A look at one week of 007 on Facebook and Twitter

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.

OFFICIAL JAMES BOND TWITTER FEED:

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.)

3 Responses

  1. And, among my Tweets @bondbranding this past Monday, @007 managed to go 69 posts on Twitter since its November 3, 2011, inception without a single reference to Ian Fleming. At best, it shows gross ignorance on the topic of James Bond.

  2. Ian who? 🙂

  3. […] a response to one of our POSTS ABOUT THE OFFICIAL 007 TWITTER ACCOUNT, Dell Deaton of the James Bond Watches Blog pointed out that, as of Feb. 4 there had been 69 Tweets, […]

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