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    I feel Microsoft needs to stop using celebs to advertise WP because we all know every celeb has an iPhone. Pretty much every celeb has an account with an app that WP does not have. Microsoft needs to focus on getting all popular apps and not similar apps that only WP users can use. IMO if a celeb has an account on an app y phone doesn't have I will not want to get that phone. I know it's stupid for a lot of people but in order for WP to be a success it needs to catch everyone's interest and that will let it have endless possibilities and not die before it can show its potential.
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    I disagree, Holly Willoughby in the UK has been on TV adverts but also attended other events expressing how good the phone is. These events have been to influential bloggers and other social net users who in turn have many users that can be influenced by their opinions. I saw she did an event to UK mums, it was a fairly small group but created a lot of good publicity in the right places. I noticed subsequent blog posts by some of the attendees saying how much they liked their new phone. This is the kind of free knock on publicity you do need.
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    Here in the USA we have celebs who are in the WP commercials but frequently post on instagram and other apps that are not available to wp
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    I hope you know that many celebrities have people post updates for them. Either an assistant or PR person.
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    With the way society is obsessed with celebrities these days it would be stupid of MS to not use any kind of celebrities to promote their products.
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    I think they should get the people from Duck Dynasty to advertise WP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPADDY View Post
    I think they should get the people from Duck Dynasty to advertise WP.
    lol, but Phil hates phones :/ he even threw one away on an episode
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    lol, but Phil hates phones :/ he even threw one away on an episode
    Dont give it to Phil , give it to Si that would be hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    With the way society is obsessed with celebrities these days it would be stupid of MS to not use any kind of celebrities to promote their products.
    Yes exactly, people these days will follow their favourite celebrities.

    If Microsoft had advertised in this horrible movie series called Twilight, a bunch of girls would be using WP now :p
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    People love celebrities... If Kim Kardashian walked down the street flashing a windows phone how many people do you think would go buy one... A lot of people would say 'Nah I'd never do that' but a lot would!

    Personally... Celebrity endorsements of products do nothing to sway my decision but it does work for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalo88 View Post
    People love celebrities... If Kim Kardashian walked down the street flashing a windows phone how many people do you think would go buy one... A lot of people would say 'Nah I'd never do that' but a lot would!

    Personally... Celebrity endorsements of products do nothing to sway my decision but it does work for some.
    yes just what we want, a bunch of people buying windows phone just because kim kardashian has one, and then going home to find out they can't follow her on instagram because there is no app.
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    I think they should get the popular apps and features as they grow prior to having big endorsements because with the young generation if the apps that are available to that phone are not what everyone else has that can kill any product, I could make the greatest phone or tablet but if it's not relevant to the other popular products I won't sell, I love my WP and like how I have seen it grow but it's taking a bit to long just my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPADDY View Post
    I think they should get the people from Duck Dynasty to advertise WP.
    I really need to see that... I've been hearing about that show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeeemm View Post
    I think they should get the popular apps and features as they grow prior to having big endorsements because with the young generation if the apps that are available to that phone are not what everyone else has that can kill any product, I could make the greatest phone or tablet but if it's not relevant to the other popular products I won't sell, I love my WP and like how I have seen it grow but it's taking a bit to long just my opinion
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    Microsoft has the funds to throw at it, they could get the latest apps tomorrow if they really wanted... Recently though there's been quite a large amount of new apps appearing though :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalo88 View Post
    Microsoft has the funds to throw at it, they could get the latest apps tomorrow if they really wanted... Recently though there's been quite a large amount of new apps appearing though :)
    And then companies will just refuse to develop for WP unless they get a massive payout, to the point that MS can't sustain it. Sure having money to throw at it is good but it has to be sustainable.

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    "because we all know every celeb has an iPhone"

    Quoting Big Bill himself.

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    If Microsoft has to have Windows Phone versions of the top 100 iOS and Android apps then real, believable celebrity endorsements will follow. In fact, they'd be able to cancel the endorsement contracts of celebrities who are caught using Instagram on an iPhone or Galaxy, etc.
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    This is related. Jimmy Kimmel's newest bit about celebrities reading mean tweets went up and Windows Phones represent well enough. Also, it's a funny skit, so double fun.

    There are 13 celebrities, 9 with iPhones, 3 with Windows Phones, 1 unknown.

    iPhone - Kate Mara, Zach Braff, Russel Brand, Brad Paisley, Kelly Ripa, , Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Simpson, Kid Rock, Ray Romano
    920 - Jessica Alba, Andy Sandberg
    8X - Gwen Steffani
    Andoid - None
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