Blenz Coffee Celebrates the Arts

Posted by on December 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm.
Blenz Coffee in Yaletown. Photo by Lesley Tetlow Stefanski.

Blenz Coffee in Yaletown. Photo by Lesley Tetlow Stefanski.

Blenz CoffeeAs you all know, we are using Blenz Coffee in Yaletown as the headquarters for the 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon. We chose the location for its proximity to the new Yaletown -Roundhouse SkyTrain station and for the fact that they have food & hot beverages for a cold day, plus a huge heating array outside.

But Blenz involvement in this event goes way beyond merely providing a convenient location. The Vancouver based company has, through its president George Moen, decided to come on board as a sponsor and provide services that will benefit you, the participant and help promote the event:

First of all, each of our 60 marathoners will receive a $5 gift card during registration that is redeemable at any Blenz location. To show his support, George is also coming down to the location before the kickoff to personally hand over the cards to our team, and to meet with the participants.

As part of the prize package for our winners, Blenz is offering to showcase the winning photos throughout the Blenz Media Network. We are still working out the details but basically it means the winning photos will be displayed along with the photographer’s name and website on screens throughout the Blenz stores as part of their in-house promotions package. This means your winning photos will be seen by everyone who enters a Blenz store.

The Blenz Gallery

As an added service to all 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon participants, Blenz is also offering a dedicated space under their recently launched Blenz Online Gallery site to showcase your 12×12 photos as well as any other photos you may wish to share with the world. I asked George to explain this in a bit more detail:

Blenz Coffee has recently launched the Blenz Online Gallery ( http://www.blenzgallery.com ). With the rapid rise of Social Media Blenz has quickly seen the importance and power of opening a conversation with it’s Customers and Team Members. The Gallery is designed to encourage people to load up their images on the gallery to be shared with our many customers and visitors. Blenz has 100,000 of thousands of visitors each month to our 56 plus stores in BC and many take advantage of our free Wi-Fi access to connect with their world online. We encourage those customers who want to promote their projects , brands and businesses to use the Blenz online Gallery to direct traffic back to their blogs, websites etc. The Friends Of Blenz will be able to have control over their images, content , keywords etc.

Blenz is happy to be a sponsor of the 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon and has provided a number promotional options to the organizers and participants. Working with the organizers we will set up a “category” for each of the Photographers who wish to share their art with the world and take advantage of Blenz Social Media promotional efforts to showcase their work.

Further, Blenz Coffee will also, at the option of the Organizers & Participants to broadcast the winning entries on the newly deployed Blenz Media Network. Blenz now has in most of our stores within BC a Digital Display Network where we can provide a wide array of images etc. for our customers viewing.

We are thrilled to have Blenz on board as a sponsor and look forward to further collaborations as the event progresses. Be sure to check out the Blenz Blog, follow @BlenzCoffee on Twitter (they give out a $5 gift card to someone who mentions them on Twitter every day), and check out their new and awesome Latte Art available at every location.

Oh, and lastly a tip: If you’re having a hard time coming up with stocking stuffers for Christmas, consider a Blenz gift card. They can be personalized and you get a 10% discount if you call and order in advance.

5 Comments

  • Laurie says:

    A great coffee + conversation experience.. the essence of Yaletown at it’s best…

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