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‘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).

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/bathroomblogfes

Websitehttp://www.bathroomblogfest.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Coverings Update – LIVE from the show!

 

 

On Wednesday, April 17, 2012, Mark Johnson, FAIA will be hosting kbtribechat LIVE from Coverings – The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience. He and his panel will be reporting back with the latest from the show.  Our discussion will take place from 2 – 3 pm eastern time.  Join us!

Panelists:

Christine Whittemore @CBWhittemore

Chief Simplifier of Simple Marketing Now | helping you get found online via social media & content marketing | passionate about #retailexp #practicalmktr Northern NJ, USA · http://simplemarketingnow.com/content-talks-business-blog/

Nick Lovelady @cupboards

Home-grown Southern Kitchen & Bathroom Design/Consultation- Musings and activities from our day.
Sylacauga, AL, USA · http://www.cupboardsonline.com

Ginny Powell @GinnyPowell
It isn’t just 140 characters. It is the first 140 characters of a conversation.               sunny florida · http://acrackeddoor.blogspot.com

Nora DePalma @noradepalma

Wife, stepmom, friend, and Jersey Girl living in the South. Principal of O’Reilly- DePalma. Able to see life as amusing roughly 80% of the time.
Atlanta · http://www.oreilly-depalma.com

Bill Buyok @AventeTile

Hand painted artisan decorative tiles and hand crafted cement tiles. Tweeting as Bill Buyok.
Beverly Hills, CA USA · http://AventeTile.com

Irene Williams @crossvilleinc

Elevate spaces with Crossville’s porcelain tile, natural stone, glass, metal & mosaic collections—beautifully designed, environmentally friendly, American made.
Crossville, TN · http://www.crossvilleinc.com

Guest Host:

Mark Johnson FAIA @MarkJohnsonFAIA

FAIA|AIBD|CKD Marketer/Educator/Architect/Speaker – Design+building products industry. Green Builder Media – National Director, Social & Virtual Media
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA · http://markitect.me/

Here is the transcript from this chat.

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Steamy Shower Thoughts

  

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Hosted by Nora DePalma

About Mr. Steam
Making Wellness a Way of Life®, Mr. Steam® provides the finest quality steam showers and towel warmers for residential and commercial use. Mr. Steam products help support a healthy lifestyle with innovative accessories, including AromaSteam™ aromatic oils system, ChromaSteam™ mood lighting system, in-shower Musictherapy® speakers, and in-shower seating to enhance the steam bathing experience. For more information, please visitwww.mrsteam.com or call toll-free: 1-800-76-STEAM.

Some recent media coverage reports that tubs are dead; long live the shower. Trend or not? What defines a sustainable, accessible yet luxurious bathing experience? Sponsored by Mr. Steam, US-based manufacturer of the world’s most luxurious steam showers and steam baths, our chat will cover these topics:

– How do you specify an enjoyable, yet sustainable shower system?

– Are your customers aware of home steam showers as an option for new or remodeled baths?

– How do you educate customers about the home steam shower option?

– Are you specifying tubs and whirlpools in home bathrooms? Why or why not?

– Let’s talk aging-in-place. Are you specifying walk-in tubs? Why or why not?

– Have you found a high-style option for shower safety: grab bars, seats, other options?

Our March 14 chat will be hosted by will be hosted by Nora DePalma of O’Reilly-DePalma, a marketing and public relations agency for the building products industry. Got ideas for other topics? Contact Nora or Mr. Steam via Twitter: @noradepalma, @steamtherapy.


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October 26, 2011 Topic: Rethinking the Bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rethinking the Bathroom” is inspired by the 6th annual Bathroom Blogfest. “Climbing Out” is the theme of the 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. The 2011 theme reacts to unimaginative inward thinking and dismal global news, while celebrating breakthrough challenges such as Bill Gates’ challenge to rethink the toilet. It challenges participants to ‘climb out’ and embrace collaborative problem-thinking while focusing on bathrooms and bathroom experiences where creativity and innovation break down before reaching the stall door. [See http://uxmag.com/articles/its-time-to-climb-out-and-rethink-the-user-experience for additional perspective].

Hosted by Christine B. [C.B.] Whittemore and Professor Toilet, we invite #KBTribeChat participants to lend their expertise to brainstorm ideas for reinventing the bathroom experience in homes and buildings while considering intuitive, user-focused design solutions and collaborative problem-solving.

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bathroomblogfes

Website: http://www.bathroomblogfest.com/

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Introducing our September 14, 2011 Guest Hosts (Topic: Spotting Shades of Green: Determining What IS and ISN’T)

Nora DePalma
Nora DePalma has more than 25 years of professional development in marketing and communications for top brands in the building products industry. Key client-side positions include marketing communications manager for American Standard, director of marketing for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and vice president, communications for ImproveNet. Nora founded Building Profits in May 2001 which then merged with LNC Communications in 2009 to form O’Reilly/DePalma (www.oreilly-depalma.com). Nora is a founding member of the Green Earth PR Network. http://www.greenearthpr.net/consultants/nora.php

Leanne Newman

With over 15 years of PR experience in the appliance world, Leanne has lived in the kitchen world for most of her career.  Current clients include Capital Ranges and a new brand coming to North America called Scholtès, and in Canada she works with AEG, Faber, Porter & Charles and Liebherr.  Her agency, Flying Camel Advertising, Design + PR (flyingcamel.com) also has kitchen designers and building products manufacturers in their roster.  She has a passion for sustainable products and is the first Canadian member of the Green Earth PR network.  Read her complete bio here:

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