Plenty of hilarious things were learned from Anthony Bourdain and the crew of “No Reservations” during their South by Southwest Interactive panel, “Digital Debauchery with Anthony Bourdain“. They spoke about how they got their show started in social media, how they’ve integrated social media and TV, affects social media has had on their show, and how local foodies can get on their shows.
RT @celiajones: @NoReservations #bourdain: “We took over the Twitter handle so it wouldn’t suck” #SXSW
Bourdain to his crew guy: “Well you get really drunk and tweet, and the next morning you wake up with like, 8,000 new followers.” #SXSWi
RT @jmaccx: From LiveTwatting wrap parties to propagating food porn & live-streaming a pub crawl. All is fair game #sxsw #Bourdain This is great!
“Ron Jeremy mentions are always good for social media interactions, HUGE, in fact.” ~@NoReservations at #SXSW
“We are #food pornographers” ~Bourdain at#SXSW.
RT @afairweather: A pic with Christopher Walken and Bourdain got 20K likes on FB, but a pic of a fish taco got 13K likes. #sxsw #Bourdain
“2,000 people are watching this [our YouTube video chat]. That’s like, twice as many people as watch our show.” ~ @NoReservations at #SXSW
“Networks care how many people watch a show when it airs. I don’t personally give a shit. I care how many people watch over 2 yrs.” ~Bourdain
“We spend a lot of time… thinking about ‘what’s something really f-cked up that we can do that’s never been done’.” ~ @NoReservations #SXSW
“We use an “Absolute Zero” posting policy while filming, except one time we forgot to tell an 80-yr old lady with a street food cart, and her tweet blew up our shoot. We ended up with 80 people filming us with their cell phone cameras.”
“We try to make the most disturbing, dark, unsettling holiday show we can. We try to cause fear and panic at the network.” ~Bourdain @sxsw
Samantha Brown to Anthony Bourdain on @NoReservations, “Everyone kisses your a$$ like it’s an amuse bouche.” #SXSW ow.ly/9DPOU
“TV network wouldn’t let us air this, so we put it on YouTube, and within 5 days it got 100,000 views” ow.ly/9DwEP @NoReservations
There is a device that you plug into the top of your iPhone and it gives you 360º video. ~Overheard at @NoReservations #SXSW. NEED!
“We’ve shot #video on cell phone. We were tormenting snakes with a cell phone mounted on the end of a stick.” ~ @NoReservations at #SXSW
“I like hot, messy, dysfunctional countries that are barely keeping their shit together.” ~Bourdain at #SXSW
“…but with Facebook Insights we found we had a huge fan base in Finland, so we went and filmed there.” ~@NoReservations #SXSW #crowdsourcing
“We’re always looking for a local who gets the show and knows who to bribe. We reach out to #bloggers a lot.” ~@NoReservations #SXSW
“It’s not hard to find good #food and have a good time in #Austin, but I’m not going to kiss your a$$.” ~Bourdain @NoReservations #SXSW
“In the US, I”m still looking for a good hook to film in#Philly and #Asheville, NC.” ~Bourdain @NoReservations #SXSW
RT @colin_gilligan: ”We’re really looking forward to our first drone” says #Bourdain #SXBourdain #SXSW
#SocialMedia is a big bathroom wall where anyone can write anything, but at the end of the day a consensus will be reached.” ~Bourdain #SXSW
#SocialMedia has “encouraged us to violate any and all mediums that we can.” ~ Bourdain @NoReservations #SXSW
RT @ZazzaNM: Actually social medias are what help us deliver the show and make it successful. #bourdain #sxsw