On Monday, September 17 from 3-4 PM Pacific, rising pop star Cody Simpson will be visiting Microsoft at the University Village in Seattle for a special performance to celebrate the Bing It On campaign. With independent data revealing that people prefer Bing web search results nearly 2:1 over Google in blind comparison tests*, Bing It On offers a fun, non-scientific blind comparison test to help people uncover which web search results they actually prefer. The Bing It On Challenge is available to take online at www.bingiton.com and in all Microsoft retail stores.
The Queensland, Australia-born singer/songwriter, Cody Simpson, is on a fast trajectory to fame, with his previous release, the “COAST TO COAST” EP, debuting in the top 12 on the Billboard 200 and featuring the Top 40 smash, “On My Mind,” and the classic heartbreak ballad, “Not Just You.” In addition to selling over 1.5 million singles to date, Cody is also a social media maven with over 3 million Facebook fans, 3 million Twitter followers and over 137 million YouTube views. Cody will be at the Microsoft retail store in Seattle at the University Village on September 17 from 3-4 PM Pacific for an intimate, acoustic performance for 150 fans. The performance in Seattle will also be privately broadcast via Skype to four other Microsoft retail stores in Scottsdale, AZ, Freehold, NJ, San Diego, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA.
Cody’s new album, Paradise, hits stores on October 2!
Fans interested in securing wristbands to attend this performance live should visit the Microsoft Stores below in person this weekend. People who take the Bing It On Challenge at one of the designated stores will be offered a wristband for Cody’s performance on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Half of the wristbands will be distributed on Saturday, September 15 and the remaining half on Sunday, September 16.
Cody Simpson fans everywhere will also have a chance to win signed Bing It On t-shirts and posters just by taking the Bing It On Challenge online and tweeting out your results with the hashtag #BingItOnCody. Fans who attend the events in person will also have a chance to tweet to win great Microsoft prizes.
Participating Microsoft retail stores:
University Village (In-Person Event)
2624 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105
The Shops at Mission Viejo (via Skype)
578 The Shops at Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Freehold Raceway Mall (via Skype)
3710 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728
Fashion Valley Mall (via Skype)
7007 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
Scottsdale Fashion Square (via Skype)
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hope to see you there!
–The Bing Team
*Based on a comparison of web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at bingiton.com.