Samsung Electronics South Africa has joined forces with Guinness World Records to attempt the coveted title for the most contributions to an online album of self-portrait photographs (selfies) in 24 hours.
The attempt will take place at Sandton City in Johannesburg and the Canal Walk in Cape Town, on 31 January 2015.
Samsung in partnership with 947 FM and KFM, will host exciting live events that will bring the campaign to thousands of consumers – who will be part of the launch of the new Galaxy A Series Smartphone. Samsung will give away one hundred Galaxy A smartphones at the activations, that will be one device every 30 minutes and the first ten people to arrive at the venues in each city will receive Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and other spot prizes.
South Africans who wish to participate and be a part of this incredible attempt can get to any of the activation points as early as possible. Secure your spot and get ready for the most exhilarating experience. The process will include a quick registration process and then entrants will take their selfies and receive a Guinness World Records certificate of participation.
The art of taking selfies is not just about contributing to the creation of good content but importantly, it’s a form of heightening self-confidence. Whether one’s head is tilted to the side, pouting or smiling, the selfie has brought a whole new meaning to the act of taking a self-portrait.
Justin Hume, director of Product Marketing, Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA: “At Samsung, we continually strive to shape initiatives that are creative and expressive and as such we are delivering an enhanced selfie experience to consumers, with the Galaxy A. It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer this opportunity of taking a selfie, posting it on social media and being part of the greatest record breaking phenomena.”
The Galaxy A features enhanced selfie modes such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, Animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Beauty Face Features, letting users capture attractive selfies in high resolution by automatically detecting and focusing on a person’s face.
Young consumers looking to express their unique style, while constantly staying connected – can use the advanced 5MP front-facing camera, which is perfect for taking colourful selfies for those popular Instagram moments.
Activation dates and venues:
Date: 31 January
Venue JHB: Sandton City – Checkers Court (Entrance 4)
Venue CTN: Canal Walk – Food Court (Entrance 10)
Stay tuned to ”The Bizniz Blog” as we unravel the results and give you further details for the ”Most selfies in 24 hours”