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From Geoff Higginbottom <>
Subject RE: CloudStack Collaboration Conference - Marketing Plan?
Date Thu, 09 May 2013 12:08:19 GMT
I know Giles has been promoting it on the EU LinkedIn Group and I am also promoting via LinkedIn


Geoff Higginbottom

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mathias Mullins []
Sent: 09 May 2013 03:49
Subject: Re: CloudStack Collaboration Conference - Marketing Plan?

On 5/8/13 9:06 PM, "Chip Childers" <> wrote:

>On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Musayev, Ilya <> wrote:
>> Hi Chip,
>> Here is what I propose, part of this may have already been done.
>> MeetUp:
>> Reach out to CloudStack Groups and sent a note - I've seen this has
>>been done by Karen for NYC, perhaps there is more groups she has not
>>reached out yet  Reach out to Other User Groups that CloudStack has
>>been presented on in
>>2012/2013 and ask presenters to send a message to user group
>>organizers about CCC13 so they can share with a group members
>I think that Karen has done this for known groups.

Do we have a list of meeting group leaders?

>> LinkedIn:
>> Everyone in linkedin must update their personal status - as going to
>> Send a note on LinkedIn CloudStack and Cloud groups about CCC13
>Has it been promoted in the CloudStack Linked In group (and the EU one)

Mark put a comment out there about a call for papers. I don't see anything about the main
conference. So, I just put something up. :-)

>> Twitter:
>> Tweet and ask for retweets
>@CloudStack has had lots of tweets scheduled for this already, but
>perhaps we need more?

What we need is people talking about it with the #hashtag. That will generate more buzz. So
if people can get more talk with both #cloudstack and #ccc13 that would help. Got to start
chatting it up.

>> Mailing List:
>> Already done, but I would send a notice once a week so that new
>>comers can read and perhaps attend
>Who wants to take this up?  users@ and dev@ are the right targets IMO.
> Once a week might be too much, but then again we are not that far

I think it definitely needs to be about once a week, but you have to keep it fresh and updated.
Can't just be the same old same spam every time. I can take this one.

>> Needs to have a large banner about CCC13 on the main page
>Hmm...  that's a reasonable idea.  What do others think?

Totally agree with this. It's not only to get the people in the community there, but people
who are interested in the community as well.

>> Wikipedia:
>> Needs to have a link and notice to CCC13
>Not sure if that's "legal", but somebody can certainly try!  I'd add a
>"Conferences" section, and then link to both the 2012 one and this one.
>You'll need to cite the announcements probably.
>> Facebook:
>> The main image with 2 screens needs to have CCC13 notice
>I don't "do" facebook, so I leave this to whomever (Joe?) has that access.
>> If you think of more let me know, lets divide and conquer.
>> Regards
>> ilya
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Chip Childers []
>>> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 11:36 AM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: CloudStack Collaboration Conference - Marketing Plan?
>>> Hi all,
>>> While most of the event planning work is being done off-list for the
>>>upcoming conference, one area that I believe would be great to see
>>>the  marketing@ community help out with is in coming up with a good
>>>marketing  plan for the conference.  We're actually (IMO) quite late
>>>in both announcing  the conference and in promoting it, however I
>>>think there's still time to make  an impact.
>>> So my first question is: has anyone already come up with a
>>>comprehensive  marketing plan to promote attendance at the
>>> And the follow up: If the answer above is no, then does anyone want
>>>to start  that up and see if we can get the word out even more
>>> -chip

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