It was amazing to see such a great turn out for our first-ever #HeyStar Twitterview last week with Ricki Lake. In less than an hour, we had over 2500 tweets, made nearly 75 million impressions, 3+ Million reach and hundreds of participants. Happy to call it a success by any measure, thank you so much for supporting #HeyStar, the next generation of online Entertainment.
#HeyStar is a brand new Twitter Hashtag Chat aka Twitterview Q&A featuring Celebrities including Television and Movie Stars, Athletes, Musicians, High Profile Personalities, hosted by me (@JessicaNorthey). AND I am very excited to welcome our next guest, Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Scott Conant, who is not only one of my favorite people to follow online, he also stars on one of my favorite TV Shows, the Food Network’s Chopped. Scott will be on our tweeting block, Thursday July 9 starting at 6pPT/9pET.
If you want to learn a thing (or two-hundred) about using social media productively and engaging fans, Scott Conant is who you should follow. In fact, when I was dreaming up #HeyStar and thinking of who I wanted to feature, he was that exact ‘who’ that came to mind. Scott Conant is at the top of my list of Celebrities who get social media, and how to use it effectively to accomplish productivity goals. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or Instgram he is truly an interesting man. He shares insights, personal thoughts, opinions, recipes, info about his restaurants, upcoming events…basically letting you into his world and providing value to his followers.
Click here to tweet me your questions or use @JessicaNorthey #HeyStar #AskConant or you can always send anything you want me to ask here or leave a message below. Make sure it is 140 character friendly and please include your Twitter handle so I know who to give credit to.
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #HeyStar in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #HeyStar hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
MORE ABOUT SCOTT CONANT
Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating singular dining experiences with soulful food and a convivial atmosphere. His career spans nearly 30 years, including multiple restaurants, an enthusiastic following of fans and an ever-expanding brand. He has established himself as one of the country’s top chefs and restaurateurs.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Conant broke out onto the restaurant scene in his twenties, running the kitchens of famed Italian spots such as il Toscanaccio, Chianti and City Eatery, which earned glowing reviews under his leadership.
Conant officially put his name on the map when he opened the beloved L’Impero in 2002. It garnered a three-star review from The New York Times, the title of “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation and praise from top publications such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, which named Conant one of America’s Best New Chefs in 2004.
Following the success of L’Impero, Conant opened Alto, an elegant Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Always looking to raise the bar, Conant eventually moved on to bring his own vision of sophisticated, savory Italian cooking to life with Scarpetta, which he now operates in Las Vegas, Miami and Los Angeles.
In recent years, Conant has also opened D.O.C.G. Enoteca, a casual wine bar at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and unveiled his Culinary Suite, a beautiful private loft in Soho where he can interact daily with guests and bring them his special brand of hospitality through private dinners, cocktail parties and cooking demos. In 2013, he debuted a signature menu at McCarran International Airport’s new American Express Centurion Lounge. In December 2014, Conant opened CORSAIR by scott conant at Turnberry Isle Miami resort in Aventura, which serves rustic, seasonal cuisine inspired by the farmhouse cooking of America and the Mediterranean.
Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.