The latest Android payola stunt is meant for journalists, of course, but if you're in Manhattan next week, why not swing by? Literally anyone with arms can be a blogger. Bring your party pants and a hunger for gratis electronics.
From a tipster at a prominent print and digital publication:
————— Forwarded message —————
From: Sarah Paiji<email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM
Subject: Google Fashion Influencer Fete
Wanted to extend an invite to the digital fashion event we're hosting with Google next Wednesday 10/30 at 6pm at 57 Bond St.
For the first time ever, Google is hosting an event exclusively for digital fashion influencers, which will include a competition amongst attendees including top fashion blogger The Blonde Salad to see who has the strong social reach. Attendees will share photos onto the Snapette app and attendees with the strongest social reach will receive prizes.
Attendees will be gifted new white Nexus 4 phones (unavailable to the public and worth $500), courtesy of Google. Top global fashion blogger The Blonde Salad will be hosting, and music by celebrity DJ Harley Viera-Newton.
Let us know if you can attend and let us know if you'd like additional tickets for any guests you'd like to bring along.
Hope to see you there!
Emphasis added. "Gifted" is really a wonderful euphemism, huh? They need to think of a better one than "Influencer Fete," however.