Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!

10/28/2011

BathroomBlogfest_2011Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly.

What do you <3 ♥ most about the blogosphere? For me, friendships that often find their way to digital collaborations are high on the list.

When BBF C.B. Whittemore asked if I would particiapte in Bathroom Blogfest 2011 and the theme was  Climbing Out I knew I wanted In. Where else, but on a series of blog posts, can you combine friendships and creativity to celebrate the Bathroom? Congrats! CB on year six of a fun online event.

By the way, did you know that there is National Bathroom Reading Month? We use to tease my dad about the bathroom being his library. He's take his newspaper (who remembers those?) and disappear. With your mobile device in hand your personal library can be anywhere in the world. Sounds silly or not so much .. well this is Friday Fun!

The owners of public bathrooms like restaurants, retail stores or coffee shops may not want to turn their WCs into an away from home library for their customers. However, The Bathroom is often an aspect of a customer experience strategy that is over looked. Just for fun, which Fortune 500 company do you think claims this bathroom? 

Bathroom_starbucks
I'll give you a couple of hints. The company's brand value is to create an "ambience based on human spirit, sense of community and need for people to come together." The customer experience strategy published in 2009 reads, "Our new design approach will allow customers to feel truly at home while visiting their local store .." 

Did you guess Starbucks? Can you say a little brand disconnect? Can you say a little customer experinece disconnet?

For more fun Bathroom Blogfest drop by Facebook and click into a few BB blog posts!

Susan Abbott

Paul Anater

Shannon Bilby

Toby Bloomberg

Laurence Borel

Bill Buyok

Jeanne Byington

Becky Carroll

Katie Clark

Nora DePalma

Nora DePalma

Paul Friederichsen

Tish Grier

Emily Hooper

Diane Kazan

Joseph Michelli

Veronika Miller

Arpi Nalbandian

David Polinchock

David Reich

Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond

Bethany Richmond

Bruce D. Sanders

Paige Smith

Stephanie Weaver

Christine B. Whittemore

Denise Lee Yohn

Chris Woelfel

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Comments

Toby, how did ever find out about bathroom reading month? That is priceless as is this post. Interestingly, in NYC I would rather use the public bathrooms at the Port Authority [where all the buses come/go] than the Starbucks one.

Thanks for being part of the Bathroom Blogfest fun. You are a wonderful BBF!

Best,
CB

Posted by: C.B. Whittemore on Oct 28, 2011 3:23:30 PM

@CB - Really? who would have thought the bus station bathrooms were better than Starbucks!

Posted by: Toby @tobydiva on Oct 28, 2011 3:30:34 PM

Great entry! I certainly give you kudos for integrating nontraditional topics into your blog! I completely agree that the Bathroom Blogfest highlights creative digital marketing strategies (as well as a little room that businesses frequently disregard-clearly to their detriment!)

Posted by: Cleveland Digital Agency on Nov 15, 2011 1:50:43 PM

Nice blog !!Thanks for being part of the Bathroom Blogfest.The tips given here are very useful and interesting.Keep on sharing.

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