(Sung to the tune of Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley)
One of the new and interesting things we learned at a recent meeting of the Bartlesville Marketing and Communications Association was about geolocation services, most notably Foursquare.I had heard of Foursquare prior to that and I think that the advantages and customer service perks that can be had by a brick and mortar business are great. But the pageant is an event and I really didn’t want everyone knowing where I am all the time so I hadn’t done anything with it.
Pretty soon, I was out collecting mayorships and badges like a modern day techno Girl Scout. (Check out my Super Mayor badge. It has a crown and is my favorite.)
I knew that my first Mayorship would be at the Bartlesville Public Library and I was right. I am there almost every day. I was keen to oust Scott as mayor of the US Post Office but I actually ousted him from the Kicks 66 station on Adams first. (Ousting the mayor is the Bartlesville way.)
Scott has a great idea involving the buffaloes that are popping up all over the ‘Ville. He thinks that the buffaloes, combined with foursquare could make a really fun walking tour of Bartlesville. So he has begun entering them into the system.
I am currently the mayor of the Bartian and Fabulous buffalo,
the Woolaroc Wiley buffalo,
the Frank Lloyd Wright buffalo,
and the OK Mozart buffalo.
Incidentally, I’m also the mayor of the 66 sculpture but that’s a blog for another time.
Every time I walk downtown now, I hear the song Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley in my head and I make up new words to go with my buffaloes. Foursquare is fun and I suggest you give it a whirl. Especially if you have a business. There are so many ways you can use it for customer perks!