‘Still Climbing Out’: Bathroom Design After Cancer

“Still Climbing Out: Bathroom Design After Cancer,” the 2nd annual Bathroom Blogfest #kbtribechat, is inspired by a question Lisa M. Smith (Decor Girl) posed online seeking special shower ideas for a friend with advanced cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, our chat will focus on the elements of bathroom design that can provide a safe, soothing and supportive environment to support people fighting this disease.










“Still Climbing Out” is the theme of the 7th annual blogfest, which brings together bloggers from around the globe to write about the importance of bathrooms in the customer experience. Their posts come from a wide range of perspectives that include sociology, marketing, research, psychology, environmental, customer experience, and design.

Hosted by Christine B. [C.B.] Whittemore and Nora DePalma, we invite #KBTribeChat participants to lend their expertise to brainstorm ideas for reinventing the bathroom experience in homes and buildings to bring new meaning to life for cancer survivors ‘still climbing out.’ This twitter chat will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/BatrhoomBlogfest (typo is the correct address, BTW).












Host C.B. WhittemoreChristine B. [C.B.] Whittemore, chief organization & inspiration officer for the yearly Bathroom Blogfest, is also chief simplifier of Simple Marketing Now LLC, an inbound marketing consultancy which helps organizations get found online via social media and content marketing. She has been immersed socially and digitally since 2006 when she launched her first blog, Flooring The Consumer, about the customer retail experience, and got involved in the first Bathroom Blogfest. Christine obtained an MBA in Marketing from ColumbiaBusiness School and a BA in Art History from Smith College.







Host Nora DePalma

Nora DePalma is a marketing technologist and principal of O’Reilly-DePalma, a marketing consultancy that builds brands in the building and architecture industries. Nora led marketing communications at American Standard and the National Kitchen & Bath Association before entering the world of digital marketing at ImproveNet in 1999. O’Reilly-DePalma delivers bottom line impact to clients through strategic communications that fosters trust, enthusiasm and preference among customers, sales prospects and channel partners. A native Jersey Girl now living near Atlanta, Nora received her bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University. Follow insights from Nora and her team at the OR-DP POV blog.


Here is the transcript for this chat.


Filed under Guest Host Bios, Topic Descriptions

3 responses to “‘Still Climbing Out’: Bathroom Design After Cancer

  1. Pingback: Bathroom Blogfest: Still Climbing Out with Cancer | The HTRC: Homeowner's & Trades Resource Center

  2. Stacy, thanks for the opportunity to host this chat! What awesome insights participants contributed! Best, CB


  3. Thats really a great initiative to start a chat that will focus on the elements of bathroom design that can provide a safe envoirnment for those who suffer from some kind of desease. Bathroom showrooms


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