OK, so now that practically every celebrity is on Twitter, do you think some of them get paid for mentioning certain products and brand-names? I vaguely recall that a few months ago Serena Williams or Kim Kardashian or someone like that was highlighted for promoting something via Twitter (some kind of snack, maybe??), but how about others? Chad Ochocinco mentions McDonald’s all the time, but swears he isn’t paid by them. He also mentions Louis Vuitton — and routinely gets “gift packages” from that company. Paris Hilton is another one. She has mentioned her love for Christian Louboutin shoes on more than one occasion. The pic in this post was posted on her TwitPic account over the summer. Does she get “gifts” too?
I would say these celebs are almost certainly comped in some way. They all have more than a million followers and Twitter is such a personal way to reach out to fans (moreso than a cold magazine ad, anyway) that I’m sure the companies mentioned see positive results. Another example of the rich getting richer, I guess!