Eon Productions and its Skyfall partners embraced social media for Skyfall. So we thought we’d take a look at what the official 007 Facebook and Twitter accounts were doing. Nothing special involved, we just decided to use this past week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4).
OFFICIAL 007 FACEBOOK PAGE
Jan. 29: Post stating that voting was ending concerning the best James Bond movie posters ever.
Jan. 30: Post about the first anniversary of the death of composer John Barry, urgest readers to check official 007.com Web site “about how a scholarship is continuing his amazing work.”
Jan. 31: Post saying first official Skyfall image to be unveiled the following day at 8 a.m. GMT at 007.com. Also urges U.S. readers to grab a copy of USA Today, which would have the image in print.
Feb. 1: Post saying the image was up on 007.com. There’s a followup post 47 minutes later with the image.
Feb. 3: Yet another Skyfall clapperboard picture (one of a series going back to November when Skyfall filming began), this one of the clapperboard in front of some stone columns.
Jan. 29: Tweet that this day in 1995, production of GoldenEye shifted to Puerto Rico, which doubled as Cuba.
Jan. 29: Tweet that voting in the best Bond posters survey was ending.
Jan. 30: Tweet about the one-year anniversary death of John Barry.
Jan. 31: Tweet about how A View to a Kill had its U.S. television premier in 1987 on ABC. Also a Tweet about how the first official Skyfall would be revealed the next day on 007.com. Another tweet about the image appearing the day in USA Today.
Feb. 1: Tweet saying the official image was up on 007.com. A followup tweet with a link to the image. Then, a final tweet for the day about how 10 years earlier, Lee Tamahori “shot the DIE ANOTHER DAY scene in which #007 escapes the military medical facility.”
Feb. 2: Another “on this day in history” tweet about “LIVE AND LET DIE crew shot the scene in which Baron Samedi is ‘risen from the dead’ in the voodoo graveyard. #007”
Feb. 3: You guessed it, tweet with another look back. “ON THIS DAY IN BOND HISTORY: 2005 it was announced that Martin Campbell would direct the 21st #007 movie, to be titled CASINO ROYALE.” Later, there’s a Tweet with THIS LINK to the latest clapperboard shot.
Feb. 4: Another look back with this tweet: “ON THIS DAY IN BOND HISTORY: 1969 Peter R. Hunt began shooting #007’s seduction of Tracy in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.” (This as of 1 p.m. ET in the U.S.)
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