Are Chowhounds Influential?
Does anyone here think that the food professionals monitor these types of boards and actually change anything that they do as a result?
Does Christopher Kimball worry about what we think? Or does he just chuckle all the way (while driving his Maserati) to the bank?
I have been contacted by the media on several occasions and have made personal recs that have been followed and found their way into the press, both national and local.
I imagine I am not alone on this score.
So how do they contact me? First of all, they have to read Chowhound, and then they look at my profile.
- Chowhounder posting(s) was posted on windows of restaurants as advertisement tools.
- Chowhounder comments caused restaurant(s) to change their menu approaches.
- Chowhounder was asked by food & wine editors of media and publications for ideas, photos and reviews...etc
- Chowhounder was invited as judges in food competitions
....... to name a few!! That's how influential some of us can be!!
I've heard that some of them browse now and then. Their passion is food and chowhounds have a lot of great ideas, opinions, etc.
Lots of great information on these boards I can't imagine that some would come to take a look every once in a while.
There used to be a lot more food professionals that were contributing 'hounds. A few of them have told me that posting became too frustrating because they were frequently deleted. Nonetheless, I assure you, they still check in to see what us food geeks think and talk about.