Little did we know at the time, but Red Sox slugger David Ortiz recently signed on for an endorsement deal with Samsung to promote their cell phones.
So when Ortiz took the now-viral selfie with President Barack Obama using his Galaxy Note 3, you bet Samsung was all over it.
Samsung’s Twitter followers of course out-number Ortiz’s, and they made sure to get the photo out to as many people as the could, and tell the world what kind of phone was used.
“We were thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit,” the company said in a statement. “It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement. Similar to the selfie Ellen was able to capture during the Oscars, this was an opportunity for David to share the incredible moment with his fans.
“When we heard about the visit to the White House, we worked with David and the team on how to share images with fans. We didn’t know if or what he would be able to capture using his Note 3 device.”
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) April 1, 2014