flights on the 6th have been cancelled, and that they’re bringing us back on the 1st instead. But this is only if, and only if, we agreed to wear atleast the samsung branded shirt at the unpacked event, and not blog about any of this incident.

  “None of this should leave Berlin. Or Reach India”

Here are the tweets that Clinton Jeff Posted:

Nokia not being present at IFA, still helped Clinton Jeff and other bloggers, mind you who were covering other companies events, but still Nokia helped because thats how they are.
SAMSUNG issued a statement about this incident expressing its regret and claiming there was a “misunderstanding” between the two Indian bloggers and its Mob!lers coordinators, stating that meant they were “not sufficiently briefed on the nature of Samsung Mob!lers’ activities at IFA 2012.”

The full statement:

    "Samsung Mob!lers is a voluntary community of active Samsung mobile device users, who are offered the opportunity to participate in our marketing events across the world. At these events, all activities they undertake are on a voluntary basis. No activities are forced upon them.

    We regret there was a misunderstanding between the Samsung Mob!lers coordinators and the relevant blogger, as we understand he was not sufficiently briefed on the nature of Samsung Mob!lers’ activities at IFA 2012. We have been attempting to get in touch with him.

    We respect the independence of bloggers to publish their own stories."

Further SAMSUNG appologised to Clinton Jeff, read that HERE

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